The children have been using recycled materials to make a variety of objects this week. Toilet rolls became wrist bands which were used as lasers to summon up all kinds of monsters, time travelling watches and places to hide small jewels. Large boxes continue to be used to make all manner of vehicles such as buses, trains and space ships.
The dolls house had been very popular this week and the children have created a small village each day by taking pieces of furniture and adding boxes to make a small street of houses. Small plastic figures moved in to the village and we witnessed some lovely role play scenarios.
Cutting and sticking has still been a popular activity this week and many children have become very skilled in cutting round pictures.
Following on from Tuesday's “Jolly Jo” activities in the hall, the children have practised rolling hula hoops and used them for races in the garden. It is quite a skill to be able to roll a hula hoop forward, and we had great fun practising and running off in all directions across the garden as we tried to catch them.
We are discovering more and more bugs in the garden as the seasons have changed and the children enjoy seeing what has moved into our bug hotel. We will be setting a sponsored half term challenge based on mini beasts so remember to pick up a form this week to take part.
Words we have learned this week:
Skill (used to describe different techniques the children have been trying)
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Start to collect pictures of bugs for the mini beast challenge.
Practise rolling objects such as balls or hoops and then chase after them.