This week Pre-School have been reading, 'Percy the Park Keeper, After the Storm'. They have been thinking all about the different habitats that animals live in. We looked at a range of different habitats and put the animals back into the habitats they live in. We also explored the outdoor jungle and played with the animals in our small world area. The children even started creating their own habitats using junk modelling resources. After the children found an unexpected visiting spider inside last week, there were lots of conversations about the different types of spiders and what these look like. This week, Mrs Smith brought in the malts from her own pet Tarantula, Boris. The children were very excited to learn all about Boris and described him as "big" and "hairy".
This week Pre-School have been exploring a wonderful book called, 'What pet should I get?' By Dr Seuss. The children have completed lots of wonderful activities within provision, including a counting activity to feed some very hungry pet's different amounts of treats! They have been taking their pets to our veterinary practice, been both shopkeeper and the customer at the pet shop and even taken a trip to our water tray, grooming station. With the brighter weather, we have also been spending lots of time in the outdoor area which we have all thoroughly enjoyed this week.
We have had another very busy week in Pre-School. This week, we shared a lovely book together called 'Owl Babies'. We thought about what different birds eat and where they might live. We made our own bird feeders using apple, lard and bird seed and then helped each other collect sticks, of all shapes and sizes, to make our own bird nests.
What a wonderful first week back! This week Pre-School have started exploring a new topic, 'All things great and small'. The children have enjoyed listening to the book, 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and using story sequence pictures to put the story in the correct order. They have been hole punching little caterpillar bite marks through the fruit to help the hungry caterpillar eat his way through all the delicious foods. With the warmer weather this week, it has been even better exploring our outdoor area for all things great and small. We have also had some new children join us this week who have been super stars and settled in very well.