CHRISTMAS IN PUDDLES
This week we have been celebrating Christmas in Puddles. The children have listened to a simple version of The Nativity Story and we are also reading lots of other lovely Christmas stories. We are singing lots of Christmas songs and enjoying the decorations in our classroom. The children have enjoyed making Christmas cards and calendars this week. They have also used the Interactive Board to decorate a Christmas tree, decorated our home corner tree, painted Christmas pictures, use Christmas cutters in the play dough area and played Christmas games.
SAY PLEASE, LITTLE BEAR AND CHILDREN IN NEED
This week the children in Puddles have enjoyed reading the story of Say Please, Little Bear. The children have painted bears, used the Interactive Board to draw bears, made bear masks with paper plates and tissue paper and built bear caves in our outdoor area.
We have also celebrated Children in Need. The children have dressed in something spotty to raise money for Children in Need, they have danced to Jump Up and Dance, listened to our Pudsey Bear story and have enjoyed hunting for Pudsey picture cards in our outdoor area.
This week the children in Puddles have enjoyed a range of creative bonfire activities.
We have explored painting with different mark making tools, created firework effects with paint and a spray water bottle and danced with ribbons to make firework effects in the air.
The children have also built bonfires in our block area, used chalks to draw fireworks and listened to firework sounds at carpet time.
This week we enjoyed visiting the school orchard to look for signs of Autumn. We listened to the story The Very Helpful Hedgehog whilst we were in the orchard and we have had lots of fun painting autumn trees, printing with apples and creating hedgehogs.
In Puddles we have been reading the story Owl Babies. We have been printing using forks in brown paint to create feathers for the owls and using different props to retell the story. We have also been looking at signs of Autumn and sorting different natural objects.
WALTER’S WONDERFUL WEB
Puddles have enjoyed reading the story Walter’s Wonderful Web and learning about different 2D shapes. We had lots of fun printing with shapes, using shapes to make pictures and looking for shapes in the environment. We enjoyed painting spiders and also created our own giant friendship web which helped us to learn each other’s names.
INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY
Puddles have had lots of fun celebrating International Dot Day. We listened to the story The Dot and enjoyed creating our own dot pictures.
OUR FIRST WEEK IN PUDDLES SEPTEMBER 2020
We have all had a great time exploring in our indoor and outdoor areas during our first week in Puddles.