Mighty oaks from little acorns

Well, we haven’t actually planted any acorns, but our themes for the first half of this term included lots of planting and growing: our trip to Hollow Trees Farm in May was great fun as always

and we followed that with Jack and the Beanstalk…..

…mini gardens (complete with gnomes!)…

and planting cress seeds, sunflowers and potatoes

Our malleable activities this term have included cooking, pasta threading – and gloop!

And we have really focused on turn-taking and independent group activities to prepare our older children for moving up to school

In June, we have – of course – celebrated Father’s Day; we hope all the Daddies enjoyed drinking from the special mugs Donna helped the children make. For the rest of this term we will be helping the children make choices, resolve issues and ‘problem solve’ independently in preparation for school. We will be encouraging them to be good role models for our younger Ladybirds – not that they need much encouragement – they are brilliant! Our theme for the week starting 24th June is Birds – and the sound of the week is “o”.