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A Selection of Activities from Term One

posted 25 Nov 2015, 12:50 by Zoe Hendy   [ updated 25 Nov 2015, 12:53 ]
Following on from reading "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen we decided to have a go at some different ways of making our own bear faces

- notice the "2 googly eyes, 1 shiny wet nose and 2 big furry ears" (oh yes and we added some smiley, or not so smiley mouths too).  

We now have bears hiding all over the place on our "Bear Hunt" display. I think if we go on a bear hunt now we will definitely be able to find 1 or 2 or perhaps 3, 4 or 5.

We also continued with our Write Dance program. We listen to a story and then learn to sing a song with lots of actions.

We use our arms and hands to make movements in the air to represent lines and circles. We stretch up tall, shake our hands and wiggle our fingers in time to the music. 

We listen to the song again but this time with chalk in each hand and we recreate the movements on paper.

We set up our role play area as a cafe and spent some time looking at healthy eating options.  As part of this the children made their own healthy salads.

They used lettuce as a base and then chopped cucumber and peppers. They also added their choice of other salad items including carrot, raisins, sweetcorn, basil and parsley. Yum!

The children also made these interesting models. They used playdough in cake cases and decorated these with straws. They then threaded items onto the straws such as cheerios, beads and cotton reels. Some of the children decided to decorate the tops of the straws with feathers and tissue paper. There were lots of suggestions as to what they could be but the most popular was a cake with candles on top! This was a brilliant exercise in developing fine motor skills whilst having fun. 

Outside our creations continued with the children using autumn leaves and petals to create the body of a "hedgehog".  This was inspired by a post on our facebook page by a preschool parent. Luckily there was hardly any wind in the garden or he might just have blown away!