The children in Hopscotch have been very excited this week. We read the ‘Rainbow Fish’ and wished we could have our very own fish in preschool to look after. We used the story this week to focus on our personal, social and emotional development. We are finding out why it is important to be a kind friend, just like the fish in the story. We researched what fish need to be healthy and how to look after fish…then imagine our surprise when two of Rainbow fish’s friends came to live in our classroom! We thought of what we could call the fish, then used our mark making skills to write names for them. Each name was put into a draw before choosing: welcome to Holy Redeemer School Luna and Little Jack!
During maths we used finger painting to record our 1 to 1 correspondence counting and turned the pictures into fish in a bowl.
Water play featured heavily in our learning this week, where we used our fine motor control exploring small lidded containers in the water. Our younger children explored colour with ice-cube painting, and fish collages with special scales that overlap.
We explored how to attach materials in junk modelling when making a boat. Some children used the ipads to research the different features of a boat. This led us to investigate the difference between oil and water, and how we could make a rainbow effect using the two when mixed together. Children used their recent learning of sinking and floating vocabulary to explain what they had seen happen.
Our physical sessions saw us using the climbing frames on Friday to enhance our climbing opportunities. We learned how to grip with our hands and feet and how to use our bodies in balancing. After, we ended the day with a Funky Friday disco, complete with colourful disco lights and a dance mat. Well done, on a successfully busy week, Hopscotch!