This week we had a special treat in school and had not one, but two bouncy castles in school to enjoy. Our Squirrels had so much fun bouncing away. They took turns on each bouncing castle seeing how high they could jump. They were very inquisitive about how the air got into the castles and used their problem skills to investigate. A big thank you to a very special lady for the treat 😊
This week we had lots of fun mark-making with the paint pens. We developed our fine-motor skills in different ways depending on our own interests. Some of us chose to practise handwriting patterns and others chose to write numbers and even number sentences.
In cooking this week we combined lots of the skills we have learnt to make fruit smoothies. We practised our chopping skills to cut up bananas, mixing skills to combine our choice of berries and pouring skills to add milk. Our mixtures went into the blender and came out creamy and smooth and we sat together and enjoyed tasting each one.
See you next week from all the Squirrels
Squirrels have been working very hard this week using their creative skills to make some lovely keepsakes for their Daddies for Fathers Day on Sunday. We don’t want to spoil the surprise so let’s just say there has been sculpting, painting and shape skills used and lots of fun has been had by all the children. We hope their Daddies will treasure these for years to come as they were made with love ❤️
In our cooking session we made Rocky Roads. We watched how the chocolate changed from a solid to a liquid as it was melted in the microwave. Each little Squirrel had their own own mixing bowl and spoon and stirred their mixture together. We used lots of different ingredients including raisins, cranberries, sultanas, cherries, marshmallows, pink wafers, digestives and white chocolate chips. We then enjoyed eating them at snack time with our friends.
It has been very hot this week and to help us keep cool we have been enjoying lots of water based play, tip tops and even Jellibaff! Look at how much fun we had with our Jellibaff as we patted, squished and squeezed it to develop our fine-motor skills.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday. Please remember to send in sunhats and to put sun cream on your child every morning. ☀️☀️
love from all the Squirrels team
Laura, Delena, Emma, Debbie and Karen
Welcome back to all our little Squirrels. We hope you have had a lovely half-term break and can’t wait for our last half-term of this year.
In our cooking session this week, we had lots of fun going on a journey to the cookery room in Rushall school for our lesson. We made a delicious chocolate snack by spreading chocolate flavoured icing onto a digestive biscuit before topping it with another biscuit to make a sandwich.we had lots of fun eating them in class during afternoon snack!
We have been having great fun engaging in our story ‘There’s a Hole in the bottom of the Sea’. As you can see from the pictures it is an ideal sensory story and we love the blue fabric waves, water sea spray and bubbles plus all the sea creature toys. Below is a link if you would like to watch and listen at home together…
Squirrels enjoyed exploring messy slime as a group. They had lots of fun stretching the slime between their hands and passing it around the group.
We have been learning about Dolphins and made our own out of different textured materials. We practised our collaging and sticking skills as well as making decisions about the materials we wanted in our dolphins.
Bye, bye from all the Squirrels 🐿🐿🐿
This week in Squirrels class we have enjoyed developing our fine motor skills and creativity skills whilst making our own under the sea class scenes. We used a range of mark making tools and media to help us create our own individual sea creatures including fish, starfish, whales, jelly fish etc, as well as painted our own sea scenes to add our creatures too. Some of our friends even used their scissor skills to help cut out their creations.
During our weekly cooking session we concentrated upon our pouring and mixing skills whilst making one of our favourite deserts ‘Angel Delight’, we followed our adults simple instructions and then practiced our skills with increased independence. Our favourite part of the activity was choosing our own decorations to add to our mixture.
This week some of our friends have worked hard on their number and counting skills, we enjoyed watching our focused ‘Number Blocks’ video and learnt about our favourite numbers. We then worked with our adults to order and count numbers using a range of fun resources .
A super week in Squirrels 🐿 well done everyone!!!🌟🎉
This week we have had two special visitors to Squirrels. On Monday, we had a surprise visit from Pip! She was very happy to see us all and couldn’t believe how much we had grown😀
On Thursday we had lots of snow and because it was so slippy and cold outside we had the snow in our classroom. We had great fun with the paint making patterns in the snow.
Our new book in Squirrels class is Up,Up,Up! This is the last book in our Transport topic and we are going to learn all about flying in a hot air balloon. Here is the book at home to share…
We had so much fun in the pool this week! We especially loved the giant ball and all worked together and took turns to pass it around the pool.
World Book Day!
In Squirrels class we had fun dressing up for World Book Day and enjoyed our story “We’re Going on a Bearhunt”. After watching it we made and shred yummy jam sandwiches.
In our PE lessons we have been practising our balancing skills. Our confidence has grown and we are travelling along the benches in different ways and are starting to confidently jump off and land on two feet.
We have continued to learn about emotions and have looked closely at the difference between a happy face and a sad face. Afterwards, all of the children chose to make their own face. Every single one of them chose to make a happy face 😀😀😀
The children had a lovely time decorating hearts as part of their Attention Autism session. We were very impressed at how well they concentrated and followed the instructions.
Below is a link to a signed version of the story ‘The Colour Monster’ which all our Emotions work has been based on. We hope you enjoy