Child Care Okehampton

Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 27th February 2017

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Butterflies Learning

We have a very busy but exciting week this week with Pancake day on Tuesday, we will be making and cooking our own pancakes to taste. As well as this we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday by reading and acting out lots of stories. To link in with this on our literacy shelf we will have lots of rhyming stories such as; Room on the Broom, Zog the Dragon and The Gruffalo. The children will be able to read these stories and use the props available to act them out. I wonder who will play the part of the Gruffalo?

This week the Butterflies will be exploring simple sums and the weight of objects through a variety of activities. The children will be predicting what we think will happen and then test the outcome by weighing the objects on the scales and sorting them into their correct containers depending on their weight. Is the feather heavier or lighter than the tin? Hanging the felt numbers on a washing line the children will be able to create some addition and subtraction sums, then testing out their theories we will place the same number of objects down chutes to work out what the overall outcome is. Did you get it right? What do you think three add two makes? Shall we test out your theory?

Where would you like to go on holiday? This week the Butterflies will be setting up a travel agents, making passports, tickets and even having brochures to look through. Once we have bought our tickets, we will hop on the boat, train or even aeroplane and get to our holiday destination. Where are you going? How will you get there? Do you need special clothes to wear? To link to this activity, our sand tray will be moving from mark-making to construction, and we will be able to mould and build structures and castles with the moon sand. Using flags and materials, we will decorate them maybe even create some funny faces as we go.

The Butterflies have noticed that there is a new fire engine at the fire station and enjoy watching and listening to the sirens. To extend on this interest we are going to be exploring the emergency services and how they work. We will have a variety of recourses out for the children to match to the correct job role, using this to help encourage their imagination during their play. Quick there’s an emergency! Who do we need to phone? Who makes you feel better?

Home Learning

  • It’s World Book Day on March 2nd. Why not come into Nursery wearing your pyjama’s and get comfy in our book corner and read your favourite stories.
  • Whilst at home talk about the weight of your toys, clothes and even kitchen utensils. Is the pot heavier than a cushion? Which of your toys is the lightest?
  • Act out your favourite stories at home, using your toys as props and characters, or maybe even make your own.
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