On Tuesday we were delighted to welcome Joanne from Little Squirrels into the setting to read some of her favourite stores. The children love to welcome new people in to our sessions and are always excited to listen to stories. Marvin our persona doll also attended some of the story sessions this week and the children enjoyed sharing their ideas with him.
Jolly Jo sessions included playing tag rugby, throwing balls into pots, throwing a ball using under and over actions and chasing hula hoops.
We have a variety of matching card games and the children love playing these and trying to outsmart the adults (they usually succeed).
We have been cooking on quite a few occasions lately and the children are very good at remembering the ingredients and predicting how the mixtures for cakes or biscuits change in texture dependent on what is added. We hope to try many different recipes over the coming weeks.
On Wednesday the garden was flooded and we were unable to get outside in the afternoon. We decided to clear the room and get out the climbing frame. The children were very good at lining up to take turns to negotiate climbing up, stepping across and sliding down the other side. Later on we covered the frame to make a cosy den and this remained out for the rest of the week.
The children tend to naturally create dens in various areas of the room and are extremely inventive in creating a cosy area. We often discover two of three children under a table having a tea party or sheltering from a storm.
On Friday we made gloop which is a mixture of cornflour and water. This creates a fascinating texture that is both watery and yet solid at the same time and can be moulded under the water. Try it!!
We had fun this week making our own books with coloured card and paper. The children were able to create pictures to tell their own stories and share them with their friends. This is a lovely way to develop imagination and encourage the joy of reading.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Make your own gloop (recipe on website)
Help your child to make their own book with folded card or paper and encourage them to dictate a story for you to write down. They can then illustrate the story and you can read it back together.