This week we welcomed Amar back – he has been overseas for all of term 3, so this further stimulated the children’s play in our aeroplane corner, with some wonderful imaginary play, and many interesting discussions about the World, referring to our Maps and our Globe.
Our World table held dolls and figures dressed in different traditional costumes from many different countries, with a picture to refer to identify these.
As a follow on from the children’s names written in different languages, we were very lucky to have Mary’s Mum read the traditional story of ” The Little Gingerbread Man” in Greek – the children are already familiar with the story which contains lots of repetition, so we were able to pick up these repetitions such as “stop, stop” and “run, run, as fast as you can – you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man” in the Greek language. We will continue to do this, with the same story in as many different languages as we can, next week – German and possibly French. If you are able to help us to do this, please let me know – we have many talented Mums and Dads and Grandparents who will be able to do this for us – it is very interesting for the children.
Even though our broccoli, carrots, and broad beans have finished in our vegetable garden, we still have lettuces and cabbages and also our strawberries to care for – so this week we made a Scarecrow to guard our garden. The children helped to make him- dressing the basic frame in a colourful shirt, old jeans, a belt, a scarf, and a hat, we made his head out of a pillow case, and we stuffed his body full of bubble wrap to give him shape. Then we drew on his face – and we had our scarecrow! He needed a name, so the children made lots of different suggestions, and we put them all in a box, and pulled one out – he is now called “Charlie.” We had fun making him, and he looks great.
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.