From caterpillar to butterfly. Ducklings have watched 5 caterpillars grow in size, go into cocoons and become beautiful butterflies. They really enjoyed watching this process and we have now released them into the wild.
Our trip out to Asda cafe and Pets at Home. Ducklings had an amazing time on our walk to Asda. In the cafe we enjoyed a drink and some toast. We then went to Pets at Home and looked at all the different animals.
We looked at healthy and unhealthy foods. We made fruit kebabs and the children explored the different textures and tastes.
5 little monkies jumping on the bed! What amazing work you hav done ! You acted out the full number rhyme using the monkies and a bed.
Looking at our emotions. We explored happy, sad, excited, hungry and angry. You all worked so hard and did fantastic!
Wow, what amazing maths work! You found all the correct numerals.
Gardening... we went outside and tidied the gardening area. We then planted some seeds.
Finding the letters in their names. Amazing work, you could find and match the correct letters in your name. We then added extra letter to see if you could identify the correct one and you did, brilliant.
Wow, the little fella did some amazing work today. He put animals into their correct habitats. He sorted out animals into those that lived at the farm, zoo and under the water. He then extended it himself and thought about the animals that would live at our homes as pets.
Ducklings like to explore playdough. We made our own and added colour and the smell peppermint. You all took turns to add ingrediants, stir the mixture and kneed it, amazing team work! When it was ready we got the animals from 'Dear Zoo' and looked at the footprints they made in the playdough.
Sensory exploration- Slime! You liked investigating the consistency of slime and seeing hw far it would stretch.
World Book Day... Wow Ducklings,you all looked amazing in your outfits and enjoyed dressing up throughoout the day. We had a very busy day, we had visits from Kingfihers and Hedgehogs and we went to visit Butterflies, Hedgehogs and Kingfishers. We all enjoyed showing the other classes our animal songs and we explored circus activities and acted out 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt!.
Shrove Tuesday! Today we ate pancakes. We used a microwave to heat the pancakes up and all made choices of our favourite toppings. The children all enjoyed trying to flip the pancakes.
For St David's Day we investigated Daffodils using all of our senses. We then decorated daffodils thinking about what colours to use using our observational skills. In the afternoon we decorated biscuits to look like the Welsh Dargon.
Outdoor mark making... Ducklings have enjoyed the lovely weather this week and we have explored mark making. We have used paint brushess and water on the shed.
This little fella is doing amazing using PECS to communicate what he wants. He is using it confidently at snack time and is chosing between activities in continuous provision, brilliant!
Winter week. We had such fun during winter week and it even snowed! We looked at what clothes to wear in winter, looked at patterns and matched hats, scarfs and golves. We investigated ice, colour mixing and thought about how it felt and went to play in the snow.
Gymnastics fun! The children have really enjoyed gymnastics and like climbing, balancing and jumping.
The Three Little Pigs.... In Ducklings we are focusing on traditional tales. We had lots of fun building houses using construciton and investigating the textures of straw, sticks and bricks. We made collages and re-enacted the story.
We're going on a bear hunt.... We're going to catch a big one! What a beautiful day... We're not scared.... The children have really enjoyed exploring this story and show anticipation and show awareness of the structure of the story. All the children enjoyed using the props to recreate the story.
Bonfire night.... looking at objects that glow in the dark
Autumn exploration! The children have been very interested in theseasonal changes. They have explored leaves, conkers and autumn vegetables using their senses.
Wishy washy, wishy washy wash those dirty animals.... This week we are focusing on farm animals. We have explored Mrs Wishy Washy books and we are singing 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'. We all cleaned the animals as they got into the mud!
This little man normally likes to observe painting activities. Today we decorated harvest boxes and you came over and picked up a paint brush. You then made lots of lovely marks and then started to make your own choices of what colours you wanted. Independently you poured the paint into a tray. You then explored the paint further and decided to make handprints too.
Making marks with cars...
Shaving foam AND paint! We added paint to the shaving foam this week to explore mxing colours.
"I'm building a house" Wow, what wonderful work! You built a house for your tractor to sleep in. You thought carefully about what was needed. You had a floor, 4 walls and a roof.
Shaving foam fun! The children loved this sensory activity.... they explored the texture and watched the marks they made. One little man liked to watch the shavng foam float down to the floor. We will continue to explore different sensory activities.
Exploring paint... the children have really enjoyed printing with different materials, especially their hands! The children demonstrated wonderful concentration and remained on task for a long period of time. Fantastic!
Our First Week! The children have explored the classroom both indoors and outdoors.