Some of the children had to do some real problem solving last week with our new magnetic construction set. It has many parts and also some units that can be operated with a remote control. The children worked out how to build a robot that walked forwards and backwards with flashing eyes, arms that turned around and an on-off button. It took some working out but the children got there in the end with some help and encouragement from Judy.
They also made some vehicles that they could operate by remote control too. Great job everyone.
Some of the children were playing with a rolled up place mat last week and pretending it was a treasure map. One of the children asked if we could go on a treasure hunt which was a great idea. We used teabags to stain paper which made it look old, let it dry then scrunched it up to make it look like a real treasure map. To complete the activity, we went outside today with our maps to look for treasure!
With a new set of balls and much excitement, the children have been practising throwing, catching, bouncing and rolling. This activity will be repeated regularly (especially with better weather to come outdoors) to improve hand-eye co-ordination and ball skills.
Our extra large skeleton was a great way for the children to learn about their bodies today and find out about bones and joints and how they allow us to move around.
It was a lovely sunny day today and so we decided to go for a walk around the park to look for signs of spring. We found lots of daffodils and crocuses and buds starting to grow on the trees.
Even in cold, wet weather, we try to play outside each day if we can. After the heavy rain yesterday and today, there were lots of puddles to jump in. Some of the children even helped sweep away the rain water and enjoyed using the sweeping brushes to make a “river”.
Yesterday was Pancake Day and the children helped to make some tasty pancakes for snack. Afterwards we had some fun trying to flip a big pancake in the frying pan