Taw Spring Term 2022

08.04.22
 

This week we have continued to learn about Easter. We have been reading ‘If I were the Easter bunny’ and ‘Santa Claus vs the Easter bunny’.

This week the children have:

  • Finished making their Easter cards to take home. Some of the children tried to write their name or mum/dad in their card.
  • Made ‘Easter nests’ using rice krispies and chocolate. They really enjoyed mixing all of the ingredients together!
  • Joined in with an egg and spoon race. They helped make an obstacle course for the race.
  • Rolled Easter eggs down the slope outside to see which one would reach the gate the quickest.
  • Painted Easter eggs by rolling them around in different Easter coloured paints.
01.04.22
 

This week we have been starting to learn all about Easter! We have been reading ‘If I were the Easter bunny’ and ‘Hot cross bunny’. We spoke about the different ways people celebrate Easter. The children talked about which Easter eggs they are hoping for and what they would do if they were the Easter bunny!

 

The children used pom poms to paint their own Easter egg using pastel colours.  The children have also started making their Easter cards to take home. They used potatoes to print egg shapes onto their Easter card.

 

The children have made necklaces and bracelets using string and Easter pasta. They have been making Easter eggs using brown playdough and a range of materials such as, pipe cleaners to make a pattern.

25.03.22
 

This week we have been reading ‘The hungry caterpillar’ and talking about fruit. We have been learning the days of the week and singing the days of the week song. The children used red and green playdough to make their own hungry caterpillar. They have painted their own hungry caterpillar using different sized sponges.

We have been practising our counting by feeding the ‘hungry caterpillar’ a particular number of fruit.

The children have also been finishing off their mother’s day card and flower craft to take home.

We have been spending a lot of time in the new part of the garden! The children have loved playing in our new digging area with the soil and the gravel. They have been helping to plant some vegetables and plants.

18.03.22
 

This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival Holi – The festival of colours. The children have learnt that it’s about friendships and new beginnings.

We have used our hands to mix paint colours and found out which primary colours are needed to made secondary colours.

The children spoke about their favourite colours at circle time.

11.03.22
 

This week the children have been reading the story ‘Jaspers beanstalk’ and we have continued to talk about how plants/flowers grow.

The children have used construction cogs that are in the shape of a flower to make their own flower display.  

The children stacked the maths counting cubes to make a “tall beanstalk” like Jasper in the story of the week.

The children measured each other using the measuring sticks and recorded the results on the chalk board. We talked about how tall each of them are.

The children made and decorated their own flower using a range of different materials such as tissue paper.

The children were really excited to explore our new garden, including the mud kitchen. They made their own restaurant and cooked lots of different ‘food’ for each other.

Next week we will be celebrating ‘The festival of colours’ and the children are welcome to wear really bright multi-coloured clothes all week!

04.03.22
 

This week the children have been learning about the different signs of spring. We also celebrated pancake and world book day.

We talked about the beginning signs of spring and how plants/flowers grow. We looked at the process of growing a flower from start to finish. The children planted their own seeds using soil and water.

We looked at some real daffodils and other flowers when mark making. The children used flowers to paint different pictures.

The children had pancakes at snack time and got to taste a variety of toppings. They voted for their favourite topping and raspberries were the clear winner!

The librarian came into pre-school and Codden class for a visit. She read some of her favourite books to the children. The children took part in the school book swap where they got to take home a new book. Some of the children dressed up today for world book day and brought in their favourite stories to share with their friends.

17.02.22

This week the children have been continuing to learn all about space.

We have been reading the story ‘Goodnight Spaceman’ and talking about astronauts. The children have watched videos about astronauts and they pretended to walk on the moon.

The children have used junk model materials such as foil, paint, glitter etc. to make their own ‘space helmet’. They enjoyed using these helmets to act out being an astronaut.

The children have also used star cookie cutters to paint a picture of the stars and the moon on black paper.

We have been talking about all of the different planets and their names. The children enjoyed dancing to planet songs.

11.02.22
 

This week the children have been learning all about space.

We have been reading the story ‘Beegu’ and talking about aliens. The children made their own ‘Beegu’ alien using yellow playdough.

We also looked on google earth and found some places the children know, for example, their school, the park etc.

The children used a range of materials from the junk modelling area to make an alien or spaceship and decorated them using paint.

We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children used these shapes to make their own space rocket.

The Children weighed ‘rocks from space’ and tried to predict which ones would be heavier or lighter.

We are continuing our space topic next week. If your child as any space related clothing, they are welcome to wear it.

04.02.22
 
This week the children have been learning about Chinese New Year.
 
They have learnt why it is celebrated and how.
 
We have tasted egg fried rice, noodles and prawn crackers and vote on what they liked best. Prawn crackers were a clear winner!
 
We have read the story of the Great Chinese Race and learnt about their calendar and animal names for each year.
 
The children have enjoyed role playing in the Chinese restaurant.
 
They have made masks of the animals and made an obstacle course to create their own race.
 
Our topic for the next two weeks is Space. If your child as any space related clothing, they are welcome to wear it.
28.01.22
 

This week we have continued reading ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’.

The children have enjoyed making troll faces on wraps for snack time.

They used junk modelling to make bridge stable enough to hold the goats.

We have looked at the different sizes of the goats and ordered them smallest to biggest.

14.01.22

This week we have continued reading the three little pigs.

The children have enjoyed this story and can now retell the story with the aid of props and masks. They can talk about the key events which happen in the correct order.

The children have made houses out of junk modelling and spoke about the different types of houses that people live in.

We made piggy sandwiches, the children cut out their bread and spread their own butter. We then fed the crusts to the birds!

 

Welcome to Taw Parents Meeting

On Wednesday 26th January at 2:30pm there will be a Welcome Meeting for New Parents which will be held in Taw Class.  If your child is new to Taw class and started in the Spring Term or if you were unable to attend the meeting held in the Autumn Term you are very welcome to come and join us.  During the meeting we will discuss our curriculum, assessment and daily routines and answer any questions you may have. 

21.01.22
 

This week we have been reading ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’.

The children have built bridges out of wooden blocks and recreated the story in their own words.

They have used positional language to describe where the troll and goat is in relation to the bridge – under, on top, next to, behind and in front.

They have used the playdough and accessories to create their own version on the troll.

07.01.22

Welcome back to the spring term! We hope you had a lovely Christmas.

This week we have had lots of new starters and our focus has been settling them in and getting them used to our routines.

We have read the story of the Three Little Pigs and used this text as the focus of our role play and mark making.

The children have made masks of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. They showed great cutting skills.

They have also been in the role play area using what they have learnt in the story and building a house with bricks.

28.01.22
 

This week we have continued reading ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’.

The children have enjoyed making troll faces on wraps for snack time.

They used junk modelling to make bridge stable enough to hold the goats.

We have looked at the different sizes of the goats and ordered them smallest to biggest.