For the last two weeks the children have been learning about dinosaurs. We have developed our language skills through small world environments and a dinosaur expedition camp. We took on the role of a Paleontologist and dug for bones to create dinosaur skeletons.
The children have enjoyed creating their own representations of dinosaurs using paint, printing and collage materials. We have displayed our wonderful paintings on the wall inbetween the jungle vines!
In number we have counted out the spikes onto Stegasauras and created patterns and pictures using bones. There was a funny smell of eggs in nursery on Thursday as we collected numbered dinosaur eggs into our baskets and then counted how many we had found!
To develop our physical skills we took part in bubble wrap 'stomping' and pretended to move like dinosaurs in music and movement.
Our dinosaur cakes smelt and tasted delicious and we enjoyed making dinosaur footprints into our cookie biscuits.
On Friday the children learnt about Chinese New Year and we explored lots of lovely resources around this theme. We listened to chinese music, sang songs and created a dragon dance with drums and cymbals. On Monday we will be tasting some chinese food and making decorations to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The expedition camp has now turned into the jungle and we will be exploring jungle animals through the stories of 'Dear Zoo' and 'The tiger who came to tea'.
|Posted by: The Teachers||on: 28/01/2017|