The Great Easter Bake Off
Mrs Bowen’s Books
Mrs Williams reads ‘Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus’
Mrs Williams reads ‘Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus‘, a book to help children to understand the current situation a little better and to hopefully ease some anxieties.
Google Chrome Music Lab!
Our last week at school together was a bit different to our usual routine but we managed to find an exciting new online music activity to keep the children engaged and interested in creating sound and how it can be changed. You can access this yourselves at home! www.musiclab.chromeexperiments.com Is a brilliant tool to teach children about beat, tone, tempo and pitch. If you want to try a new activity with your children at home during this time, give this a go!
Some recent funky fingers activities including dancing with ribbons, using tweezers to rescue the pasta from the tomato soup, construction with k-nex and popping bubble wrap! We take part in funky fingers activities several times a week to help build up the strength and muscles in our hands so we are ready for holding and using a pen correctly and to make other fine motor activities easier to do.
At the start of March, we turned up the colour in the nursery as the children learned all about the Hindu festival, Holi, the arrival of spring! We served up rainbow spaghetti in the role play pizzeria, made marks in the multicoloured sand, made flower garlands and played with the incredibly satisfying Orbeez! The children also took part in an experiment in which they filled a balloon with paint, blew it up and popped it in a bag along with paper to see what patterns and shapes they could make with the paint.
St David’s Day and World Book Day!
Some of our activities from St David’s Day and World Book Day including painting Dragon Wings with forks, mark making with leeks, making egg cup daffodils, book making, school classroom role play, and messy play with farm animals.
The children thoroughly enjoyed our pancake week and joined in with lots of activities including making pancakes in Mr Wolf’s role play kitchen, using the flour to make chalk paint, create words in the flour with the magnetic letters and sieves, decorate a pancake face with shapes, practise flipping different pancake shapes(and balancing them on our heads!) and of course, making and eating their own pancakes! The children particularly enjoyed the various toppings of syrups and fruit!
SNOW! … Sort of! Even though the sprinkling of snow was short lived, the children still adored playing in the tiny wintery corner of our playground this week! We felt the temperature of the snow, talked about why it melts and used our fingers to make marks in it… Oh and made snow balls too!
This week the children have planted their own cress seeds in a pot that they painted themselves! We will be sending this home with you over half term and would love to see update pictures as your cress sprouts and grows tall ready for yummy cress sandwiches!