This week we’ve been extending our work on shapes and nursery rhymes. We recited Hey Diddle Diddle and just for fun recited it again in our underwater voices. To make a bubbly sounding underwater voice we rub our pointy finger up and down over our lips as we talk. Hilarious! We also learnt the Susie Circle song (sung to the Tune of London Bridge). During the mat session, after singing both songs, we drew a circle in the air with our drawing finger. Of course we have to warm it up first by rubbing it on our hands. Then I say in my teeniest fairy voice, “Let’s do a teeny weeny fairy circle in the air” and we warm up our little pinky fingers in the same way and draw the teeniest circle we can. Then we warm up our whole hand and stand up and draw the biggest circle we can.
Following that we had a search around the room for things that were circle shaped. We then took photos of them using our iPad. We were amazed at how many circular things could be found in our room.
After the mat session we went to the activity tables and put together our cows jumping over the moon. We coloured in a cow and then glued it to a strip of card. We attached this to a paper plate using a spilt pin so that our cow can actually jump over the moon. (Joke of the day: Why did the cow jump over the moon? Because the farmer had cold hands!) Then we drew some circles for craters in brown crayon on the paper plate. We did a yellow dye wash over the top. Here’s our end product: