Newsletter Week 11

 

Newsletter week 11

Dear Peacocks parents,

We would like you to please fill in the Easter break form  and hand it over to us before the 21st of March.

Thanks for your help!

 

From Monday on Asma will be with the Flamingoes group. Marcio will join our group!

As we are working close together with the Flamingoes all of us will still see Asma a lot!

 

Our learning:

Monday:

This week we start the plant cycle.

In circle time we have showed the children pictures and a movie of the life cycle of a plant.

All children cut out the parts of the life cycle and pasted them in the right order.

 

After that the children could play in the science room with the animals, books and drawings.

 

Just before lunch we went to the construction site next to the school. The children prepared some questions and the builders showed different machines.

 

In the afternoon the children had capoeira class.

 

We have been working on the following Lpfö goals:

* Develop their use of spoken language and express their thoughts, put questions and to communicate with others

* Develop their curiosity and enjoyment, as well as their ability to play and learn

* Develop their understanding of science and relationships to nature, as well as knowledge of plants, animals, and also simple chemical processes and physical phenomena

 

Tuesday:

In the morning we received a small package with a jar with 5 small caterpillars in it!

They will stay in the science room where we will check on them everyday. In two weeks they will turn into a cocoon and will be transferred to a large home where they will become butterflies.

 

In the Library we did a recap of the life cycle of a plant. The children made a wheel with all the different stages. If they turn the top wheel they will see all the stages step by step.

 

In the afternoon the children had dance class from Hebert!

 

We have been working on the following Lpfö goals:

* Develop their self-autonomy and confidence in their own ability

* Develop their curiosity and enjoyment, as well as their ability to play and learn

* Develop their use of spoken language, vocabulary and concepts, as well as the ability to play with words, relate something, express their thoughts, put questions, and put forward their arguments and communicate with others.

 

Wednesday:

In the morning the children watched another movie about planting seeds, not in the sun and with water. But with a special yell that is even being used by astronauts in space shuttles. The yell is specially designed do the seeds can grow without water and sun as the yell has everything in it for a plant to grow.

After that we made our own Planetarium. The children have planted some seeds in a jar filled with gel. Because of the gel the children can see the plants and the roots grow.

We leave it in a cupboard for one week. We will check the seeds everyday and will continue for the next few weeks.

We talked about what will happen to the seeds; how they grow, what they need to grow and how long it will take for one seed to grow.

 

The children played in the drama and pretend room and in construction room.

 

We have been working on the following Lpfö goals:

* Develop their creative abilities and the ability to convey impressions, thoughts and experiences in many different forms, such as play, pictures, song and music, and drama

* Develop their curiosity and enjoyment, as well as their ability to play and learn

* Develop their understanding of science and relationships to nature, as well as knowledge of plants, animals, and also simple chemical processes and physical phenomena

* Develop their curiosity and enjoyment, as well as their ability to play and learn

 

Thursday:

In the morning we baked cupcakes. We talked about grams and how to measure in grams.

With a weighing scale the children could see the different amounts.

We did some counting activities with all the ingredients.

We have been baking for Math day but also to have a nice treat:).

 

At the end of the morning we did the birthday circle for Lukas and Mattias.

Also we practiced the letter A and T. In small groups the children did several activities, they made the letters on a paper, listened to the sounds on a movie and used playdough to make the letters.

 

We have been working on the following Lpfö goals:

* Develop their fine motor skills

* Develop their curiosity and enjoyment, as well as their ability to play and learn

* Develop their abilities to express themselves in many ways such as art and play

* Develop their creative abilities and the ability to convey impressions, thoughts and experiences in many different forms, such as play, pictures, song and music, and drama

* Develop their use of spoken language, vocabulary and concepts, as well as the ability to play with words, relate something, express their thoughts, put questions, and put forward their arguments and communicate with others.

 

Friday:

Today it was Math Day!

Some children helped Darren to make the Maths Day movie. The children were divided into 3 groups. Each group got 3 different challenges. They solved math problems in each group e.g making patterns with colors, aranging from tallest to shortest, sharing the cups equally and many more.

 

In the afternoon the children had Swedish class from Meiry and Olga.  The pictures and movie will be coming in a separate email.

 

We have been working on the following Lpfö goals:

*  Develop their understanding of science and relationships to nature, as well as knowledge of plants, animals, and also simple chemical processes and physical phenomena

*  Develop their understanding of space, shapes, location and direction, and the basic properties of sets, quantity, order and number concepts, also for measurements, time, and change

*  Develop their use of spoken language, vocabulary and concepts, as well as the ability to play with words, relate something, express their thoughts, put questions, and put forward their arguments and communicate with others.

 

Important dates:

March 25th: Toyday

March 30th: Egg hunt

April 3rd: Good Friday – pre-school is closed

April 6th: Easter monday – pre-school is closed

April 22nd: Staff meeting – pre-school closes at 16.00

April 29th: Toyday

 

Important information:

!! It is wet outside!! Please make sure your child has warm rain clothes at school and extra clothes. When you drop off your child, please make sure he/she is dressed appropriately for the weather.

 

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We have capoeira classes again on Monday at 15.00.

On Tuesday the children will get dance classes from Hebert from 14.00 to 15.00.

The children that go to school have on Thursday Jolly phonics(English) and on Friday the whole class has Swedish, in the afternoon.

 

 

We have toy day every last Wednesday of the month. The children can bring one toy (game or toy to share) to school. The children and us try to take the best care of the toys but small toys may get lost. We kindly ask you to not give your child toys to school on the other days. Our next toyday will be on the 25th of March.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us or speak directly with us.

 

The Peacocks Teachers

Corrie, Asma and Florentine

Futuraskolan International Pre-school

Täby

0767233869

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