We have still managed to spend a lot of time in the garden despite the rain and the children have enjoyed collecting leaves, conkers , stick and acorns and trying to find shapes a types to match them. It has been a great exercise in measuring size, looking at colour and texture and counting. There are so many ways to develop these skills in a fun way and for the children to pick up new valuable skills that they are not aware of.
Learning to think for themselves is an important part of the pre-school experience and the children will carry these skills forward into their life at “Big” school.
We made some lovely pictures this week with fruit and vegetables cut into shapes and dipped in paint. It was a good opportunity to talk about healthy eating and how things grow. This then extended into talking about shape and colour and how we can make patterns from the most simple things.
The children have been creating their own obstacle course with balancing beams, tyres, planks of wood and plastic hoops. It is great fun trying to get round the course without putting your foot on the ground where the crocodiles live!!
We have been reading a book called Polar bear, polar bear what do you hear? The children enjoy repeating a book throughout the week so that by the end they are able to say many of the words as we read it. They begin to learn how stories are structured and the pictures relate to the words in print.
We are trying to collect more books in different languages so that we all have the opportunity to share these stores with our children so please ask any member of staff if there is a particular book or language you would like to see in our setting.
New words learnt this week
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Why not collect leaves,twigs,conkers from your own garden or out for a walk in the country park and see what pictures you can create. See how many different varieties and shapes you can find.