Sunday, 31 January 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 1st February 2021

Shapes of the Week

This week we will be consolidating our shape knowledge; we have looked at Star, Circle, Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Oval & Heart

We will be talking about the properties of each shape; what makes them special? How many sides do they have? Where can we see them in the world around us?

Numbers of the Week

This week we are looking at numbers 9 & 10

Over the previous weeks this term we have looked at numbers 1 to 8. 

Does your child recognise these numbers? Can they recite up to 10, and maybe beyond? Are they able to count objects and match to the correct number?

Focus Activity

This week we will be getting creative and practising our scissor control.

We will be encouraging children to hold their scissors correctly and improve their control. Can they snip at the paper? Can they cut through paper with purpose. Can they follow a line to cut out a shape? 

Messy Play

As we didn’t get much chance to get messy last week we will continue this week with our cornflour and shaving foam activities.

We will be playing with cornflour by mixing it with water to create a non-Newtonian fluid; something that has both wet and dry properties. This is great for fine motor control and experimenting making marks, drawing in it and even letter formation.

Then we will be playing in shaving foam; this is a great sensory experience with children able to talk about how it feels and what it smells like.

We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions (please use Tapestry).

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