We focussed on NAE Advanced Cognitive Performance Characteristic of ‘Linking’. We had various activities planned from linking for the ‘Conga’ to writing activities. In groups, we joined links of ideas to make one bigger idea of what the children thought happened to dinosaurs.
In the Outdoor Area, children from various FS2 classes linked paper strips together to make a paper chain to represent all the children in FS2 linking together and working as a team. One of the most exciting activity of the day was when each class wrote a part of a dinosaur story and they were all linked together to make one big story. The Chicks Class started us off whilst the Camel Class ended the story and in between each class could only see the very last entry before adding their part. It was amazing to see the end product, which was surprisingly quite cohesive, and the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to their work all linked together.
Over the next few weeks, the FS2 Dinosaur Story will go round each class and be on display outside your child’s class if you would like to enjoy it.
Other activities in FS1 included linking cubes and other objects when counting and naming colours, making coloured paper chains and thinking of actions to use to represent linking. The children were very good at making links and were often heard saying this links to what I know and I am making links!