Welcome back Dragonflies!
December is upon us and we’re getting into the festive spirit here in Dragonflies!
Our focus this week has been around our Animal Kingdom Topic and we’ve learnt all about Reindeer’s! The children have enjoyed sitting in group showing their good looking skills whilst exploring to our book 5 Little Reindeer. As well as, singing and dancing along to our song Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer!
Our little helpers assisted their teachers in decorating our Classroom on Tuesday to get into the Christmas Spirit! The children loved exploring our new item ‘Tinsel’ and there were able to use their sense of touch to explore the different materials our decorations had to offer! During this session, participated in some Intensive Interaction. We saw lots of lovely facial expressions, eye contact and laughter from our children!
During our Art Session, the children were given the opportunity to create their very own Rudolph! The Children sat together and took turns with the materials in order to create their Reindeer. The children were able to spread the paint in different ways, showing lots of creativity. Our Dragonflies were able to place red material on their Rudolph’s nose independently. They had been doing super listening and looking to our book and songs!
Our Children showed us they’re keen Gardeners this week as we’ve introduced our Christmas Plant to our class. Great turn taking was seen as our children sat patiently to wait for their turn to water our plant. Also, good Fine Motor Skills were seen by all of our Children in order to squeeze the spray bottle to get the water out!
Of course, it wouldn’t be Dragonflies class without a bit of Messy Play! Our children were given the chance to freely explore the plant colours Green and Red. This week we took our shoes and socks off and used our feet to spread the paint! All our children copied really well with this and finished off the activity with some Turn Taking to sprinkle some glitter!
This weeks Sensory Session was based around our edible Rudolph Tuff Tray. Our Dragonflies were exposed to a range of different textures such as, Oats, Weetabix, Cherries, Cookies, raisins and chocolate drops. The children independently explored all these materials and enjoyed having a munch on them too!
Our Star of the Week is Nathan! Nathan has showed good turn taking and a good level of eye contact! Well Done Nathan, you Superstar!
Well Done Dragonflies on another excellent week! Hope you have a lovely weekend! See you all Monday! 😊