This week we have had the climbing frame up indoors, and we've been building our strength and balance and learning to take turns. Lots of the children are still enjoying dressing up in their princess and super hero outfits, and we will carry on exploring and developing this theme. We have Batman, Power Rangers and many others, and the children are loving portraying these imaginative characters. This imaginative play is a great way to help them build up their confidence.
The older children have been practising tracing over their names, using a laminated sheet which we have created, which shows the right direction to write in. Staff have been supporting them to ensure that they are forming their letters correctly.
Outside, we've been making footprints and talking about different sized feet. We've been doing writing with chalks on the floor. We've remembered to water our tomatoes, as part of learning about caring for living things and helping them to grow. We've also been examining bugs through our new bug viewers. We've also been making some art by blowing through straws.
Today (Thursday) a Grandad very kindly brought in some ducklings to show the children. In the afternoon we went on a walk to the allotments in Sandy Lane, where we dug some big holes, did some watering and planted some sunflowers. We talked to the children about using tools safely, and we used lots of energy to dig the holes. We also tasted some very tiny baby carrots which tasted very very carrot-y!
While we were at the allotment we had a look at the very cute quails which belong to one of our parents. We talked about the size of eggs they lay, and how they are camouflaged (they come in lovely shades of dark and pale brown).