time outdoors. At the beginning of the week one of the girls said she
would like to move the kitchen out of the play house to make a ‘house’
in the garden. We had a look around to see what else we could add to
it. We fenced off an area in one corner of the garden and used some plastic
crates to make tables and chairs. We found some saucepans, bowls and
spoons for mixing and lots of acorns to use for pretend food.
Soon quite a few children gathered round to help and some brought dollies
with them to join in the fun. The children continued this on and off
throughout the week and staff observed lots of lovely speech and language.
The oak tree in our garden is dropping lots of acorns and the children have
been using brooms and dustpans to sweep and collect them up. Some
like tipping them into buckets, others use them to decorate sand castles or
We played buses, trains and planes using the chairs outside and making
wheels and steering wheel from paper and sellotape. The children made and
sold tickets and visited lots of places such as the zoo, the beach, London and
We painted a big map showing lots of the children’s houses, the woods
and the park and we hope to make this even bigger next week. We
have been reading Brown Bear, brown bear and a lot of the children are now
able to join in with the words.
Today some of the older children visited Tescos to buy some pitta
bread for snack.
REMINDER FOR NEXT TUESDAY: We have a fundraising meeting outside
the pre-school room from 11.45 - 12.15. Please come along and help us
plan some fundraising events, big and small, to raise money for Squirrels.
Everyone is very welcome and it is a really good opportunity to make new
Have a good weekend and don’t forget to write in your child’s diary so
that we can talk to them about what they have been doing (with families and
friends) when they come back next week.