Taking inspiration from one of our favourite books, The Gruffalo, 123s made some slithery snakes & log-pile houses for them to live in. After reading the story with Carolyn, we talked about our own homes & what we have that our snakes might want for their homes. We used spiky pinecones, smooth cardboard tubes, soft ribbons & crunchy tissue paper & discussed their different textures. Happily, we got creative making our snakes whilst listening to the audio book & singing along
Lansdowne’s 123s had an exciting time trying out some ‘ice fishing’! We talked about whether ice is hot or cold & what we might have to wear if we visited a cold country. We made our own fishing rods & practised filling & emptying our containers as well as counting up to five. Catching the fish challenged our hand-eye co-ordination & was lots of fun!
With our current ‘Region of the Month’ being the UK, Lansdowne have been busy making models of famous landmarks & other recognisable items from around the country. Under 2s made a London Underground train, 123s made an impressive Big Ben & Pre-school made a classic red London bus, some Scottish bagpipes & a mighty Welsh dragon!
Lansdowne Road took a trip to Meyrick Park to enjoy the beautiful winter weather & of course splash in as many puddles as possible! We talked about how the weather changes throughout the year & how even though it was sunny, it was still very cold. Whilst walking through a wooded area, one of our friends said it was like where the Gruffalo lived, so we decided to go on a Gruffalo hunt & even managed to spot one of his friends from the story, Squirrel! On the way back, we pract
Inspired by our current theme of 'winter weather', Pre-school enjoyed exploring some icy sensory play. After discussing which colours remind us of the cold, we added white shaving foam, blue Duplo, ice cubes, bubble wrap & different coloured tissue paper to our tray. We talked about different words to do with the ‘cold' & added some toy animals that live in chilly environments. We practiced making different marks in our concoction with our fingers, lollipop sticks & with ice