The children had a ball today in the forest mostly due to the mud that has been created at our site because of the recent rainfall.
It was great fun going up the slope with the help of a rope and then sliding down. Stephanie enjoyed it too!
The children displayed great teamwork as they helped each other to get up the slippy slide.
Val managed to get down the slope without getting muddy – well done!
Today the children decided to explore weight. They gathered resources and used them to create scales on which they could balance and compare their body weight. The children used lots of mathematical language to describe their findings. Matthew found that he was heavier than a ball and that if he stood in the middle the wood stayed balanced.
Other children decided to add some shampoo to the large outdoor sink. Splashing and watching the water and bubbles flow was great fun. Dominic commented; “this is so much fun”
We have had lots of fun today exploring paint in a different way. We used different sizes of brushes and lots of different colours.
We have also been busy baking fairy cakes. The children used various kitchen utencils and were able to follow the instructions from Angela.
They were yummy!
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!
We had lots of fun today looking at buildings from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China and the Empire State Building. We even managed to make some of our own in the block area. We selected appropriate materials and worked together to create some fantastic buildings.
Today the boys and girls helped Michelle to plant some lovely herbs into our garden.
The planters were filled with soil and then the children showed their green fingered skills.
The children planted; Lavender, Parsley, Lemonbams and a Curry Plant.
Today the children worked hard in the Family Centre Garden. They helped to plant shrubs and tulips.
The children put on rubber gloves and helped to break up the soil. They talked about how the soil was really soft and it had a smell, like potatoes.
Once the shrubs were planted the children said that it looked like a fairy garden. Next week the children are going to help plant some herbs. Kaile said they smell nice.
We have been working together as a team and using our problem solving skills to build a car at the block area. The children have been using measuring tapes to identify how tall their creations were and comparing sizes of various buildings.
“I think it is really tall. I am going to measure it.” – Ellie
“I want to be the driver next. I love to build!”- James.
The children have been using their imagination in the block play area today.
Clara and Amber worked together to build a car with two seats. The pretended to be mummies and fed their babies.
Abbey and Ellie decided to build a tree house for Clare and the Bear. Ellie said, “Clare and the Bear rhyme.”
The children worked together, cooperating well to build the tree house. Clare asked for a window so that she could see out. The children decided that they would build the tree house up to Clare’s head height.
Ellie explained that two blocks going up would be needed and one long block across.
When the structure was complete, Ellie handed Clare a pretend ipad and told her she could keep busy in the tree house.