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!
We have been enjoying the weather and making the most of it by playing outside! We made some lovely yellow gloop today which helped us to explore our senses. It also developed our language through describing the texture of the gloop , “Sticky, slimy, cold, soft slippery”. We have also enjoyed having a picnic in the garden with our friends and develop our physical skills by playing on the bikes.
The children have been observing the life cycle of a butterfly over the last couple weeks and today it was time to set them free. Some of the boys and girls gathered in the garden to watch the butterflies fly away and Bradley named one “Bertie” and another one “Fertie”.
“They need to fly in the fresh air” said Harris.
“They might fly to a different country” said Matthew.