What we have been up to…

January 8, 2016

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, we have enjoyed listening to the stories of the children’s holiday adventures.  Our first week back has flown by, we can’t believe it’s Friday already!

On Monday we had the task of taking down all of our Christmas decorations, the children were very helpful ins spotting anything we had missed, we’re pretty sure we’ve got them all now.

We’ve been exploring mixing colours and finding different ways to apply and use paint. We discovered we could print our paintings on to a another sheet so we ended up with two pictures. This resulted in lots of painting being done, which are just about dry now, so will be making their way home (make sure you check drawers!)

The children have been creative with drawing and making their own calendars, they chose what they wanted to draw and used felt tips and pencils to create their masterpieces. Talking of calendars we have had some very disappointed children as they have realised that there is no more chocolate calendar! We have also been carrying on singing our days of the week song and working out that it is now 2016 (that’s pretty confusing!!)

We’ve been doing lots of construction with various materials, this morning the children built a bonfire from wooden blocks and cooked sausages, baked beans, chips and marshmallows on it.

On Monday the children enjoyed their first session of Boogie Beat for the term, which just happened to be Superheroes, which of course went down very well. The children love these sessions and talk very fondly of Hannah and Giggles. It’s great seeing the children so animated and joining in with all the actions, they also all love to give Giggles a big hug at the end of each session.

In the hall today we had a game of rugby (well we had a rugby ball, i’m not sure we kept to many of the rules), the children were pretty fast and I had to take my slippers off to keep up!

We’ve had a great week back and the children have all settled back in really well. We’ve seen several children coming back with new skills from walking to jumping, to saying different words to writing their own name.

We’re looking forward to all the exciting things the new year brings us and helping the children to learn, develop and have lots of fun.