Last week in pre-school we based our learning around the book ‘Going to the Dentist’, where two children experience what happens on a visit to the dentist.

We learned new vocabulary that helped us understand the story, and began to ask questions associated with a dentist visit.  Our younger children enjoyed mark-making on some teeth pictures, before cleaning them with different tools.  The older children used these to begin recognising some graphemes.  We used toothbrushes to help us paint pictures and made collages of moving mouth and tongue pictures.

In maths we looked at 2D shapes and tried to use new words to help us describe them.  We made our own shapes with our bodies, thinking about sides and corners. 

All of our children are learning skills to increase their independence, so we have been learning to pour our own milk and get our own snack.  During our snack time we wondered what happens to our teeth when we have different drinks.  This led us to set up an experiment where we put egg shell into different liquids, to see what effect they might have on our teeth.  We learned that the shell of the egg is hard just like our teeth.  We have looked at them every day and can’t wait to see what happens next week!

During RE we heard the Pentecost story and were excited to learn why our altar now has red on it.  We used our craft skills to make Pentecost crowns, with extra special Holy Spirit glitter.

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