Weekly Makaton Signs: Hello, Good, Thank you
Yoga - Come On Daisy - now the children can tell the story all by themselves. How Daisy gets lots because she is too busy playing with the dragonflies and the frog, but the frog is gone. Daisy is all alone, where is Mamma duck. Time for sad faces everyone. How is Daisy feeling now, scared, frightened, lonely, sad, upset, crying. Oh dear what could make Daisy happy again? finding Mamma duck. Good descriptive words, great facial expressions and a good understanding of the story. Excellent.
Lots of scooting around, sharing, showing our friends how it is done, helping one another, oh and the odd race thrown in.
Transition - we have been looking, with the older children at the pictures of their new schools and talking about things that they are looking forward to or perhaps a little worried of. These transition books will be sent home with the children at a later date, which will then give the opportunity for these to be revisited during the long summer break.
Talked lots about staying safe when we are at forest club - ask children what they need to look out for - lots of bashing down stinging nettles in our pathways, taking it in turns remembering to stay safe. We visited the allotments in the afternoon and dug over our veg patch but the slugs and snails feasted on our borage and beans we had planted! Stanton Drew starters visited school, they had a tour of the rooms and met the teachers. They joined in playtime and then played with puzzles and toys before having a story.
On Friday Pensford Primary reception teacher Mrs Rawlinson visited and joined in our play to get to know those children that will be starting there in September.