In our pre-school class, one of our friends told us they were going on a camping holiday soon, which has inspired a whole week of nature-themed fun! Obviously we had to make our own "camp fire", so we foraged some sticks from the garden & added some tissue paper “flames” to “toast" our marshmallows on - delicious! Later, we added a few more sticks to our collection in order to create a large-scale stick painting. We used the sticks to make different marks & patterns & also us
Happy Birthday to you!
To celebrate one of our friend's Birthday, we designed & decorated some fabulously sparkly party hats to wear at our party. We enjoyed some delicious birthday cake, sang our favourite songs & danced the afternoon away!
Thank You Parents!
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If you go down to the woods today...
Our Under 2s had a fabulous time creating their own Teddy Bear’s picnic. Firstly, we looked at some supermarket leaflets & Julie, Bryony & Berlynn helped us cut out pictures of all the yummy foods we’d like at our picnic, which we then stuck onto our shopping lists. After making our shopping lists, we made some teddy bear masks. We looked at the facial features of the bears & used brown paint & a range of different mark-making tools to colour them in. Whilst making our masks,
Pre-school marvelled at the adorable tadpoles two of our grandparents kindly brought in from their garden. They also brought in a book all about tadpoles & frogs for us to read together. We took turns to look at the book & discussed our knowledge of how tadpoles turn into frogs. We compared the real tadpoles to the pictures in the book to see if we could figure out where they were in their life cycle & how old they might be. Then, we put pictures into the right order of the d
This week our pre-school class has been learning about dinosaurs, fossils & bones. Everyone brought in books on the subject & looked at fossils & bones that had been found here in the UK and also in Australia & New Zealand (our region of the month). Once we had completed our research, we decided to make a palaeontological discovery of our own. We all agreed to make a terrifying Tyrannosaurus-Rex & set about making its bones out of papier-mâché. Then Gemma & Beth hid the bones
Fun on the Farm
Our under 2s enjoyed a fabulous farm-themed messy tray this week, exploring the different textures & colours of plastic grass, feathers & even weetabix “hay bales”. We talked about the animals you might find on a farm & practised the noises each of them makes. We also read some books about farm animals & used animal finger-puppets to help us sing the many verses of ‘Old McDonald had a Farm’.
This week we’ve been learning all about dinosaurs. We worked as a team to create a fearsome junk-model Pteranodon, who we decided to name ‘Gosh’. We took turns decorating Gosh with different coloured tissue paper & feathers & even made some jungle leaves to surround him so he’d feel more at home. We talked about what food our dinosaur might like to eat & decided it would be a good idea to make him a menu (or else he might just eat us!) We practised mark-making & writing out o