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Week 5

Week 5


This week we have been learning all about COLOURS! On Monday morning, we greeted the children wearing red. We then focused on the colour red for a few days, noticing different things around the room and outside that are red.

We continued the theme of colours in our activities this week. We enjoyed sorting colours using the tweezers, which also helps us to strengthen our hands and fingers. During creative work, we enjoyed naming colours and mixing them. During our carpet sessions we had ‘Wool’ and ‘Worth’ set us a challenge to sort the objects in the bag by colour.  The children were encouraged to say the colour and name, for example ‘a red car’ or ‘a blue crayon’. The next day Wool and Worth wanted the children to count how many green pom poms there were or many purple dinosaurs they could see. Children impressed us with their counting skills and subitising (this is when they just look at the number of objects and know by looking that it’s 1 or 2 or 3).


During forest school, the children were encouraged to find things in forest school of different colours. The children did very well at spotting unexpected colours found in forest school, which we then shared as a group once we got back into Pre-school.



Help at home: We are learning the song ‘I can sing a rainbow’ in pre-school. Perhaps you could practice at home too. Next week we will be learning about colour through the story ‘mixed’. The children could practice describing things they see at home using their colour names. For example, a red apple, a pink cushion.

We are enjoying our colourful theme and we all look forward to a week of colour mixing!

I can sing a rainbow | Early Years - Nursery Rhymes

Practice our song at home!