We have been learning about old and new toys. As part of our learning we set up a toy shop in the role play area.
During our maths lessons we have been looking at the coins that make up the U.K currency, in particular the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins.
On muddy Monday we had to find coins that were hidden in the forest school and tell our friends what coins we had found. Then we had to find things in the environment like twigs, stones or leaves to match the value of the coin we had found.
As part of our learning about toys we have looked at some old toys this week. Mrs Horsley brought in some toy cars from the 1950’s and the 1970’s for us to look at. We also looked at pictures of toys that children played with years ago. Some of the toys are still the same but made out of different materials. Some of the activities we have been involved in this week have included pushing cars to see how far they travel, using cubes to weigh different toys, tiddly winks, a fishing game, drawing a picture and writing about the toy we’d drawn and making toys in the creation station. We also bathed the dolls.
This week we have been looking at toys. We discussed the toys we had at Christmas. We have been involved with different activities that reflected our topic like playing snakes and ladders. We also did an observational drawing of a teddy bear which is going to be displayed in the corridor for all to see. We are going to continue this topic next week and look at toys from the past too.
We like to celebrate birthdays in the classroom. Children get to choose a birthday badge to wear and we light the candles on the pretend birthday cake. Then we sing happy birthday to the child celebrating their birthdays.
The Reception children enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas at their Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon. He stayed to chat to the children and confirmed they were all on the well behaved list. He very kindly brought them a class present to share which was a castle for the small world and a space ship for the role play.
The Early years did an awesome job on their Nativity which was well attended. The children worked really hard to learn their lines and songs. They put on a great performance to both their parents and the rest of the school.