The mornings are getting brighter and sunnier and the flowers starting to emerge in the garden, our rhyme of the week is Mary, Mary Quite Contrary. We decided to make an indoor garden and decorate it with shells and ‘pretty maids’. We have been having lots of fun roleplaying with the indoor garden and singing the rhyme!
“I’m just fixing it for Mary”
Making flowers for the ‘garden’!
“I’m going to write my name on the flower.”
“Putting them on top”
“You can be the girl Mary.”
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row.
As part of our Scottish activities, the children have been reading The Teegar that Cam for his Tea – the Scots version of The Tiger that Came to Tea. The children decided they wanted to make a shopping list of the teegar’s favourite foods as they have been learning all about Scottish food. We had lots of fun discussing the story and practicing our mark making.
Today in the toddler room we have been exploring the Scottish thistle. The children have been using a variety of materials to interpret our national flower. We discussed how the thistle looked and what colours we might need to create our own picture. The children also enjoyed singing some Scottish songs.
In the literacy area today, the children have been practicing their spelling using the magnetic letters. The boys and girls discussed all the different Christmas words that we could think of and tried their hardest to find the letters to some of their favourite words!
The boys and girls decided today that they wanted to create their own life sized Ada Twist. They decided to draw around one of the other children and then using their observations from the pictures in the story they decided which colours they needed to use to decorate her.
Tomorrow we are going to discuss the different characteristics needed to be a Scientist and what type of person the children think Ada Twist would be.
After reading Room on the Broom the children were keen to add objects to our cauldron to make a magic potion. Some of the children collected sticks, leaves and grass from our outdoor playroom to add in. Some of the children drew pictures to put on our cauldron for the wall. They have been exploring various rhyming words and have been making up their own silly spells too.