Children learn to move confidently in a range of ways including special awareness, co-ordination of large movements, how to effectively use the equipment, saying when they do or don't need help, learn that some behaviour is unacceptable and its consequences, how to take turns and play co-operatively.
A child's physical skills are developed (fine motor skills) their creativity and imagination, also it is a stepping stone to writing therefore needs to be encouraged.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year, runs on a cycle of 12 years with each represented by an animal, 2019 is the year of the Pig.
Instead of receiving presents as we do at Christmas, children are given red envelopes or Hong pros, for Chinese New Year by family and friends. These envelopes are sometimes decorated with symbols like the Chinese dragon or lions for good luck. greetings and good wishes are written in gold letters are also often added. Once decorated a gold coin is placed inside as a gesture (don't put four pennies in though, as four is deemed to be unlucky number in Chinese culture.
The children enjoyed making their own individual dragons, we watched a traditional Chinese dragon dance and let the children have a go. The children had to coordinate their movements to make their dragons dance.
The children were able to taste some well known examples of food eaten during the Chinese NewYear.
Oranges and tangerines symbolise wealth, apples are for peace and tangerines are for good fortune.
Kung hei fat choy (Happy New Year in Chinese)
Diwali, the festival of lights also known as Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning "rows of lighted lamps", Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in Hinduism and is celebrated every autumn.
All About Me
Robins have been comparing the vehicles used today and those used in World War 1 and World War. The children were encouraged to build vehicles using various construction materials. The children enjoyed painting and sticking activities to make their poppies.
This week we have been talking about the importance of keeping safe, as the children look forward to Bonfire Night with excitement. They also enjoyed creating pictures and paintings of fireworks using a variety of mark-making materials.
The children enjoyed exploring how the different crops grew and noticed the changes that had taken place, before harvesting the crops from the school allotment. The children enjoyed doing some fruit and vegetable printing and singing songs.