What A Wonderful World!

This week the Badgers have been doing lots of work towards our corridor display which is based on the song ”What A Wonderful World” which we are learning for the Summerfest. They have painted and collaged trees and a lovely rainbow. they have also done lots of planting in Badgers Garden and some of the photos will go on the display.

The Badgers also enjoyed listening to our story and using the story resources, using the go-karts, using ipads, exploring water and practising skills like drinking from an open cup and using cutlery, dressing and using the bathroom more independently.

Noah’s family and Haseeb’s family have been busy making 50th birthday cards for Oakwood- thank you, they are beautiful. And our Star of the Week was Manraaj for lovely work this week and for learning to prompt an adult to sing ”Wind The Bobbin Up”.

Garden Centre Visit and painting clouds

As you may know, Badger Class have a little garden on the small playground. They have planted flowers and broad beans already and it’s looking quite nice. Gwen wrote to all the local garden centres asking for donations and we had a reply from Wheats on the Chester Road. They kindly donated us some seeds, pots and three big bags of compost. On Wednesday, we took a delegation of Little Badgers to the garden centre to collect the donations. They had a lovely time looking round and found some ducks. It’s the first time we have been anywhere other than the Forest since before Lockdown, so it was lovely to go out. Hopefully we will be able to go again with another small group before too long.

We have already used some of the compost to plant potatoes in and some sunflower seeds (the slugs ate the last ones). I will post some photos of that activity next week.

Earlier in the week the Little Badgers had fun painting fluffy white clouds on blue paper for a display board in the corridor.

The Little Badgers also had fun this week finding out about the weather as you may have noticed by the bags of soggy clothes they brought home! They got caught on the playground in a downpour and got very wet. Some of them also got muddy because they love to experiment with the mud. We apologise for the mix-ups with shoes and socks! It can be very difficult if things are not named. We always try our best to send the children home dry and comfortable. If you want to send in wellies and waterproofs for wet play, that would be great, but please make sure they are named.

Eid and Bank Holiday

Happy Eid! and Happy Bank Holiday! Thank you for sending in photos for our classroom display- it’s starting to look very summery in Badger Class. Even though it was a short week, the Little Badges had lots of fun. They explored the ingredients used to make Eid Rice Pudding (kheer, but without nuts). They used glue and tissue paper to decorate pictures for the display and had fun in PE and on the playground.

Our Star of the Week this week was Anmol, who has been noticing a lot more of what’s going on in the class and responding to it. He’s also being trying very hard in PE, working at climbing and descending steps and walking along benches. Well done, Anmol!