We've been making dens outside which got bigger and bigger as more things were added to them and more children got involved with their ideas of what to use and how to use it. Good team was shown with plenty of sharing.
Our Golden Rule this week was all about understanding why we need to put toys back. We need to do this so we know where to find it again on another day, so they don't get lost, or get broken by being somewhere they shouldn't and getting stepped on. Or so we do not trip over them and get hurt and also, so if we have finished with it, someone else knows where to get it to play with it and that they now know that it is a free to play with. So many reasons why it is good to tidy up.
Thursday Forest Club – Den building. We found things to cover the sticks so that our den had less holes in it and it was more of a secret den. Kelly couldn't see our den as we had all done such a good job of camouflaging it. We created a swing again which needed team work to get it up together. The grass was so long we had to see who could pull up the longest piece. One child found a really long one - it was nearly as tall as her! Before lunch we had a lovely story about the “Alien Tea Party” - after we had our own Alien picnic!!
We had Carmen in all week on work experience. Thank you for Carmen for coming in to play, the children have enjoyed playing with someone new.