We are still practicing Hello, Thank you and the Children's Names in Makaton signs. Get them to show you at home.
There was no yoga this week, but there has been lots of other things to do. We have been practicing for our Sports Day. Having a go at the Teddy Relay and learning about being in a team. We've also learnt a lot about cheering on our team mates.
We went on a coach, this was one of the children's Show & Tell - what my dad does. Wow!! We went on the coach all the way to the lakes. What could we see from the coach windows? "I Spy" cows, sheep, tractors, where I play tennis! At the picnic area, we had a great space to just run around and explore. We then played "Hide & Seek and Please Mr Crocodile". We also hunted pine cones, and played Teddy Relays. Wow - we need a break. Let's go and wash our hands and have some snacks. Some more running around and then back on the coach to Preschool. Who can spot Preschool first? What an excellent Show & Tell.
We had another mum come in to tell us all about her job. A proof reader of books, This entails making sure words are spelt correctly, that what is said is true, continuity throughout and learning how to be a spy! Some lovely books to read and share. Good storytelling. Thank you mum. Anyone else wishing to come in and share, please do. The children love to learn and share new things, especially with other adults other than just us!
On Thursday afternoon we went to the allotments first to see what was growing - lots of strawberries. Are they ready to eat? The red ones are but not the others, and lots of pretty marigolds. We all then went to the orchard, the trees created some shade for us as it was such a warm day. A story was read to us and we then had to think of a way to move from one area to another which was surrounded by water. Lots of creative thinking. We could use a hot air balloon, wings, maybe if we were fairies. How about a bridge and finally keeping it simple a boat! Then for the walk back to preschool - thirsty work.
Outside carrying on from the bridge theme, we needed to create a bridge. It needed to be wide enough to fit a scooter and tall enough to fit a person through. What can we use? Is it tall enough? Wide enough? Is it steady? Lots of thinking and maths involved, counting how many we have, how many more do we need, how many did we use. Good teamwork guys - well done. See what we can achieve when working together.
Thank you to Kat who helped us out on Friday. It was a full pack away for a party. Very much appreciated. A bit of help goes a long way.