The children have been learning about emotions and have been engaged with the colour monster book. The children made their own monster emotion puppets with the colours of how they were feeling. They had been learning about ways of managing feeling's and who can support them at different times. The children made their own feeling's jars like in the story. We also made up our own colour monster game outside and the children have been role playing the story. The children have also learning about autumn and collected leaves from the school garden, they made nature faces and painted with the leaves. The children have been discussing the change in weather and have been helped brush up the leaves.
The staff in the banana pod in the 3-5 room have been working on promoting independence and good hygiene throughout the day. The children have been settling in for the past weeks and have settled well back into the room and smaller pods. The staff have been using the SMART board to do number and colour activities. They also have been using the board to do virtual stories and some yoga. The children have been making their own pasta dishes with the girls developing their fine motor skills, learning how to use knifes appropriately as they cut the ingredients up.