It has been a very busy week which has mostly been spent in the garden as the weather has been so lovely. The water wall has been very popular and the children have enjoyed pouring water into the funnels to see which way it flows. It provides an opportunity for the children to learn about measurements, volume and quantity.
Squirrels has a mud kitchen in which the children have had a wonderful time making pies, cakes and soup for each other.
We have been learning new songs, in particular two songs that we join in by using our hands. Why not ask your child to show you them so you can join in. We have also learned the “Home Song” which is accompanied by sign language. Hopefully most of the children will now be able to show you the sign for “ home” and will soon be able to sign throughout the whole song.
We have been reading a story called Owl Babies which has some lovely fluffy owls kept in our story sack. It is lovely story that helps children to understand that when their mummies and daddies or grandparents leave them at pre-school, they will always come back to collect them.
For many children starting Pre-school for the first time it can be difficult to understand the need to share toys and take turns. The staff this week have been demonstrating how to do this by acting out brief scenarios to show how to make friends, take turns and play happily together.
The garden is covered in acorns and many of the children have been collecting them in buckets and putting them in their trays to take home. Other activities have included painting, making and playing with play dough, building sandcastles and doing lots of puzzles.
We look forward to all the fun we will have next week. See you then.