In maths the children have been practicing number quantity recognition. When we learn numbers it’s import that they can visualize the quantity to help them put an image to the words for better understanding. In this activity, pictured, the children wrote numbers and then matched the correct number of blocks by building a tower. This also helped the children with fine motor skills.
For Setsubun after our visit from the Oni Demon the children enjoyed making origami demons and drawing funny or scary faces on the demon. Origami is great for helping the children focus, use fine motor skills, and learn a traditional Japanese craft at the same time.
During February we learnt about Dinosaurs and animals. The children enjoyed making their own dinosaur footprint fossils. they began by shaping their dough and then used a dinosaur toy to make footprints in the dough. Later, when the dough had dried and hardened their craft looked like real fossils!
（Phillip and Kazumi）