This week we have…

September 30, 2016

Hope you’ve all had a lovely week, here’s some of the things we have been up to…

With the younger children we have continued to look at colours. We have had lots of different colour activities out such as building blocks, stacking rings and cups, the ball pool and crayons. We have been matching and selecting colours and have been having lots of fun doing this.

The younger children have also enjoyed various activities to do with using equipment for a purpose and following instructions. Their favourite was a teddy with a brush, cup, spoon and blanket. The children took it in turns to feed teddy, brush his fur, give him and drink and then a cuddle and kiss goodnight before tucking him up in bed.

As well as that we have been playing cooperative games such as rolling a car back and forth, taking it in turns to knock down a tower and then taking it in turns to add bricks again. All these activities are fun, encourage the children’s listening and understanding while at the same time encouraging social skills. 

The older children have not missed out on all the fun and learning. 

They have enjoyed talking about themselves and how they look and then drawing pictures to reflect this.

Finding shapes and naming them, we have even used some 3d shape words.

Dressing up in various outfits and taking on different roles: this is a great way to encourage children to dress themselves and do up different fastenings. It also makes for some inventive and funny combinations!

We have continued with basic letter recognition and matching sounds to letters. We have done this playing various small group games, hunting games and listening to different stories and songs.

All the children have had fun in the hall, experimenting with different ways of moving, learning to avoid obstacles and problem solve.

The children also had a lovely time joining in with Hannah and Giggles from Boogie Beat, their favourite part was being ducks and swimming across the floor.

The children got to experience dough made from conditioner and corn flour,they commented that it felt different to our usual dough and that it smelt very nice. It was a bit trickier to work with than the usual dough but they enjoyed how soft ti made their hands!

Just a reminder that we are putting lots and lots of observations up on tapestry all the time, I have noticed some parents haven’t yet accessed this. If you are having problems logging in then please let me know. It is a really valuable resource for us and you and this is enhanced by parent comments and by parents adding their own observations. Plus it’s really lovely for you to be able to see photos and comments about your child’s day. It really is worth a look.

Thanks to all who have got back to me re dates for your diary and for the Dad’s who have offered to be Father Christmas. I now my Dad confirmed as Father Christmas but i really appreciate the offers. My Dad is DBS checked as he is a Rushmoor Borough Councillor and a school governor. He has been Father Christmas here for the past few years and enjoys his annual dress up!