During our dinosaur topic the children went outside after seeing a short video clip of a dinosaur on the school grounds, they discovered different features of the natural environment and what they imagined was a dinosaur egg. We watched it hatch! The children worked together to create a nest if the dinosaur visits the school grounds again. This inspired the children to write in their doodle books about the experience. They also enjoyed creating masks, models, playing with dinosaurs in the small world, measuring these and categorising them by what they eat.
Children have had the independence to explore the provision and choose what activity they will participate in learning through play. The computers have been utilised, the children have been using purple mash, simple city and really cool maths games. Our homework task was to share our knowledge of technology. The children have independently taken pictures and videos to share with one another.
The children have shown an interest in the moon and space after some visited the Harris museum exhibition. Because of this we have developed our small world area, with space rockets and space men, we have a variety of books available about space and have shared a class story – whatever next. The children have role played this with a story sack, developing their imaginations and knowledge and understanding of the world.
We have started to observe and discuss signs of new life this spring time. Mr Tranter has taught the children about our willow structure and how planting seeds and cuttings works. He helped us dig and plant each willow branch, we compared the heights of the willow branches, talking about differences and similarities in nature. The children started weaving the twigs planted, to create a more stable structure.