4th and 5th January
It has been lovely to see the children again and they were very excited to tell us about their Christmas. We welcomed our January intake of children into the setting.
As it has been very cold just recently we decided to start the term off by looking at winter. We have painted pictures of snowmen and talked about ice.
This week we have continued with our mini topic on Winter. We listened to the story Owl's Winter Rescue and talked about what happened. We even suggested ideas. We have decorated our snowmen now that they are dry with lots of different things. In maths we helped penguin by problem solving how many ice cubes he needed to re-build his house. During PE we learnt how to use the hockey sticks. Our new friends went in the hall for the first time and played circle and parachute games. We have been counting in mental maths and have recapped on our phonic songs s,a,t,i in phonics. Phew what a busy week!
This week we have been very busy. We started our new topic off with Old MacDino Had a Farm. We looked at the front cover and decided what was going to happen in the story. We have built dinosaurs out of construction materials, described dinosaurs and even made triangle dinosaurs. In mental maths and phonics we have been learning new sounds and numbers. Another fun packed week.
This week we have continued our topic on dinosaurs by painting our own dinosaurs, playing a dinosaur game, made playdough dinosaurs. We have had phonics and mental maths time as well as PE in the hall. On Wednesday we showed our visitors how well we all play and learn together and the teachers were very proud of us.
Our final week on dinosaurs has been full of eggstra fun!
We have looked for numbers in the environment, learnt ball skills in PE, played a dinosaur egg game, painted eggs, added various textures to our eggs, made cakes which were dairy free. We also discovered where dinosaurs liked to lay their eggs.
Tuesday 6th February was Internet safety day. Smartie the penguin taught us the right thing to do.
12th - 16th February
What a fantastic week we have had celebrating the Chinese New Year.
On Monday we showed the teachers in school how good we are at talking about pictures in books, we also had the Chinese New Year Story. On Tuesday we practised our Chinese Dragon Dance. On Wednesday we made paper plate dogs, On Thursday we played a dice game where we had to put the correct amount of spots on a dog and on Friday we had our dragon dance where we scared the school and a Chinese Banquet.
We also talked bout China being a different Country, how they celebrated Chinese New Year and learnt how to say Happy New Year in Chinese
Kung Hey Fat Choy