We are still continuing to practice Thank You, Good and Hello in Makaton signs.
We've done lots of talking about shapes. Shapes in our environment such as a window looks like a square, our tepee looks like a triangle. What other shapes can you see when out and about.
There has been lots of interest in shopping. Things to buy for tea and lets have a picnic. What have you got in your basket? Let's compare. How many things have you got in your basket - let's count them. Have you got some things the same - let's match them.
We went on a treasure hunt for BABIES. We could not find those babies anywhere. We looked in the kitchen, in the shed, under the playdoh table - no where. We need a treasure map! A group of children then created their own treasure maps, using shapes to represent areas - triangle = tepee and rectangle = playdoh table, a flower for the garden. As a team we worked together to follow the treasure maps and we ended up in the garden where at last we found those babies. Lots of team work, mark making, talking of shapes, using their own ideas and lots of imagination. Well done everyone.
Bertha the Bus came out to play. This is a circle game with objects inside a tin bus all beginning with a letter. This time it was the letter 'B'. The children have to pick out an object as it is their turn and say what letter it begins with. This is an introduction to phonics and the sounds of certain letters.
On Thursday afternoon we walked to the outdoor area and talked about our Golden Rules and staying safe in our listening area. We explored the area, collecting flowers and cutting the grass. We played our Hide and Seek game "1,2,3 Where are you?" and our outdoor version of Duck, Duck, Goose which is "Rabbit, Rabbit, Fox."