Whatever Next!

Friday 25 November 2022

A few week’s ago, we enjoyed reading ‘Peace at Last’ written by Jill Murphy.  This week, we listened to another of her stories about a family of bears, titled ‘Whatever Next’.  It’s about a little bear who went on an adventure to the moon. He used a cardboard box as a rocket, some wellies as his space boots and a colander for a space helmet. He packed some food and shot up the chimney into space. When he got there, he enjoyed a picnic with his friend owl.  What would you take into space with you?

Children loved making their own rockets in the creative area using different shaped boxes and bottles. It was quite tricky working out how to attach the different parts together. Some children used PVA glue, some tried a stick of glue and for some things, only cellotape would hold the parts in place.  Once the rockets were ready, there were lots of count downs!

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 BLAST OFF!

We loved singing ‘5 Little men in a flying saucer‘ and counting the aliens in our maths corner.  At the dough table, we used different tools and star shaped cutters to make rockets, stars and space ships.

Outside, children enjoyed exploring some unusual objects that appeared near our space rockets.

We also had some very special visitors in Nursery at the start of the week. Children enjoyed looking after some Giant African snails and watching them crawl around the tank, eating their cucumber snack. Thank you for sharing them with us.