Yoga this week was quite a journey! We travelled by train, bike, and boat as we travelled with Paddington Bear all the way to London to visit the Queen!! The children all look forward to their weekly yoga session and are excited to hear the story around which the session will be based. To ensure all children get an opportunity to enjoy this, we do revisit certain yoga themes throughout the week… we’ve been desperately trying our ‘hello sunshine’ move to try and encourage the summer to come! However, the rain didn’t dampen all of our fun – the wet weather did help to inspire us to do some wellie planting this week!! We used old wellies to plant up the marigolds that the children have been growing and have fixed these to the fence to help brighten up the garden!
We have also revisited our ‘book of the term’ this week - Goldilocks and the three bears. On Friday we decided to make our own porridge so we could see whether ours was ‘too hot’ or ‘too cold’. The children helped as we mixed our oats and milk in a large bowl. As Mummy Bear popped into the kitchen to heat the porridge up, the children enjoyed acting out the story using props and joining in with the story. The children then tried their porridge and decided it was ‘just right’ as they ate it all up. We discussed what the finished porridge was like and had some lovely descriptive words used… the children said it was, ‘milky,’ ‘lumpy,’ ‘squishy,’ and (thankfully) ‘yummy!’ We finished off by singing one of our favourite action songs, ‘when Goldilocks went to the house of the bears’.
Finally, preparations have continued this week to get our children ready for sport’s day. Jolly Jo focused on balancing activities… although we won’t give away too much!!
Words we have learned this week:
Collage – an artwork made using lots of different materials.
Descriptive words – lumpy, squishy, milky!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Why not log onto the songs page of our website and sing-a-long with the Goldilocks song – see if your child can remember any of the actions we do!
Involve your child in the kitchen – letting them measure out and add ingredients, mixing and observing how the ingredients change is all helping to inspire inquisitive young minds - it introduces early maths concepts (measuring) and early science concepts (how dried oats can change into lumpy porridge!). Most of all – it’s fun!!