During the Post Office play centre, we wrote letters and postcards to our classmates. We also drew and coloured our own stamps. Finally we went to the Post office and posted our letters. We then used some of the other services of the post office and filled out passport applications and dog licences. At the end of play the Post office workers delivered the letters around the class.
As part of investigations into wet and dry things we looked at the difference between waterproof and non-waterproof clothing. We looked at a range of clothing discussing and comparing the characteristics of each before and after they had been sprayed with water. The children were then tasked with making waterproof clothing for a doll so that the the doll would remain dry after being sprayed with water. The children had to test if the material they wanted to use would be waterproof before they could go ahead and use it for waterproof clothing for their doll. After they completed the clothing with subjected the dolls to a thorough spraying of water and looked afterwards if the body of the doll remained dry or if it got wet.
We have been playing a variety of games as part of our play centres. Whats Up is a popular game where children have to ask a variety of Yes / No answered questions to discover the identity of the picture on their headband. Connect 4 and Dominoes compliment the work we have being doing in Maths
We setup a supermarket in our classroom. Children had the choice of roles between those working in the supermarket and customers. The supermarket workers had to stack the shelves arranging the wide variety of products in their appropriate section, then they had to deal with the customers, answering any questions, scanning their goods at the check out till, taking money and giving change. The children who were customers first had to write / draw a shopping list before heading to the shops