This morning a group of children made some yummy jam tarts which we shared with the children after snack - lovely opportunities for cutting (carefully), rolling, filling and eating!
Meanwhile, the other children were enjoying the sandpit in its new location (it's amazing how interesting something becomes in a new space!), making castles and patterns with their shoes.
We have begun our Christmas preparations - details will follow shortly about the Church tree lights ceremony - and as usual ended the day by practising our Nativity songs, with the whole group sat on the carpet, holding their song sheets, singing their hearts out!!
What a wonderway way to end the week!
Enjoy the weekend - be rested, ready for Captain Kidd's Treasure Hunt on Sunday 1st December 2pm - 4pm. See you there!!
Last night was a success!! Last count was 34 children (although there may have been a couple hiding at the bottom of the duvets!!) and 30 adults which is absolutely fantastic. Parental engagement is a big part of what we do - so thank you for taking the time to be engaged!!
I think it's safe to say that the children enjoyed themselves, what an experience coming back IN THE DARK! and seeing Marion dressed as a kangaroo (see photos - please!)
We will be considering all your 'stars and wishes' and will be reporting back.
If you have any suggestions for future 'slideshows' please do let us know - do you like the format? would you like more information about how the children are learning through particular play activities? would you like less information? time to chat? focussed on one area of development? or something else? click on add comment and leave your suggestions.
Thank you once again - we shall be planning a similar event around Feb/March so keep your diaries free!!
This morning we joined the cubs in their Sticky Kids exercising in the hall. It was great fun to see everyone joined together for a dance and sing, we can't wait until next time!
We enjoyed lots of role-play in the home corner today and playing with the blocks. Building big towers, balancing odd shaped blocks - who can make the tallest before it topples over??
This afternoon the children worked well together transporting blocks around the room, helping each other carry them, pile them up - but ssshhhhhh, no talking allowed, they were very busy!!
Ok - so I thought I'd try to fill the alphabet with all the things the children have experienced this week.......
A nimals - sorting, counting, arranging and grouping
B ear hunt - a polar bear hidden in the playground for the children to find....
C ondensation - making patterns on the windows!!
D reams - Nicky had a 'dream' in her pocket - passed it round and all the children fell
E xplorer Time - sharing space with Reception, fun and games!
F un - the most important 'ingredient'!
G ood guys - Matt Hillis and Peter Kidd - thanks for putting together the new play
house! A fab job!
H elping hands
I magination - dragons, mums and dads, cats, fairies, fire men, and lots more!
J oining - paper, tissues, wool, cutting, sticking, making collages - amazing skills!
K itchen - party's are very popular, so shopping lists, party food, invitations and candles
in the sand!
L eaves - we found lots of different colours!
M arble run - a weekly favourite!
Names - can you recognise yours?
O utstanding - of course!!!!!!
P ainting - not on paper but in a tray - the children took prints of their patterns.
Q ueen's Knickers - a truly hilarious book!
R omeo - still having lots of adventures....
S orting, arranging and ordering - which is 'big', 'small' or 'medium'?
T hreading - beads, buttons and cottonreels!
U nder - how much fun can you have playing UNDER our sofabeds? lots apparently!!
V olume - noise means 'busy'!!
W alkabout - on Monday we bought bread from the village shop to make toast for
X mas songs - the Nativity is not too far away!!
Y oghurt - do you realise how hard it is to open those frubes?? (other yoghurts tubes
Z oolab has been booked - see our calendar for more details.
You name it and we've probably done it this week!!
We started the week with lots of doctor play, listening to heartbeat (I haven't got one....) taking temperatures and looking after each other.
Who would have thought that at 30p tape measure would provide such fun! One morning was spent measuring, comparing and looking at the numbers on the tapes. Whose arms are the longest? Are they longer than your legs?
Tracks and trains, blocks and building have been high on the agenda of many children!
Transporting, carrying and sharing.... balancing, throwing and hitting (balls!) hiding in huge box and using it as a boat!!
And today? Well spots of course!!!
The children had a fantastic time painting spots on the adults..... some very gently and some not quite so!! but all in good spirits, (and the opportunity to count how many spots they drew!) and with thanks to you all we have raised over £60 for children in need! Fantastic!!
Well done everyone, have a great weekend - see you Monday for lots more!
What a great start to the term! The children has been busy with lots of exploration already and the emerging themes appear to be picnics, shapes, and autumn investigations.
Yesterday, one of the children brought in a beautiful leaf, and after all having a look, we went outside to see what else we could find...... a range of colours, sizes and sticks completed our collection and provided for some interesting discussions and maths opportunities.
Today, we went on a mouse hunt - very quietly, sshhhhh, creeping around the playground looking for signs of a mouse, we looked under the bench, we looked by the bikes, we looked in the tyres, in the Reception classroom, and in the crates.... we then got a little distracted building towers and balancing!! And then we found the mouse!!!
The children then decided to made him a house using blocks, boxes (don't forget the tissue to keep him warm).
We asked the children to think about good names for a mouse - then decided on Mousey!
Then a black cat appeared in the playground (yes, it was a real one!) which we named Ginger..... and a worm, named Sarah......
I wonder what other 'hunts' we could go on..... a rabbit, a flower, a bird, a worm - or a Treasure Hunt!! Don't forget our event on 1st December....
Movember is all about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it for a
serious cause; men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and
mental health. Mo Bros commit to grow a moustache for the 30 days of Movember,
and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The
moustache is our ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations,
awareness and raise funds for men's health.
and Peter Kidd (Megan's dad) and Matt Hillis (Alexander's dad) have joined the cause!!!
If you would like to support them, and men's health then you can donate through their 'mospace' pages....
Peter - http://uk.movember.com/mospace/7638957
Matt - http://uk.movember.com/mospace/4154205
Well done guys!! and those supportive women suffering the stubble :-)