Week beginning 16th January 2012
Last week, we highlighted the sense of smell. The children were able to talk about ‘noses’ and how they could use them to smell as well as breathe. Intrigued by the pots covered with tissue, some of the children happily took a risk and smelt them to see if they could identify what was inside. Cocoa powder was a favourite, whereas the pot containing onion was not and when the pot was passed around, some of the children’s expressions changed! It was not a smell they liked. This was a very language rich activity with the children beginning to hear and use new vocabulary. Next time your child peels an orange or a tangerine, encourage them to think about the smell and how they would describe it. Meal times are the perfect opportunity to talk about the smells around us. The smell of chocolate cookies coming from the Foundation Stage kitchen was wonderful. The children of K1R had been busy baking! Cooking in K1 is a fantastic learning experience that includes all of our six areas of learning.
We hope you enjoy our pictures!
Mrs.Sarah, Mrs.Judith and Miss Jess
Making chocolate chip cookies!
Serving Grannie and Grandpa spring rolls.
Celebrating Chinese New Year.
Celebrating Chinese new year!
We worked together to finish the jigsaw!
We made a pattern using the links!
I raced my cars to see which number they landed on.
I can run fast in the gym!
I can jump up high!
Playing at the pool.
I can jump on the numbers.
My Daddy is this big!
Chinese New Year
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Nursery and K1 ‘Chinese New Year Open Morning’ last Friday; thank you for coming. The children were delighted to be able to share our learning environment with you. It was a very special atmosphere, with animated and enthusiastic children and adults participating in a variety of learning experiences.
Please take a look at our photos below.
Mrs. Sarah, Mrs.Judith and Miss Jess
Week Beginning 9th January 2012
What a magnificent first week back it was after the Christmas break. The children were delighted to be back with their friends and very quickly continued with daily routines and showed a very positive attitude towards their learning. In K1, we are raising the children’s awareness of their senses, last week, we focused on what we could see when we used our eyes. At ‘group times’ we asked the children to say what they could see from where they were sitting. They were all able to share in the experience and were praised for their great observations.
To begin with some of the children’s sentences stated the object, “I can see a car.” One way you can support this at home is to play the game ‘I Spy’. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with ‘c’. There might be many guesses, cushion, cup and so on! The game will develop their looking skills but will also help the children to begin to distinguish between the sounds they can hear at the beginning of words too.
Many of the children, with clipboards in hand, went on a ‘looking’ walk. Their mark making was wonderful as they explored the campus. There were many interesting discussions. Had the children really seen a shark?
Here are some of our photographs from last week. we hope you enjoy looking at them!
Mrs.Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess
I can make a pattern using the animals.
Drawing my face!
I can mix my own colours.
Look at my mixing!
I can jump really high!
I can look with the magnifying glass.
I like to read books with my friends.
"Can you catch us?"
Playing "Hide and Seek" in the garden. You found us!
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