We have also been celebrating the festival of Divali and the children have had the opportunity to make tea light decorations and create colourful wall displays.
The weather has been incredibly windy which has meant that our garden has almost disappeared under a sea of leaves. This created some wonderful games of kicking, throwing and rolling around. We also enjoyed sweeping and collecting the leaves, however the carefully collected piles have been blown away almost as fast as we can clear them.
On Wednesday the children joined in with the whole community centre of two minutes silence at 11am to commemorate remembrance day. The children were wonderful and managed to stay quiet for the whole two minutes which is an amazing achievement for such young children. We are very proud of them.
We played a game on Thursday in which the children pretended to pack a large suitcase to go on holiday and then drove their car to the destination with instructions to start, stop, go round the roundabout and even break down.
Thursday was also the day that Paul our photographer came in to take photos of the children in time for Christmas. Paul is excellent at encouraging the children to co-operate in a fun way and we look forward to seeing the results in the next couple of weeks.
Giant floor puzzles have been popular this week. These give the opportunity to work together in small teams to complete them. This aids co-operation, turn taking and communication, as well as the mathematical skill of recognising and matching shapes.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Pretend to go on a journey or holiday. Encourage your child to make a list of what you need to take by drawing pictures. Begin your journey by giving instructions such as go forwards, backwards, round and round.