Another week of fun and exploration.


We took a trip to Brazil this week as we learnt all about the country. A particular favourite was learning about their celebrations and carnivals. The children enjoyed decorating masks to join the carnival. High Five to all our friends! We also celebrated High Five day, which originated in America. The reason behind the day was to see how many people you could make smile by giving them high fives, a lovely day to get involved with. The sun has made a much needed appearance, summer pending…

Down by the station๐Ÿš‚ The Monkey Mooers took to the tuff tray to explore the small world train station. The children teamed up to complete the track by fitting the parts together to make different routes and bridges for the trains to go across to get to their next destination.๐Ÿ›ค

What letters can you recognise?๐Ÿ”  Some of the children took to the blackboard to see how many letters they could remember before practicing their writing skills by copying the letters using chalk to write with. โœ๐Ÿผ

What objects can you see?๐Ÿ‘€The Monkey Mooers enjoyed taking part in an activity over in the construction area, where they noticed different objects scattered around the mat along with outlines of the objects drawn on the paper. An adult encouraged the children to match the shapes up to their outlines before attempting to trace around an object of their choice such as a triangular block and a bus.๐Ÿ”บ๐ŸšŒ

Time to talk about the weekend!โ˜€๏ธ The children loved listening to each other discuss what they all got up to over the weekend. Some of us ventured to a living rainforest, some of us went to Brighton for a beach day and one of our friends liked talking about their weekend in Devon with their family!๐Ÿ–

Texture Time!๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘€ The Monkey Mooers took to the garden to explore their natural environment through closing their eyes and feeling the textures with their fingers before guessing what they can feel such as: soil, wood chips, grass and sand.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Roll upโ€ฆ. Roll up for some ice cream!๐ŸฆOver at the mud kitchen, our bakers took part in a cafe role play consisting of making different flavoured ice creams and noodles to sell for one dollar to each of their customers. ๐Ÿ’ต

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have had lots of fun celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท day today! 

They have been mark making on pictures of the Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท flag using green and yellow crayons ๐Ÿ– and chalk. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ used their fine motor skills to use their crayons ๐Ÿ– to mark make. 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ spent a lot of time in the garden today, playing in the tunnel with the cars ๐Ÿš˜. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ pushed the cars ๐Ÿš˜ through the tunnel before going on top ๐Ÿ” of it. The babies also read lots of books ๐Ÿ“š outside and inside too. 

A bit later on the babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ enjoyed playing with our musical ๐ŸŽถ dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– with Megan. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ listened to what yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ food ๐Ÿฑ the dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– wanted before Megan helped them to find them, pushing the food ๐Ÿฑ into the dinosaurs ๐Ÿฆ– mouth ๐Ÿ‘„.

Happy Wednesday ๐Ÿคฉ! Today weโ€™ve been exploring Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท , doing different activities based on the culture ๐ŸŽถ and the fun things you may find in Brazil! 

In the creative ๐ŸŽจ room today we explored the Rio ๐Ÿฆœ the movie ๐Ÿฟ tuff tray. The toddlers played with the different characters from the movie ๐ŸŽฅ including the dog ๐Ÿถ,birds ๐Ÿฆ and the people ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. The toddlers used the character to explore Rio and all the different scenes. They explored the sandy beaches ๐ŸŒŠ.the sunny ๐ŸŒž rainforest ๐ŸŒฒ and the busy town ๐Ÿ  ! 

In the role play ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘” room the toddlers discovered that Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท has lots of beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ parrots ๐Ÿฆœ! The toddlers did a search ๐Ÿ” in the sand tray to see how many different coloured โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ parrots ๐Ÿฆœ they could find.

Finally in the creative ๐ŸŽจ room the toddler made their own Brazilian ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท flag using their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ! The toddlers dipped their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ into green ๐Ÿ’špaint and printed them onto small pieces of paper ๐Ÿ“„ to create flag.

Today in preschool we have had so much fun celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท national Day. We have had fun looking at animal puzzles ๐Ÿงฉ we matched the pictures ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ„๏ธ of animals to what they are calledโœ๏ธ. We enjoyed matching them together. We then sang old McDonald had a farm ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพ together.

We have gad lots of fun sight seeing at the beach ๐Ÿ–. We enjoyed walking in the sand โ›ฑand making sand castles ๐Ÿฐ with our friends. We used spades to collect our sand. We then used sand castle moulds ๐Ÿฏand we filled them up with sand ๐Ÿ–and turned them over to create lovely looking sand castles ๐Ÿฐ. 

We have looked at a Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท tuff tray. We looked at the Amazon rain ๐ŸŒง forest ๐ŸŒณ and the different creatures ๐Ÿชฒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ•ทand animals ๐Ÿ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ…๐ŸฆŽthat live there. We spoke about the different plants ๐ŸŒฑ and trees๐ŸŒฒ. We helped our bus ๐ŸšŒ cross a very big bridge ๐ŸŒ‰. We explored all the different textures with our senses and using our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ to explore the tray.

We then used our fine motor skills to decorate our very own head dresses for the Brazilian ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท carnival ๐ŸŽก. We chose what different colouring pencils we wanted to use to colour in our lovely head dresses.

Today is high five day and the children loved our messy activity in the messy room. On the table in messy room the children enjoyed painting their hands and finger tips. They used lots of different colours and with a grown ups support to help them if they needed it. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐ŸŽจโœ‹

At the maths table we had a colour activity set up for the children to take part in. There were 4 different colours and we had 4 different colour objects of things and the children had to match each object to the correct colour board. Once that had done this correctly we then high fives each other as today is high five day. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆโœ‹๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ต

Also in the messy room we had a fun bug finding activity. In the tray there were soli, bugs and magnifying glasses to help the children find the bugs in the soil. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ›

During snack time the children enjoyed cutting up their own fruit. They were given a knife and pieces of fruit and once their food was cut up they enjoyed eating it all up. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŠ

Babies have enjoyed their water activity tray in their room. The water was blue and had sea creatures. They loved splashing with their hands and picking up the sea creatures and looking at them. ๐Ÿ‘ถโœ‹๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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