Hello Peacock parents,
Information from us, week 11
As you all know, today is Corries’ last full-time day with the Peacocks before he will go on parent leave. We wish him lots of fun with his daughter and are happy to have him coming in on Tuesdays.
This week we celebrated Pakistan’s week, miss Asma is from Pakistan and organized some amazing activities for the children.
The children learned nursery rhymes in Urdu, baked Pakistani food, danced to Bhangra songs and much more. The children were shown many pictures related to Pakistan. We talked about the pictures together and then each child got to place the picture under its correct heading card. It was fun for the children as they could talk about the pictures and match them to its heading cards e.g. location, culture/traditions, sports, exports and currency.
The Peacocks have a new phone number 0767233869. Please make a note of this!
Science: In science the children explored how the primary colors combine to create new vibrant colors. They also learned a new art and craft technique to dye textile i.e. by placing lentils in the middle of the cloth, tying it with a thread and then by dipping the cloth in one color at a time. The children loved the activity as they could choose their own colors, dip and see the color change. The results were remarkable and they surely created masterpieces.
Art and baking: The children decorated the Pakistani flag with crepe paper and glitter.
For Pakistani food we made Pakistani bread called paratha and Pakistani tea. The children kneaded their own parathas using wheat flour. We had them for snack and the kids loved it.
Traditions and math: Basant is one of the important festivals in Pakistan and it is celebrated at the arrival of spring. On this day the sky is filled with many colorful kites of different shapes and sizes. For art and math’s activity children made kites by cutting different shapes and gluing them together. The have learned the names for different quadrilaterals i.e square, rhombus, kite, parallelogram, rectangle. We dressed up in Pakistani clothes and danced on the bhangra songs. Children also learned Pakistani Bhangra dance moves and got a henna tattoo with glitter.
Language and Vocabulary: In the Treasure bag activity children were shown objects or things that belonged to Pakistan. Children could feel the objects and it was a fun experience for them. They learned many new words and as a memory test at the end of the activity, they had to match word cards to the objects.
Math day: Today we had Math day. Corrie made a addition/subtracting table. The table is split into colors and labeled by their place value (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousands) The children found it much easier to add or subtract when they could color code the numbers! This was a great success! There are pictures attached.
Wednesday 26th of March- Peacocks will go to the firestation. If any parents would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible.
Tuesday 15th of April- Peacocks will go to the Natural History Museum. If any parents would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible.
Thursday 17th of April- Day before Good Friday. Pre-school closes at 14.00
Friday 18th of April- Pre-school closed for Good Friday
Monday 21st of April- Pre-school closed for Easter Monday
If you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email, call, or speak directly with us.