Daisy Chain Decmber to March 2014

After the Christmas break the Daisy Chain children enjoyed a range of activities based on dinosaurs. We  counted them, measured them drew around them and sorted them by size.
Super Heroes then became our focus and we were very excited to be visited by Batman. He spent an hour chatting to the children. Batman patiently answered all their questions. The children wanted to know where he lived , could he fly, was he a boy, why did he have a beard (because it is cold flying in the Bat Wing in the winter!) . Also what the different parts of his armour on his suit did. The children were making power bracelets from cardboard that day and rushed to show Batman their creations.

We continued the term thinking about our homes and families.We thought about how much we love our Mummies and Daddies,made boxes of hugs for them and made cards. We drew pictures of ourselves and our families and thought about how we were babies and how we have grown.

As children all enjoy being read to we focussed our learning on ‘Books’ wanting to introduce them to the idea that books not only contained stories but other types of information too,. We used recipie books to cook. Looked at fact books to find out about butterflies, made bridges for the 3 Billy Goats Gruff to cross the river.
To encourage the children’s expressive language and imaginative play (very important for later story writing skills when they are at school) we had a whole day when the all the settings small world toys were set out.
Easter was soon upon us and lots of Easter themed activities were provided. We sponge printed Easter patterns, turned our hand prints into flowers, matched patterns on eggs and the role play area was a rabbit warren (with a few chicks and hens).
The Easter Bonnet Parade was amazing with no two hats alike. Our fete afterwards was well supported and the money we raised this year was donated to the charity Dorothy House.

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