Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half-term break. This half term Foxes will be visiting the woodland area, every Tuesday. Please could suitable footwear and, if you wish, any clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy be sent into school. Foxes will also continue their weekly PE sessions. Our PE day is usually a Monday but some weeks this may change. We are working hard to develop independence with dressing so could all children please be sent with a full PE kit.
During cooking, this week, the children have celebrate Pancake Day. Lots of the children spoke how they enjoyed making pancakes, whilst at home. The children mixed the batter, fried them in the pan before filling them with tasty toppings. Some of foxes even managed to flip their pancakes and catch it back in the frying pan!
The children used their fantastic communication skills during the session, by selecting their toppings using an aided language display.
On Tuesday, Foxes visited the woodland area. The children were set the challenge of finding hidden clues within the forest. They looked up high and down low! Hidden were a range of familiar book characters that all linked to the story ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancake’. The children listened beautifully to the story whilst sat around base camp. They enjoyed finding their characters within the story.
Very soon, foxes will be learning about the seasonal changes as we move from Winter to Spring. On Monday, the children visited Wheats Garden Centre, in Aldridge. They aim of the visit was to begin planning which flowers the children would like to plant in our pots, to decorate our playground. There were lots of colourful flowers and the children are very excited to return, ready to purchase next week. Whilst at the garden centre, the children completed the fairy walk. There were lots of beautiful gnome and fairy displays that the children really enjoyed looking at.
As the children were walking around they had some guests join! We think the ducks must have been very hungry!
It was only right that they stopped by the pond before leaving to feed the ducks.
During science, this week, there were some special icy visitors that came to join us. The children were all given balls of ice that had some familiar arctic animals stuck inside. Working together, they used warm water and salt to help rescue the animals. The children watched and listened as the salt was poured onto the ice. They could hear it cracking which caused the ice to melt.
There have been two champions in Foxes, this week. Well done to Jacob and Alfie who have both impressed us with their engagement in sessions. Jacob wowed us whilst making pancakes. He listened carefully to the instructions and followed these to make his very own tasty pancake. Alfie has been so engaged in his phonics sessions with Mrs Beddow. Each morning, he has remained in the session for over 40 minutes!