To make us feel as though we were in space, the children have enjoyed having the ‘dark den’ out all week. The dark den has proved really popular, especially when we added our torches to the area and children began to explore the shadows they made!
Story telling has been popular this week. On Monday we used puppets to help us tell a story. Some of our children have also brought in favourite books from home to share this week; this offers a lovely opportunity for us to read new books and to talk to children about their favourite stories.
We’ve explored our emotion stones this week. We’ve been looking at faces and talking about how we think people are feeling, we’ve then talked about why people may feel a certain way; happy, sad, tired or scared. This helps children understand how others may feel and supports their personal, social and emotion development.
Shapes have also been popular this week. Our new felt wall has a number of Velcro shapes that children have been free to explore. This has had children talking about shapes and then searching for similar shapes in the environment… we found lots of circle and square items… although we struggled to find many triangles!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
This week, why not see what shapes you can find? Walking to school you may see circle or triangle road signs, square windows, rectangle bricks and so on. Younger children may simply enjoy talking about things they can see, older children may enjoy the challenge of having to actively search for shapes in their environment and to start naming these 2D shapes. Let us know what you find!