Summer Time Fun

This week has been another week of lovely weather and we have been enjoying the sunshine as much as we can, exploring the sand tray, building sand castles and having lots of fun paddling in the paddling pool.

This week we have been practicing our fine motor skills in lots of different ways this week. Take a look below to see our wonderful work.

Finally in cooking this week we continued to practice our chopping skills, chopping different fruits and vegetables. Everyone did a great job and we saw lots of lovely concentration.

Off to the beach ๐Ÿ–

This week our focus has been all about the beach. We have worked really well together to create a beautiful seaside display. Everyone has worked so well to create lots of things that we sometimes see at the beach. Including wonderful beach huts, buckets and space and we even recreated the sand which was lots of fun. Take a look below-

We also begun listening to our new story song this half term which is โ€™Creepy Crawly Calypsoโ€™ take a look below at everyone joining into the song using lots of different instruments. It was lovely to see all the Squirrels using the instruments and dancing along to the story song.

Finally we would like to wish you all a very happy weekend and we hope you have a lovely Fathers Day. We really enjoyed creating some lovely trophy cards for all of our Daddies.

Welcome Back Squirrels ๐Ÿฟ

Hello everyone, welcome back! It has been lovely to see all of our Squirrels back to start the summer term. We have had a fun filled three days at school and everyone has done so well settling back into our routine.

We also had a lovely time on Friday as we continued to celebrate the Queenโ€™s Platinum Jubilee. Have a look below at our week.

Jubilee celebrations ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‘‘

Wowwww squirrels have been super busy this week.

On Monday we had an energetic PE session on the trampoline. We also had lots of sensory fun with pink and green playdough.

On Tuesday we practiced our cutting skills, cutting up cucumber, strawberries and bananas. We also made some yummy angel delight sundaes.

We all loved bashing the biscuits with a rolling pin and whipping the angel delight in a handheld whisker.

Using our fine motor skills we explored soil and found some wiggly worms ๐Ÿชฑ they were lots of different colours and we had an amazing time

To celebrate Jubilee we all enjoyed having our faces painted using red, white and blue face paint. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Using Red, White and Blue tissue paper we created royal stained glass windows.

We had lots of sensory play which included red white and blue rice and water beads. Our favourite part was squishing the water beads.

On Friday we all dressed up for our Jubilee party, we all wore either red, white or blue.

A super busy week the squirrels have this week.

Our Superstar this week was Freddie for his excellent communication.

We hope all our Squirrels have a fabulous half term and we look forward too seeing you all after half term. ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ

Incy wincy spider ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ

Wowww what a busy week Squirrels have had this week.

On Monday we created some beautiful rainbow footprint butterflies, we love having our feet painted it makes us giggle lots and tickles our feet.

On Tuesday we practiced our cutting skills using our fine motor skills to cut the peppers using a plastic knife. ๐Ÿซ‘

During cooking we also made some oreo cookie spiders. We used oreos, strawberry laces, rainbow drops and icing. Using a photo we created our own unique spider and our favourite part was eating it at the end.

As the weather was so nice on Tuesday afternoon we took full advantage and enjoyed water play outside.

Using an umbrella and a watering can we stood in the tuff tray and watched the rain fall just like the incy wincy spider. We also had lots of fun with the water car track.

Our story this week is Walters wonderful web which is all about shapes, using our fine motor skills we rolled play-dough with rolling pins and used shape cutters to cut out lots of different shapes, such as squares, rectangles, hearts, circles and hexagons.

Thursday we created some beautiful mashed potato spiders. Using potato mashers we created spider bodies using black paint then using our fine motor skills to stuck 8 spider legs down.

Our Superstar this week was Logan S for his excellent talking and communication

Our fantastic squirrels ๐Ÿฟ

Our squirrels have had a fabulous week this week.

On Monday we had a wonderful P.E session using our gross motor skills practicing our passing to our friends.

We have decorated paper plates using green paint and tissue paper to create our very own hungry caterpillar for our classroom display.

In cooking this week we have been icing biscuits using red food colouring and used a black icing pen to make beautiful ladybird cookies ๐Ÿช They were very tasty and we really enjoyed eating them at the end.

Using paint dabbers we created some amazing colourful butterflies for our classroom display. We also created some butterflies using paint and ziplock bag .

As our story this half term is the very hungry caterpillar ๐Ÿ› we needed to create a cocoon for our caterpillar to go into to become a beautiful butterfly. On Friday we created and decorated our very hungry caterpillars cocoon using lots of different materials to add lots of textures to it.

What a fabulous week we have had this week.

Our Superstar this week is Jacob for his excellent communication using Aided Language Boards and very caring nature towards his friends.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ๐Ÿ›

We have begun our first story for this half term which is โ€˜The Very Hungry Caterpillarโ€™. if you would like to share the story at home take a look below.

The week has flown by and we have been so busy exploring our new story, creating our own caterpillars using egg boxes and exploring lots of sticky green gloop which was really fun!

We have also had a great time exploring and learning all about the celebration of Eid, decorating some yummy biscuits and creating some amazing crescent moon artwork. This week has also seen lots of builders join the Squirrels class! It has been wonderful to see everyone exploring and enjoying the builders role play, take a look below.

Welcome Back Squirrels ๐Ÿฟ

Welcome back Everyone!ย It has been such a lovely first week back in Squirrels class and we hope that everyone had a lovely break, it has been amazing to see all our squirrels back this week to start off the summer term!ย 

We have had a fun filled week including a great first trip to the forest to explore. The forest has changed a lot since the autumn and is now much greener and everyone had a great time investigating the new scenery.

We have also begun to read one of our stories for this term which is โ€™The Very Hungry Caterpillarโ€™ ๐Ÿ›and our topic this term is โ€™Flowers and Insectsโ€™. We made some wiggly fruit caterpillars using our fine motor skills.
Take a look below to see some more our wonderful week-

Well done to all of our Squirrels for completing our first week back after the Easter break it has been lovely to see you all and we hope you have a lovely bank holiday and look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter and we hope you all have a wonderful holiday, we cant wait to hear about all the things all our Squirrels get up to.

Our final week in Squirrels has been packed with Easter fun and celebrations ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฐ At the start of the week we made our own Easter cards for our families, as well as using our fine motor skills to discover all the hidden Easter items hiding within our Easter shredded paper. Everyone did a great job searching through the paper to find them, well done!

In cooking this week we made some very yummy chocolate nests. Everyone showed their amazing turn taking and listening skills to help add in the ingredients and follow the recipe. Take a look below at our amazing cooking creations.

Throughout the week all of our squirrels have taken part in lots of different Easter crafting, including creating our own Easter eggs and decorating them, making our own Easter bonnets and lots more!

To end our week we had a very very special visitor visit us in Squirrelsโ€ฆ The Easter Bunny ๐ŸฐEveryone was so excited, the Easter Bunny even hid some special eggs for us to find!

Spring has Sprung and Holi Celebrations ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒณ

Spring has sprung into Squirrels this week and we have been taking part in lots of fun and creative spring activities. We made some wonderful spring lambs for our display as well as using our fine motor skills to make some beautiful blossom trees with broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ.

Later on in the week we begun our colourful celebrations to celebrate the festival of Holi. We explored lots of colours in different sensory experiences and activities and it was lovely to see everyone wearing bright colours ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

Take a look at all of our fun this week below