We went on an adventure this week for our Yoga. We travelled to the fun fair by lots of different types of transport. The children loved showing their moves to each other and took great pride in their achievements.
The children enjoyed staying cool by making Bird Feeds out of Cheerio and Pipe Cleaners. Excellent find motor skills and huge amounts of concentration was done. Come and have a look in our garden for them.
We are continuing our Gromit challenge over the holidays, so please bring any photos back with you in September.
The children have been busy practising for our standing long jump ready for sports day. The children enjoyed marking each others jumps on paper and were really encouraging to each other.
The children decided to paint some more cheerios and thread them through pipe cleaners to make bracelets. The children really enjoyed this activity. They then decided to give them to each other as friendship bracelets. It was lovely to see the children wanting to make others happy and we talked about how happy it made them felt.
Some children got really stuck into with the gloop (cornflour & water). Some even took off their shoes & socks and crawled about in it - they loved the feeling on their skin and were fascinated that it looked wet but was dry to touch.
We've been very busy and set up a laundrette and the children have been enjoying the dressing up clothes then hanging them out to dry on our washing lines - they even came back to check/feel the clothes to see if they were dry and ready to be folded up.
We had a very successful sports/fun day starting with a bouncy castle in the hall. Then it was onto the sports with Lynne leading red team, Lisa leading blue team & Julie leading green team. The events were organised & supervised by Kelly, with Trudie keeping score. The children were brilliant and there was great support from parents & families. Lots of points were scored by the children for their team & even the parents had a go at tunnel ball to score points for their child's team. To finish there was a highly competitive adult race with a confused start & a never ending finish line.
A huge thankyou to everyone who supported us in a very successful day. We raised over £60 in donations.
For our Yoga this week we went to the fair! How did we get there? - by car? We had a flat tyre, so we caught the train, followed by a boat ride, but the boat had a leek! So we needed to walk, but Hey - we saw the twinkling lights. We went on the log flume, the big dipper, the tea cups - we need a big rest now.
Gromit challenge. We would love to see any photos/drawing of the Gromits. Can you bring them in to add to our display. There are around 80 to visit in and around Bristol for only 10 weeks.
We've had the paddling pool out with the babies - lets dabble our feet to keep us cool. We talked about the flowers needing water and the birds and any pets we have. Making sure they have plenty of shade too!
Handa's Surprise. The children had a lovely time showing their parents/grandparents their own story. The children added their own songs and lots of makaton was also added.
The children have been very creative outside this week. They've been doping blow painting with straws. String painting, and the children showed good imagination and creativity.
The children have been enjoying large cardboard boxes, pretending they were animals and curling up in them for animal beds. They took it in turns caring for the pets and making sure they had plenty to drink in the hot weather.
On Thursday afternoon we walked to the allotments and picked Raspberries, Strawberries and Mange-tout. We went on a hunt to see how many feathers and butterflies we could see. Then we showed we could use our good listening ears we picked a flower to take home.
We are still learning about our body and our body parts in Yoga with the children doing some fantastic moves.
We are still practicing our Handa's Surprise. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday afternoon we practiced for sports day. The children are really good and have coloured teams which they are. Please ask them what colour they are in.
The children have made animal masks for our story sharing on Tuesdays. The children are welcome to take them home as long as they are back in on a Tuesday.
We have been playing hospitals. The children have been practicing caring for each other. The children have been thinking how they make people better, who makes you better and what the patient needs. The children decided they needed walking sticks, medicine, stethoscope to listen to our hearts, thermometer for temperature. Even Lisa had a bad leg and needed bandaging up and a walking stick.
We had school visits to Stanton Drew & Pensford schools. All went really well.
On Thursday afternoon we went strawberry picking. We took a minibus to chosen Hill farm. We had a lovely strawberry hunt, picked lots of strawberries and only tasted a few!! We then looked for other fruit and veg and found sweetcorn, blackcurrants and gooseberries. We each took some strawberries home and the rest will be on sale at our party tonight.
Mrs Britton, from Pensford school, visited us on Friday. She saw what lovely fun we were having and how confidently everyone was playing with our friends. She has taken the Learning Journeys home for the children starting at Pensford school in September.