The morning class began the week engaging in activities based on the literacy focus ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children drew story maps to explain what happens in the story. In PE the children enjoyed taking part in a porridge obstacle race. The children were in 3 teams, each had a pot of oats. They had to tackle each obstacle without spilling any of their porridge on the floor. They also used puppets to re create the story and used our ‘sorting bears’ and duplo to create bear houses.
Towards the end of the week, the children showed a great interest in using bendy tubes in the construction area to make people and robots. To follow on from this, the children made their own robots using different junk modelling materials including bottle tops, foil and large boxes.
The afternoon class have been exploring the five senses this week. On Monday we learnt what the five senses are and began with exploring ‘sight’. we went for a walk around the school to see what different objects we can see our reflection in. We then used water and CD’s to create rainbows. On Tuesday we explored ‘hearing’. We went on a listening walk around the school then played a listening game in PE based on what we had heard on our walk. On Wednesday we learnt about our sense of smell. The children were able to smell different herbs, spices and flowers. They then used excellent descriptive words to describe each different thing. On Thursday we explored the sense of touch. We played a game of ‘What’s in the Box’ and during PE the children had to navigate their way around cones and other obstacles in the hall with their eyes closed and with a partner, only by touching each object. Finally, on Friday we explored the sense of taste. The children were able to taste different fruits which they then described. We also had a recap of what the five different senses are.
Both classes enjoyed celebrating ‘ Shrove Tuesday’ this week. We read the story ‘ The Run Away Pancake’ then the children enjoyed helping to make and eating pancakes!