Top Tip for Talking: Join in with your child's play.
A language and thinking will develop through interactions with others. This arises naturally from a shared activity which provides something of interest to talk about and gives a clear context for works and meanings.
Makaton sign of the week: Glasses - start at the inside corner of your eyes and move outwards circling around your eyes
Welcome back to Term3. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year.
A very warm welcome to our new starters and their families. All children have settled in exceptionally well and seem to be having lots of fun at pre-school, exploring their new environment both inside and outside and meeting lots of new friends!
Bags with spare clothes in
Can we please ask that you provide a bag with spare clothes in (pants and socks included) for your child whilst they are in session with us at pre-school. This time of year is especially wet and as we know all children love to splash around in muddy puddles and explore the wet weather. Providing a spare set of clothes means that children can be happily changed after playing and if any accidents do occur we have spare clothes to change them into. Thankyou.
We have been having lots of fun at forest club since returning after Christmas, facing new challenges such as helping Lynne carefully climb down a tree and building a bridge for us to cross a small brook that had gathered lots of water in.
Our story for this term is Goldie locks and the three bears, Lynne was acting this out with some of the children at pre-school when they kept pretending to eat her porridge. "Hmm how can I eat my porridge without anyone getting it" Lynne thought and very quickly came to the conclusion to climb up a tree. However coming back down was proving a bit difficult for Lynne as she kept going the wrong way. But with great help and directions/guidance from the children "Lynne you need to go down and hold onto that branch with your hands and move your feet down, then jump" Lynne safely made it back down and all of the children were very happy!
Over the last couple of days we have seen lots of rain and because of this our bank to our exploring area had filled with lots of water. Before crossing we had to think of a way to safely make it across. Looking at what was around them, the children very quickly decided we needed to make a bridge which we could walk across. They began gathering natural resources, such as long sticks and rocks and with help from an adult, began to lay them across to bank. With great team work they successfully created stepping stones for everyone to get safely across to other side to go and have fun in our exploring area.
Great team work guys :)