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Involved and concentrating

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:24:00 +0000

It's been lovely watching the children settling back into the routine so quickly and confidently after an exciting break.  Also how the older children have helped and supported the younger ones.

There have been many opportunities this week for the children to participate in group activities such as large floor puzzle building and table top board games.  During the play children have used good listening understanding and verbal communication. They have recognised that print has meaning and negotiated taking turns.

The children have had the opportunity to use the bow saw at forest school.  They are helping to cut up some of the branches which have been pruned and  their sticks are being put aside for our fire at the end of the term.  They are understanding their world and how to look after it as well as themselves when risk is involved. 

The children have amazed us with their impressive mark making producing beautiful rainbow pictures learning all the colours by singing the 'rainbow' song, some of which are displayed in the corridor of the Childrens Centre.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR !

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 07:44:00 +0000

The Christmas 'SING SONG' was well attended by parents, grandparents and childminders. The children sang the 'Mary's Knitting' songs and everyone joined in with our other songs. The slide show was much enjoyed with some lovely feedback. Thankyou.

 The children enjoyed playing with small world play 'playmobil' engaging in imaginative role play alongside their peers, demonstrating play based on their own first hand experiences.

On Friday children wore Christmas jumpers and proudly showed them off to each other, having an awareness of, and showing interest and enjoyment in the forthcoming Christmas celebrations.

Forest School went well thanks to Sarah and Jo who assisted Mags cooking crumpets over an open fire with the children. Some of the children enjoyed having a taste adventure as Mags also roasted some chestnuts in the coals.  Taking well planned risks gives opportunities for the children to become resilient and cope and forest School is a great environment for different experiences. Dressing by themselves for the weather is all part of the experience and having a go keep trying being involved are some of their characteristics of learning.  Please remember though it's cold out there and providing Wellington socks gloves and hats is all part of it.  Have a very joyful holiday season 

PLAYSCHOOL FINISHES 
TUESDAY 17TH DEC 2019 
- BACK ON MONDAY 6TH JAN 2020

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The Nativity and Christmas prep

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:19:00 +0000

The children are enjoying exploring the story of Christmas through books; looking at the illustrations and showing an awareness how stories are structured. They have enjoyed setting up the nativity scene identifying the main characters and recalling the narrative of the Christmas story.

The children at both Playschools were taken to the church to see the Playschool Christmas tree beautifully decorated with their handmade decorations.  They have produced some lovely snowman and tree Christmas cards for their families by printing with bubble wrap.

The children have showed an interest in kicking hitting and throwing the balls.  This child led play has then been extended with the introduction of plastic racquets.  Some have shown a keen awareness of controlling the balls direction and have been encouraged to play with each other hitting the ball 'to and fro'.  It has been interesting to watch the different methods adopted by the children working out how to propel the ball with the racquet.



EYFS - Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring - engagement
Finding out and exploring /Playing with what they know/ Being willing to 'have a go'
The children have exhibited all these characteristics as they've explored the Christmas story. They have develop skills (willing to have a go) through making cards and decorations. being involved in the community project with the URC church Xmas tree festival is important to develop a sense of community(finding out and exploring). This is also seen in the tennis games being played outside  (playing with what they know).







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