This week, we have been busy making our own volcano from paper mache. We used special glue to stick the strips of paper down and built it up to make it look like a volcano. We put a cup at the top ready for our lava experiment next week.
We have been thinking a lot about the different kinds of dinosaurs this week; what they are called and whether they were meat eaters or plant eaters. We looked at the different features of the dinosaurs and saw that the meat eaters had sharp teeth and sharp claws and the plant eaters did not.
We did lots of art work using cutting and sticking and also painting different dinosaurs. We made the most of the sunshine and enjoyed riding the bikes and making different kinds of walkways and obstacles using the large wooden bricks.
Next week is our final week before half term and also our History Day on Wednesday so we still have lots to look forward to.
Another dinosaur filled week for Tiddlers! We have spent a lot of time thinking about the different kinds of dinosaurs and we are starting to recognise some of the features of the more well-known dinosaurs like the triceratops and the stegosaurus.
In maths, we placed plates on our stegosaurus and used 1:1 correspondence to count how many plates it had. We thought about volcanoes and how there were many volcanoes when the dinosaurs lived. We then used scarves to act out the scorching hot lava which comes out of the volcano. We then painted volcanoes with brightly coloured lava spurting out of the top.
We enjoyed making our own playdough for the playdough table. We measured out the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil. We mixed it altogether before Mrs Dubowski put in the hot water and mixed it up.
We enjoyed as much time as we could outside, creating dinosaur obstacle courses and creating a dinosaur scene with blocks of wood.
Our book of the week was called Dinosaur Roar! and it had some interesting words in there which we thought really carefully about and tried to think about what they meant. We finished our week by visiting a dinosaur museum online.
Next week, we are looking at our first dinosaur non-fiction book.
Wow, what an exciting week we've had in Tiddlers!
We started our Dangerous Dinosaurs project with a visit from a paleontologist called Betty who took us back through time to find some dinosaur eggs. Unfortunately, we had to leave them behind as we were chased by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Later in the day, we found our own dinosaur bones and fossils.
We have really enjoyed the dinosaur books we have shared this week, especially when we have the chance to become those dinosaurs. We made up a song about different dinosaurs and the ways in which they move.
We also counted on the plates of our stegosaurus for our counting activity.
What a fun week we've had this week! We have been thinking about ourselves and our families. We really enjoyed our story Once There Were Giants. It was about a baby girl growing up and how she changed and grew. We then talked about our baby photos and who is in our family. We really enjoyed talking about who is important in our lives. We painted pictures of ourselves and our families and even created pictures using natural materials such as leaves and sticks.
We have been spending the week getting used to the new routine and going straight to group in the morning when we have self-registered.
It has been a nervous but exciting start to our new year. Many of our children found it difficult at the beginning to be without mummy and daddy for such a long time, but we always ended our days happy to have been in nursery.
We now have all of our children in and we are excited to start our new project 'Me and My Community' which we will be starting next week. We will be starting our day a little differently now that we're all in. Our children will self-register as they have been doing this week but, from Monday, we will then go to our group for a carpet activity before we all get up and choose.
Part of our new project will focus on our families and who is in them as well as what we like to do when we are in nursery. There will be some tasks for our children to do with mummy and daddy at home too.
We are excited for this year and for all of the things which we will learn and experience.