Jolly Jo sessions provided the opportunity to practise balancing by walking along beams and balancing bean bags on the head.
We talked about travelling to outer space this week in response to a child's interest in planets. We made some moon pictures and read stories about aliens from Mars. This has inspired us to plan a space themed week in the new year.
On Thursday the children built an aeroplane with chairs and we took a trip up into the sky. Staff acted as cabin crew and we sang our way to Majorca where we are pleased to report the sun was shining.
The stormy and wet weather has made it difficult to spend too much time in the garden this week, so to work off some of that physical energy we enjoyed some dancing and singing. We think that the staff enjoyed this as much, if not more, than the children!
The storms created a huge amount of leaves in the garden so we used a leaf blower to create small piles. The children were then able to help us collect and dispose of them. Blowing the leaves around the garden became a very lively game as the children
chased them to and fro.
Our story this week was called Lion hunt and is based on the story of “We're going on a bear hunt”. We used the story to encourage the children to use describing language to help us identify animals. This idea sparked all kinds of imaginative describing words.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Try playing “I spy”, but instead of suggesting what letter the word begins with, describe what you see. Eg: I spy with my little eye something that has eight legs, is black and runs away. Take turns, and encourage your child to closely observe and describe what they see.
Look up at the stars and describe what you see. Encourage your child to draw or paint the night sky.