In Teddies we had an amazing time celebrating Red day on the last Friday of the half term. We all dressed in red and the children took part in lots of lovely red activities ranging from making red pasta necklaces to playing in messy red gloop!
The Teddies children also had fun in our red sensory tunnel – crawling through the red den and then carefully balancing on the red stepping stones with their arms out to help them balance. What clever Teddies they are!
This week we have been learning all about colours and colour mixing in our Colour Science Exploration lab. The children have had lots of fun discovering different ways of mixing colours together in the water, ice, shaving foam, play dough and even in milk! They have also been enjoying relxing in the colour house area in Teddies 1. The Teddies chidlren have also been learning some colour songs in Music an dloved dancing with rainbow streamers to the colours of the rainbow song. In Mandarin they have also been learning the colour words!
In Nursery we have been busy enjoying our autumnal area in our classroom. The leaves on the tree in our classroom have changed and the children have been enjoying dressing up in the hats, scarves and gloves sitting around the fire toasting marshmallows! The children have been exploring pumpkins, cutting them open and finding out what’s inside. They have helped to cut them up and roast them with cinnamon, it tasted delicious. The children enjoyed hot chocolate as they have listened to lots of stories about the adventures of Percy the Park keeper.
The children have been singing songs about autumn leaves and listening to the sounds made by the leaves. They have been making loud and quiet sounds with the instruments naming the different types of instruments they were playing.
In Maths the children have been doing some very careful counting, singing about 5 little men in a flying pumpkin. For Shape space and measure the children were thinking about capacity. We all went outside to the sand pit and had a lot of fun making our containers full and empty. This came in very useful when we had to measure the cut up pumpkin before we cooked it.
Reception have had a very busy and exciting week, learning more about the world around us and especially about different environments on Earth. The children have explored what was inside an real explorers rucksack, tasted jungle tea, created lots of related artwork such as beaches, mountains, and even made treasure maps. We have also been learning about how we can look after our planet better, through reading a child's environmental book called 'The Trouble with Dragons.' In maths we have been learning about flat 2D shapes where the children went on an exciting 2D shape treasure hunt.
Update from: Miss Kate Owens, Early Years Foundation Stage Co-ordinator