Jolly Jo sessions continue to be a highlight of the week and the children are really developing their listening skills as the weeks go by. These physical activity sessions link into all the early years foundation stage areas of learning. They help to develop skills such as hand eye co-ordination, listening skills, following instructions, gross motor skills, catching, throwing, giving instructions, negotiating space and so many more. The children have time to develop many of these skills over a period of weeks.
On Wednesday the children asked Jo to lie down on a large sheet of paper and a large group helped to draw around her body shape. We then found material, paint and crayons and tried to make the image look as much like Jo as we could. We feel that the finished result was pretty effective. Jolly Jo's image is displayed in the Squirrels room so do come and see it and let us know what you think!
Thursday was a lovely day and most time was spent in the garden. The children used nature stencils and leaves to create lovely pictures. The nice weather continued into Friday and we were able to enjoy snack under a makeshift tent in the garden.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Draw around you child using a large offcut of wallpaper, or by sellotaping smaller pieces of paper together. Then, together, use crayons, wool, bits of material or paint to make the image look as much like your child as possible. This is a lovely way to look at our own features and what makes a person unique.