This week we welcomed Rebecca into the setting for a weeks work experience. She quickly became very popular with the children and she was very helpful in reading stories and playing games. In fact more than one child announced that Rebecca was their “best friend”. Praise indeed!
We have been busy making Easter cards and bags which you will be seeing this week as they bring them home.
As a science experiment on Wednesday some of the children tried Chromatography. The children drew a circle of pen on kitchen roll and then used a pipette to add a drop of water. This created a very impressive effect and these are displayed on the wall next to the craft table if you would like to see them. We will be carrying on with this during the coming week to give everyone a chance to try it.
Positional language can be tricky for children to understand so we have been practising placing objects under, over, beside, on top and underneath chairs to help the children to understand the language of positioning.
The marble run continues to be a very popular activity as the children love to create a really long and complicated run for the marbles to travel down. The results can be quite a feat of engineering as we try to puzzle out different way to extend the structures.
Next week is our last week of term and so we will be very busy with Easter and Spring activities which will all come together for the Easter Fayre on Thursday. We hope to see you all there.
Words we have learned this week:
· Underneath (positional language)
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Try chromatography – see above
Begin to create your own Easter tree. Collect a large branch and paint it in spring colours. Place it in a garden pot and help your child decorate with painted card Easter eggs, chicks, rabbit etc.