All Mixed up!
This week we have been looking at The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. The children found it hilarious that the chameleon had all the different animal parts by the end. We have discussed what mixed up animals we would like to be and even had a penguin, giraffe and dog! We used lots of different media to create our own chameleons and talked about camouflage and why animals in the wild need to hide away. We hid animals around the classroom and children went on a hunt to find them.
We have also been using our listening ears and beginning to start our phonics activities. We have been listening to instrument sounds and identifying which one Mrs Richardson is playing behind the screen. We enjoyed the game so much that we even set it up ourselves during continuous provision, taking turns to be the teacher.
What a week!
What a fantastic week we have had – all our friends in together! We have formed some lovely friendships and have continued to practice our class rules of using kind hands, looking after our toys and listening to the grown-ups and our friends. We have continued our exciting topic of colours and thankfully the sun came out for our ‘bright colours’ day as it went missing on our yellow day! We have really enjoyed learning about dark colours where we looked at dark spooky pictures for points of discussion, practiced our cutting skills by cutting out spiders and following recipes in our mud kitchen.
We loved orange day as we got to make our very own glass of orange juice and we even had a go at using the sharp knife (with Mrs Richardson’s help) to cut the orange. We followed instructions to cut, squeeze, pour and best of all drink the orange juice!
We have finished the week off by looking at a story which brings all our colours together…on an elephant! ‘Elmer’ has proved a firm favourite and we are looking forward to creating our own patchwork for our class Elmer.