children have participated in brushing, combing, washing and drying hair using
different tools. They have also used brushes to apply pretend make up
and hairclips, hairbands and rollers to style the hair. Throughout
the week the children have been out in groups of 4 for road safety walks.
They have been learning how to cross the road safely using a zebra
crossing. Some followed this up by using black and white paint to make
their own zebra crossings. We talked about traffic lights and what the 3
different colours mean and some of the children painted their own.
Our story this week was Cinderella which we have acted out each day.
The children are getting very confident in their acting and many are very keen
to take part now. We have used square silky scarves during our
dancing to music, helping to improve our gross motor skills. Mary and
Marvin our persona dolls visited a couple of times and joined in with our 5
currant buns song. Mary and Marvin helped to show us how to sit nicely and
the children showed them how to count.
On Wednesday we all got dressed up (staff & parent helper
included) and the children helped to make up a story which we acted out
Children have used carpet squares to make a road and number mats as tickets
for the people on the bus. We used our bus in our game about mums and
children. We started off having breakfast, playing with toys, helping with
cleaning and tidying. The child acting as mummy took us to the
play park as a treat, then we had dinner. Soon it was time for bed and
after baths and hair washes we all had a story in the great big bed. These
games are always brilliant for improving children’s speech, language and
communication. Please try at home.
On Thursday evening Squirrels entered a team of six into the quiz
held at Puddleducks pre-school in Colchester and WE WON!!!
Next week we begin practising our Nativity and our Christmas
crafts. Please look out for the letter about the Nativity, Christmas
Fayre and Christmas party