This week in the Nursery room, we had fun making our own playdough and using the cutters and rollers to create different textures.
As part of our core book approach, we read the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ together and then had fun decorating our very own caterpillar with the paint dabbers! We had lots of fun exploring the different colours and mark making on the paper.
We also took a trip down to the dining room where we made our very own orange juice! Our adults showed us how to use the squeezer and then it was our turn to have a go. After our hard work, we were able to taste the orange juice, which tasted lovely!
This week in Kindergarten we have been getting outside for some fun on the bikes in the front garden, we had great fun traveling around the garden and using our balancing skills whilst riding around.
We celebrated Diwali this week so we made candle holders using paper plates, we then decorated them using paint, we all used our paintbrushes to make marks on the plates.
We also talked about the different materials we use in everyday life, we then talked about what materials we can recycle and put in the recycling bins.
So this week we have been celebrating our community through taking part in Diwali inspired activities. Diwali is celebrated by some of our families and practitioners and therefore Pre-School have been sharing this celebration through numerous ways to represent light. The children used playdough to create tea light holders and adorned them with sequins.
Some of the children had a go at creating their own Rangoli patterns in a tuff tray. The purpose of Rangoli is to “enlighten” so we dyed rice a variety of bright colours and the children were encouraged to use their imagination to create their own patterns.
Finally the children engaged in a session of yoga, some of them showed off their own yoga poses. We have been discussing with children why yoga is a good way to exercise and how it is good for the body and the mind.