What we have been up to..

January 22, 2016

We hope you’ve had a good week and that you are looking forward to the weekend.

We’ve had lots of fun as usual, here’s a little insight….

We’ve had to wrap up warm to play outside this week, we’ve been racing around on the bikes and scooters to keep warm and seeing how high we can jump on the trampoline. We’ve also been making sure we put lots of food out for the birds and squirrels. The children found it very funny to see a squirrel hopping very fast across the frosty grass as he was getting cold feet!

The children have enjoyed putting on shows this week, it seems many of you went to panto as the children are keen to act out Jack and the Beanstalk. They’ve been using their imagination by using different props and coming up with different ideas.

Hannah came along with Giggles the monkey on Thursday and we all went on a superhero adventure, the children had to help the superheroes rescue a rocket that was stuck in the moon. Hulk, wonder woman and Batman all helped to save the day.

Talking of Superheroes, the children have really got in to this theme and will turn any occasion in to a super hero one. We have started to talk about real superheroes, such as police, fireman, doctors and Mummy and Daddy. Today some of the children painted their “real superhero”, they will be on display soon.

We have been exploring textures and using different words to describe them, an easy way to do this is to put some textured items in a box and ask your child to feel it without looking, they can then describe what it feels like and guess what it is.

The children have also been creative with straws, they were busy making spiders, stickmen and letters among other things.  

The younger children had a brilliant time exploring jelly, searching for toys in it and also enjoying a tasty treat!

In language group the children have been looking at the letter “M”, practising writing it and thinking of words that start with it.

In number group Beebot has been on a number adventure helping the children to count the correct amount of spaces to reach a spot and recognising “one more” or “one less”. Short board games are a great way to support number skills, if you would like to borrow one then please let us know. All we ask is that they come back within two days and with all the pieces :)

We have a few books outstanding in our lending library, that we haven’t seen for quite a while, if you think you may have one could you please have a check and bring it back in?