We’ve enjoyed water play this week – children have taken turns to use fishing nets in our water table, pour water down our water wall, and used paint brushes and buckets of water to ‘paint’ the fences. On Thursday we also decided to have a ‘washing’ day – we filled our buckets and washed all of our babies, baby clothes, chairs and anything else we could find!
Both kitchen areas have been popular this week - indoors, the playdough was used as a main ingredient in our ‘worm’ meatballs, whereas outdoors, children noticed how dry the soil had become, and enjoyed mixing it with water to turn it back into mud!
To end the week, some of the children turned their thoughts towards going to ‘big’ school. Children were discussing how they would get to big school – walking, driving, or maybe on a bus. The children used a large canvas to display this artistically – they helped draw on their home and school and then showed ‘walking’ by stomping a footprint stamper across the canvas, drove cars through paint to represent driving – some even seemed to suggest they would be arriving at school on the back of a dinosaur – stamping a dinosaur through the paint and across the picture – this offered children a lovely opportunity to explore their thoughts about going to big school and to let them think about it in a fun way.
New words we have learned this week:
‘Shade & sail’ – from the shade sail we’ve had up all week to protect us from the sun.
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home:
Why not talk about similarities and differences at home too – it can be really fun looking for things in common - children can be very imaginative in what they notice!