We really enjoyed our first Christmas Fayre!
We hope you enjoy our Christmas performance.
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!’
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.