27 October 2014
Welcome back to school. I hope that all of you have had a restful and joyful time together during the half-term break. Did you go anywhere special?
Before the break, we started to talk about food and our sense of taste. We certainly had a good time tasting ingredients with different flavours. We tasted salt which was salty, lime which was sour, sugar and candy which were sweet. Everybody liked the sweet taste of sugar and wanted to try it again and again. However, when we first tasted lime and found it to be so sour, we could not help but make funny faces. Some of us gave back the piece of lime; others who were more adventurous tried it again, while some acquired the taste and sucked the juice out of the lime. We also tried salty food such as salt and crackers. At first some of us were reluctant to try the crackers, but once we did we couldn’t help but ask for more. When asked which flavour we liked the most, nearly all of us pointed to the sugar or candy.
During the week we also continued to explore our sense of touch. We touched items that were prickly such as toothpicks and said ouch, ouch every time we touched them. We also looked at pictures of different kinds of prickly items such as needles, nails, pine cones, and prickly animals such as porcupines. We then used the toothpicks to make our porcupine picture in art. Then we talked about rough items and got to touch and explore sand, gravel, sand paper, and more before using the sandpaper to make our rough crocodiles.
This week is superhero week. We will be talking about superhero behaviours, and being healthy. On Friday please let your child dress up as a superhero. You can help your child come up with his/her own idea of a superhero costume. We will have a small superhero parade from 8:35 to 8:45 before going in for our weekly Early Years assembly. Please send in a small plate of healthy food that morning as we will be having a superhero party at 10 o’clock with the other Early Years classes.