We’ve had a wonderful first week back and it’s been full of fun activities and play. For our first week back we have been learning all about Mini Beasts. We have had lots of sensory play with mini beasts hidden in foam, oats, water and even some muddy spaghetti worms! We have been on some bug hunts to see what creatures we can find as well as making our own bug hotel and moving around the garden like different creatures. In our art area we have been busy making bug masks, bug puppets and using dough to make the wings, legs and arms for different mini beasts. We have looked at different habitats that mini beasts live in and learned about some life cycles of some small creatures.
The younger children have been busy doing lots of dancing and action songs this week, developing their attention and listening skills as well as having lots of fun! They have also been enjoying the attention bucket and some small group games.
The older children have spent time together matching animal shadows to the corresponding animal picture, recognising mini beasts from their description and practicing our mark making and pencil control to draw different shapes and patterns. We have also been across to the school field to do some PE and use the larger climbing and balancing equipment.
Next week we are learning more about Knights and Dragons to link in with the celebration of St. George’s day on 23rd April. We will be creating our own castles, become helpful knights, design our own shields and much more!
We are finalising our curriculum and will be letting you know next week how we plan to move forward in our final term. The main focus this term will be supporting all children in the Prime areas, communication and language, personal social and emotional and physical development. We will also be supporting children in preparation for their adventure into big school in September!