Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Pukeko Update

This week we have seen much more in the way of group play. One or two children have started some play and others have become interested and asked to join in. Tuesday was a great outside day where we pulled out all of the large loose parts. These include tyres, pellets, pvc piping, planks of wood and cable reels. The ideas were flowing and the children needed help with strategies to move some of the larger loose parts.

Jared bought in a nest which interested the children. We came up with a list of birds we knew the name of and found some pictures of their nests. We wanted to find out what type of birds nest it was. We looked at the nest of the swallow, sparrow, tui, fantail, the blackbird and the Pukeko. Some looked the same and some looked very different. We then went out and looked for natural materials that the children could use to make their own nest. This was an interesting, messy and fun experience all the same.

Some of the girls playing at being a teacher.

Casey chose to make a card with a message for Mum and Dad.

Zac and Nyjel re-creating a scene from Hungry Dragon. These guys collected the dragons and the animals and took the morning creating the scene. Such focus is great to see.

Next week we will continue to look into the Pukeko, finding out more information and creating a wall of Pukeko art. We will also be looking into more alphabet and maths in the afternoons. We are taking part in dance over the next 2 weeks with a performance at the end of week 6. Very much looking forward to that. Have a great week.

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