This week the children have been engaged in the following activities in their focused learning activities.
Communication and Language
Songs and rhymes based around colours have been enjoyed, What’s your favourite colour? Is a delightful song and the children have enjoyed adding their own colour and object to sing about.
The rainbow game has engaged the children in collecting items representing the 7 colours of the rainbow. Using their numeracy skills the children have talked about the quantity of objects collected before comparing this with their peers.
Expressive Art and Design
Elmer the Elephant has been the focus of the activity this week. Children were provided with an outline of Elmer and then provided with a choice of colourful tissue papers. Scissors were provided to challenge children to cut out their own colour squares, whilst coloured squares were available for those who still find cutting a little tricky. We saw many colourful patchwork elephants in nursery this week.
Understanding the World
The bubble lamp in our sensory room provided the focus as the children watched the water changing colour. ” How and why does the water change colour ?” was presented as a challenge.
The children were then provided with torches to experiment with, only a white light could be created. A selection of colour paddles and coloured cellophane were then made available for the children to experiment with. Great excitement was had as the children worked out how to create coloured light!
Literacy and Mark Making
Children have been encouraged to use cursive writing to scribe colour names either independently or with some support.
The use of the CD player, cameras and iPads have given the children the opportunity to learn new skills or to develop confidence in independently using the equipment.
Outing to Birdworld
A reminder that next Friday we are off to Birdworld and a packed lunch is required. There are still some availability for any parent who would like to accompany us and help with outing. Parents will meet us at Birdworld at about 10 am, parents are welcome to take their son or daughter directly home from Birdworld if it is more convenient.