The Ruby Room has space for 30 of our older children aged 3 plus, all year round. The children in Ruby Room follow a great schedule which gives them all the opportunities to learn and have fun. Much like the Stackpool Room and the Raleigh Room at the Southville Centre, the children in the Ruby Room are encouraged by the practitioners to increase their independence in preparation for their journey to school. During group meal times, the children are encouraged to serve their own food and pour their own drinks. Throughout the room, there are plenty of activities and resources for the children to explore, including musical instruments and a creative area.
See what the Ruby Room have been up to
We celebrated St David’s day by creating English flags with coloured rice which had dragons and knights in! Easter was celebrated with lots of arts and crafts as well as a fun Easter egg hunt in the garden. The children have collectively been particularly interested this month in construction resources – especially the foam bricks. The children have created; towers, palm trees, a rabbit house, a normal house and a tiger, to name just a few.
This month we have been looking at Hanami which is one of Japan’s most ancient festivals, but it’s celebrated as enthusiastically today as ever. Hanami literally means ‘flower viewing’ and celebrates the coming of the blossoms that signify the start of spring. The festival is much anticipated in Japan. Excitement starts to build in the weeks before the flowers bloom, as plans are made for parties welcoming their arrival. We have been creating our own cherry blossom trees using coloured rice as well as painting pictures.
We have also been making resources for our new fish and chip shop role-play area chosen by the children.
This month Ruby Room celebrated Friendship Day, we made bookmarks and decorated a biscuit for someone we care about. Some children visited South Street Park, they enjoyed playing on the big play equipment and exploring the environment. We have also been getting creative and using our gross manipulative skills to get a feel for the initial letter of our name using cars and paint.