The children have enjoyed making cakes each day to sell at the end of the sessions and have become very good at remembering which ingredients to put in next and how much they should each weigh.
The weather has made activities in the garden a bit more challenging as the water tends to pool and flood certain areas but at Squirrels we are excellent at rising to the challenge and finding fun things to do. An obstacle course can easily be adapted to be constructed around a small lake and of course superheroes are never put off by a bit of rain!
More outdoor fun has included pretending to be animals by trying to walk in a way that looks like a snake or bear or lion and making the noises to go with it.
The film Frozen continues to be a firm favourite although some of the staff who have not yet seen it are at a disadvantage. To get round this problem we asked a small group of children to re-tell us the story which was then written down in their own words on a large sheet of paper and placed on the door. It was a great exercise in seeing the children’s perception of a plot, understanding of language and memory skills. We then acted out the story and the children enjoyed taking on the different roles and adding parts to the story as they remembered them.
The week ended on Children in Need’s fund-raising day and we were delighted to welcome Jade, who has volunteered with us before, into the setting to make cakes with the children. The children enjoy having different people in to work and play with them, and they all had great fun making the most beautiful cakes. Parents have been exceptionally generous this year with their donations of cakes and money and we would like them to know how much we appreciate it.
We had some lovely entries to the colouring competition and the winning entries are displayed on this site and the face-book page.
So at the end of another busy week we look forward to the challenges of Road Safety week beginning on Monday.
New words we have learned this week
Story (what do we mean by a story?)
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home
Ask your child to retell a favourite story and write down in their own words
Pretend to be different animals and get as imaginative as possible.