Our home corner has been turned into a Chinese restaurant this week to help us celebrate Chinese New Year. We have been looking at the menus, opening times and using the language of time/money to role play in our restaurant. We have tasted new foods including: noodles, rice, soy sauce, dips, prawn crackers and even enjoyed some of them!!

The children have all had chance to explore noodles in our builders tray using chopsticks and stirring implements to practice our fine motor control. We also made dragon masks, lucky coin tree pictures and took home our lucky chocolate coins to enjoy.

In addition to our theme the morning children were looking at the letter ‘a’, the sound it makes and practicing letter formation in their writing books.

Next week: we will be exploring emotions with the children, looking at our preschool rules and of course celebrating St.Valentine’s Day.