The role play area was set up as a doctors surgery this week and we experienced a lot of “births” as the doctors delivered rabbits, teddies and baby dolls (possibly the influence of Call the Midwife?)
We have recently purchased a new set of scales and the children practised weighing out our small plastic vehicles and comparing the weights of the different cars, boats and trains.
In preparation for Easter we have been completing cards, hand-print place-mats, decorated eggs, pictures and felt bunnies. We practised Easter egg hunts in the garden by hiding cardboard eggs and encouraging other children to find them by the use of treasure maps and saying if they were getting hotter or colder.
On Friday one of the children brought in some food for Sammy the snail so we got him out of his tank so the children could help to feed him and tidy up his home a little bit.
Shaving foam was squirted all over a table and the children enjoyed running small cars through it to see what tracks they could make. Matching shapes and patterns is a good skill to assist reading, as letters are shapes that we learn to identify by seeing them repeatedly. Children pick up so many of these skills by observing the environment around them which in turn helps them when they begin school.
The term ended with our Easter Fayre which was a great success and the children enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt (this time with a real chocolate egg prize for all those taking part).
Have a good Easter break and we wills see you on Monday 13th
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home:
Try observing patterns in the environment – go for a walk and try to match leaves or look for
squares or triangles in patterns on the pavement, or on food packaging. It is interesting how many hildren can read the word Tesco from regularly going there.