Last week pre-school focussed their learning around the book Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister; a picture book story about a pretty fish that shares his beautiful scales with his friends.
It inspired the children to practise their drama skills and act out the story, using different voices to change characters. Throughout the week the children worked hard on sharing toys, and this made them feel very happy indeed.
The children also practised counting, using the computer, and are getting much better at recognising numerals. The children also ‘fished’ for shapes and numbers on magnetic fish, using fishing rods. This was really tricky, but they enjoyed the challenge. In their water play they scooped up fish and then scooped them up in the water.
There were lots of mark-making activities on offer last week too, including drawing circle bubbles on fish mouths. On the playdough table the children used different equipment to mark-make scales on their fish models.
With the lovely weather we have been having, the children enjoyed the cool environment in Forest School on Friday. They were able to practise their climbing and balancing skills. This was a lovely end to a very busy half term.