If you’re staying inside but want to go on an adventure, why not head off to the jungle? 🐘 🐒 🐍 🐊

The Nursery Rhyme that we will be working on this week is, Down in the Jungle! I will add the song on and the little talkers version so you can try the signs out. Whilst you’re at home today do you think you and your family could look for these animals. You might have a cuddly toy, a book or you could look for a picture on the computer/IPad or if you don’t have these you might be allowed to look on a family member’s smart phone. Practice the signs and have a go at making the sounds or actions. If you want to bring anything in to show us we would love to do a ‘share, show and tell’ with all of your friends. Ask somebody to write on the daily diary what you have sent so we don’t get anything muddled up when we send it back home! Have fun! 😀

Hop little bunnies hop hop hop! 🐰

We continued our fun last week with the World Nursery Rhyme Week. Our focus rhyme was Sleeping Bunnies! You can have a look at some of the fun things we did in the photos below.

You could also listen and join in at home today? I’ve added the one with the Little Talkers signing too! Can you remember the sign for rabbit?

I also want to share our amazing Caterpillar Superstar and a collage of wonderful wow moments!! 🌟🤩

I’m just creating some suggestions to help you continue your learning at home today…I’ll upload this very soon!

Snow Day Fun ⛄️

Good morning lovely Caterpillars I hope you are all ok and have all had a good weekend.

Hopefully you have had chance to enjoy a little snow fun, perhaps you have been able to use your senses to explore, what does snow feel like? Does it sound different outside? Or perhaps you have created a snowman ☃️. Exploring the outdoors and different weather conditions supports confidence and allows big scale creativity, problem solving and interaction with others. It is also enhances our physical well being.

To follow are a few ideas for home learning today, of course the main thing is to have fun, explore and keep safe. Please do not worry if you have not got certain resources, I always find the recycling bin at home can help if you fancy being creative 😄 or simply bring a little snow inside to explore on a tray.

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Adding different resources to snow or any sensory materials you have at home is a great way to extend learning and link with all areas of the curriculum. Hiding numbers or letters in flour or shaving foam or creating a small world adventure with figures or animals.

Some children may prefer to follow our story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar “

Watch and enjoy the story animation and maybe complete one of the activities below 😊 🐛

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Have fun Caterpillars keep safe and take care


😄 Hello Caterpillars! 👋🐛

As we have had a few mid week blogs on swimming (so that you can share the pictures of all the fun we’ve been having in the pool with your families), I thought this week I would share a few things from the last couple of weeks in the classroom!
I will start with a little video of our Caterpillar Superstar 🌟✨ This week it was Lana for working so hard on her communicating and interaction targets! Well done Lana! She is modelling the outfit that our Superstars wear on a Friday for the Satellite Superstar Assembly!

I also thought you would enjoy seeing some of the exciting changes in our classroom. Christmas came early for the Caterpillars. Have a look what Father Christmas put up for us to play with on Monday morning. It was so exciting that some of us couldn’t even wait to take our coats off first!

We absolutely love our climbing tower!!
This week in story, song and rhyme time, we have been joining in with World Nursery Rhyme Week 2021. We have focussed on Incy Wincy Spider and have loved using the sensory resources. 🕷 🌧 ☀️ We are extending our week so that we have more time on each rhyme.
I’ll include the link to the rhyme from this week after the photos so you can share them at home. The second link will have the signs we’ve been using.

I’ll finish this week with a lovely selection of pictures from the last couple of weeks. They show us playing, interacting, having fun and playing independently. Have a lovely weekend! 👋

Caterpillar’s first swimming sessions!

The children made us so proud today! We all had a wonderful time! I hope you enjoy sharing the pictures. We’ve tried to get some good pictures but due to the humidity and movement they don’t come out as perfect as we hope they will. We’ll take some more over the next few weeks but we think you’ll like having a look at the first session! Well done Caterpillars! 😊🐛⭐️✨⭐️

Yellow group went in the water first. They enjoyed the warm up song, ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’. Each verse introduced a new area to wash. There were lots of smiles when we sang, ‘This is the way we wash our face!’
We had a lovely play with all the water toys and explored the pool confidently! Our cool down song was ‘5 Fish Swam in the Ocean Blue’.
They then got changed and went for a play in the Multi-Sensory Room whilst Green Group had their turn!
Green group enjoyed their play in the Multi-Sensory Room before coming down for their swim session. They sang ‘Happy and You Know It’ as their warm up song, splashing the surface of the water with their hands for the last verse. All of the children did some fantastic swimming before we dimmed the main lights for our ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ cool down song with the coloured sensory lights.

Welcome back Caterpillars! We hope you all had a nice half term. We have had a very busy week in school even though Monday was a training day!

We enjoyed a last session in the Forest with blue sky and sunshine! We’ll be going back after Christmas but this half term we start our swimming on Tuesday mornings! One of our main focus activities was looking at fireworks which are used to celebrate Bonfire Night and Diwali. We’ve also had a lovely time in the Discovery Room so this week’s blog has lots of great photos of these activities.

We made some beautiful pictures with paint and glitter.

We love the Discovery Room.

And finally we are going to share our Superstars.

This week Sameer was our Caterpillar Superstar! 🥳 🌟