This week we have had our photos done by Max who has captured some beautiful pictures of your child during play and a class photo. They will be put in a small album and you will be able to order/purchase once they have been developed.
The children have been looking at where food comes from. That the produce is not grown in supermarkets but often grown on farms either on trees or in the ground. They have been interested in looking at the step by step process of making bread, apple juice, yogurt and chocolate, the book ‘lunchbox’ makes the children think about what they are eating and how it’s produced. Daniel and Marcus brought in some interesting books for story time supporting our interests and learning, one book changed when you put it up to light showing the Skelton inside the body or the brain in the skull. The children can also examine X-rays which have been put on the windows to see with the help of light.
We have been looking at the Healthy Eating Pyramid. The children have been identifying healthy and unhealthy foods and cutting them out from Coles magazines. They then stick the foods in the ‘eat less’ ‘eat sometimes’ ‘eat lots’ categories in the triangle diagram. The most popular project has been outlining our bodies on large paper and decorating ourselves/ drawing our own features e.g. eyes, teeth, hair, ribs, bones etc. We have pinned our bodies all over the room for everyone to see.
Structured games continue to be good small group activities. These include ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and ‘Ten Green Bottles’ which support counting/maths and taking turns. We have been experimenting with ‘size’ using babushka dolls and we are now using scales to look at ’heavy’ and ‘light’. Many fine-motor activities such as ‘ladders’ and ‘bone connectors’ have been used to look at length and height. Children are incorporating many maths concepts during play all the time - in a fun creative way!
We have the dentist coming to check all the children’s teeth on the 19th August
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona
Extended Hours Team