Feeling inspired by our apple turnovers, we played one of our favourite carpet-time games ‘5 currant buns’ and changed it to ‘5 apple bites in a bakers shop, round and fat with sugar on the top!” - The children were quick to join in with our new version of this song, which is a great way to introduce numbers 1-5.
As well as using our ‘harvest’ in baking, we also set up a tuff tray with a farm inspired scene complete with real veg ready to be harvested! This provides the children with an ‘invitation to play’ where we can then observe their play – we watched as the children drove the tractors, scooped the soil, engaged in plenty of farm based small world play, explored the array of vegetables, and asked questions about the unfamiliar vegetables!
Story telling has been popular all week, with small group story telling both indoors and out. One that particularly seemed to inspire was the story of ‘Jamil’s Clever Cat’ – The clever cat helps his poor owner make beautiful clothing that eventually enables him to marry his princess. The beautiful clothing inspired us to try and recreate them using material from our materials box; making our own saris.
Finally, we have introduced our Bee-bot this week – a programmable robot shaped like a bee! Bee-bot can be programmed to move in a range of different directions; forwards, backwards, left and right. In programming his movements we are able to explore cause and effect and positional language.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: Why not explore signs of autumn this week and compete in the autumn half term challenge; get sponsored depending on how many different items you can find – leaves, acorns, conkers…