In the construction area we have been working together to develop the area. We used small construction resources to build vehicles and used the large blocks to create roads and ramps. We added a runway for aeroplanes and have created more roads using tape. As we play, we are exploring forces using ramps and gutters to create slopes and we are learning about direction using arrows.
We have been very interested in volcanoes recently and decided to make our own. We used the internet to find out how to make one. We used a bottle and papier mache to build it and then painted it.We then carried out an experiment with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make it erupt!
We have been exploring the outdoors to discover what bugs live in our garden. We used bug hunting kits- magnifying glasses, collection jars and note pads and pencils to record what we found. We looked in our log pile, under rocks and on the ground.
Our Children’s Committee met this week to discuss The Global Goals and how to make the world a better place. They had fantastic ideas which they shared with the rest of the children after their meeting. Look out for our plans to reduce waste, think of others through Global Citizenship and supporting charities and reduce litter. We even plan to develop our role play area into a recycling plant!
We are very excited because it will soon be Hallowe’en. We have been carving pumpkins and creating spooky models and pictures. We decided to create a haunted house outdoors in our outdoor classroom!
We made some very tasty pumpkin soup and enjoyed this for snack. We used the internet to search for some sensory experiences we could try and have been making spooky playdough models, ghostly gloop and we mixed magic potions in the water tray. We even created a giant web and had to catch the spiders!
Our chicks are growing quickly and they are very lively! We have 6 boy chicks and 4 girl chicks. The boy chicks are yellow and the girl ones are brown. We chose names for our chicks and created a key to help us identify them. We named them Cheeky, Jasmine, Orville, Kevin, Rocker, Kayden, Gabrielle, Katie, Belle and Chirpy!
We have been observing the life cycle of the butterfly. We observed the caterpillars when they were very tiny and we watched them grow and grow and grow. They formed chrysalises and after a few days we watched them emerge as butterflies.