The children decided that the train area needed fixing and set to work in the rain. When the sun came out the children thought that the little house and contents needed a spring clean so we got a big bucket of bubbly water some brushes and they scrubbed it clean! Well it's a little cleaner because after that they decided to paint the house using water and chalk and then cleaned that off too!
I think they liked spring cleaning! Great physical development activities in action.
You may have noticed that we had the builders in this week to extend the Rabbit outdoor learning area. It was all very exciting and the children went outside to be builders. We had sand, sorry cement! as I was told, all over the place as they were building walls and digging holes.
Also don't forget to bring in project number 2 on Wednesday 31st January. I can't wait to see them!
How do you make your fish move move without touching it and how do you keep a feather in the air?
With wind power! A lot of huff and puff and a lot of fun too! The children have been thinking about wind as force.
We watched a video clip of a hot air balloon. The clip was from inside the basket looking down to the land. The children were able to experience being in a hot air balloon from the safety of the ground. It was very high!!
The children then watched a story about Kipper and Arnold who go on different imaginary adventures using balloons.
The children were amazing and came up with some fantastic places to visit including dinosaur land, the moon, flower land and my favourite marshmallow land with chocolate flowers!!
We have been ordering elephants to 20 and finding the missing elephant. We have ordered the numicon to 10 and then looked at different ways of making 4 and 5 using the numicon. We have also used the double sided counters to make 4 and 5 in different ways.
We have also been looking at shape and talked about different 2D and 3D shapes. What a busy week!
Happy New Year to you all!
Rabbits have made a brilliant start to 2018 as you can see by looking at our bucket display. We use the buckets to help us learn and grow both academically and socially.
Rabbits have worked hard on their listening and concentrations skills. Everyone starts in the good green bucket but with hard work and effort they can fill their buckets and move up into silver then gold.
I am very proud of all the Rabbits! A special mention to James who has managed to get himself onto the golden handle, a very prestigious place!
It was lovely to see so many grandparents this week. Look at the fun we had.