This week in the discovery area we have shown a great interest in Sea life creatures! GH came into nursery on Monday morning and was sharing with her friends that at the weekend she had been at Deep Sea World where she had seen lots of sharks and fish! She brought a few small sea creatures in to show us. We put them in a tuff tray to explore them further.
The boys and girls agreed together that the sea animals needed blue sea, sand and shells so we added this to our small world along with some stories.
While exploring some of the children took interest in the shape and patterns on the shells so we set up some paint and paper to explore these patterns further.
Later in the week CM asked me “how many legs does a squid have?” So we printed some pictures of different sea creatures and counted how many legs, tentacles and fins they had.
In the garden we did some printing using Broccoli, Lettuce and cauliflower. The boys and girls were painting the trees in the garden using the various vegetables.🌲🥦🥬. The children selected the colours of paint we had to use for trees which was brown for the trunk and green for the leaves.🌲
Malleable area-Week commencing 12th July 2021😁
We have been exploring texture this week. The children chose to add glitter and rice to their play dough and we discussed how different this made the dough feel!🤩‘It’s bumpy, it’s rough, it feels funny!’😁
To link with our Sports Week we made medals using play dough. We talked about the circle shape and what we could use to make a circle in the dough. There was some fantastic shape knowledge on show!👏👏
On Wednesday we decided to make gloop using corn flour and water.💧💧We had a really good think about how we make it look and feel different. There were some brilliant suggestions such as adding blue paint, rice and lolly sticks! Sticky, gloopy FUN!😃🙌
On Thursday we became Chefs in our very own Oakburn Bakery! We made shortbread medals.😋😋😋Lots of learning opportunities here, from measuring to counting, turn taking and sharing and of course developing those all important fine motor skills as we rolled out the mixture. Our shortbread tasted YUMMY!🥰
What a fun filled week jam packed with learning experiences!⭐️
This week we have been investigating different sizes and amount – Short, long, small and big. We used measuring tapes, rulers, uses and boxes to measure the different sizes off dinosaurs.
The children had been so excited about the BBQ, that we continued to explore fire in the expressive area. The children painted a fire on a tuff tray, and discussed how to keep ourselves safe around a fire. The children made their own fire extinguishers, filled them up water, then sprayed out the fire! One child said “we’ve got to stand back” and “we’re gonna use it to spray the fire out”. There was lots of lovely sharing between the children as they took turns with the extinguishers. The children agreed that its best to leave putting out real fires to the nursery staff and fire fighters.
🇺🇸Welcome to America week🇺🇸Week commencing 5/7/21🇺🇸
We have been exploring the colours of the American flag, red, white and blue. We used these colours in our play dough mixture and discovered that blue and red make purple and red and white make pink!💕
On Wednesday Stephanie was our fabulous BBQ Chef!👩🏻🍳The children were so excited 🍔🌭We thought it would be a good idea to make the play dough orange and yellow to match the colour of the flames of the fire.🔥What a brilliant suggestion! We added glitter to the dough for some extra special sparkle!
The water tray looked very inviting as it was filled with shaving foam and red, white and blue glitter.💦💧💦We used paintbrushes, lolly sticks and sponges to mark make and create patterns and shapes!🟡🟦🔻🔶♥️ We also froze Lego in ice and developed our fine motor skills by using tweezers to try to get the Lego out of the ice blocks! It was tricky!😁
On Thursday we held our Disney character day! We coloured white rice blue and red using paint and Disney characters were hidden in amongst the rice for the children to find👀
Friday was Crazy hair day!🤪We made red, white and blue glittery play dough and the children made crazy hair designs on silly face templates!😃