As part of our maths learning we were sorting lengths of different textured materials into long and short. The children were very good at telling me if their material was longer or shorter than those already laid out on the floor. We found that the shortest piece and the longest piece too!
One of the activities the children really enjoyed was pretending they were chemists and making their own shampoo. There were different coloured waters, baby oil, rose water, hand wash and shaving gel. The children used the pipettes to put any ingredients they wanted into their bottles. There were lots of different concoctions made. Some smelt rather nice. Not sure I’d want to wash my hair in them though! Children could see that the oil and the water didn’t mix.
This half term our umbrella theme is ‘People in the Community’. With the children we brainstormed some of the different jobs their parents might do or what we’ve seen people doing for a job around us. This week we focused on a hairdresser as a few children have never been and some a little scared as they didn’t know what to expect. Now, after having lots of fun this week there shouldn’t be any tears!
We began by brainstorming what we thought a hairdresser might do.
Then we set up the role play shop as a hairdressers. Children were encouraged to participate with a teacher present to begin with and develop the language used for the different styles and resources. Lots of children enjoyed being the hairdresser and some even liked having their hair done too.
At the funky fingers table children were challenged to put as many clips as they could into the dolls hair.
In the water tray there were two mop heads of hair. The children were encouraged to use the shampoo to wash the hair and then to use the combs to comb it through.
At the play dough table children were creating different hairstyles on the heads. This was the only place the children could use the scissors to cut hair!
There have been various activities out this week linked to keeping warm and Valentines day.
During the week we have had our play stay and chat sessions. It was great to see the parents come along and take part in an activity with their children.
This week has been Safer Internet Week in school and we had the story about Buddy the dog and learnt a song to help Buddy be safe on the internet. Check out the video.
This week during our muddy Monday session the children were looking for matching hats, gloves and scarves. They worked in pairs to find a set that matched. The children worked well in cooperating and helping each other.