Squirrels News January 2015

Squirrels News January 2015

Messy/ Sensory PlayMessy Play - Car Paintings Jan 2015

This month we have been getting very messy as we have enjoyed painting with lots of different resources! We tried painting with toothbrushes, brushes and bubble wrap! This gave us lots of different textures and patterns. We then tried painting with cars and balls; the cars gave us long straight lines while the balls made the paint splat on the paper! It made us giggle a lot! We have been baking a variety of goods this month too including flapjacks, biscuits and chocolate chip cookies!

CognitiveCognitive - Letters Jan 2015

Some of the Squirrels have been looking at letters this month too. We were using the magnetic letters lots to observe if we can identify what words go with each letter. We also used the letter sponges to make learning letters much more fun (and messy!). We were practising our problem solving skills too by trying to complete jigsaws; the 2 piece ones were a bit too easy for some of us so we tried the 4 piece puzzles, but they were still a bit difficult.

Outdoor/ Physical PlayOutdoor Play - Obstacle CourseJan 2015

We have been exploring the snow out in the garden. It was very cold to touch! We were trying to catch it in our hands and cups but it kept melting! We also had obstacle courses set up in the garden, the Squirrels liked using the bowling pins and balls!

Other News

We have recently started Special Day in the Squirrels where each day someone gets to bring in something from home. For the first week we have been bringing in one of our favourite toys, but we will gradually start bringing in related objects, such as something red or blue or something which has 2 parts.

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