May 2021 Newsletter
We have explored a variety of topics during May and one of them was learning about the importance of good dental hygiene.
During circle time, we discussed the importance of brushing our teeth regularly and the children learnt a song called “Brush brush, brush your teeth.”
In line with our healthy eating topic from April, we continued to identify which foods are good for our teeth and lead to happy teeth and which foods are bad for our teeth and lead to sad teeth. The children had the opportunity to participate in a matching game to reinforce this concept.
In practical life area, the children practiced squeezing a little toothpaste on to a toothbrush and brushing the teeth in a plastic mouth.
At circle time some of the children shared their experiences of visiting the dentist and of course getting a sticker afterwards.
We, have also been practicing our grace and courtesy, the children have been practicing how to ask for something if someone else is using it. They have been encouraged to say something as:
For the last two weeks our topic was recycling. The children watched a short video called Reuse, reduce recycle and learnt a song about recycling.
In the book area, we read lots of information books about reducing waste and recycling and discussed what we should do with rubbish so it does not end up in the oceans harming the wildlife.
In the craft area, we used lots of recycled items to make some model robots and discussed how we can reuse cardboard and paper for drawing, painting and model making. We also made some bags from old newspapers securing them with staples, which the children used unaided but under supervision. We even made our own Recycling Center, where the children practiced sorting tins, paper and cardboard, plastic and glass into groups.
During our nature walks we discovered that the grass and flowers in the meadow had really grown a lot and is actually quite nice to lay in. We also found that our beetroot seeds had grown into plants, so we now planned them outside.
At snack time, we discussed how we reuse the fruit and vegetable peelings by putting them in the compost bin and that over time they turn into compost and we can use it on the garden.
In our cooking activity, we made some simple flat breads that hopefully the children enjoyed eating at home. Notwithstanding, the carrot juice was a hit as children loved making and above all drinking it, resulting in many smiling faces and empty cups.
Finally on Thursday afternoon we had a very special visitor, when Nightingale, a 2-week-old baby goat came in for a run around our garden with the children. Nightingale, is currently being hand reared as she is so small, and one of the parents is looking after her. Nightingale, enjoyed being stroked by the children, running around the garden and even nibbling our plants.
We hope all have had a safe and relaxing half term and let’s hope we can swap our rain coats for sun hats and enjoy some sunshine at last.