Kingfishers have returned from their half term break fired up with our new topic, On Safari! We have already had some great show and tell items and related experiences. This week we are busy creating a topical theme in our classroom. So far we have used shaving foam to create animal prints and looked at African art, inspired by Edward Tingtinga. We are yet to erect our new display, but have lots of artwork in the pipeline!
WKingfishers had a great Space day! They all looked amazing in their costumes and really got into the spirit of it! We had a great afternoon making and creating space rockets and even trying REAL astronaut food!
This week in Kingfishers we tested different materials to see which would be the most waterproof to make an umbrella. We predicted which materials we thought would be waterproof and which ones wouldn't. The children enjoyed pouring water on to the different materials and seeing what happened. The children were surprised that a tesco bag wasn't waterproof, until they realised it had holes in the bottom!
We have been looking at the history of space travel this week and talking about Neil Armstrong. The children were enthralled with the iconic words he spoke, 'Just one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. We discussed the meaning behind his words and how Neil Armstrong and his fellow astronauts helped shape space history.
The children have been really enjoying their sessions of Mindfulness, which are very kindly run by Mrs Whales. This week, they perfected their breathing and really thought about how we can relax our minds and bodies through the art of deep slow breathing. They then thought about how we can notice all the wonderful things our body can do. In conclusion, the children played a mirror game with their partner, which involved real concentration and observation.