William is working on his cognitive target to use his body to act on the environment : Here he is loving drumming in the new sensory play area!!
Class Selfie with the Elephant
Leopard class had a lovely trip to Drusillas this week. We got to meet a snake, cockroach, bearded dragon and fat tailed gerbils! All the children were really gentle and careful when handling the animals. We went around and saw lots of other things, especially liking the monkeys and the penguins.
At the end of the day we all had a ride on the Thomas train!
Good day all round!
Mashrafi smelling herbs
This week in Seahorse class we have been getting back into our classroom routines after the holidays. We had a birthday party on Tuesday afternoon for Sara who came in to her “Surprise”. We are continuing to focus on our Creation Story and the staff were keen to see if the children had remembered their favorite parts. On each day God created different things and we have different objects, sounds, and smells to explore depending on what God created. So on day 1 he created day and night, on day 2 he created the land and the sea. The children loved it and they did remember their favorite parts of the story and Mashrafi remembered to count down to turning the lights off to make the classroom dark.
We have had another busy week in Lemurs. We have planted seeds to see what they need to enable them to grow, explored new techniques in art, celebrated Chinese New Years and to top it all off we have learnt to fence. Be careful of Lemurs class now, we are armed with knowledge and swords!
Leopard class have been having a lovely week! We have been finding out about life under the sea and looking at different fish. We dissected fish and looked at what was inside a fish, it was very smelly but the children were very engaged and interested!
We all went swimming and the children are growing in confidence. Blossom went on her back and Elly had a go at swimming with a float!
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Lemur class have been learning about Odd and Even numbers. Brandon found odd and even numbers by sharing out the number in 2’s. If it had one left over it was odd. If it shared and none were left it was even.
This week Rihanna has learnt to eat using her fork. Well done Rihanna!
Leopards had a lovely day at the Sea Life Centre. They have been learning about different animals under the sea.
We got to see piranhas, clown fish, rays, turtles and many more exciting underwater creatures. The class said that their favourite animal they saw was the shark! Riccardo thought he was a bit scary!
All the children were beautifully behaved and a real credit to Palatine School!
This week in Seahorse class we have been looking a the part of the Creation story where God makes the trees and plants. We all went for a walk to the florists and to the Co-op to look at, smell, touch and explore, but most importantly buy some flowers. We then used the flowers to make prints onto paper using paint. We also used the salad spinner to put paint in and spin it to make flower patterns. The children loved the sound of the salad spinner. We also had messy sensory with the same theme we had Jelly as grass, frozen mint leaves so Mashrafi and Aaron could use their symbols to say whether it was hot or cold and the other children could feel the difference in temperature. We had hot Weetabix for mud and chocolate spread for mud and soil. The children loved it especially the Weetabix going ‘Splat’ onto the table!