The craft area has been as popular as ever, with children accessing a range of materials – we’ve had painting, stamping, stencilling, junk modelling, sticking, colour mixing and more this week! Our aim is to enable children to select their own resources and choose what they would like to create – with adults there to support their choices – this encourages them to think about what they’d like to do and to learn to make decisions for themselves.
We waved farewell to our butterflies this week. Having hatched from their cocoons last week, we have fed them with fruit and flowers all week. But the time came this week to release them off on the next stage of their journeys. We sat in the garden, sang them our butterfly song, and then opened their net to let them go. The children have loved watching the changes that they’ve gone through, from tiny caterpillars, to huge caterpillars, to the chrysalis stage, and then butterflies.
On Friday we held our annual graduation ceremony for all of those children who will be moving on to ‘big school’. Following our picnic in the garden, the children were presented with their squirrels ‘diploma’ along with their learning journeys. These learning journeys chronicle all of the work your child has done over their 1 or 2 years with us, and we hope you enjoy sharing your child’s achievements with them.
New words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
With building as our theme this week, what could you build at home? What materials could you build with? Why not work alongside your child to construct whatever their imaginations can conjure! Maybe a Lego tower, or a house made from empty food boxes!