Wow what a week we have had! Stay and play day was a huge event as always and well attended by family members. Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported the children during this special day! We had lots of Christmas themed areas and things to make. Then on Friday we had a visit from the Christmas Elf who entertained the children with her wonderful show!
This week the children have been practicing their cutting skills and using scissors correctly. Here are some of the children using their scissors. we have also been listening to and watching sand stories. This week was Goldilocks and the three bears. The children had a little play with the sand story afterwards and make up a story themselves.
Unfortunately the photographer has just cancelled the sessions tomorrow so will be rearranged. We are sorry for any inconvenience
After our lovely trip to the farm the children have been animal craaaazy! So we decided to explore different type of farm and wild animals for small group time.
The children were given individual bags full of different resources e.g. fences, walls, assortment of animals. They were left to their own creative devices to explore and play and build their own zoo’s and farms. Some of the children shared their resources with each other to make bigger fields of animals.
We also went on our Teddy Bears Picnic this week which was so much fun! We went down to the forest and had lots of yummy snacks with our cuddly teddy’s and then explored the environment, looking for flowers and climbing the trees.
Some children were ever so daring they climbed up so high and were swinging like cheeky monkeys!
The teddy’s also joined in and they all got stuck up the big tree and needed rescuing by Miss Pollard and Miss Begum!
We had a lovely walk there and back and the children were super sensible and looked after their teddies, especially when walking across the River Don where we stopped to look at the ducklings.
This week we explored sorting junk modelling materials into the correct categories. We looked at materials made out of plastic and cardboard and looked at different sizes. There was a lot of open ended discussion which was great to observe.
We also used mirrors to explore our faces and how different we are. The children noticed that they had different coloured eyes to some of their peers and different coloured hair. They were then trying to draw their faces using the mark making materials provided in their writing books. Some continued to check their faces in the mirror… and some practiced making silly faces!
Some of the boys and girls extended this by drawing other people important to them.
It was a lovely time mark making in the top room, we even had some calming instrumental music playing in the background before playing some of The Greatest Showman and having a sing a long!