Weekly Makaton signs: Hello, Thank you, fruits and names.
The story for this term is the 3 little pigs. Lots of actions, "I'll huff and I'll puff" and my "Chinny Chin Chin"
Some good voices for those pigs and that wolf. The props are out to promote some good story tellers.
We went on a walk in the afternoon, pointing out lots of signs of Spring/Summer, changes in the leaves on the trees, flowers emerging, Spring lambs. We were looking at house names, the children were recognising letters of significance to them because they were the letters in their name.
Experimenting with different forms of mark making. The children were using paint brushes, dipping them in muddy puddles and swirling it over the walls. It was explained that this was only ok if the adult said so. The walls were washed afterwards and why explained to the children.
Obstacle course involving balancing, climbing over, crawling under, stretching our legs reach the next stepping stone. Once the children had tried this a few times, alterations were then made by the children themselves, extending what was already there, changing it around. Some things did need to be altered slightly for our little ones.