Following on with our theme, this month we have looked at the ‘Gruffalo’, hunting around school grounds to find him, using lots of positional language. We also made a Gruffalo’s face using collage materials and spoke about where we placed eyes, nose mouth etc. The next week we read ‘Little Raindrop’ where we looked at the effects of rain and water. We played in the water tray, adding different materials to see if they would sink or float. Another little raindrop activity was puddle jumping, we really enjoyed making a splash and using our physical skills to jump up and down. We then celebrated Anti-Bullying Week and focused on the story ‘The Squirrels who Squabbled’. We did lots of fun activities such as body painting with lots of ‘kind words’, we also joined up with Pre-School and Rising Threes to make friendship soup, we chopped up vegetable and thought about the different qualities it takes to be a good friend. We also used our gross motor skills as we lifted the parachute up and down to sing songs and take turns with a ball. This week we are reading ‘Fairy Felicity’s Moonlight Adventure’. We have been experimenting and as we made fizzing fairy potion, the children had to listen carefully to instructions and they were very excited to see their own potions fizzing up and over the beakers. We are also making fairy dust in our tuff tray with pattern sheets and challenging to children to copy the marks.