The art table this week has been popular as the children have made cowboy hats to wear by cutting around the edge and for the more confident cutters, the inside of the hat too. The Wanted Posters were also fun to watch the children draw as they had to draw themselves but instead of being wanted for something bad, they were wanted for positives. Some of their responses were: 'wanted for beautiful singing', 'wanted for counting to 10' and 'wanted for looking like a beautiful cowgirl'. Free paining demonstrated how well the children were able to copy a variety of cowboy themed pictures from cowboys on horses to cactus' and sheriff badges to cowboy boots. Designs were created as the children had to make different patterns on their boots, choosing sequins to decorate their sheriff badges, colours were chosen to colour the song and rhyme of the week and some rather fabulous horses were made by using glue, paper and wool!
C is for cowboy
This weeks adult led activities were based on learning the Letter C and the sound c. The lower case letter practice sheets were taken from Teachers Pet adapted to make a practice sheet and then laminated to they could be reused. The first activity was to practice writing the letter C with their finger, before moving on to use a wipe clean pen.
String and playdough were also used to explore how to make the letter C using their fine motor skills to manipulate the string and dough. These fine motor skills are really important to help support the development off writing.
Coloured sand (but salt would work just as well) on a baking tray was the other method used to help practice writing the letter C using a 'pointy finger'.
Naming and writing the letter C comes under many areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
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