CSeahorses have been partaking in a range of Chinese New year activities this week. Exploring rice and noodles, creating their own paper dragon and making a Chinese drum out of paper plates.
Mrs Rutherford reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Miss Stringer reading the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
The children have made Chinese Lanterns, dragons, and masks using different skills. They have enjoying role playing in the Chinese restaurant.
Jellyfish have been looking at Chinese New Year this week and have been busy with lots of different activities. We have made paper plate drums, paper dragons and Chinese lanterns. They have also tried writing Chinese symbols in the rice and explored noodles. Within the role play area we have a Chinese restaurant set up and the children have been making and delivering their own Chinese takeaways and writing down the orders.
Jellyfish and Seahorses have been using numicon to help find and record their number bonds to 10.
Jellyfish and seahorses really enjoyed being paleontologists this week. They have sorted through sand to find dinosaur bones and fossils then delicately used a toothbrush or paintbrush to reveal what they have found.
Starfish have been busy with lots of Dinosaur activities this week. They have explored clay and created their own clay dinosaur models using skills of rolling, pushing and cutting. For their number learning they have counted mini dinosaurs and found the numeral to match the quantity, as well as ordered numbered dinosaur footprints. In the dinosaur small world area there were some dinosaurs stuck in blocks of ice that had to be rescued by using brushes, it was so cold and slippery to touch. To finish the week the children have started making papier-mâché dinosaur eggs and added the first layer of newspaper and glue mix, more layers will be added once they are nice and dry.