What we have been up to…

May 20, 2016

We hope you’ve all had a lovely week, we have here!

Due to internet problems I wasn’t able to send an email last week so i’d like to start with saying a huge well done and thank you to all who took part in our “Pirate and Princess Dance and Wiggle”. This was a great success and great fun was had by all, we have raised over £400 which is fantastic. An extra thank you to the parents that helped out and all of those who offered their help.

Moving on to this week….

We have had fun with Beebot: after taking him on a pirate adventure, the children, supported by Lulu made their very own track for him to whizz around. The children directed him using the trow buttons on his back and got him from one end to the other.

The children had fun going on a letter hunt in the garden, there were 50 letters hidden which the children found and then put together to make different words. These were a mix of lower and upper case and we spoke about when each should be used. The older children seem to be getting a grasp of this and we hope this will support them in their move to “big school”.

We drew a big target on the floor in the garden, got out some bean bags and had lots of fun throwing the bean bags and seeing which part of the target they would end up in. There were points for each area and the children added up their points to see how many they had got.

We have also had lots of fun with paper aeroplanes, there have been a few races in the garden and as yet none have ended up on the roof! We have started to talk about the Farnborough airshow and the children are especially looking forward to seeing the red arrows.

We have also been looking at counting the “beats” in our names and in words. The children enjoyed an activity where everyone had an instrument and for every syllable in their name they had to do one beat with their instrument. This really helped to slow the children’s speech down and for them to think about what they were saying.

Yesterday some of the children took part in and “all about me” activity”. We spoke about our features, likes, dislikes, family etc and then drew pictures of ourselves. The children then compared themselves to others and enjoyed looking at each others pictures. 

The younger children have enjoyed playing with the talking tubes (a long pipe with a phone on each end), there have been some lovely long chats going on! They have all enjoyed exploring the ballpond and shredded paper. Some good team work went on with this activity- the children discovered that together they could tip the ball pool over and make them go everywhere. Needless to say once this had happened once it was an action that was repeated several times!

As always there have been plenty of stories read, songs sung and junk modelling made. In regards to junk modelling, a couple of children have seen a milk bottle igloo that they are very keen to make at nursery so any empty milk bottles you have would be greatly appreciated. Then I will just have to work out where we can fit our igloo!