May’s region of the month is Australia & New Zealand, so we felt inspired to try our hand at some Aboriginal-style dot painting. First, we discussed what we might like to paint. We talked about plants, flowers & animals, which is also our theme this month. We each sketched the outline of our pictures & decided which colours we wanted to use by looking at the Australian flag & at some photos of Aboriginal dot paintings that Carly had printed out for us. Then, we used glue stic
Thank you so much Bournemouth Police for your impromptu visit! We loved meeting PC Miller & PC Cowlishaw & finding out all about your work in the local community. PC Miller & PC Cowlishaw answered all of our questions about their jobs & the equipment they carry & one of our friends, who identified himself as 'The Hulk’, said he could lift up their police car! We were thrilled about their visit & of course, we had to get a photo with the cool police car!
This week at Lansdowne, The Under 2s & 1-2-3s have enjoyed exploring our sensory room. Sensory play is an important part of our development. Everyone loved the rope lights & naming all the different colours we could see in them. Of course, the bubble machine was also a favourite; we watched the dreamy bubbles float about, then we tried to pop as many as possible! We also tried some relaxing sensory bottles with different coloured glitter swirling around inside moving fast & s
We got a reply from Paignton Zoo!
Paignton Zoo answered all of our animal questions; did you know Zebras have at least 32 stripes? Gemma projected the letter onto our big whiteboard so everyone could see it; we were all so pleased & excited. Paignton also sent us a question in their reply “Are a Zebra’s stripes on its skin or its coat?” We set about trying to figure out the answer & discussed which one we thought it might be. To help us answer their question, we decided to make our own play-dough Zebras. We t
At Lansdowne, the Under 2s have been enjoying their new musical resources. After choosing which song to sing using their ‘Singing Spoons', a joyous time was had, clapping, banging drums & other instruments & exploring different ways we can move our bodies to music. This month’s theme of animals inspired our song choices & we included the different sounds animals make in our singing.
This month our learning has been inspired by the theme of ‘animals’. After reading the book ‘Dear Zoo’ & watching a live web-feed from a real-life zoo, Pre-School decided they wanted to write them a letter. By discussing our knowledge of animals & which ones we have seen when visiting the zoo, we came up with several questions to write in our letter, such as “How high can a kangaroo jump?” and “Do elephants sneeze?” Then we practised our neatest handwriting & helped Gemma & B