Nellie the elephant 🐘 🎪

This week we have been very noisy in Rabbit class.  We have been trumpeting along to the song of Nellie the elephant and using our fine motor skills to complete some fun activities.  We have been using a pincer grasp to place the trunk on the elephant and collecting all the coloured tissue that Nellie sprayed out of her trunk at us (the children found this very funny!) They also liked using the water pistol to squirt each other with water, just like elephants do 💦.

We have used  party blowers 🥳  to create Nellie the elephant masks and used the cutting blocks to practise our scissor skills again.

The children have enjoyed their turn to visit the shop and to match the ingredients needed to follow a recipe.

This week in cooking, we will be making elephant bread.  We hope you like it!

Chinese New Year 🧧 🐉 🥢 🐀

This week we have been reading the story ‘Lanterns and Firecrackers’.  We have explored the story as a group and linked our resources to make it more sensory.  We then used instruments and a dragon to practise a dragon dance around our classroom.  Next we used the zodiac chart to find out everyone’s animal from their birth years and to find out that 2020 is the year of the rat.

The children have decorated some beautiful lanterns that are now on display in our classroom and also designed craft fireworks and hand print dragons.  Later in the week, we will be tasting some Chinese foods and looking at how different our cutlery is to chop sticks.

Noisy Circus 🎪

This week we have been reading the story ‘The noisy circus’. The children have taken turns to activate the sound buttons, dressed up as clowns, splatted the clown with custard pies, as well as used drums to play along to a circus themed song. We have also been practising fine motor skills, using cutting blocks to create circus story boards.

In PE, we have been working on some circus skills; balancing, different movements and using different equipment- such as the pedal steppers and our ring of fire 🔥. The swings have also helped the children experience what it is like to be a trapeze artiste.

The circus is coming to town! 🎪 🤡 🤸‍♀️🤹‍♂️

Happy new year.  We hope you had a fantastic Christmas break.

This week we have started our new topic called ‘the circus is coming to town’.

Our new story is called ‘Noisy Circus’ and the children have been learning some different sounds and job roles within the circus.  They have explored some resources such as the ring master’s top hat 🎩 , juggling balls 🤹‍♀️ and the play circus tent  🎪.  They have also been using communication boards to make choices for their activities.