Being able to listen and identify sounds is a very important pre-reading skill. It prepares children for learning the phonic sounds of letters. This week, we have also been focusing on environmental sounds. The children made big 'listening ears' and then we went on a sound walk. The children were able to identify chickens, children and many more sounds. Some children even heard dinosaurs! Using bamboo sticks, we also explored loud and quiet sounds by tapping different objects outside to see the types of sounds we could produce.
This week we have been on a sound walk. We walked around the Early Years area, gently tapping various surfaces and listening to the sounds they made. We experimented with musical instruments. After that the instruments were hidden and the children had to guess which ones the heard from only the sound.
Colour was another theme this week as we get ready for patterning next week. We matched colours learned the names of all the colours and we even mixed our own colours by making a friendship, hand print collage.
In Maths, we have focused on idenifty, sorting and classifying colours. Together, we sorted objects by colours and then began to classify these objects by size and colour. The children were very good at spotting when an object was in the wrong group! The children were also enthused to explore colour mixing with their friends.
Exploring loud and quiet sounds
Acting out our story
Stars of the Week