Bold and bright…
This week Little Acorns have have continued with their exploration of colour, looking in particular at the prime colours – red, yellow, green and blue.
The children spent lots of time enjoying a colour exploration activity using pipette droppers to extract coloured water then squeeze and expel the water into cotton wool to expose the colours they had made and mixed.
The children also enjoyed observing the effects of rolling and mixing together different coloured playdough to create some beautiful ‘rainbow dough’ as one child described
Our rhyme of the week ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ lead to lots of fantastic role play using the vehicles and transportation toys. Our large wooden planks were used throughout the week to create ramps for our buses to race and roll down and of course there was lots of singing and actions.
While our continued use of book of the week ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ lead to some beautiful butterfly decoration and creative caterpillar designs using a variety of resources and materials.
The children were keen to use ‘tools’ In their play this week also. We supported this interest in a variety of ways. One of which was by freezing dinosaurs (another firm favourite in out classroom) in ice and providing the children with tools to help the chip, hammer, bang and crack the ice to free the toys.
Some of the children also had the opportunity to explore more of our school grounds this week too. We took baskets outside with us to collect anything of interest. The children were drawn to the brightly coloured autumn leaves, acorns and sticks and twigs that had fallen from the trees.
We will continue with some more autumnal exploration next week so please continue to send in warm clothes for outdoors and sensible footwear as we will aim to spend as much time outdoors as possible learning and exploring the world around us and our ever changing natural environment.
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. I will look forward to seeing all of your happy smiling faces again next week.