This week we have done several different sorting activities, including a sorting game which is about putting foods into different food groups. We've also developed our sequencing skills, through looking at the story of "Come on Daisy". We drew a story map to show the order of the events in the story. Then, in our big 'Talking Story Book', we have recorded the story, and the children then have to put the pictures in the correct order. If the children can search at home for pictures of dragonflies, fish and frogs to bring in, that would be very helpful.
The children have also done a multi sensory touch/smell activitiy where they searched for animals hidden in the leaves. The leaves included lambs' ears (very soft and furry) and various herbs including mint and rosemary. These kind of activities help them develop all their senses, learn more about different smells and textures and develop their knowledge about different plants and materials. This is why we often use scented playdough as well.
We've enjoyed eating strawberries and peas at snack time this week, brought in by various kind parents. Thanks to everyone who has contributed a snack over the year. (We understand that quails' eggs take a LONG time to peel.)
We are currently looking to recruit new members to our main Committee, preferably to join us in the Autumn term or earlier. The Committee basically runs the setting and consists of officers (chair, treasurer, secretary) and non officer posts. If you take up a non officer post, all you need to do is come to meetings (usually once a term) to help us vote on important decisions to do with how our setting is run. If you'd like to find out more, please ask staff to pass a note to the chair of the committee.