How can we look after our oceans?

This week in Nursery the children have continued with our ‘under the sea’ topic. They started this week by listening to a story called ‘Octopants’ and the children then recapped the names of the different sea creatures that were mentioned in the story. After that, the children watched a short video, which explained how plastic can injure and cause the sea creatures to die in the ocean. This then led to the children talking about how they could help to look after the oceans and the creatures that live there. During continuous provision time, lots of the children then fished out the litter from the pretend oceans by connecting a magnet to a paperclip on the litter. Later this week, the children also recapped what float and sink means and predicted which items would float and sink. After that, the children were challenged to make a boat out of a range of materials and then tested whether their lego person would be able to float to the other side of the water tray or whether their lego person would sink. In the outside area, lots of children have enjoyed practising their pouring skills to water the plants and have tried really hard to clean the dolls in the water area. In the role play area, the children have continued to enjoy playing in the new pirate ship, trying on pirate costumes and exploring the treasure in the treasure chest. During PE, the children have worked on their spatial awareness, throwing, catching and balancing skills. In the creative area, lots of children have decorated their own under the sea lanterns and decorated a starfish using paint and cotton buds. In the mathematics area, lots of children have experienced great success at using the tweezers to pull out certain sea creatures to match the numerals on the sea shells. In the sand area, the children were challenged to dig for the hidden coin with their initial letter of their name on and in the playdough area, the children were challenged to use the fish-shaped plastic cookie cutters and then add some googly eyes, beads and sequins to decorate their playdough fish.

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