Nursery and Reception classes produced a wonderful nativity performance today.
The children in the Swans Class have been working very hard to learn songs, remember words they need to say on stage and act out the story of the Teddies Christmas.
It is hard to believe it is now less than a week away! Watch this space for photos of our actual performance.
This week during our Muddy Monday session we were looking for things in the forest school that started with or had a certain phoneme in it. Children became quite inventive with their finds. Look at all the different things they found. Can you work out what phoneme they were looking for?
This week the children were introduced to the beebots. The children can program the beebots to move forwards, backwards and sideways. The children were taking it in turns getting the beebots to move in the different directions to deliver letters to the characters in the story ‘The Jolly Postman’.
We have also written cards, letters and postcards to our friends and family and sorted parcels and other mail.
On Friday we made bread rolls. We had listened to story about the Little Red Hen who made bread but got no help from her friends! We used our senses by looking at the ingredients and following the recipe. We felt the ingredients as we made the dough, kneaded it and rolled it into a sphere shape. We smelt the rolls cooking in the oven and timed them. We are looking forward to tasting them!
There was lots of mathematical and scientific language being used during this activity.
On Muddy Monday we went into the forest looking for different textures. We could feel that the bark on tress was rough and hard, the moss was soft and wet. We explored the forest to see if we could find any other textures. Take a look at the pictures, what other textures do you think we found?
This week we have been looking at our sense of taste, touch and smell.
Children have had the opportunity to participate in different activities through the week related to our theme. On the investigation station there have been different potions to smell and identify and different textures to feel.
We also had a tasting session during one of our language for thinking sessions. Children had a sip of coffee to taste a bitter taste, a salty crisp, a sour lemon and sweet and a sweet jelly bean. All children were encouraged to taste everything and had a cup to spit out into if they didn’t like what they were tasting. Funnily enough no one spat out the sweet taste!
On Monday we went for a sound walk in the forest school. We could hear birds chirping, cars and motor bikes passing by, children laughing, a siren, the wind blowing and the leaves rustling underneath our feet. Then we found some sticks and went around the forest school finding different sounds we could make using the sticks on different surfaces.
This week we have been looking at our sense of hearing. We looked at the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear? as our starting point. Children brainstormed their ideas on what makes a sound and other sounds we might hear. We covered our ears and tried to imagine what it would be like if we couldn’t hear.
Children have made shakers using different fillings and listened to the different sounds they make.
We have created quiet and loud sounds, investigated what different things sound like, drawn to music, used paint brushes with bells on and following the text type of the story Polar bear, Polar bear we created our own animals and the sounds they might make for the story.
This week we celebrated one of our Swans 5th birthday.