Week commencing: 5th February 2018
We have been exploring the concept of floating and sinking. The children looked for objects in the playroom and had to guess what they would do when they put them in water.
On Wednesday afternoon we went for a walk to the park as the weather was so lovely. The children explored the play equipment. They learnt about taking risks and learning to balance and work with each other.
Later in the week the children had great fun making monsters and creatures using clay and various materials such as lollypop sticks, googly eyes and coloured feathers.
We have also been on the bikes and tricycles in the hall, learning about spacial awareness and having fun.
The children had an amazing time at Forest School this week. When we first arrived, the children saw a tractor and large bonfire in the farmers field. They were interested in watching the smoke as it rose into the air. We talked about whether we could see the flames and how we can keep safe around fires. The children then extended this learning by deciding to be firefighters and ran around making the noise of a fire engine putting out fires with their hoses.
We also went to a ‘bear hunt’, walking through swishy swashy grass and thick gloopy mud. The children were really excited to find the bear fast asleep in his cave. Some of the children went on to give him hot chocolate and a biscuit in case he got hungry.
A couple of children commented on finding ice in a log. We talked about why it hadn’t melted and what makes ice melt.
We would like to say a big thank you to the parents who supported us on our walk to and from Forest School this week.
Would you like to see what we do and the fun we have out in the fresh air? Maybe you would like to offer your help walking the children down to Forest School or back. Maybe you would like to stay for a Forest School session? Please speak to a member of staff for more details.