Cars are always a popular small world activity. This week, as well as having our garage and cars, we also taped down a large roll of paper to encourage children to draw their own road. This is a good way to encourage some of our more reluctant mark makers to join in and have a go - adding roads, roundabouts and road signs.
As well as road safety, we've also started to focus on Christmas! As early as it may seem, Christmas will be here before we know it! The children will all be making a range of festive themed crafts which they will bring home in the final week of term.
Following last week's 'maths mission' - Owlette from PJ masks was back with another mission! This week the children had to form their own number line, matching numerals and numicon, before then adding counting bears to their numicon line! This is a great way to encourage maths in a fun way, and supports children as they learn to count one object for each number and to recognise corresponding numerals.
Our doctors surgery has been popular all week. Children have been dressing up in various nurse, doctor, and paramedic dress up outfits and have used the doctor's set to make each other better! We've observed some lovely group play, with children really starting to now build up their role play scenarios and play with their peers.
Other popular activities this week have included puzzles, tools (especially hammers), playdough and the mud kitchen.
Ideas to continue the learning at home:
Take a local walk and talk about walking safely near roads. Talk about the importance of holding an adult's hand whilst walking, and see if you can find somewhere safe to cross?