We have extended last weeks craft designs of spiders webs and the wall displays are beginning to take shape.
On Tuesday a group of children went into the big hall with “Jolly Jo” to take part in sporting activities. At this stage the sessions focus on learning to listen and to follow instructions, and to try different sporting styles such as using a round ball, rugby ball, running, hopping, skipping and jumping. As the term progresses the activities extend to include more complex games and techniques.
The dinosaurs have been popular this week and the children have enjoyed creating a world for them in one of out “tuff spots”.
It is amazing what you can do with a box! This week we placed some very large cardboard boxes in the garden and waited to see what the children would do with them. Obviously the first thing you have to do when coming across a box is to sit in it! Once this activity had exhausted itself the children tried building them up into tall towers and knocking them down. As the week progressed they became buses, trains and cars and we went off on many great adventures to such far flung places as the zoo and Tesco.
The book of the week was called The bear who lived under the stairs. This story really captured the children's imagination as they followed the story of the little boy who mistook an old coat and a chair for a scary bear. He fed the bear such delights as Haddock and Honey to try and keep him under the stairs so he would not come out. We had many lively discussions about what we might feed a bear under our stairs.
Next week we will be focussing on another bear for our book of the week. I wonder if you can guess which one. The clue is that “we're not scared”.
We ended the week with a very enjoyable session of yoga with Sarah who will be coming in on a Friday each week to do a short session with the children. (more on this at a later date).
Words we have learned this week:
(Both from the story the Bear under the stairs)
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Try some leaf rubbings by placing paper over a leaf and rubbing with crayon to create a lovely pattern.