Easter & Holi

This week the weather decided to return to winter but Nightingales are preparing for Mr Sun mans return and have been preparing our herb garden by planting seeds into pots. We have lots more seeds to SOW so we will be continuing this.

Nightingales have started exploring Easter. There was an Easter tuff tray with straw, different sized eggs with some opening hiding a surprise and little chickens were scattered hidden in the straw. The Easter pendulum had different sized eggs that could open for a surprise, shake for noise or pull and spring back. We have seen excellent use of problem solving and fine motor skills.

There is a new swing in the green room and Nightingales have been testing it out. We saw some excellent communication whereby we saw the request for ‘more’ through Makaton signing.

Nightingales have been exploring the Holi festival for the past couple of weeks. As you have seen in a previous blog the children had the opportunity to explore the holi coloured powder used in the festival celebration. We also had colourful balloons and we released the air so the children experienced the rush of air on their skin. We saw excellent body awareness where the children would laugh and smile at the sensation. To complete our Holi celebration there was face painting and decorating biscuits with colourful decorations.

We celebrated a birthday in Nightingales and we would like to say a Happy Birthday to Tom. A big thank you to Toms Mum and Dad for the birthday cake and chocolate buttons which was shared with his friends. Have a lovely birthday weekend Tom!

Have a lovely weekend – The Nightingales Team.

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