plastic crates and some wooden planks. They made a ramp to put their
cars, trikes and scooters (and buggies!) on so that the ‘mechanics’ could
repair them with their tools. They ‘mended’ the engines, the wheels
and handle bars using saws, hammers, screwdrivers and drills and some
children used the tape measure to see how long the vehicles
Some children went on a short walk along the nearby footpath to the back of
the Tesco garage. They watched the real cars being filled with petrol and
then on the way back they collected some acorns, leaves and twigs which
they used to make some autumn pictures. After some heavy rain the garden
was full of big puddles which the children had fun jumping in and out
of. (always a good idea to ensure your child has a pair of wellies with
We have been reading the story of the Gingerbread Man this week and
children have been helping with the props. They have been learning the
words ‘run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread
man’. We made play dough gingerbread men, paper gingerbread men and
at the end of the week the children baked some gingerbread men to take
Lots of children dressed up in their favourite outfits and made donations
to help raise some money for pre-school funds. We took some photos so look
out for them in our ‘big books’.
We played the teddy bear game where children have to place the teddy bear
on top, under, behind, in front, inside, next to etc to help them
understand positional language. They all did really well.
We have been on some ‘magic carpet’ rides, visiting the moon, the
park, London, Adventureland and Peppa Pig world. This has helped the
children to use their imagination in acting out what we might do in all the
Two children celebrated their 4th birthdays so we were treated to
some lovely birthday cake and sweets. There was also an extra
treat when we were given some special homemade Halloween cakes!
We played some ball games to practise throwing and catching a large ball
and some beanbag animal games to help us match colours
Next week is our half term holiday. Have fun! Squirrels returns
on Monday 4th November.