Spring has sprung at Orient Close throughout the month of April, as the children have celebrated Easter, St George’s Day and been offered the opportunity to watch live eggs hatch, grow and develop.
Children of all ages were able to watch as small cracks began to appear and fluffy yellow and brown chicks appeared. Mathematics knowledge was developed as the children counted the eggs both before and as they were hatching. Our younger children enjoyed holding and stroking the chicks whilst our older children described them, identified their genders and measured themselves and the animals on a lovely growth chart. Living eggs not only provide opportunities to experience life cycles, growth and development, but also encourages social interaction and promotes caring and nurturing skills.
Easter was also celebrated in the month of April as the children took part in lots of fun filled activities including creating their own eggs, nests, chicks and Easter bunnies as well as dressing up to participate in the Easter egg hunt in our outside areas. On return from the bank holiday weekend, the children shared their own Easter stories and experiences.
A variety of different red and white activities, traditional stories and English flags were explored and created as we spent the day celebrating St George’s day. The children enjoyed tasting a variety of traditional English foods including fish, chips & peas and an afternoon tea.