Blog

  • 19
    Jan

    Under the sea

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    After looking at the Artic and Antarctic we have now moved on to 'Under the sea' We have changed our role play to a mermaid's paradise. We have set up a construction for the children with the challenge of having a go at building shipwrecks, ships, caves, homes and animals and a creative area full of lots of under the sea creatures to make. The children have enjoyed exploring the new areas and activities set up relating to our topic.
  • 18
    Jan

    The Northern Lights

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have been talking about the Antarctic and Artic. Today we spoke about the Northern lights, where it happens and what happens. After the children made their own pictures, they used shaving foam and paint. They had to use a small stick to mix the paint together and create the colours and patterns of their own Northern Lights. Once they made their pattern they then printed their paper onto the shaving foam and added a bit of glitter to make them sparkle.
  • 17
    Jan

    Snow spirals

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    The children used a paper plate to make their own 'snow spirals' They carefully added on brightly coloured tissue paper and glitter to make them sparkle.
  • 12
    Jan

    Spider webs

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Today we have been making icy spider webs. During our frosty walk on the field the children noticed the icy spider webs on the floor, on the trees and climbing frames. They were fascinated by them and enjoyed looking closely to see if they could see the spiders! So we decided to make our own webs, We used a glitter and glue to create a spider web over the picture of a gate. When finished we hung them up to see if they glistened like the ones on the field.
  • 10
    Jan

    How to melt ice?

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    This week in small groups we will be looking at different ways to melt our ice and rescue our poor winter animals who are stuck. The children will have a range of tools to see which one works and which option is quicker. They will be using warm water, rolling pins and cloths. The children will be discussing what happens to the ice and why it melts. Today's group found out that the rolling pins worked quicker to rescue the animals from the ice!
  • 06
    Jan

    Building a Igloo

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have been enjoying building with our large blocks to make houses. This time we had a go at making our own Igloo. The children looked at pictures to see what they look like and what they needed. Working together the children carefully placed the bricks to make a 'Igloo wall' They added our winter animals and even created a fire to keep everyone warm inside.
  • 05
    Jan

    Artic role play

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    The children have been exploring our new role play area. They having been using their imaginations to create their own stories and ideas. The children used the props inside their role play to make hot chocolate for themselves and the animals who live there. They have also been looking through stories to see what animals they might find in the Artic and what their homes will look like.
  • 03
    Jan

    Topic - Artic

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    This term we are focusing on under the sea. We are starting this week with looking at the Artic, what the weather is like, who lives there, and why it is different to where we live. The children will take part in a range of activities and will have a new role play (A artic cave) to play in.
  • 15
    Dec

    Writing letters

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Writing letters has been a great way to work on our pencil grip and control. The children used bright colours to write a letter to someone. They used marks to explain what they had wrote and drew pictures next to it. The children decided they wanted to write a letter to Father Christmas and challenged themselves to have a go at writing their own name at the bottom with and without adult guidance so he knew who it was from!
  • 13
    Dec

    Shapes

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have been exploring different ways to make shapes. This week we used salt and flour in a tuff tray and by using our fingers we had a go at drawing 2d shapes. The children were able to name and identify the shapes, square, circle, rectangle and star. Some even took on the challenge of creating harder shapes.