This month the children in the Caterpillar Room have been learning about summer, taking part in lots of different activities linked to our summer topic. We have made lots of different summer themed crafts and pictures, like using lots of different coloured paints to design their own ice lollies, kites and other objects that are associated with summer.
We have spent a lot of time in the garden exploring different ways we can use water play. We have used lots of different pipes, buckets, and scoops to develop the transporting schema where the children used the pipes and scoops to move the water from one bucket to another and back again. We have also used the water tray to develop our self-help skills, by pouring using teapots and jugs to pour the water into cups.
As well as using the veranda and front garden we have also ventured down to the back garden to explore the different climbing equipment to develop our gross motor skills like balancing and climbing. We also had fun making mud pies in the digging garden and mud kitchen, this developing their thinking and problem-solving skills.
This month we celebrated the French National Day where the children took part in different activities, painting a French flag, singing along to French nursery rhymes, and using fabric pieces to resemble fireworks. We also tried some different French foods, Croissants, Ratatouille and Crepes.