We also looked at patterns. Patterns are everywhere and can be made using just about anything – from fruits, colours, shapes, sizes to numbers. We made repeated colour patterns using the little compare bears and followed instruction cards independently to copy and make colour patterns too. We carefully used paint and cotton buds to complete the colour pattern on snakes.
It has been road safety week and we have been learning and discussing how we can keep safe crossing the road. We read the story, ‘Super Cat’s Road Safety’, who explained that we need to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK when crossing roads. We must always hold onto our grown up’s hand and always walk whenever crossing road. We also learned that a lollipop person as well as pelican and zebra crossings are there to help us cross roads safely. Most importantly though, we still need to stop, look, listen and think, before we cross, just to double check it is safe to do so.
We read a great story called ‘Shaun the Shy Shark’ by Neil Griffiths in line with Anti-Bullying week. We enjoyed listening to the story whilst watching the character puppets in action. We found out Shaun was very different to the other sharks and sadly did not have any friends. Luckily, it was a happy ending as he met lots of other sea creatures who were also different and happily soon had plenty of friends. This led into discussions about being friends and treating our friends with kindness, respect and care, just as we would wish to be treated ourselves. We also discussed that we are all different and that is what makes us so very special. We also made a lovely Heart of Kindness to show our support of Anti-Bullying Week 2021.
Finally, we have a new dinosaur friend who has joined Kindergarten who’s called Askaraptor – he says ‘I ask questions’ and ‘I am curious’.