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Skickat: den 21 mars 2014 12:56
Ämne: Newsletter week 12
Hello Peacock parents,
Information from us, week 12
For the preparation of our visit to the museum on the 15th of April, we are introducing all the different body parts to the children. This week it was the liver that got introduced.
We have two parents who are already joining us on this outing but we need two more to join us. Please let us know if you would like to join us on that day.
With the changing of weather we would like to ask you to bring in winter and rain clothes for the children. Also we have noticed some children don’t have enough spare clothes, we would like to ask you to also take a look at that. Thanks
Tuesday we will have the Amazing race. The preparations are almost done and three parents will help us with the activities.
The Peacocks have a new phone number 0767233869. Please make a note of this!
Science: In continuation with our “body organs” theme the children were introduced to another organ – liver. Through pictures and video, the kids were made aware of it’s location, function, shape, color and size. This activity was repeated throughout the week to reinforce their knowledge of internal organs In addition recapitulation of previously taught organs was also done from time to time. It ended with an activity in which the children were given the pictures of the outline of the human body in which they had to paste the pictures of the body organs at their correct location
Math and social skills: Every Thursday Flamingoes and Peacocks join to do activities together. We planned various math activities for both the groups, so that they learn concepts, learn to cooperate and work in a team. In the first math activity the children had to do addition sums by threading the number of beads and counting them in the end to find out the answer. This activity helped the children count quantities and learn addition in a more. In the second math activity the children were introduced to number bonds of 10, 9,8,7,6,5 and 4. Each child was given a cup with a number written on it. They had to find out different ways of making the number on the cup. There were addition and subtraction problems written on strips. They had to calculate the answer and if it matched the number on their cup, they had to put the strip in their cup. It was challenging as well as fun for them. They also learned that there were more than one-way of making a number e.g. 6+4, 5+5 and 7+3 will make ten.
Traditions: We celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Monday. The children watched a short video on the significance of St Patrick day. We made leprechauns using different colored paper. The children had to cut the hat, strips for beard and then had to draw the face of a leprechaun.
Vocabulary and story telling: This week we read the story “Gruffalo” written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. In this activity pictures of objects and characters, which the children were given to hold, had to be placed on the mat according to their occurrence in the story. The activity was enjoyable for the children, as they had to listen carefully to place their picture on the mat. This activity not only strengthened their sequencing skills but also helped in widening their imagination. The children were also introduced to letter “e”. We encourage children to sound, blend and then read the words. We continued singing nursery rhymes and “the sailor went to sea sea sea” is becoming quite popular among the children.
Wednesday 26th of March- Peacocks will go to the firestation.
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.
The Peacocks Teachers