Preschool 1 have been exploring fruit and vegetables in the run up to Harvest Festival week.
We converted our creative area to an indoor ‘vegetable patch’ with soil and vegetables. The children uncovered and investigated the vegetables with a variety of tools such as graters, peelers and scissors to discover what was inside, developing their fine motor skills. It was interesting to discover the similarities and differences between them and learn lots of new words too!
Links to New EYFS:
Understanding the world: Birth to three – babies, toddlers and young children will be learning to:
Explore natural materials, indoors and outside / Explore and respond to different natural phenomena in their setting and on trips. / Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials /
Understanding the world: 3 and 4-year-olds will be learning to:
Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.
Physical development: Birth to three – babies, toddlers and young children will be learning to:
Develop manipulation and control / Explore different materials and tools.
Physical development: 3 and 4-year-olds will be learning to:
Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors / Show a preference for a dominant hand.