Pre-school continued their mini topic, focusing on winter, last week.
Children had the opportunity to create a winter sensory bag to take home. They filled their bag, using their counting skills to find the correct number of items. Once complete we poured in some water then sealed the bags. The children were then able to move their bags around using their fingers to reveal a never ending picture. This helped their communication skills as they talked about what they could see each time.
There were lots of mark making opportunities on offer. The children especially enjoyed making frosty pictures with white chalk outside. They showed us how their pencil grip has been developing by drawing a picture of the clothes they might wear outside, and told the adults why they chose those items.
The children were also busy with fine motor exercises, using scissors correctly to snip, and hole punchers to clip with. They had an exciting time using tools to excavate into large ice blocks to reveal hidden animals. Squiggle While You Wiggle had everyone dancing to fun music while drawing snowy pictures in foam.
Concept Cat taught the children all about tall, and we all noticed how we could describe a tall tower we had built out of pretend ice blocks. Each day the children have been watching the bulbs in the big pot, watching for signs that it is growing. They think it will grow very tall indeed!