Festival of Colours – Happy Holi!

This week the Nightingales have been celebrating the festival of ’Holi’. Holi a Hindu festival is known as the festival of colours. Nightingales explored ’Holi’ at the pendulum frame where there was a variety of colourful balloons filled with varying stimuli which gave the children a different experience when manipulated. Some of the balloons made noises and some could be stretched and when released would bounce back.

The Nightingales children also explored the colourful holi powder. The colourful powder was released at a height where we saw visual tracking and we also placed the powder in a tray whereby the children reached in and made marks.

During exploring ’Holi’ the story ’festival of colours’ allowed the children to explore how traditionally colourful holi powder is made from flowers. The children were able to explore the flowers by pulling away the petals or grasping and releasing the flower heads.

It was great to see the children in the sensory room showing awareness of sounds and visually tracking objects. We are also very proud of Zahra who is doing amazing at building tolerance to tummy time but also attempting reaching at the same time. Well done Zahra !

We had some lovely weather this week so we made sure our Nightingales took full advantage! We used the swings, slide and the bikes!

Big thank you to the Nightingales teaching assistants Denise, Lauren, Amanda and our lunch time supervisor Lisa who have made a start on the garden outside our classroom this week. Its had a good clear out and fresh flowers have been planted. I want to say a big thank you to Lisa and Denise who have donated flowers and the garden gnomes. As we lead up to Easter the Nightingales children will start to sow seeds and plant bulbs to add to our garden. We will keep you updated on how our garden is growing.

Stars of the Week!

We have two stars of the week in Nightingales. Firstly Zahra who has been doing amazing at tummy time. Zahra is slowly increasing the time spent on her tummy and is becoming much more tolerable. Well done Zahra ! Our second star of the week is Aminah. During registration we look for our friends from the pictures. This week Aminah has been able to pick the picture card for all 7 of her peers when asked to find them. This is outstanding Aminah! We have been working on this since September and to now identify all of her friends is amazing. Well done!

Enjoy the weather and have a lovely weekend – The Nightingales Team

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