We started off our Wonderful World topic by changing our immersive learning area into a jungle. Here the children had the opportunity to dress up as jungle animals, make the sounds of the animals and re-create stories they had heard using props.
One of our favourite songs is '5 little Monkeys swinging in a tree'. The children practised singing familiar songs and rhymes, finishing a rhyme and counter numbers in order. They enjoyed taking it in turns being the crocodile using the puppet to 'snap' the Monkey from the tree.
As part of our wonderful world celebrations, we looked at what made us special by looking at features of our faces, notice differences between people and describe our family and what make us different.
Whilst playing with the dinosaurs in our sand tray, we were surprised one morning to find something had laid an egg. The children thought it must have been one of the dinosaurs. We kept it nice and warm in a nest and waited in anticipation for it to crack open. At first, we were disappointed to see the egg empty until we looked on our CCTV camera to find a T-Rex exploring our room and escaping into our outside area. The children even found evidence outside of dinosaur poo and a dinosaur footprint.
On Friday 25th June we held our annual Sports Day. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so the fun and games had to be cancelled but luckily for us the ice cream man still came. Here we are enjoying our special treat.
Our wonderful world activities continued into our outside area. We planted some potatoes which we harvested. The children were amazed to dig in the soil and find different sized potatoes. Each child got to take a potato home. Archer and his daddy even made chips with it, consolidating and extending Archers learning about the food chain.
We have had another wonderful half term with lots of action packed, exciting and engaging activities. The older children have taken part in transitions, visiting their new classroom and meeting their new teacher. The younger children will be joined by a new group of friends in September ready for the fun to start all over again!