Archive for June, 2019
In pre-school, Nicole’s group created a ‘bug cave’ under their tuff tray.
The children enjoyed using the magnifying glass to search for the bugs.
Once they found a bug they would put it into the moss in the tuff tray.
They then took turns using the giant bug viewer to explore the bugs more closely.
The children spoke about the similarities and differences between the bugs.
They also enjoyed hiding in the cave afterwards!!
Kelly’s group enjoyed exploring different types of healthy food.
The children all helped to prepare the food by washing it first and then being very careful to cut it into pieces.
Each of the children tried a variety of fruits and vegetables and commented on their texture and how they tasted.
They all discussed how each of the foods were healthy foods and how they are good for our bodies.
Zahra’s group explored an ocean themed water play.
They talked about which types of marine/sea life live in the sea or ocean.
With Zahra’s help, the children added dirt and rubbish to the water including oil, mud & plastic to make it ‘polluted’.
Together they discussed how this pollution is very dangerous for the animals that live in the ocean.
One of the children commented, “Oh no, why do people do that, we need to say sorry!”
Together the children rescued the animals, cleaned them & returned them to non-polluted waters.
Continuing with our world ocean day theme, Zahra’s group put their scissor skills to the test today.
The children were challenged to cut the spaghetti to rescue the sea and water creatures.
In pre-school Kelly’s group explored a themed tuff tray relating to pride.
They experimented with the different colours that represent pride & made their own flags.
They explored the book ‘It’s okay to be different’ and discussed the differences between us & our families.
The children used our ‘joining people’ to create different families & they commented that some children have a Mum & Dad while others may have two Mums or two Dads.
Today children wore their football kits to the nursery to celebrate Soccer Aid. The children took part in football matches and made some delicious football-shaped cookies.
Nicole’s group were initially focusing on the airport for their fascination.
The children discussed how they get a plane at the airport to go on holiday & talked about their favourite things on holiday, everyone said the beach!
Nicole made a beautiful beach tuff tray for the children to explore where they created sand castles in the sand & explored the animals in the sea & the rock pools!!
This week we have enjoyed exploring our new maths area in the garden. We have been matching numerals to quantities using the logs, we have also been recognising numerals and putting them in order from 1 to 10. And finally, we have enjoyed finding the correct number key to open the padlock.