The junk modelling has also proved incredibly popular again this week. Children are becoming ever more able to select the supplies they need and then build their models independently. What may simply look like junk to us, may in-fact be a robot, a car, a pair of binoculars or even a telescope to see the moon! The children will take great pride in their creations and like to display them for others to see.
Our yoga session this week focused on balance. The children were taught a new pose called ‘tree’ which has them standing on one foot and stretching their arms up high above their heads. This formed the basis for a fun new game - one child stands and faces away, whilst the rest of the children pretend to be wading through thick mud! When the child at the front turns around the children must all stand as still as a tree using their tree pose… anyone wobbling goes back to the start, with the winner the first one to get across the mud! The children really enjoyed this game, so it’s definitely one to add to our repertoire!
With the garden so wet and slippery all week, and even flooded throughout much of Thursday, we have had to keep the bikes in the shed and find different ways to have fun. The children have enjoyed a host of ring games, including ‘sticky toffee’ and ‘farmers in his den’. The hula hoops have also been popular – chasing them, playing ‘horses’ with them or hopping and jumping through them. The rain has also encouraged lots of snails, slugs and worms into the garden. The children enjoy hunting for bugs and have been ‘rescuing’ them by removing them from the grass and re-homing them in our bug hotel! We’ve also had to re-home them away from our vegetable patch which the snails seem to favour!
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
The weather has been a constant focus this week, so why not talk about the weather with your child – children will come out with some wonderful ways to describe the weather. You could keep a weather diary together, or maybe make a rain gauge using a plastic bottle to keep a check on just how much rain we’ve been getting!