Reflection 12- WILD EXPOSURE
Xavier from ‘Wild Exposure’ came to visit us today with his pet reptiles and Australian animals. We have been very interested in animals, insects, reptiles and pretty much all living things in our world, so this was the perfect incursion for us! What made it even more special was being able to get so close to the animals... hold them, listen carefully to the noises they make and feel their soft fur, hard bumpy cold scales, or sticky skin. A very interactive ‘hands on’ experience and Xavier the presenter was very informative with lots of factual/general knowledge to share with us. We saw a barn owl, lizard, turtle, frog, snakes and even a crocodile. Many children and adults were very brave letting a large python wrap around there necks…a great photo shot! Take a look at some of the mother’s day and wild exposure photos on display on the pin board.
This was a fantastic incursion, we were almost in tears laughing at some points, and the teachers were very impressed by the children’s relevant and interesting questions and comments.
This week we continue practising our cutting skills and drawing on easels instead of painting which the children introduced last week. Transport has emerged with a car racing track and train set- the children enjoy using the floor not just table top activities. We have been looking at the lifecycle of butterflies and will be doing mirror painting later in the week.
A new adventure began starting with a game ‘who stole the cookie from the cookie jar’, they all wanted to find out the culprit so we brainstormed the different ways we could find out. They children suggested ‘finger prints’ like the ones we did for mother’s day. So we took everyone’s finger print to make sure we could identity everyone- and talked about how people leave there finger prints on things they touch even if they can’t see them. Outside the children continued with the investigation looking for clues e.g. footprints, hairs and clothes. The children enjoy taking on ‘detective work’ so we might find some more clues this week to solve the mystery of who really ate those cookies…….
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona