The children have all been taking part in lots of farm based activities this week to build on their experience at the farm. A post was published earlier in the week containing photos and information about our trip to Godstone Farm.
The morning children went to the school library to see if they could find any farm related books, they then used these books to draw what happened when they went to the farm and the animals they saw. They have also been developing their fine motor skills making animals and animal enclosures out of playdough, moulding different shapes with their fingers and using scissors to cut small pieces of straw to use as fence posts. The children have been showing a huge interest in counting, outside on the field, the children enjoyed throwing beanbags into tyres and identifying the number on the card inside the tyre.
The afternoon class played an exciting tag style game of ‘sheep herding’ during PE, some of the children were sheep and some sheep dogs. Some of the children showed an interest in writing the animal names which led to decorating letters to look like the animal, i.e decorating the letter ‘P’ to look like a pig. The children have shown a huge interest again in emergency services and enjoyed putting out ‘fires’ in the classroom.
The morning children have really enjoyed playing with construction toys this week so were very excited to see a tray full of diggers, mud and sand where they all engaged and helped each other to build different structures. They have also shown a keen interest in making and using maps so this week some of the children had the opportunity to go on a hunt for some of the Nurserys’ toys which a naughty bear had hidden on the field! Sports Day is fast approaching and the children are continuing to practice and work hard to try and win the races.
The afternoon children have had fun watching volcanos and talking about what happens when a volcano erupts. There has been an increased interest in puppets and puppet shows so the children created their own puppets and made their own stories which they acted out. The children have also been showing off their literacy skills on a letter phonic hunt searching for different items beginning with different phonic sounds.