Pets and vets have been very popular this week. The children enjoyed looking after the pets, taking them for walks and understanding the need for exercise, food and grooming them. The children decided to make a dog display by cutting out pictures from magazines and then sticking them on their display.
For Yoga this week we had the story about going to the fair. The children travelled there in different transport moves, packing a picnic to take them on their journey. The children loved the poses of the fairground rides. Ask them to show you some.
Outside the children enjoyed the lovely weather and had the climbing frame. It was a huge success. The bottom of the climbing frame was turned into a den. Waterplay was also very popular and the children enjoyed watering and looking after the plants in the garden. After much request, the giant sandpit returned and the safari animals where out again!
On Wednesday afternoon we sang our familiar Sing Up Song, the children made different versions and movements. We then played noisy neighbour and the children had to guess familiar sounds. When they guessed the sound correctly, it was then their turn.
Duckling visit - as part of our life cycle theme, we were very lucky to have two day old ducklings visit on Thursday morning and the
children were extremely interested for a long period. They all had the opportunity to smooth or hold a duckling and were all very careful. We are hoping that the ducklings will visit again before the end of term so that we can see how much they have grown.
On Thursday afternoon we were able to go out earlier and have
our lunch in the orchard (kindly made possible by a child's mum and dad). We heard about the dragon who frightened away the fairies and then found fairy breath in the trees so we knew they were OK. We built some houses for the fairies and then stopped for a story. This was followed by a bug hunt, some rolling down the slope and then we finished with a game of "Mr crocodile" and "123 where are
you". We were very busy but luckily we had lots of helpers - a big thankyou to the two mums.
We have received lots of Wow notes which is brilliant. The children are so proud when we read them out at snack time and it is another good way of boosting their confidence and encouraging independence. We hope to see these continue and a big tthankyou.
Parent exchange meetings have been taking place this week and
we have had positive feedback from parents. If you have not
had a meeting and would like one, please speak to a member of staff.
We also have a new volunteer, Fiona, who some of you may know
her as she used to come with her older child. Fiona is looking to do a level 3 training course in childcare from September and will be volunteering at preschool on a Thursday.