Latest Play Room News
It has been wonderful welcoming our parents back into the building this term and we would like to say a big welcome to all our new families.
We are all enjoying using our new online learning journey’s on iConnect to share with our parents their children’s settling in sessions, special moments and learning and development throughout their week. We have loved seeing your parent contributions of what your littles ones have been up to at home and out and about. Please continue to share these wonderful moments with us.
Our children have loved participating in music and movements activities in our garden using pom-poms, streamers and instruments to dance along to the music. They have enjoyed dancing along to the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune and learning some Strictly dance moves. We have also enjoyed celebrating festivals from around the world – we had so much fun learning all about the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival and trying some traditional mooncakes brought in by one of our parents.
Over the coming term we will also be planning exciting activities for:
- Pumpkin activities week – week commencing 25th October
- Celebrating Diwali – 4th November
- Bonfire night – 5th November
- Remembrance Day – 11th November
- Children in Need – 19th November
- Christmas/festive themed activities – throughout December
We have been exploring our nature garden and using this wonderful space to provide Forest School activities. The children have enjoyed participating in autumnal activities, focusing on using their senses to explore different materials and natural phenomena. We have enjoyed collecting leaves and describing the different textures of them as well as observing butterflies, birds and squirrels. Using our eyes for looking, the children enjoyed watching how the leaves on the trees and those on the floor, moved in the wind. They have also enjoyed exploring other natural objects such as pine cones, sticks and chestnuts from our magnificent chestnut tree. We have been practising using our big motor skills by jumping from small tree stump logs and balancing along wooden beams and using our small motor skills to create beautiful representations of the insects and mini-beasts we found. The children loved helping to plant flowers in wellington boots and securing these around the nature garden – they help to water and care for them. We have also made and hung bird feeders around the garden, searching for birds through our binoculars.
Autumn Term Dates:
Funded only finish Friday 10th December
Last day before Christmas closure Thursday 23rd December