Spring Words

This week we have been exploring signs of Spring. The children were keen to share all the things they already knew about Spring and what they would like to learn more about.  We made a list of all the Spring words  we could think of .

We have been having fun  in the shaving foam and sand  exploring different ways to make marks such as using our fingers and daffodil stems!

I can make wiggly lines.

 

Our Daffodil Tea

Today we hosted a Daffodil Tea for the children and residents of Bonnyton House.  Everyone in the centre was so excited as this was the first time that our friends in Bonnyton House had visited us.

We had some crafts for the children and adults to try out.  There was a lot to learn about sewing from one of the adults as she helped one of the children to sew.

There were lovely conversations between the children and adults as they helped each other.

The children sang two songs “Little Peter Rabbit and “Pop a Little Pancake” and then everyone had tea and cake.

We are looking forward to our next get together at Bonnyton House  when we will play games together.

Planting sunflower seeds!

Today the children in the toddler room were busy in the garden planting sunflower seeds. We were discussing  what might happen to  the seeds when they are watered and the heat from the sunshine beats down on them. The children loved the feeling of the soil in their hands.

“It feels all cold and messy!”

The children then designed their own plant pots with colourful sparkles!

Painting to Music!!!

Music and Art share similar principals such as pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis.

Children were listening to the music then began to paint.

They were showing their emotions and thoughts through painting. At the same time they were demonstrating developmental fine and gross motor coordination, creative expression through visual art and production.

Different colours represent the children in terms of mood and energy, and they can use music to give them creative inspiration for future painting sessions.

“I made patterns with paint and I really enjoyed it.”

“Fireworks and cracking eggs, it was fast and dancey.”

“I can tap my fingers with a pompom and paint.”

“Colours makes me happy, Orange colour for Orange tangerine, green for cucumber and red for tomato.”

“It’s a Chinese dragon.”

“I am a rock star.”

Young Scientists

Over the past two days we have been running some experiments at Cart Mill. Our favourite one involved a raw egg. We took a raw egg in its hard shell and very carefully put it in a plastic jug then added a cup of vinegar. We watched the vinegar start to bubble and fizz before putting the jug on a shelf where we left it for a full day.
The next day we poured the vinegar out of the jug to leave just the egg. We then let the egg roll out of the jug and what a surprise we got, there was no egg shell! The egg felt soft and gooey and it bounced, how exciting! We were able to change the shape of the egg and bounce it on a table until someone squeezed it just a little bit too hard. Oops

It’s an egg!
It feels hard and smooth.
What does this smell like?
I can see some bubbles.
Catch the egg!
Where has the shell gone?
We can squash it…
We can bounce it…
We can squeeze it…
but not too hard!