Our focus tasks that we started last week will continue this week. For our writing focus, the children will continue to write letters to the dinosaur asking questions such as 'where do you come from?' Our Maths focus will include the children using numicon to order and write numbers to ten and then use these to bond numbers to write Mathematical sentences. And within our investigation focus, the children will continue to investigate materials this week by challenging them to find a material that will protect their egg and prevent it from cracking, when dropped from a height. The children will experiment with wrapping eggs in different materials and then dropping them from a height to see how much they crack, or if they crack at all!
The chicks have arrived, they are adorable and already have initiated lots of discussion. They are being shared between Nursery and Reception so that all the children will get to experience holding a chick if they chose and the children will work alongside the adults to generate a mind map, documenting what they already know about eggs, and what they would like to find out. They will also write and draw a life cycle of a Chicken. Within the writing area the children will also use fact books about chicks to learn lots of new information, and also to write their own.
Within the outdoor provision the children will get to build nests out of willow and go on an egg hunt to collect numbers, order and write them. There will also be lots of egg citing games, such as, egg and spoon race and racing with the egg in-between the children's legs to drop in the nest!
Within the creative area there will be opportunities to make shaped chick and bunny pictures, make Easter cards and mark make with feathers.
Our daily carpet sessions include; Phonics, Literacy, CLIC (Maths) and Welsh. During the week the children will also have opportunities to participate in Music, I.T, Cookery, Gardening, PE and Library sessions. Once a week we run a carousel whereby the children all engage with Guided Group Reading and also experience other activities including Dough Disco and Digit Dancing, a variety of activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills, story time and Write Dance.
During our cooking sessions this week, the children will have the opportunity to make an Omelette and in gardening, they will plant potatoes and other vegetables.