Tuesday, 20 February 2018

When role-play turns into a role-play marathon

We had an afternoon of making a campsite. We thought about everything we might need like:
-Teddy bears
-Cooking equipment

A peer started peeling an onion that we brought on our camp trip and it was really smelly and his eyes started to water. "You need googles" said someone and a friend got to work making some with the help of an adult to hold still the pots. 

The books we were exploring turned into a campsite. Can you spot our campfire? The fire engines were called at one point as it got too big.

Where do these animals live?

Someone gave us a bag of animals. We had to sort them into places that they lived either in a hot or cold climate.
We asked lots of different questions:
 "is that a leopard?" Someone said "it's a cheetah" so we investigated the difference between them on the Internet.
"What do polar bears eat?"

We had to add the sea underneath as there wasn't a sea to begin with and came across a problem when we pulled out a shark from the bag.

Giant Mark Making

When you start to mark make and with a little help from your friends it starts to grow.

"This is dino egg number three."

"This is a diplodocus egg"

"This is its tale"

"His long neck that can get to trees"

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Tyrannosaurus Drip

Our favourite book is 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson. We have made dinosaur swamp. 
" I am waiting for the dino egg to crack" 
"Here are the babie dinosaurs that have cracked out of their shells"
We have explored fossils and matched the fossils picture to the dinosaur that it belongs to. "This is the T-Rex, look at his jaws"
We made our own dinosaurs out of clay in the Create Area.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Sharing books

We enjoy sharing books in many different ways. Looking at the pictures and finding the same in our own book.

Taking the lead at story time. This one is called 'The Giraffe's Got Eaten by Hippo'

When we discover a favourite story that's all we want to listen to and it becomes a main interest. Look at the next blog post for the opportunities that evolved from 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson

Under construction......

Can you guess what it is?

You guessed it, it's the Sydney Opera House.

We have decided that when building in the sand that we need signs to let everyone know its a building site. This one says 'Danger don't enter my construction'
Busy builders at work. This is a farm building.

A lot of work went into this balance building.

"I used the big square for my house an little one for my bedroom window"

"Oh no there's no room for my house roof" I moved onto two boards.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

It's colour week at Stay and Play

Is your child 18 months to pre-school entry? Come and play, meet the team and find out what we are all about.  Younger siblings are welcome. Please see below for details or contact preschoolmanager@northrepps.norfolk.sch.uk