All Around the World…France

As part of our focus on France this week, we have made our own version of the Eiffel Tower. Whilst we have been working away and playing we have been listening to traditional French music. This morning, some of the children made up their own dances to the music – they had so much fun using their physical development and expressive arts and design skills!

For snack today, we have eaten baguettes with Camembert and Brie… some of us love trying all of these new things.

 

Making clothes

We looked at different clothing worn at Bangladeshi weddings and we all loved the sparkles and vibrant colours! So we decided to make our own representations. We made great use of our Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World skills. Look out for the catwalk modelling photographs!

Learning about new fruits…

As part of our focus on Bangladesh last week, we were very fortunate to have one of our children’s parents come in to let us see, touch and taste different fruits that we hadn’t heard of before! We had so much fun learning about and trying new things… it was a lovely morning!

We would like to thank Saiful’s mum very much for coming in and speaking to us all and for letting us try new things.

 

Making curry

Last week our focus country was Bangladesh. Throughout the week, the children had the opportunity to make their own curry. They each contributed to chopping the vegetables and adding them to a saucepan. Some of the children then went to the kitchen with an adult to cook the curry….some even helped with the washing up!

 

Water challenge…

To encourage everyone to drink more water in this hot weather, we’ve set up our own water challenge! Each time we finish our bottle, we get a sticker and the winner at the end of the day gets 5 dojos for being the champion. Yesterday’s winner was… Lincoln!

Enjoying our new ‘Italian Restaurant’ role play area

 

We have been taking on the roles of chefs, customers and waiters/waitresses in our Italian Restaurant. We also made our own pizza oven and have been cooking our own pizzas! In our malleable area, we had playdough with different herbs in to make pizza bases out of and decorated them to look like real pizzas. Miss Carter asked if we wanted to have a new area to play in this week, but we all told her we didn’t want it to change yet because we are having so much fun developing our role play in there!

A musical afternoon…

This afternoon, some of Nursery created their own band! They could only find one microphone so they improvised and used other props instead…. One of the children even made their own representation of a guitar. They treated the rest of us to an amazing rendition of our top secret graduation song, followed by a special performance of ‘Let it go’ by some of the girls.

 

Making Mozzarella Pizza

This morning in Nursery, we all made our very own pizza slices! Firstly, we all got the chance to smell and feel mozzarella… some of us weren’t too sure about it but still enjoyed it on our pizza. We had to spread tomato puree on the base and then select our favourite toppings to add to them. We then put the pizza in the oven and took them home in our pre-designed pizza boxes! It was so much fun!

 

Nursery learning to speak and sing in Italian

This morning we were very lucky to have a visit from one of our parents who taught us all how to speak and sing in Italian. We learnt how to sing ring-a-ring-o-roses in Italian and also a new song we had not heard before. We were all then given the opportunity to ask how to say certain words, say please and thank you, ask for certain fruit and snack and how to count to ten.

We really appreciate any time given by our parents to help us all learn new things… Thank you so much for a wonderful morning of learning Italian!

 

Making spaghetti bolognese

As part of our focus on Italy, the children asked to make bolognese. We discussed the ingredients we would need and then each had a go at chopping them before adding them to a pan. We used quorn, onions, peppers, herbs and tomato. All of the children had a go at mixing the ingredients, then we all went to the kitchen to put the bolognese on the hob. We talked about cooker safety and why we needed to stand away from the cooker and let a grown-up cook.

For snack, we then ate our amazing creation! All of the children tried the bolognese and some even asked for seconds!🍝