We Love Being Back At Forest School!

After half term we have loved being back exploring the forest, all the children have been very excited to go on the bus too! Our little foxes have been exploring all area’s of the forest and enjoyed our picnic โ€ฆ๐Ÿงบ

This afternoon the children gathered together with the adults and we had our own sports races, they enjoyed running and cheering for their peers and adults. We had lots of fun in the sun running, skipping and jumping. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’›

Happy Fathers Day ๐Ÿ’•.

This week in Foxes class we have been making lots of lovely Fathers Day gifts. The children have put lots of love and hard work into their creations. We hope all of the Fox Daddy’s have a wonderful weekend celebrating this special day with their children.

Our Jubilee Celebrations โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™€๏ธ

This week we have been celebrating the queens jubilee, we have done lots of fabulous activities! We have made these beautiful collages for you to look at.

We have had lots of fun, the children were very good helping to make jam sandwiches. Everyone was offered the jam, butter and a knife. With adult support the children used their fine motor skills and coordination.

We have also had 2 picnics this week, all the children brought in a plate of their favourite food from home. They sat together extremely well as a group and enjoyed their food. Our foxes were super happy with their peers and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun.

Everyone in foxes have had an amazing first week back and we have loved every minute! have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sun โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’›

Our swimming lessons ๐Ÿคฟ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

our little foxes swimmingโ€ฆ๐ŸฆŠ

Each week swimming takes part in school, all of our children absolutely love swimming. The children know and understand our swimming routine and are super behaved when listening to our swimming rules.

We are trying to encourage the children to help during self care, we use physical and verbal prompts for the children to understand its time to get dressed. With some adult support and a lot of encouragement, the children will help to get themselves dressed.

All of our little foxes love to swim, they enjoy exploring the pool toys and inflatables. The children will often go to adults in the pool for reassurance. We have lots of fun splashing, kicking and dancing in the pool.

We hope you all have a wonderful half term and make lots of wonderful memories โค๏ธ

Look What We Can Do! โœ‚๏ธ

Over the school year our little Foxes have been working really hard in our weekly fine motor skill sessions. One of the skills we have worked on is cutting with scissors. The children have become very independent and are now showing super hand eye co ordination to help them to use an open and close movement whilst cutting. They can all now cut with little or no support. We are all so proud of you Foxes for always trying!

We have also been working hard on some new additions to our main classroom display. We think you will agree its looking amazing! Super work foxes โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿš!

We Love Outdoor Play

Our Foxes love the outdoor play, We like to run around, climb and use the swings. This week we have enjoyed using the bikes, our little foxes have been able to use their gross motor skills by either using the pedals or their feet to get along. Some of the children have done some excellent talking and been able to communicate with staff by telling them โ€™ready steady goโ€™ or โ€™Goโ€™. Well done Foxes.
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

All About Eid ๐ŸŒ™.

This week in Foxes class we have been learning about the Muslim celebration Eid.
Eid ul Fitr is a major Islamic festival for Muslims around the world. It is a joyous occasion that marks the ending of the month-long fasting of Ramadan. It starts with the sighting of the new moon. To signify this our little Foxes have made some beautiful moon and star mobile decorations. They all did a wonderful job of rolling marbles through paint in a tray. This made a lovely colourful pattern. We then cut moon and star shapes from the childrenโ€™s work and attached them to ribbon. They were then displayed in our class. Wonderful work Foxes.

Another Eid tradition for Muslims is to decorate their hands with henna to create amazing Mehndi patterns. So our Foxes got to work designing their own Mehndi patterns on a printed hand template. They used crayons and felt tips to complete their work. We have noticed an improvement in all of our Foxes pencil control and focus. What brilliant use of their fine motor skills!

They were all happy to come to the table and have their own hands decorated with eyeliner, to replicate Mehndi patterns too.


We have also had lots of sensory fun to tie in with this terms topic โ€Lets Go On Holidayโ€. We have had two different tuff pits to explore. The first one (pictured below) was fully edible. The sea was made from cornflour, water, blue food colouring and peppermint essence. The beach was a mixture of oats, flour and cinnamon.

Our second tuff pit (pictured below) had an edible beach made of oats, cinnamon and flour, but also lots of different visual aids to look at and textures to touch. All of the Foxes put their senses to work exploring the tuff pits. They could use their eyes, ears, hands, taste and smell if they wanted to.

We wish all of our Fox Families a lovely weekend. We look forward to seeing you next week ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Welcome Back Foxes ๐ŸฆŠ!

Itโ€™s been lovely to see our Foxes back in class this week! They have settled back into our daily routines wonderfully well.

Our new topic this term is โ€Lets Go On Holidayโ€. Our main classroom display will showcase some of the childrenโ€™s work relating to this topic. Our Foxes have worked really hard to produce some beautiful creations. The display will have lots of different materials and textures so the children can explore the display using sight, sound and touch.
So far they have created some beautiful beach sunset pictures. They have painted some wonderful wiggly blue waves to add to our sea, as well as really enjoying tearing up tissue to add texture and sound for a super sensory effect. To stimulate their sense of touch the Foxes have also made cheerio starfish and sand pictures by sticking real sand onto card.

As you can see in the picture above our display is looking fabulous so far! We will post an updated picture of it once its all complete so you can see the childrenโ€™s amazing work. Well done Foxes, what a great start!

The children have also enjoyed exploring our sensory beach themed tuff tray. They have tasted edible sand (made from crushed digestives), scrunched tissue paper waves, scooped and poured the sand with the buckets and spades. They even practiced their counting by searching for sea shells and sea creatures then counting them into a bucket. What a lovely week we’ve all had.

Have a lovely long weekend Fox families. We look forward to seeing you back in class on Tuesday.

Happy Easter Foxes ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿงก

Our lovely week celebrating Easter ๐Ÿฃ

What beautiful pictures! All of our children interacted really well when putting the Easter bunny ears on their heads. As you can see, the children were very happy and interacted well. This is another milestone for our children as some of them will not wear anything on their heads. They were willing to wear it for a short period of time. ๐Ÿ˜

In class we made our Easter egg cards for our families, the children sat lovely using different materials to decorate their picture. We gave the children choices of materials and coloured glitters to pick from. All our foxes interacted well and was happy to sit at the table with their peers.

We have had such a busy week celebrating Easter, we have cooked mini Easter cakes. We used shredded wheat, melted chocolate and mini eggs. All the children took in turns to mix the chocolate and the shredded wheat together, they also helped put the mixture into the cases using their fine motor skills. Well done Foxes.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break and eat lots of chocolate, we will see you all in two weeks. Love everyone in Foxes classโ€ฆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฉ๐ŸฆŠ

๐Ÿ’› Holi ๐Ÿ’›our colour celebration ๐ŸŒˆ

This week in school we have completed many activities to celebrate Holi, the celebration on colour. We have made a huge rainbow out of different coloured feathers and and paper. The children enjoyed glueing and sticking with adult support. We have displayed our work around the classroom to make it beautiful and colourful ๐ŸŒˆ

During our cooking session this week we decided to make fruit kebabs, the children were given the choice of different fruits such as oranges, apples and pears. Our fruit kebabs were very colourful and everyone enjoyed eating them.

We have had an amazing week with lots of bright colours. We hope you all have a lovely relaxed weekend ๐Ÿงก