Room 4 recently had a trip out to Hazlehead Park! We were very lucky with the weather and all of the children had a fantastic time. We are very proud of how they managed the trip. I will let the photos do the talking!
This term we are looking at houses, homes and buildings as a topic. With this in mind we have begun with the story of “The 3 Little Pigs”
We have read the story and explored props to match the story. We have also made our own versions of the pigs. Next we will work on making a house for our pigs to stay in.
In room 4 we went out to the polly tunnel and planted our pea seeds. The boys were very interested to see the seeds and investigate the soil. We will need to remember to water them to make sure they grow! This will give them the experience of looking after plants and if we are lucky their hard work will pay off and we will see the plants growing!
A messy child is a happy child.
We learn so much through making a mess in room 4! We have been making play dough and the children love being a part of the process and investigating all of the different ingredients needed. We learn lots of maths skills such as measuring and counting.
We have also had lots of fun making marks during messy play with foam and food colouring. Being able to make marks helps us to develop our early literacy skills.
We also decorated some biscuits just before Valentine’s day for some messy fun! During this activity we were learning to share resources and space with our peers.
Exploring our topic of “Up in the air”
We have been exploring our topic of “Up in the air” in room 4. We are looking at what animals are in the air. We have been using our mark making skills and our fine motor skills to create some wonderful artwork.
To make butterfly pictures we used our mark making skills to spread paint and then folded over to make a symmetrical design.
We made a honeycomb design by spreading paint on some bubble wrap and then printing this on to our printed honeycomb design in relation to bees.
We made bees too! We wrapped yellow and black yarn around a bee shape to do this.
The seagulls were very happy that we made some bird feeders. We used seeds and lard mixed together and stuck them to a pine cone.
As part of our sensory story “Up, up, up” we have been using a prop of an umbrella that has twinkly lights to turn on when a switch is pressed. We have been enjoying exploring this.
Room 4 have been getting into the Christmas spirit while using fine motor skills. We made Christmas decorations with outdoor ed and put them on the school Christmas tree. Salt dough decorations have been made and painted. Melted snowman art was lots of fun as well as Christmas cards.
Room 4 have been working on exploring their mark making skills in class. The children have been making amazing progress with this as you can see.
The pupils have also been exploring different technologies and how we use them. We decided to use a blender to make some tasty smoothies using milk, strawberries and bananas. It passed the taste test!
Room 4 has been thoroughly enjoying their music time with Scott. They have been taking part in lots of exploration, investigating how different instruments are played and how they sound. The big drum was definitely a huge hit!
Room 4 have been having lots of fun making towers with cardboard boxes and different blocks, We have had even more fun knocking them over! This has allowed us to learn about size, shape and space in a fun way.
Room 4 have been getting into the Christmas spirit. We have been doing lots of activities to explore Christmas. Have a look at our Christmas wreaths and our Christmas tree.