Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height!


This week, MonkeyMoos have been creative and have been making their very own kites for ‘National Kite Day.’ Will they fly? How do we keep them in the air? Are they too heavy? These are some of the curious questions the children have been asking this week. Why not get involved at home and go kite flying at the weekend? A great way to spend some time.

We have also been learning a new skill, Ballet! Point your toes little ones! Some of the children have been able to show off their talents and share their dance experiences with the other children. We have also enjoyed a day full of all things pizza related! The children have made their own pizza’s, role played pizza restaurants and also discussed their own visits to pizza places too. Another great week!

Today the babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have loved doing some painting ๐Ÿ–ผ for ballet ๐Ÿฉฐ day! We used a paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ to dip into pink paint ๐ŸŽจ, and move across the paper ๐Ÿ“„. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ developed their fine and gross motor skills from this before getting their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ rather messy from the paint ๐ŸŽจ.

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have also loved playing on the palace, climbing ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ the steps, crawling through the tunnel and sliding down the slide ๐Ÿ›, WEEEE! 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have also enjoyed feeding the musical ๐ŸŽถ dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– his food ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅ” listening ๐Ÿ‘‚ to the noises and music ๐ŸŽถ the dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– made.

In toddlers had sun a fantastic ๐Ÿคฉ day at nursery and really enjoyed ballet ๐Ÿฉฐ day ! In the creative room we had a ballet ๐Ÿฉฐ themed tuff tray. In the tuff tray we made our very own ballerina ๐Ÿ’ƒ skirts out of tissue paper and ribbon ๐ŸŽ€. The toddlers had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ dressing up as ballerinas and were very excited ๐Ÿ˜† to dance ๐Ÿ•บ and jump around. 

In the role play room the toddler got to dance ๐Ÿ•บ just like ballerinas ๐Ÿ’ƒ! The toddlers danced in circles and twirled around ๐Ÿ” just like a ballerina ๐Ÿฉฐ would . They had so much fun being silly ๐Ÿ˜œ with all their friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ. 

Finally in the garden ๐Ÿชด today we had a competition of walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ the plank ! Each toddler , one at a time , had a go at walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ along the plank like a pretty ๐Ÿ˜ ballerina ๐Ÿฉฐ. Some of the toddlers imagined ๐Ÿ’ญthat underneath them was crocodiles ๐ŸŠ so they couldnโ€™t fall in! It was so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ having to carefully walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ across the plank without falling in!

Today in preschool we have had a wonderful day celebrating national ballet day. At carpet time we read lots of stories independently about ballerinaโ€™s ๐Ÿฉฐ. We read stories ๐Ÿ“štogether as listened closely while the prationer read๐Ÿ“– the stories out to us. We learned lots about ballerinas. 

We made our very own ballerinaโ€™s ๐Ÿฉฐ. We used a cocktail stick ๐Ÿฆฏ , we then put the cocktail stick through a up turned cupcake case ๐Ÿง. We then used our fine motor skills to dip marshmallows into red coloured sugar๐Ÿก and we then attached our decorated marshmallows to our sticks and cupcake cases to create our ballerinaโ€™s ๐Ÿฉฐ. 

We created our very own ballerina Wands. We created our Wands by using sticks ๐Ÿฆฏand we then independently used scissors โœ‚๏ธ to cut the size ribbon ๐ŸŽ€ we wanted. With some assistance from the practitioner we tied our ribbons ๐ŸŽ€to our sticks. We then later on used our ballerina Wands ๐Ÿช„while we were listening to music ๐ŸŽต . We danced ๐Ÿ’ƒaround the room with are Wands with big smiles on our faces ๐Ÿ˜„. 

We created our very own science experiment ๐Ÿ”ฌ. We used rice, water, red food colouring, water, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. We had a large pot with a beaker we added rice from the tuff tray. We then used a water jug and added water to the pot. We used teaspoons and added bicarbonate of soda to the pot. We then used a cup to add the vinegar to the pot. With some assistance from a practitioner we added food colouring to the pot. We then mixed it all together and waited to see what happened. We watched as the pot created with a magical liquids and nearly overfilled.

Letโ€™s fly a kite! ๐Ÿช

Where will our kites fly to?๐Ÿ’ญ In the tuff tray we had all different kind of resources from paint to sequins, which we could use to design our own kites.๐Ÿช Once they were made they got to test them out in the windy ๐ŸŒฌ garden. We had to run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ up lots of speed to see it in action.

Using our mathematical knowledge we had number kites๐Ÿช and Cheerios. With this we had to identify the number kite we had ๐Ÿ”ข and then had to add the correct amount of Cheerios to watch it fly. Some of our kites took a trip to dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– land whilst other went to Henley.

Which tools to choose? Using a range of different tools we were able to practice writing โœ๐Ÿผ familiar letters. We had written our names as well as family members name. We did this by using paper, paint, and whiteboards! ๐ŸŽจ

Jenga! Today we learnt a new game. Using different shaped blocks we built a big big tower and then took it in turns to remove a block carefully without it falling over! This was great fun as each time it fell down we wasnโ€™t expecting it which ended up in tummy fulls of laughter! ๐Ÿคฃ

Today we have been getting creative using our art and crafts skills to make dance ribbons ๐ŸŽ€ and designing our own ballet shoes. ๐Ÿฉฐ We then moved around as light as a feather ๐Ÿชถ whilst copying some Ballet moves.๐Ÿ’ƒ

Our arts and crafts skills didnโ€™t stop there! We then added more art resources and created our very own ballet pictures. They consisted of fairies ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ, shoes ๐Ÿฉฐ, and castles. ๐Ÿฐ We got to use, sequins, crayons, glue, feathers and everyoneโ€˜s favourite STICKERS!

Can you move like a ballerina? In the afternoon we all tried some ballet moves. We all stretched out our muscles ๐Ÿ’ช ready to dance. Some of us had colourful ribbons as we then moved slowly and peaceful along to the music. ๐ŸŽถ Once we were confident in the moves we then took it in turns to pick a number from one โ˜๏ธ to five โœ‹and then made the move.

In the garden we have been enjoying relaxing on the beanbags and reading ๐Ÿ“– story books. ๐Ÿ“š โ€˜wheres Wallyโ€˜ has been a favourite were we had to work together to use our eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ to find out where he was hiding!

Wibble wobble we went as we balanced our way across the blocks. We worked together to make the blocks into an obstacle course for us to use. We then lined up in a train ๐ŸšŠ line as we waited for it to be safe for us. We then balanced by putting one foot in front of the other and using our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ for extra support.๐Ÿง—

Hope you have had a great day.
Today the children have enjoyed playing a game of kicking the ball in the goal. They took it in turns to be the goalie and to be the player. They listened well to their grown ups and played nicely together. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฉโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ…
This afternoon the children enjoyed exploring our sensory tuff tray. In the tray we had lots of different foods and different colour paints for them to dip the food in. Once they did this the children pressed the food down to see what patterns and shapes it would leave on the paper. They focused well and enjoyed this activity. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿž๐Ÿง‡๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”ด
In babies they enjoyed playing with the sensory small balls. They enjoyed rolling them to their grown ups and felling the different textures. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿคฒโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽพ

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