Wow, we’ve made it to the last week of term one already! We are so pleased with how the children have changed and developed over the term and cannot wait for term two and the learning it will bring.
As Easter is coming up, we have been creating Easter cards for the children to take home to their families. This has been an opportunity for the children to discuss their knowledge of Easter (if any) and what they will be doing during the break. We chose to firstly use cotton wool balls and then egg halves to print onto the paper. Both of these worked on the children’s developing fine motor skills along with encouraging their creativity. The children in this group seem to respond well to a set art task, though we do try to encourage them to use their imagination to create unique art pieces. They could also stick pom poms and feathers on the cards to represent the chickens and rabbits that are commonly associated with Easter. In our mat time discussion, we largely focussed on these aspects of Easter; rabbits, chickens and spending time with family.
During mat time, the children gladly shared where they were going on their Easter break, if anywhere. This tied in well with our discussions of other countries in the world. We had a map and atlas set up in the room with magnifying glasses and flags on it so the children were able to “look up” countries which they may visit or know. This led to many interesting discussions about other children living in these countries and different languages that people speak.
Best wishes for a safe and happy Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all again in Term Two!
Jess and Fiona