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11th May 2018

This week we have been exploring shapes all around us. We talked about both 2D and 3D shapes. We made shape pictures, went on shape hunts, sang shape songs, did shape puzzles and we even ate shape toast! The children are using lots of new language and some children are beginning to really enjoy trying to solve problems when they are set a challenge. This week I set some of the children using the soft play bricks, a challenge to build a bridge that an adult could fit under. They worked as a group and built a great structure that met the challenge. You may want to try setting simple challenges at home. It’s a great way to develop problem solving skills that will benefit the children well in the future!

Next week we are going to do activities based around the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen. The children love this book and it’s a great one for them to act out.

May 4th 2018

This week we have been exploring colours. Mixing, painting, matching and talking about the colours we like best. Some children made some lovely books on colour and everyone enjoyed the investigational aspect of this topic. The children were commenting and noticing colours all around them both inside and out. We even used some vegetables to make coloured dyes, which caused a great deal of amazement!

Next week we are recapping shapes. We will talk about both 2D and 3D shapes. We will sing some shape songs, go on some shape hunts, make some shape books and shape pictures. We will also be helping the children to realise how important shape is in their everyday lives. We will challenge them to build bridges, houses, garages and other structures using 3D shapes, finding out which ones work best and talking about fitting shapes together.