Week Beginning 19th September 2011
We observed the children in the hospital role play in the K1 garden last week. The children were highly engaged in their learning. Our song ‘Miss Polly had a Dolly’ could be heard all over K1! As adults, we joined in with the play when invited. We wanted the children to view our role as interactive and not interference! We became receptionists, patients, doctors and nurses, when requested, alongside the children. Watching their free play, we are going to continue to build on these experiences so that the learning can continue to be supported and extended. A new K1 hospital opens in the K1 shared area this week. We will be introducing new vocabulary, modeling language and helping the children to develop communication skills as they take part in the learning experiences. It will involve much talking and listening.
Take a look at all of the busy K1 Doctors!
I am working out the doctor's bill.
Children’s play reflects their wide ranging and varied interests. In K1 we continue to learn through play in a rich and varied environment. In K1, the children have time and space to concentrate on activities of their own choosing. They may choose to work alone or alongside others as they develop their own interests.
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you have left us on the Blog! We hope you enjoy sharing this week's pictures with your family.
Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess
"Happy Birthday to you!"
Making birthday cakes - " I can't wait to try one!"
A birthday party in the soft play area with my friends.
Exploring the Pirate ship.
I can sleep like a Princess in the water!
"The shark is coming!"
"Slippery, slimy, oozy, this is so much fun!"
The shaving foam has turned green.
Week beginning 12th Sept 2011
There are numbers, numbers, everywhere! Through a range of activities, the children will continue to become familiar with numbers and begin to recognise them in a variety of contexts. They will be able to find them in our learning environment and see them displayed in our classrooms and around our campus. How many numbers can your children spot at home? Can they recognise them on your mobile telephone or as you enter a lift? Have your children noticed numbers on car registration plates? Happy hunting, as you look for numbers in the environment with your children!
Below is the rhyme we focussed on last week. You can also share the short clip at the end of this page with your child to sing along to the number song.
‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I caught a fish alive’
Once I caught a fish alive,
Then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right!
We hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend. This week K1 will continue to be a hive of activity as our exciting ‘learning journeys’ continue!
Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess
1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a fish alive.
1 2 3 4 5 Once I caught a snake alive.
This is the way we wash our face, early in the morning.
"I can blow bubbles in the water!"
Working together to make a water slide.
"I can bath my baby just like my mummy does to my baby sister."
" I can match shapes."
" I can use paint to write numbers."
"I am making a Birthday card for my friend."
" We are making a pink pattern."
Week beginning 5th September 2011
Counting Rhymes are very much enjoyed by the children this week. They encourage them to use number names spontaneously! They are also able to count using concrete objects. The children have been introduced to the ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs' number rhyme and have enjoyed exploring the life cycle of tadploes and frogs with first hand experiences.
We have enjoyed sharing the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. Through interactive and multi- sensory learning experiences, the children have become fully engaged with the story and have loved retelling it in the garden and in our swimming pool.
We hope you enjoy sharing these pictures with your friends and family.
Mrs.Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess
How many speckled frogs are on the log?
I am counting beads for my shaker.
Squishy, Squashy, Squishy, Squashy!
I can make my body into a very wide shape!
I can make my body into a tall shape!
We play games as part of a group.
I can make a Birthday cake!
The polar animals come from a cold place.
"The dinosaurs have had an accident!"
Will it stick to the magnet?
"We're going on a Bear Hunt!" "Do you like my bear?" "He is hiding in the cave!"
Painting my hand to make a print on my picture.
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Sharing a book is always special!