This week we have had lots of fun exploring letters and sounds. We have been doing lots of “n” crafts this week. We stuck lots of numbers in a big N and made a nurse. They enjoyed using crayons to give her hair, eyes and a mouth. We also enjoyed completing various letter jigsaws and playing a fishing game catching letters with the magnetic rod.
The Bluebells were confident individuals and successful learners while taking part in class activities to learn about Children in Need. We enjoyed the story Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser and engaged well with the sensory props. We got crafty making our own headband to transform us into Pudsey. We enjoyed watching the Children in Need duck race and raced our own ducks down ramps.
This week we explored poppies and made lots of different poppy pictures with different collage materials.
We also had fun in the garden on a Remembrance hunt looking for different pictures that were hidden. We marked them off to see if we had found them all.
This week we have been exploring fireworks and bonfires. We ripped tissue paper to make the flames on the fire and added strips of brown for the wood. We also make firework pictures with cotton buds we made lines with paint and then sprinkles glitter on top to make them sparkle. We also added icing to bread-sticks and dipped them into star sprinkles to make little sparkles. They all enjoyed tasting them too.
We practiced our fine motor skills by making s’mores by threading marshmallows onto wooden skewers.
The Bluebells enjoyed making food rockets, they were very tasty.
The Bluebells love being outdoor. We enjoy going to the garden on a walk. At the start of the school year we explored bubbles in the garden which was lots of fun. We revisited it this week using our bubble rocket launcher in the garden. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the rocket fly into the air and the bubbles that it produced. Some even tried to stomp hard to make the rocket soar into the sky. They enjoyed running and catching the bubbles and bursting them with their hands.
We had lots of fun creating some Autumn art with leaves we collected from the garden. We explore the different shapes and colours and then used them to create a mane for the lion. It was lots of fun. The children we confident individuals and able to choose which leaves they would like on their artwork.
Staff then supported by using sticky clear seal to cover the artwork to keep the leaves on the page.
This week has been lots of fun in the Bluebells class. We have created many Halloween crafts and had lots of fun at our class Halloween party today.
We carved pumpkins and had lots of fun exploring the insides – touching and smelling them. We made peekaboo cats with chalk which are being displayed outside our classroom. We made spooky cauldrons with lots if different coloured glitter and sequins. The children were confident individuals at choosing their own glitter and sequins for the spooky potion inside the cauldron. We also made pumpkins for the window. We chose different tissue paper to put inside the pumpkin shape and them we laminated them. We put them on out windows in the classroom.
This week we recycled something that would have been put in the bin and used it for an art project. We made pumpkins from cardboard kitchen roll tubes – we painted them orange and then added spooky faces with black crayons and pens. It was great fun and is good for the environment.
We having been exploring different toy fruit and vegetables and being doing some role play. We have been pretending to be the shop keeper and a customer and weighing different fruit and vegetables. We have been comparing them seeing which is heavier. We were all confident individuals and able to choose different things to put on each side of the scales to see which is heavier.
Global Goal 3
Good Health and Wellbeing
We are really lucky to have our sensory garden to explore and complete garden walks. We are then able to enjoy some healthy exercise and get some fresh air during the school day. We have also been exploring some healthy foods and using pictures to create a healthy and unhealthy lunch box. It was great fun. We also made posters to put in in the classroom to show how we can be healthy.