We have spent most of the week trying to stay cool (ice pops each afternoon have definitely helped), but that has not stopped us from learning!
During our HeartSmart session, we learned that keeping going often brings reward. We read the story 'We're Going on a bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and pretended that we were the children from the story. As we got to different obstacles within the story (grass, mud, etc...) we mimed getting ready to face the obstacle and mimed going through it. At the end of the activity we discussed that if we had stopped at the mud or the grass we would have missed the fun of finding the bear.We talked about that even though it is tricky, there is always a way through the different obstacles.
Boris says. "There is always a way to keep going".
So let us run the race that is before and never give up. Hebrews 12:1
For our physical development, we have been running in races in preparation for our Sports Day. We are very excited for families to come and watch us on Wednesday 6th July.
To support our communication and language development, we have continued to explore the foods that the Hungry Caterpillar ate and have completed activities to support our sequencing of the foods he ate. We have posted foods into the Hungry Caterpillars mouth, naming each food along with the amount he ate and we sorted foods into the correct days of the week.
During our literacy sessions, we have continued to use our talk for writing actions to help us recall and retell the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. To support our writing development, we have created a shopping list of the foods he ate. Our older children have continued to focus on developing the letter formation and the letters m a s d & t. Keep up the good work!
Pattern has been the focus of our mathematics sessions this week. We looked at some photographs of different caterpillars and discussed how they looked. We noticed spots, lines and splodges. We observed that some of these patterns repeated themselves. We then created our own repeated pattern caterpillar.
In our understand the world development, we have continued to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and have observed our caterpillars daily and have completed Week 2 of our caterpillar diary. Here are some of our observations "They are really big and spiky" "They've grown so big, its cos they've eaten lots of food" "They will spin a cocoon soon".
In our expressive arts and design development, we have been finishing our butterfly craft and have begun to create our own hungry caterpillar using a toilet roll tube. We have enjoyed singing nursery rhymes each day and have continued to learn the rhyme 'There's a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf'.
During our free play, we have role played for fire fighters, explored colour mixing, enjoyed keeping cool in the water play, played shops and even been to the seaside. What great imaginations we all have!
Next week, we are looking forward to celebrating 200 years of our wonderful school. I look forward to seeing you all dressed as Victorians on Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend my Preschool stars