Spring is shy this year

This week we had hoped to see more signs of spring as we begin our topic of spring. Unfortunately, in true British, style we have had a week of rain!

Luckily we have lots of books all about spring and the signs to look out for. We used the books as inspiration to decorate our very own spring trees. We recognised that during spring (when the weather warms up) some trees begin to blossom. We used pictures to help us create our own. After painting our tree trunks and branches, we used bubble wrap and toilet roll tubes to add our blossoms.

Our sound of the week is d and we have used our sound to guide our learning for the week. It is well known that the children of Transition love dinosaurs. Luckily this gave us lots of opportunities to explore various dinosaur activities. Using various lengths of coloured card we made dinosaur headbands. The children explored different ways to attach the coloured triangles to the top of their hat. We also used a range of different ways to attach the card.

We also explored other dinosaur activities, including using the screwdrivers to join the dinosaur pieces and counting and pegging the correct number of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs aren't the only thing which begin with the d sound, we had lots of discussions about going to the dentist. Using the book Topsy and Tim go to the Dentist, we shared our experiences of going to the dentist. We then focused on what we can do to keep our teeth healthy by sorting different foods and practices into good or bad. During quiet time, we each drew pictures of our experience of going to the dentist. I was thoroughly impressed by the ideas the children came up with. To continue with our theme of d activities, we played dominos! We are all becoming very adept at playing dominos and we are getting much better at following the rules of the game.

In preparation for Easter, Transition had the chance to take part in the RHPA Easter Egg Hunt. Although it was a rainy day, we did not let this stop us from having fun. We excitedly walked around to the paddock in our wellies and raincoats ready to listen to the instructions given to us. The Easter bunnies told us that we needed to collect all the eggs in our special baskets. Once we had collected all the eggs, we were given a real chocolate egg. I am sure we are all very excited to taste our eggs.

Last week, we explored the letter sound m. The children worked incredibly hard to create their own marble paintings. This activity required the children to explore different ways of moving the tray to cover their paper in paint. They all look so different and colourful. Well done, Transition!



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