We are still practising our Makaton signs for Good Girl, Good Boy and Hello. There is lots more Makaton signing taking place during our snack time.
We always like to try and introduce new experiences - instead of eating Baked Beans - let's play with them. Pour them, squidge them, even write and draw squiggles in them. Some were happy to use their hands, others preferred to have some spoons - but then became familiar with them and started squidging as well - yeah what fun. Now who wants baked beans for tea?
More painting this week and lots more mixing colours. This does promote good muscle control within the hands and arms which is all good preparation for when writing takes place.
The weather has been tricky this week, but we always try and take advantage of what ever life throws at us. Painting puddles, lots of splashing and even some shadow making - yes the sun did make an appearance this week.
On Wednesday, due to no heating - parents were given the option of taking children home or staying for a shorter session. We played lots of games to keep warm, including parachute, stuck in the mud and musical statues.
Due to no heating we were closed on Thursday and Friday.
For Yoga this week we had the Zodiac story which was told at Our Chinese New Year Celebrations. It was lovely to see children and parents joining in and it was nice to show you what the children are learning, We had a successful Chinese lunch which was lovely to share with so many of you. Thank you to all that helped us - it was greatly appreciated.
We are still continuing to learn the Makaton signs for Hello, Good Girl and Good Boy.
We've had lots of stormy weather and big puddles. There was a stream of water running down the road - come on cars, lets make a splash. The children were standing back to see how big a splash the cars could make. Wow - how far did the water splash?? Oh no - watch out a big red Massey Ferguson tractor - stand back everybody. Now let's ride the scooters through puddles. How far can we slash? Stand back!!!!
Lots of fun was had in the sand pit which was undercover. The children made sandcastles which stayed up really well. Why? Because the sand was wet, just like everything else, but we can still have fun. Yeah!
The babies have been popular this week. The children have been looking after them really well. Dressing and undressing them. Getting them ready for all the different events the children have taken them to (parties, shopping, holidays & grandma's house). What busy, busy families.
The hobby horses have been out again and the children enjoyed some great role play with large groups of children playing together and all adding great ideas to their adventures. There was lots of really kind sharing and children taking it in turns on the horses as well as using them together - really lovely to watch.
On Thursday afternoon we had lots of splashing in puddles on our walk. We were spotting things as we walked. What could we see? Not many animals out, they were all keeping dry. We did see a horse and some flowers which were beginning to show their heads - snowdrops amongst the hedgerow. More splashing and off to the farm to say hello to Daisy. We then played 123 Where are you in the churchyard.
We've had fun mixing paints - what colours mix well. A rainbow, sweetie jar, crazy curly hair - wicked creative designs all to share with our mums and dads. Fantastic imaginative creations.
Mud pies have been great fun. Mixing mud, water, sand, stone and vegetation. Ohh lovely , gooey, slushy, mucky swirley - lots of good descriptive words and perfect 'pies'.
We are still continuing to learn our Makaton signs for Hello, Good Girl and Good Boy. The children are doing fantastic with these.
In Yoga we revisited the Three Little Pigs story. The children remembered the moves and the story very well. "Not by the hair on my chiny chin chin". It is good to see some of our new children and their confidence is growing and they are joining in too, and thank you to our more practised children for showing, guiding and helping the little ones. What great kindness!
We've had lots of Relay Races on our Hobby Horses which the children loved. There was great team spirit with lots of encouragement from the children for each other.
We've been practising singing our Kung Hey Fat Choi song for our New Year celebrations today. Please do try and come along as the children love to see you and to show you what they can do.
On Wednesday afternoon another successful café was held. We had lots of delicious cakes and tea. A big thank you to the parents who ran the kitchen which enabled the staff to play games with the children. It was great to see old staff members, parents and grandparent enjoying themselves. We managed to raise £62.00 THANK YOU.
On Thursday afternoon we walked to our outdoor area and dropped in a Thank You letter to The Crouchers. We discussed listening to adults and about staying safe. We acted out "Little Rabbit Foo Foo" story and played "What's the Time Mr Wolf".