Chinese New Year!
This week the children have been learning about other cultural. The children enjoyed participating in lots of different Chinese themed activities to celebrate Chinese New Year. They listen to traditional Chinese music and performed their own dragon dance, made Chinese decorations, role played making Chinese food in the home corner and created a animal from the Chinese Callander for the year they were born.
This week the children have been learning to care for their environment. We have been developing our gross motor skills by cleaning the large play house with soapy water and sponges. The children enjoyed taking responsibility for cleaning the house and this developed into caring for the forest outdoor area.
The children have been planting daffodil bulbs in the mud kitchen and flowers in our planting patch. We discussed the features of a bulb and the the process of how they grow into flowers. The children enjoyed planting their own bulb in the compost and filling up the different size watering cans to water the flowers and bulbs. The children will be encouraged over the upcoming weeks to take responsibility for watering the flowers and making observations of the bulbs.
Owls and other nocturnal animals
Owl the past two weeks we have been learning about Owls and other nocturnal animals. The children have enjoyed helping Mrs Yeardsley research lots of fun facts about owls and following a set of pictorial instructors to make bird feeders to hang in our Forrest area.
Over the past two weeks we have been learning all about space. The children have enjoyed listening to space themed stories and learning about the role of an astronaut. The children have been labelling an astronaut, making their own space rockets, making space pictures and helping QPootle 5 the friendly alien get to a moon party on time. The children received a letter from QPootle 5 asking for their help with making him a new spaceship, when it crash landed on planet Earth. The children worked in pairs to make their own space ship using construction and junk modelling materials.
Check out our message from QPootle 5 below.
Remberance Day WB 11.11.19
This week the children have been learning about Remberance Day. They have all enjoyed making their own play dough poppies, doing apple printing to create Flanders Fields and planting their own poppy seeds to remember the soldiers that were hurt or died in WW1 and WW2.
Check out the link below to the child friendly story of Rememberance Day https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/
Space WB 04.11.19
Over the next two weeks the children will be learning all about the moon and space. We will be learning the names of the planets, researching the role of an astronaut, finding out about space travel and making galaxy play dough.
Autumn WB 24.9.19
This week we have been learning all about Autumn and sharing the natural objects we collected on our Autumn trail. We have enjoyed making a Autumn picture, carving a pumpkin, making pumpkin soup, play dough Hedgehogs and experimenting with different materials to create a home for a Hedgehog to live in forest area.