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This Week at Coombe Dingle (W/C 8th March 2021)

This week at Coombe Dingle, Nursery have been getting stuck into different colourful sensory trays! The children explored a pile of shaving foam, drizzled with bright paints. They used their hands to move the mixture together, blending the colours and using toy blocks and animals to leave different marks! Out in the rooftop garden the children have been wrapping up warm to get active, the older children playing hide and seek amongst the furniture and developing their core muscles on the ride-along toys! In the art studio babies have been exploring different ways to make marks on paper, using brushes, stamps and dabbers with pastel coloured paints to make amazing masterpieces! 

Kindergarten this week have been busy sculpting with clay! The children used their hands to shape the mixture, as well as using stamps, rollers and cutters to make different marks in it too. Kindergarten were introduced to a very exciting toy this week, a mini-moon lamp! Jordan explained how to use the remote control to change the moon to shine different colours, the children listened and followed the instructions really well. Outside in the sunshine the children have been getting creative with chalk, tracing around the staff – and themselves – and using their shadows as inspiration for drawings!

This week Pre-School have become mini-scientists! The children have been taking part in lots of different experiments and learning about the world. Some children made their own lava lamps, taking turns to add food colouring and oil to the jar and watching as the “lava” formed and floated to the top! There was more lava elsewhere this week as some children made their own lemon volcanoes – the children slowly added bicarbonate of soda to the inside of the fruit, and talked about the fizzy reaction that happened! Pre-School also got stuck into a big bowl of jelly slime, watching as the crystals grew and set and stirred it together. The children talked about how it felt as they moved their hands through the bowl – is it cold or hot? Wet or dry? Sticky or smooth!