By langhampreschool, Mar 16 2018 06:06PM
Due to rescheduling our celebration of World Book Day, the children have been sharing their love of reading by uploading photographs of books they enjoy to read and dressing up as their favourite book character this week. Not only is reading together fun but it will increase your child’s language comprehension and vocabulary.
The children enjoyed listening and acting out the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story and song with puppets as well as exploring our role play area that had been turned into the Three Bears house.
For Show & Tell the children could bring in objects that were green. We chose the colour green as people wear green on St Patrick’s Day, (the Patron Saint of Ireland), which is Ireland’s national colour. This led to a discussion about the different shades of green. We explored mixing yellow and blue primary colours to make our own colour green and the children enjoyed painting their own shamrocks and rainbow pictures to celebrate this festival.
The children enjoyed messy play by rolling cars through paint to make lots of tracks and patterns. This was a very popular activity with the children. The children also selected cars to have races on the floor saying ‘ready, steady, go’ and chatting amongst themselves which car went the furthest/slowest.
We turned the lights off and with torches the children had fun exploring making shadows.
In the mud kitchen the children used their imagination in play making cakes with a sand mixture.
We certainly finished the week with the sun shining and what better opportunity to paint the fence than by dipping a paintbrush into water and then watching the fence slowly drying in the sun!
During the February half-term we set the children a Sponsorship Colour Challenge by asking children to collect as many individual items/objects of one colour to fill a box. It is not too late to return your filled box and sponsorship money; so far we have received £146.00 (thank you) which will go towards purchasing a new paint easel for the children.
Next week we will be fundraising for Sport Relief. We hope the children will have lots of fun taking part in the active activities we have planned.