During January we had a lot of activities taking place.
We had lots of fun and learning when exploring the topic of World War 2 as part of our ‘World Around Us’ theme. We made ration books, evacuee tags, made poppy biscuits and tasted some foods that we popular in that era. Our cook dished up a tasty pork and apple war time stew, which went down a treat.
Chinese New Year
We also celebrated Chinese New Year this month and the children tried out a range of Chinese cuisine, listened to Chinese music and read some stories based in China. Our afterschool children had a lively discussion about Chinese cultures. The Rising 5’s children loved making Chinese lanterns.
As always outdoor play is a central part of our daily routine and the children had a great time exploring our gardens and the local area. The children are constantly developing their physical skills through outdoor play; and by assessing their environment and taking risks, they are challenging themselves . This really helps to develop self-esteem and confidence.
Sensory experiences are a vital part of each child’s development and it is important that we offer learning opportunities for all five senses. The younger children relish treasure basket tine and explore all of the items in detail.
Sand play is always enjoyed by all age ranges and we progress their learning by adding new resources on a regular basis, as this helps to extend their concentration and problem solving skills.
Our Caterpillars really enjoyed our Skittles and colour mixing science experiments and I think we misled a few sweets along the way!!!
Our Busy Bees had a really messy time of it when they were making dinosaur fossils as part of our scientific play.