In the past few weeks, we have been teaching the children all about growth. They have been planting different seeds and placing them in the sun and watered them daily. They have had the opportunity to watch as the plants have been sprouting into flowers and vegetables in the hope of being able to try our own home grown produce.
This year for Chinese New Year, the children in Class 1 have been playing in coloured rice, they have been making and decorating Chinese Lanterns and Chinese New Year cards. Class 1 have celebrated Chinese New Year by dressing in clothes the colour red or party clothes and dancing to Chinese music. They watched a Chinese dance and listened to a song by one of our parents as well as trying some Chinese food.
This year for Children In Need 2021, we dressed in our pyjama's and had our face painted to raise money for charity.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This week the children have been exploring the story, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.' They are showing a significant interest in the story and in retelling the story events.
The children will be reading the story, exploring with different medias to retell the book in small world form, and trying different fruits which are in the story.
For this activity, children will learn:
- To try new food textures and tastes.
- To share experiences.
- The effects of activity on their bodies.
- Join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events in rhymes and stories.
- Maintain attention and develop listening skills.
- Develop a love of reading and literacy skills.
- To suggest how a story might end.
The Animal Boogie
The children in class one have a significant interest in animals and sensory play activities. This week we have focused this with the animal boogie book and song, and used puppets to support understanding of the animals that feature throughout the story.
Children have explored paint and printing, danced and sang to the book, and explored with different ways of moving. This has helped children settle into preschool, experiment with different ways of moving, learn new animals and the sounds they make, improved listening and attention skills, and allowed children to develop their imaginative play skills.