We have been enjoying the lovely weather and creating boats and sails outside. Oh No! the shark is going to get me - watch out little fish. Quick, I need an engine, there is no more wind and my boat is not moving. These were some of the conversations that were going on outside. The only items the children had to create this play was a blue sheet (the sea) an empty box (the boat) and from shapes (squares - little fish, triangles - sharks). From this the children learnt lots of creative language and good imagination, having their own ideas and sharing ideals. They made links to things they know, seen, used and experienced in the past with friends.
We made use of empty boxes, creating a lorry and then what can we use for wheels? How can we make them stick? What colour shall we paint it? and all of this from one empty box. Sticky tape and some paint - great creative thinking and problem solving.
On Wednesday we did lots of writing practice outside - we were issuing tickets to speeding drivers! In the afternoon we had a "Rumble in the Jungle" song. The children enjoyed taking it in turns to hide behind the screen and make different animal noises. They then tried really hard to confuse us by 2 children going at the same time and making different animal noises for all of us to guess.
We have been practicing Little Rabbit Foo Foo story. We will be performing Stanton Drew Primary School children on the 25th March. The children are excellent at re-telling this story and using the actions. Ask them to show you - its great.
On Thursday afternoon we walked to the outside area, We played lots of games like Mr Crocodile, What's the Time Mr Wolf, Fox Fox Rabbit. We then sat down and had a lovely hot chocolate and biscuit (Lynne has now mastered the Kelly Kettle). It was great fun and lovely for our parent helper to join us - more are welcome to join us!