We are all going on a summer holiday
We have made start on our new topic for this final half term of the school year 'We 're all going on a summer holiday.'
We have been busy making things to go in our new role play area, we are selling ice creams of all different types.
We have talked about the things we might do on a holiday at the seaside and swimming and sunbathing are very popular.
Beach ball fun
We have had fun with beach balls this week. Outside we played throwing and catching games, the more we played, the better we got!
Inside, we had a go at colour mixing to paint a multi coloured beach ball.
Numbered sea shells
To help us to recognise numbers this week, we looked at numbered sea shells and tried hard to put them in order, We found number 1 to start and then continued, what comes next? 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10...
Paper plate suns
Look at our paper plate suns. We used scissors to snip strips of paper to represent the suns rays and then continued to use our fine motor skills to collage the centre of the plate in warm sun-like colours.
Our sandcastle art gave us the chance to talk about beaches and use different collage materials to create a beautiful picture. We used coloured sand to decorate the sandcastles.
This week we made father's day cards to give to our daddy's on Sunday. We each chose a medal template and decorated it, writing a message inside.
We have been counting shells. "I have 10 shells, how many have you got?" "Who has got the most?" "Put 1 more shell in the bucket, how many now?"
Anyone for ice cream? We have delicious ice cream sundaes, ice lollies and tubs of ice cream for sale in our ice cream parlour.
This week we had our ice cream parties as a special treat for great attendance.
We drew pictures to design our own sandcastles, adding flags, pebbles and shells to decorate them. Then we use our hands to mould and shape the damp sand to create our own sandcastles.
This week we have enjoyed the story 'Rainbow Fish,' so many of our activities have been about fish. We looked at different fish that live in the ocean and looked at other creatures that live in the sea.
Look at some of our fabulous hand-print fish pictures, they are lovely and colourful, just like some of the fish that live down at the bottom of the deep blue sea.
We have had lots of fun outside this week.
Some were being musical, playing the chime bars and singing,. Others were looking for pea pods that are ready to be picked and enjoying the round juicy peas inside. There was lots of climbing and jumping with some fabulous landings, as well as lots of imaginative play - on the camp fires the boys were cooking burgers and toasting marshmallows.
We used 2D shapes - circles, triangles, squares and rectangles to make a boat picture. Can you name the shapes?
Catching fish - fine motor skills
We used tweezers to catch fish and put them in the net, this helps to develop a good grip so that we can hold pencils well and draw and write. We also did some great counting and found numbers to match the number of fish.
Boat building - team work
We worked together to make a big boat and then set of on an adventure - we paddled away!
We looked at pictures of different boats which float on water and made our own. When we had finished, we took them to sail in the water tray and raced them with our friends.
Scissor skills - Can you cut out sails for the boat?
We talked about Jelly fish, where we find them and what they might do, be careful, they sting!
We used paper plates and decorated them to make our own jelly fish, adding long strips of crepe paper to make tentacles.
This week we invited our parents into school to help us to make a sandcastle. We were practising our scissor skills. Thank you all for coming!
Making rock pool creatures
We listened to the story 'Sharing a shell' and made a rock pool picture. First we cut out the 3 characters from the story, Crab, Blob the anemone and Brush the bristleworm and stuck them in the pool. Then, we cut out the large shell and stuck it with sticky tape so that we could lift it up to see the 3 sharing a shell.