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Well, what a wonderful week we’ve had!
From The Brook travelling around the globe to look at places they have visited and using positional language to direct each other around The Country Garden…to The Orchard making and using different modes of transport to develop their imagination…to The Meadow learning The Wheels on the Bus… It’s been a very busy but exciting week.
Next week we move on to individual Topics for the three groups, following the children’s interests and letting them take the lead on our activities.
The Brook will be focusing on outdoor learning. They will be challenging themselves with a scavenger hunt, searching for items hidden around The Country Garden. This activity will incorporate mathematics learning. They are creating bug houses for our mini beast friends in the garden and also using natural materials to create letters from their name. On that note if any of you wonderful parents are off out for a walk in this glorious weather, we would be very grateful for any sticks, pine cones, shells or leaves that you may collect to help with our activities! You, too can be “scavengers!”
The Orchard are focusing on the old classic favourite: The Three Little Pigs. this will involve recreating the story in many different forms, such as using small world props ,making large-scale pictures of the pig’s houses using natural materials and acting out the story in The Country Garden. The children will be problem-solving to see which materials make the strongest house, so the wolf can’t blow it down.
The Meadow’s Topic focus is water, which will be very welcome in this heat! They will have water, scoops and tubs in the sensory tray and will be figuring out how to fill up the tubs and of course empty them again, counting the scoops as they go along to start early with mathematics skills through play. The children will have ice and shaving foam to explore in the large trug and I’m sure they will all enjoy taking turns to bath ’the babies.’
Another glorious week this week, thank you for all bringing sun hats and providing sun cream for the children that can’t have ours.
This week has been very enjoyable for the children and they have loved learning about different ways of getting around, especially using Alexa and asking her how we get from one country to the next. In The Garden, The Brook and The Orchard have enjoyed washing cars and using lots of soapy water. Unfortunately there wasn’t a service to wash all of your cars too, Sorry!
The Meadow have been busy using different coloured paint to create their own track marks, look out for this displayed on the wall.
Next Week we are all about Forest School Adventures, The Brook are enjoying PICNIC lunches all week long, outdoors (no matter the weather!). We have ensured a great variety of healthy picnic foods (not forgetting the veggies) so that the children will enjoy our usual standards.