We have also made biscuits, buns and a delicious banana cake on Friday. Mixing and baking ingredients is a good way to introduce the early idea of chemistry to young children as they are able to observe how materials change through different processes.
Following on from last weeks’ windy days and kite making, some children asked for the airport set to play with. This has been very popular all week and the children have also been making their own aeroplanes to fly in the windy outdoors.
An indoor aircraft was created so that the children could fly to such far flung places as Spain and Tescos! We placed chairs in a row and the children took their seats, fastened their belts and we were off. They were served playdough cakes by the cabin crew and we all drank many cups of aircraft tea.
We began to think about Chinese New Year which we will be celebrating next week. This year is the Year of the Monkey, so some of the children helped to create a large Monkey print for our wall display.
Thanks to the wonderful fundraising efforts of our parents, Squirrels has purchased a new portable bluetooth speaker for our Ipod. This means that we are able to use music much more widely for our activities. Jolly Jo used music in the big hall which the children were finally able to hear. This means that we will be able to introduce many new games that require music or sound effects in the coming weeks.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home:
Encourage your child to make their own sandwich or spread a cracker at lunchtime. Of course it may be slightly messy but they will have fun, develop important skills and will undoubtedly to proud of their achievement.
Bake a cake together, or make your own playdough (recipe on our website)