We have still been practicing the Chinese New Year story for our yoga. The children have been getting into their poses and are looking forward to showing you at our celebrations on Monday 25th February.
The children have made a giant snake outside for the Chinese New Year and they loved painting him and decorating him ready for our Snake Dance - they just can't wait to show you all.
Inside the children have been making chinese lanterns to decorate our hall. There was lots of cutting, glittering and the children enjoyed this task thoroughly.
On Wednesday afternoon the children used chopsticks outside to make different sounds, tapping the barriers, walls, shed etc. We enjoyed our sing up song and even came up with some new ones of our own.
The animals are still a huge success, the children were making slides for the animals. There was lots of onversations regarding Africa and where the different animals are from, wchat what they would like to eat.
Thursday afternon we walked accross the field with our bird spotting sheets and saw ducks on the water. There were plenty of pigeons too. We collected natural resources to make bird feeders using cheerios, a good chance to practice our fine motor skills.
We have been doing the Chinese New Year story in yoga this week. We have been acting out the animal poses and will continue this theme after the half term. We will be celebrating the Chinese New Year on the 25th February. Please come along and enjoy a chinese banquet and our very own snake dance!
The children wanted to build a rocket with large boxes. There was great team work with lots of creative flair. We used the rocket to fly to Uranus, Jupiter and Mars! We then sailed to France and finally "Tenerifeee". We then went back to the beach and floated around in our rubber rings. Later we went in to watch the hotel entertainment and have lunch. After lunch we went back to the beach - what a busy day!
Inside we were very creative by building a "Tangerine Tree" for our story of "Handa's Surprise". We did lots of junk modelling and used our natural resources. The children are still enjoying listening, recalling and acting out this fabulous story.
The easle was popular this week. The children should be bringing home some beautiful colourful pictures for you.
Inside we also had the sand out. The children put wild animals into the sand and created their own desert like "Africa". We will be extending this interest.
The number taker keeps coming and hiding our numbers. The children have loved finding the missing numbers and this is an excellent opportunity for us to observe and extend your childs knowledge of numbers.
On Thursday afternoon we walked accross the fields and played our loud and quiet game. We also played the standing game, "Duck, Duck, Goose". On our way back one child got stuck in the mud but was very quickly rescued by Kelly. We walked back singing our "Stay in the Line" song.
When we return we are having a theme around space, if any parents/grandparents etc have ideas or are able to help transform the playshed into outerspace, please let us know.
A big thank you for the WOW stickers coming in. The children are very proud when they read them out.
We have had lots of fun playing with balloons - putting different things inside them, for example, cornflour with no air in the balloon but tied up so the children could squeeze and manipulate the balloon. This was good for fine motor skills. We've also blown the balloons up to different sizes and listened to the different percussion sound - little quiet to thumping big noises.
We have done lots of number recognition. We've hidden numbers in the preschool, played "4 corners" - these are also good things to do at home. On the computer we have been playing "fizzy" numbers to practice our counting and to help recognise numerals.
Outside we have had the garage and the drain pipes out for the cars to go up and down on. The children had lots of fun guessing which car will go the furthest and some children even used a tape measure to measure which one travelled more than the others.