We hope all the Daddies had a lovely Father’s Day on Sunday. The children really enjoyed making their cards and key-rings with Donna and Sam – they didn’t realise how much “work” they were doing, talking about space, shapes and colours, and using excellent fine motor skills.
We haven’t only celebrated Father’s Day either; on 10th June we held our own “Street Party Snack-time” to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We like to think Her Majesty would have approved of the cucumber sandwiches, regal cup cakes, crown cookies and strawberries on offer.
Today we visited Hollow Trees Farm where we learned lots about the importance of bees and how they pollinate plants. The children planted seeds of some bee friendly flowers and fed the cows, chickens, pigs and goats. We rode on the tractor into the fields to learn about barley and wheat, and what people make from them. Then they took turns to put pieces in a HUGE outdoor jigsaw to make a farm vehicle. We’ve had a lovely day.
But…..the highlight of the term so far has to be our visit from the police van last week. The children had a fantastic time climbing through the van, sitting in the driver’s seat, switching the siren on, putting on police hats and – best of all? – talking on the loud speaker. Not sure “sausages” has been used as a codeword on a police radio before?! Some brave children were even happy to be handcuffed and they were genuinely disappointed when their hands “escaped”! Thank you to the police officers for coming to see us.
Can you see who’s in riot / biohazard suits?!
As well as these special ‘understanding of the world’ activities, we’ve covered the other areas of the curriculum too, with our writing, problem solving and craft work.
We have an Open Morning at 10.30-11.30 tomorrow (Friday 24th). If you have a child of 2-5 years of age and would like to find out more about what we do, please feel free to drop in.