Junk modelling has been popular this week, children used the craft trolley to source supplies and, with a little help, made some wonderful robots, rockets, and other sticky, gluey, masterpieces.
Ball games have also been popular this week. During Jolly Jo the children rolled balls along guttering and tried to catch them, which led to various ball games being played in the garden – we tried throwing balls through a hoop, as well as trying to get balls into a bucket.
The children enjoyed listening to music this week – on Wednesday we danced to music while twirling with scarves, whilst on Thursday we enjoyed playing musical statues; freezing or making scary faces when the music stopped!
We’ve also been playing with bugs this week! We had a pot of bugs alongside our giant tweezers which the children have been sorting based on colour, number of legs, or size. This encourages children to group things, count things, and look for similarities or differences - the tweezers also help to develop their fine motor skills which will be important later on for writing.
New words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home
Why not talk about special people at home? Parents, grandparents, siblings, or cousins – talk about what makes them special, or what they are good at doing? Maybe they’re good at sports, or drawing, or playing a musical instrument? This will help children to look at their own family and start forming a sense of who they are.