As we expected, our Doctors surgery has been extremely busy and it has been very tricky to make an appointment! The children have impressed staff with their knowledge; they recognise lots of the equipment that doctors and nurses use and they have used it appropriately in their role play. It has been great to see children cooperating, taking turns and taking on the role of a doctor, nurse or patient to recreate familiar scenarios of their visits to the doctors.
We continued learning about shapes on a ‘Shape hunt’ around school. There were lots of familiar shapes in the environment and children are beginning to talk about some of their properties (such as the number of sides, round/curved sides). Towards the end of the week, the wet weather made it quite tricky to go outside so we turned to some more traditional ‘rainy day’ games to have fun! A group of children worked together to invent their own game, rolling a ball backwards and forwards to each other.
It’s the final countdown! We all have our fingers crossed and are really hoping that we might hear some tapping and cracking noises coming from the incubator during the middle of next week. As you can imagine, the children are very excited and are always asking questions about the eggs. This week, we tried to answer the question “Why are the chicks in water (in the shell)?” We used a little yellow chick, a bag of water and a plastic egg to try and work out the answer.
Week 5 – What are we learning this week?
This week, we’ll be learning all about eggs and chicks! We will…
- Learn about the life cycle of a hen and hopefully watch some chicks hatch
- Read the story of ‘Hattie Peck’ and find out about other animals that lay eggs
- Investigate eggs – What’s inside the shell? What do boiled and scrambled eggs look like?
- Practise our counting skills – How many eggs are there in the nest? Which nest has the fewest/most eggs? Can you put __ eggs in the nest?
- Develop our fine motor skills in the Fiddly Fingers area using tongs to pick the chicks out of the nest