This week at Coombe Dingle, our babies visited the beach with a sensory tray! The children used their hands (and feet!) to feel the different textures, pushing the boats around and scooping up the sand with spades.
Nursery have also spent lots of time in the garden this week, particularly enjoying the mud kitchen! They experimented with filling and emptying different containers, using tools to mix and move the mud and 'cooking' delicious meals!
For St Patrick's day the children created gloriously green shamrocks, picking from lots of different resources like paint, pom poms and pipe cleaners. The children chose what to decorate their paper with, demonstrating independence!
Kindergarten this week took part in a bubbling science experiment! They made orange 'volcanoes', watching carefully as bicarbonate of soda and vinegar were added to the tops of the fruit. The children talked about the chemical reaction happening, and the different sounds and smells they experienced!
Wednesday was National Panda Day, so in the art studio the children got creative making their own panda faces! Some children used paper plates, sticking black circles on to represent the eyes and nose. Some children used black and white paints to create their own individual pandas!
For St Patrick's day Kindergarten made some more amazing artwork, invited to use not just stamps and brushes but more alternative mark making tools such as construction bricks and dough cutters! The children experimented with them all, observing the different shapes and patterns they could make.
This week Pre-School have been taking part in lots of activities themed around pirates! As well as searching for gold coins in the sandpit and drawing their own treasure maps, the children 'walked the plank' in the front garden. They navigated the different heights and balanced really well!
In the top garden this week some children took part in a bear hunt, after reading the book. They searched around the musical instruments, and the mud kitchen - and eventually found him hiding in the plants!
Some children took part in a floating activity this week. Each child chose a different object, and as a group they discussed if theirs would float or sink when placed in water. They then tested their theories in the water tray, and talked about the reasons why some objects float and some don't!