How much fun can you have with a cardboard box? ANSWER: LOADS!!!! Just look at the photographs here!! The children had a great time outside too despite the wind and snow. We have the dancing ribbons out and everyone had a fantastic time twirling, dancing and running, watching the colours in the wind (and now for the science bit..... it is great to building shoulders muscles needed for handwriting - oh yes, try it now, when you write your shoulder joint makes the movements!!)
We have had a great week so far..... if you get the chance to have a look at the children's Easter paintings you will see some fantastic artwork! We have talked about the signs of springtime and Easter and been singing lots of songs about what we can see at Eastertime. Natasha made a yummy simnel cake for the children to try, a traditional Easter cake decorated with 11 marzipan balls to represent the 11 true apostles.... Today we made and decorated Easter baskets, shredded wheat nests with some yummy chocolate eggs!!
This afternoon we had a lovely treat as Jill Rowe invited the children to the church for a special Easter story. As we had a small group this afternoon, we were able to walk to church and enjoy this special time.
Inside the church were 6 numbered area each representing a different part of the story.
The first area represented the path Jesus took in Jerusalem as the people welcomed him with 'sing hosanna'. We talked about our hopes and dreams. Each child drew a picture of something they would like to see.... we had Newquay beach, a lighthouse, and a flag.
Next was the special time when Jesus washed his friends feet. We saw a pretty bowl and each child marked a cross with the water on their hand to remember this.
Area 3 represented the Last Supper and we shared bread, and wine (well - ribena!).
Next was a garden and we concentrated on the peace and quiet, then made something special from playdo to decorate the garden..... we had crodociles and balls!
Area 5 was the cross with ribbons, and we all held a ribbon and thought of someone we loved. The children all loved another friend!
Lastly, we visited the empty tomb and talked about new life.... with each child received a little chocolate egg!
We had a great afternoon and thank Jill (Marcham's children and youth minister) for including the youngest children in this journey. The story was told in an appropriate way and level for these littlies to understand and be involved in the Easter story.
Well it's been another fab and busy week at pre-school! Communication and language is the key - supported by some fabulous walkie/talkie cum mobile phone gadgets that enable the childen to ring up a specific coloured phone and talk to someone else!! I'm not sure who had the most fun..... the children or the staff!! Very exciting!!
We have also had some great mark-making, both with writing name and with numbers! The white board has never seen so much use!!
Thursday saw our visitor from Mostly Books in Abingdon carry out a great story telling session, using books and stories from his head! Quite an interesting concept for some children - but they were all totally engaged and focussed throughout, asking lots of questions and being very well behaved. Check out the photographs here .
Friday was Red Nose Day - thank you to all the children who decorated their diNOSEaur! We raised £12.03. It's not too late if you would like to have your picture displayed or just make a donation to Comic Relief. We spent
What a lovely day!! Most of the children arrived dressed as their favourite charcter or Nursery Rhyme! It was lovely to see them making so much effort. The children were very pleased to show off their costumes and all the accessories!!
Do have a look at the photographs - can you tell which characters the children are?
Have a look here at our favourite rhymes and songs for some clues! or to remind you of the words....
At 2.15pm we were joined by some parents and other children to enjoy a story and song session together, showing of outfits and have a wonderful time.
Thank you to everyone who took part - look out for your World Book Day voucher in bookbags this week, also Mostly Books in Abingdon will be visiting us NEXT THURSDAY 14TH MARCH for an extra special story time and the opportunity to spend your voucher and grab a bargain book!!