On Wednesday we took a trip to the moon in our space rocket. We made sure we had on our space suits, helmets, gloves and boots. We carefully packed our lunch (after all it is a long way), and after the count down we zoomed off into space. When we arrived we encountered some aliens which we decided to draw in case anyone didn't believe we had seen them. These were displayed on a board in the foyer for you to see.
Exploration has been quite a theme this week following the moon trip. We created maps and rolled them up and tied them with string. Backpacks were made using cereal boxes and ribbon, and telescopes were created from rolls of cardboard. We went on many adventures around the garden looking for treasure, bugs and aliens.
A small group of children set up a hospital in the role play area on Wednesday, and Fiona was admitted because she had no heart (!). She was given slime gel, had her reflexes tested, was prescribed peanut butter sandwiches and hot tea, and after 100 years she was pronounced better. What a relief!
Lots of space ships were created using popoids and knex this week and the children are becoming quite skilled at developing new ways to balance their designs.
We are beginning to focus on the skills needed for school as we will be saying goodbye to many of our children to begin their school life in the coming weeks. One of the skills that the schools have requested we practice, is carrying items on a tray in preparation for their school dinners. We will be focusing on many more skills in the coming weeks.
We have celebrated a few birthdays this week for both staff and children which has created a lovely party atmosphere as we have moved towards the half term holiday.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Why not go on your own adventure this half term week. Make a map, pack a snack or lunch and go and see what you can find. Draw pictures and bring them in for us to see.
Don't forget the Bug hunting half term challenge.