This week we managed to fit in a bit of ice exploration, observing change. We used stop watches to see how long the ice took to melt.
What have we learned about Winter?
Others enjoyed exploring building and making ramps. Outside we introduced the screwdriver and the saw.
We continue to be impressed with the children’s reading and writing development.
We also made our own play dough – We’re getting good at this.
Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year. This is one of my favourite celebrations to explore with the children as there are so many rich learning possibilities. I lived in Hong Kong for two years so I can hopefully bring this celebration alive for the children. This year is the year of the rooster. If your child was born 2011 they were born in the year of the rabbit, 2012 they were born in the year of the dragon. China is famous for lots of things. Did you know they invented paper money and ice-cream among other things. The children will explore making their own ice-cream, writing vertically and using chop sticks. We might even get to make our own dragon dance. Perhaps you could visit a Chinese restaurant with your child or have a take-away Chinese meal. I thoroughly recommend a trip into London next weekend to see the Chinese celebrations – take lots of photos for us please!
Reading books: Please sign the reading record book and add comments. Books are changed on Tuesday and Friday.
Uniform: I am still noticing uniform that has been previously worn by another child in an older year group, which hasn’t been renamed, which makes it impossible to find out who it belongs to. Please label everything and we will endeavour to return lost items asap.