At Welcome time we sang our days of the week song, spoke about the weather and spring time. Mrs Blain was then teaching the children about the life cycle of a frog.
On the floor we had the kitchen and dress up out. The writing table with all equipment was out next to the maths area. The large Lego bricks were out for physical and construction. The sea life animals, cars and garage and mega blocks train track were out along with the dolls house. The kinetic sand was out and enjoyed along with the water tray which had blue jelly stones in it.
We had a table out with lots of exciting spring themed items on it which the children enjoyed exploring.
Mrs Blain was at the creative table making special cards with shaving foam and paint!!
Snack was pitta breads with plain houmous, cucumber and carrot sticks.
Miss Wallace was doing pictures of Easter bunnies with the children. Working on their cutting and positioning skills.
At physical time we played musical statues at the children's request. We then went outside to see the snow and check the rain catchers. There was a good amount of rain in the catchers now.
At group time the red diamonds were exploring symmetry using a mirror. the yellow circles were learning about coins and their value and the blue squares completed a large floor puzzle to focus on teamwork skills.
At Goodbye time Mrs Blain read the story 'When will it be spring?' which the children enjoyed and were able to answer questions afterwards.
This morning we had welcome time and the children were telling Mrs Blain all about the different types of weather they had experienced this morning. Our weather chart had rain, cloud, sunshine and wind on it today!!
Jen arrived with some special animals for our children to experience. The children went through in two groups and were so well behaved. Jen had Ralph the cockroach, Sid the bearded dragon, Ziggy the snake (python), Talula the tarantula and no name stick insect. All the children had a turn in touching the animals, asking questions and having Ziggy around their neck!!! We found out that Talula has eight eyes and that Sid is from Australia.
We also had the full set up today so the kitchen was out, the dress up, the babies, the balancing beam, the dolls house, the jungle Duplo, Poly M, puppets and cars with garage.
Snack was vanilla yoghurt with grapes and pears along with milk or water to drink.
The children had been very good at sitting for such a long time that we had a game of musical statues and bumps to burn off some energy.
At Goodbye time we talked about the animals and which was our favourite. We also came up with some names for the stick insect. The children used their voting sticks to decide the final name. After this Mrs Friel read the story The Loudest Roar.
Today we were very busy. After discussing the weather and days of the week the children split into the two rooms.
In the mid-hall Mrs Blain was making rainbow fish with the children. They are continuing to learn about the colour spectrum of the rainbow and having great fun whilst doing it.
We had the kinetic sand out with number formation mats, the Tolo and linking chains for construction and the Spaceship toys and wooden road track for small world area. Today we had the vet toys out for role play. Some of the children made a leash (from the linking chains) for their animals and took them on a walk.
Mrs Brown was in the crèche room with the children doing a syllable activity. The children had to close their eyes and take an object out of a bag, they then had to say how many syllables the object had and then beat it out on the drum.
There was also the Duplo, Sorting Elephant game, Shape pairs and Dominoes out for the children to interact with in the crèche room.
At Get Together time the children played the Sandy boy/girl action song/game. They really enjoy this one and it is very energetic.
For Goodbye time the children watched the story of the 'Rainbow Fish' on the Hudl.
The home link diaries went out today. The task is to create their own rainbow using the 7 colours of me. Have fun and we look forward to seeing the results on Monday. Also on Monday all Story Sacks must be returned prior to the Easter holidays. Thank you.
At welcome time we talked about our trip to the library yesterday. The boys and girls said which booked they like best and why. Most of the children enjoyed listening to Pete the cat and his 4 groovy buttons because they could play along with musical instruments.
We talked about the weather and said that it had changed from being sunny yesterday to cold and a little rainy today. We checked our rain catchers and found that more rain had fallen over night. We measured the rain and it was now at 2cm we added this information onto our weather chart.
We worked on our floorbook today with Mrs Friel talking about the Sun.The children gave lots of good information about what the sun can do; Phoebe said it can hurt your eyes, Lucie said it can burn your skin and Katee said it can heat up the sea. Daniel drew a picture of a sun that was yellow, orange and red, he said that the sun was a burning star that had fire around it.
Snack today was tortilla's with chicken, tomatoes and cucumber with milk or water to drink.
In the playroom today we had; the dolls house, puppets, track and cars, Mr and Mrs Potato Head, kitchen and dress up, writing area, maths area, number jigsaws, dominoes, wooden magnetic number toy, snap cards, book corner, water tray and ponies.
At group time the blue squares played a board game called Rain or Shine
The red diamonds made lovely rainbows using cotton wool, paper plates and coloured card. The yellow circles also made rainbows using paint and old tooth brushes.
Mrs Brown helped the children write their names using all the colours in the rainbow.
For physical time today we played a game of duck, duck, goose and substituted duck and goose for weather words.
We listened to a CD story book called The very hungry caterpillar.
At welcome time today we chatted about the weather, days of the week and then we spoke about our trip to the library.
At the library the children were absolute superstars. The librarian Debbie had some great stories to tell, they had Pete the Cat and his groovy buttons for which the children got to play musical instruments, the Smartest Giant in Town, Room on a Broom and then they had the Woman who Swallowed a Fly for which the children had to thrown the 'animals' into a mouth!! Lots of fun.
Well by the time the children walked back it was home time. A HUGE thank you to our parent helpers because without you we wouldn't have been able to attend.
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