It has been lovely to welcome you all back in Preschool this week.
For our personal, social and emotional development we have continued to be Heartsmart with Boris. Boris has helped us to express different feelings and explore emotions. We sang "If you're happy and you know it.." and changed the words to demonstrate different emotions. We then used play dough to to create different emotions on Boris' face and then discussed what makes us feel that way. Boris remind us that our feelings start in our hearts. When our hearts are happy and full of love, we will be happy and full of love too.
We have continued to develop our listening skills as part of our communication and language development. We created listening ears and enjoyed many listening walks on the school grounds. We heard "Children", "Cars", "The church clock", "An aeroplane" and our most exciting noise came from the field.... "A combine harvester!" Great listening Preschool.
Within our physical development we have been busy enhancing our fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination. We have thread different coloured pasta on string to make an autumn necklace, used sticks to make marks in sand, used scissors to cut straws and enjoyed dough disco sessions with Libby. We have also taken part in Cosmic Kids yoga.
We have continued to share the story 'The Little Red Hen' as part of our literacy development. Now that we are more familiar with the story we are beginning to join in with familiar phrases and repeated refrains. It was lovely to observe the children using props to support the retelling of the story within their free play. We have also been creating marks on leaves, we used chalk pens to trace the veins of the leaves.
This week in our mathematics development we have been introduced to Numberblocks and the number 1. We watched a short clip on Cbeebies, in the episode we meet 'One' who discovers one wonderful world of numerous single things that appear e.g. 'One' sun, 'One' smile. We then hunted to find our own 'one' objects and created our own 'one' display.
We explored clay for our expressive arts and design development, we manipulated the clay to create a hedgehog body and then created a spiky texture on his back using wooden match sticks.
Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you dressed as pumpkins next week,