We have had another fabulous week in the sunshine together ☀️🤩
The children turned into musicians this week, exploring lots of different instruments linked with our new story song “Creepy Crawly Calypso “. We used our hands and drumsticks to create lots of lovely sounds with drums, glockenspiel, accordion, guitar and keyboard. Fantastic concentration and attention from all children, we played familiar songs to help us play to a beat. Well Done Ladybirds 🐞👏😀
We have also continued to enjoy lots of bug hunting and outdoor exploration 🐛☀️🐞
Welcome back to school Ladybirds 🐞😊 and what a great first week back we have had. The children have loved exploring lots of wonderful opportunities in our outdoor areas. We have enjoyed sand play, building, train rides and reading our hungry caterpillar story and dancing to the creepy crawly calypso song all outside in the beautiful sunshine 🌞. During forest school we collected leaves and flowers for natural art work where we used collage materials and glue to make our creations. We even managed to to find a ladybird 🐞, spider 🕷 and bubble bee 🐝 when bug hunting.
We explored filling and emptying and floating and sinking during water exploration. The children were able to use different resources to fill big and small containers. We encouraged key language and showed the children examples of full and empty objects. We used heavy and light objects and watched to see if they would float or sink. The children loved to put the objects in and out of the water.
The children enhanced their fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and physical well being with lifting, pouring and splashing. They also shared lovely moments of social interaction with their peers. Well done everyone 👏🤩🐞😊
The children have had so much fun exploring our forest school area, searching for caterpillars and other insects as well as linking the outdoors with our story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Some children role played the story using our story sack resources, rolling and slithering like caterpillars. Others enjoyed rolling our large colourful ball up and down the hill. We used magnifying glasses 🔍 to search for insects, we found baby worms, a spider and a ladybird. Good hunting children 👏😊🤩 We enjoyed looking at the different pretend foods and matching these to the foods that the caterpillar ate in our story. We counted the fruits, practicing ordering numbers 1-5.
Well done Ladybirds 🐞 for a great half term, some fantastic progress in all areas of the the curriculum. Have a lovely week off school with your families ❤️ Take care 🐞😊🤩❤️
Our children have working very hard on their stamp creations for the Heroes stamp collection competition🤩 The children chose from a range of different coloured paint and they used their fingers to add a personalised touch. Some children decided to stick an image of Captain Tom 👨✈️ to their stamp idea, adding colours and marks too. We are so proud of the great efforts 👏😃 fingers crossed that one of our stamps will be chosen 🤞👍🤩🤩🐞🐞
The children have loved exploring everything sensory again this week, we encourage our children to use their senses to explore. We have enjoyed making our own play dough, feeling the different textures, smelling the cinnamon scent and adding different colours of choice. We practiced fine motor skills, with rolling, cutting and manipulating the dough 👍. We also linked this with our numeracy focus this week, simple shape , we made different characters out of shape cutters. Encouraging children to match or name the different shapes. I loved the green and red caterpillar 🐛made from circle shapes. Massive well done Ladybirds 🐞👏😀 fantastic attention and concentration skills too.
We are proud to announce that ladybird class has achieved the best attendance in school this term and we have been looking after the attendance bear this week 🐻😀 Massive well done everyone 🤩
We have continued to enjoy all things caterpillar 🐛 again this week with focus on our fine motor skills in preparation for early writing. The children have explored lots of different resources to encourage and motivate finger manipulation. In particular we loved our homemade grape and strawberry caterpillars. The children were able to practice cutting skills as well as carefully manipulating the grapes and threading them onto straws or kebab sticks. I have been so impressed how the children have progressed, not only with their fine motor skills but also with their attention and concentration during his activity.
The children have engaged fantastically with our new story “ The very hungry caterpillar”, we have already started to remember key words, picture symbols and makaton signs from our story book. All children have loved to explore our story related resources, watch our story song on the interactive white board and role play with dressing up and story props. Some children have turned pages of our book independently, looking and matching the images. I am so proud that we are now able to sit for longer periods and we are enjoying the story song as well as the story being read by an adult 😊Well Done everyone 👍😊🤩 I have even had some helpers to show me which parts come next 👏🤩
The children have settled back into their school routines really well this week. Well done everyone 😊👍 I am very proud of you all ❤️ We have had lots of fun in the sunshine ☀️ with pretend outdoor picnics, mark making, outside dancing and bubbles. We created a sensory train ride in the classroom, it was just wonderful to see so many children engaging and joining in with whole group time. We got on and off our train at different sensory stations. We absolutely loved bubble land, catching the bubbles and saying “pop”, then back onto the train to another favourite water land. The children used mini water pistols and sprays , manipulating the small buttons and enjoying the lovely wet water sprays. The children smiled and giggled as they played in each land, we also observed some of our children singing along to our special train ride song 👏😀🐞
We discussed colour whilst we searched for the eggs, some children were able to point out the different colours, others matched two of the same and all the children enjoyed tasting the lovely chocolate 🍫
We practiced our fine motor skills when attempting to manipulate our crafts to add onto our Easter hats and cards. We also spent time touching the textures, with feathers, baby chicks and foam eggs.
We present you with our Easter hat parade 🤩🤩👏👏👏👏🐣🐣🐣 We are so proud of all the wonderful designs that you have created 😃❤️