Monthly Archives: December 2021

Milk and Teeth

This week the Swans have been learning all about milk and how to keep their teeth healthy! They have learnt all about the benefits of drinking milk and how to keep our teeth healthy too!

We read the book ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’ and learnt that milk comes from cows. We watched a video clip of how to milk a cow and a few children had a go at trying to milk a rubber glove! We also watched another video clip showing how cows are milked today using a milking machine.

The remaining nine Swans enjoyed our last trip to Sainsbury’s to buy the fruit and milk needed to make our two milkshakes.

We made two different milk shakes, a banana milkshake and a strawberry and blackberry milk shake. As well as using milk the children also wanted to add ice cream. It was a fantastic idea! Both milk shakes were extra creamy and cold! The banana milk shake was the most popular amongst the children however, the adults preferred the strawberry and blackberry milkshake and we all agreed it would make an amazing frozen yoghurt!!!


To begin our week focussing on teeth we brainstormed together as a class what we use our teeth for, why it is important to keep our teeth healthy and how to keep our teeth healthy.

In Language for Thinking the Swans watched a short video clip demonstrating how to clean their teeth properly. The children then opened their Colgate teeth pack containing a tooth brush and tooth paste and every child had a chance to brush their teeth.

They did a fantastic job!

Many of our Discovery Time activities were based on teeth!

The children enjoyed brushing the white unifix cubes with toothpaste in the tuff tray!

In the other tuff tray the children had a great time pretending to floss the ice cube tray teeth using play dough and ribbon!

On the Maths table the children had to add the correct amount of teeth to each mouth.

The children were very good at sorting out the pictures of food that is good for our teeth and food that is bad for our teeth and can cause holes in our teeth or cavities!

On the play dough table the child made super pink lips and a mouth full of healthy teeth!


The children played a fun game on the Funky fingers table using the tweezers to remove the pom pom teeth.

Insert race to lose a tooth

In the sand tray the children placed the white unifix cubes in the ‘mouth’.

On the Workshop table the children enjoyed sticking the mini marshmallows in the card shaped mouths!

On the Writing table the children used their phonic knowledge, robotic arms and blending hands to write about how they keep their teeth healthy.

Well done Swans you have worked so hard on our Healthy Me topic! You deserve to have a Christmas Break and be back in January raring to go once again to work hard and continue to ‘knock our socks off!’


Christmas Workshop

Mrs Hill had a fantastic day on Thursday working with two groups of the Swans and their parents at our Christmas Workshop!

The children and their parents worked together to make and create a variety of Christmas activities and decorations. A fantastic time was had by all!

Thank you to all our parents who came along to support and work with their child.


Eat your Fruit, Swans!

This week the Swans have focused on fruit as part of our Healthy Eating Topic this term.

In Discovery Time many of our activities were fruit related.

On the writing table the children used their phonic knowledge and their robotic arms and blending hands to write about which fruits they did like and which fruits they didn’t like.

On one of the Maths Tables the Swans discovered just how heavy real pieces of fruit are! Well done for balancing the scales children. Some fruit took far too many cubes to be able to count them as well!

The Swans enjoyed working with real money on our second maths table, making sure they added the correct number of 1p coins in the tens frame.

In the water tray the children sorted the plastic fruit and counted how many of each type they had found.

The swans enjoyed putting our fruit jigsaws together, making sure all the pieces were for the same piece of fruit and placing them in number order!

The Swans even managed to draw their favourite piece of fruit on the iPads!

A group of the Swans also visited Sainsbury’s to buy what we needed to make our fruit salad.

The children prepared the fruit that they had bought from Sainsbury’s and enjoyed eating our yummy fruit salad!

Well done Swans you have worked really hard on all of the fruit related activities this week and you have made a fantastic fruit salad. All of you tasted it and some of you had a second helping!