Just a little bit of snow brought great enjoyment for everyone. We had great fun making a small snowman whilst the snow lasted.
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We have explored the story of Stick Man this week. As well as listening to the story the children have had the opportunity to create their very own stick men. a HUGE stick man has been created inthe garden with the children helping to drill holes for his arms and using hammers to secure them tightly in place......as well as a few bangs to his nose to prevent it falling out.
Wow its been a busy and hectic couple of terms. We've been busy celebrating Autumn, Witch themed stories, Pumpkin carving, Fireworks, Children in Need and Stick man. The children have had lots of opportunities to make some brilliant items made from wood, including scarecrows and stick men models. We helped raise funds for Children in need by coming to Pre School dress as characters from Hey Duggee or Pudsey. The mud kitchen has been improved with additional play equipment and opportunities to explore this area. We are currently working to clear another corner of the garden to create a woodland area.....watch this space
We have had a focus story of Jack And The Beanstalk. The children have loved creating the display, which had the beanstalk magically growing night after night around the Pre School room, until it reached the Giants castle.
We have planted beans and sunflower seeds as well as doing lots of digging and planting in our mud kitchen.
Some old wellie boots have been planted for us to enjoy as we arrive at Pre School.
The children really enjoyed celebrating their favourite books, songs and comics during our world book day celebrations last week (a week late due to the snow!) Many children dressed up, joined in reciting and acting out familiar stories with friends, exploring story sacks and some children even used their creative imaginations to invent their own stories! These are available to read on our World Book Day display in our foyer.
A warm welcome back to our children and families.
We have been very busy in Pre-School already, we are learning to recognise letters with Jolly Phonics. We are learning the letters s, a, t and p this term through songs and activities.
So far, we've created snake print pictures using corn on the cobs, explored textures with apples and avocados, and painted Winter trees using our observations and knowledge of changes over time.
Last week we concluded exploring Julia Donaldson books with the fantastic Stick man, leading us in to the festive season. The children either worked in pairs or independently to use recycled materials and paint, to create their very own Stick men! There was some wonderful teamwork and communication, and we think the results are great!
Last week we set up a new 'Builder's workshop' corner where the children have been dressing up in hard hats and high vis jackets, planning, mark making and building together.
The staff have all been really impressed with the children's developing story language and their enthusiastic retellings of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson this week. We have also had some wonderful show and tell brought in including Gruffalo teddies, books, slippers and dressing gowns!