The children were playing with the train set in the garden when one of the boys exclaimed that he had been on a train from Glasgow to London Euston and he was the engine. Other children joined on the train as carriages and travelled round the garden but they wanted to make their train journey more realistic. “We want a tunnel!” We all planned how we could make a tunnel from the new tyres that had just arrived in the garden. Val and Jaweria got to work digging the tyres into the garden to make our lovely new tunnel feature and off went the train again. All aboard!
The children have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk and constructing their own beanstalk with the building blocks. They have been exploring numbers on the leaves of the beanstalk and are beginning to understand that they represent quantities. They are also beginning to recognise the numbers and sort them in order .
“The giant climbed to top”
“Fee Fi Fo Fum”
“I can make 10 blocks“
Today we have been buliding a volcano from recycled materials to make a small world for our dinsosaurs. The children discussed what the dinosaurs might like in their world and they decided on a volcano and some plants. We used the promethean board to find out more information on volcanoes and what they look like so we could make our own. We used a plastic bottle and some old newspapers to cover it. Once it is dry we are going to paint it.
Watch out for the finished product!