We continue to be busy with the children working together to follow through their ideas for play, both indoors and outdoors.
We have continued our interest in what lives in the sea and what we can find on the seashore. We have looked at some beautiful photographs of different sea creatures, including sea horses, sea stars (or star fish as they are often called), sharks, stingrays, coral, puffer fish, shells, jellyfish and more. The children have been very interested in these photos and have remembered the facts learnt These photos will be put up on display on our wall for the children to talk about with each other.
As the weather has been hot, we have been having water play in many forms – water in the sand pit, water painting outside, a water trough with a variety of different things in the water, water and gravel mixed under our shady tree for cooking and mixing and measuring. We have also had an activity set up using large blocks of ice, and some animal figures that live in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. It has been a fun way to cool down, and we have also discussed about these creatures and their habitat.
On Friday, we were excited to have the Museum visit us with their Fossils and Dinosaur Bones- Alice the Presenter gave the children lots of interesting facts about the things she had brought to show them. She showed the children, using pictures to tell the story, how a Dinosaur that died , gradually became fossilised. Palaeontologists find these bones and take them back to the Museum and put the bones together again for us to see and learn about. She also showed the children a number of fossils explaining what they were We measured ourselves against the huge bones and the skull of a Tarbosaurus (similar to a T-Rex but smaller – they were huge! It was a great morning!
What will happen next week?
Group A Educators – Margot, Ann and Lisa.