What a lovely week. As the weather was a bit better we saw more children outdoors. We have been looking at the Season of Spring and this led to creating our own garden of flowers. The children looked at books on flowers/gardens then tried to create their favourite flowers. We had lots of sunflowers, snowdrops, tulips and even a Venus Fly Trap. The children used tissue paper, water colours and scissor skills to create their flowers. They also took a closer look at Spring flowers using the magnifying glasses outside. This is what the children knew about Spring.
A little outside investigation:How to send a message to Nursery, across the great divide… One child could see little sis in Nursery and decided to find a way to send her a message. The Postman wasn’t available, so she devised her own method. We then had fun seeing what else we could send, exploring the trajectory of various objects.
We have been coming to a close with our wedding play, so there was just one thing left to do, the wedding cake. The children selected 3 sized cake tins to create a tiered cake. They worked together, following the recipe instructions then later decorated the cake. Then we ate it!
It’s been a fun week and lovely to see the children back, ready to learn. The Birthday theme was fun – did you get to hear our new Insey Wincey Spider song or The Button Factory Song?
We have been developing a role play bakery, based n children’s interests and an outside wedding role play. We have been modelling how to use the new play dough and baking area, with a view to encouraging independent baking.
I’m still trying to develop the outdoor role-play area and would love some wedding magazines for the children to look at. My mind is racing with what direction this learning could take us. Apart from the usual make a wedding invitation, making a list of people to invite, all of which is lovely, I though about discussing with the children British customs, such as something old, new, borrowed and blue. SO, we may be asking the children to bring something in. I’m also collecting (washed) tin cans to put on the rear of the brides carriage! and our baking/junk modelling could develop into making the tallest tiered wedding cake ever – which of course the children would need to design, draw and label first!
Please send in any wedding photos, especially old ones of older family members, in black and white, so the children can appreciate how times have changed or from different cultures, or exotic locations.
We had a successful week baking, which will continue next week with small groups of children if your child didn’t get to cook this week. We are still accepting donations of cake decorations
Here are a few from this week:
Next Week: Book Week – Dress up Friday!
As always, I need to see reading records signed and unnamed uniform continues to be an issue. Please label everything!
We’ve been finishing off our diva lamps and making bread rolls this week, just like the little red Hen. A big thank you to Mrs. Nolan for helping with the baking. The children enjoyed using all their senses to observe changes as the yeast was addded, and how the dough changed before and after baked. We also finished our diva lamps, which we had moulded by hand.
We also observed lots of transporting and problem solving at the water tray, and even the rain provided interest and challenge. Here are just a few from the week.
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Just look at the skill of these boys, we even got them recording their scores.
Please note we have changed our PE and library day to TUESDAY. Please send in library books to be changed on Tuesday next week and going forward.
We are practising our nativity play every day. It’s success depends in no small part on the children rehearsing their lines at home with you. Please give us your support and rehearse with your child. It only take a few minutes.