Snack Time Is Social Time

Our children love to share fun and laughter together. We enjoy spending time with them. My favourite time of the day is snack time and the preparation for it. It’s an opportunity to share conversations as well as showing off beautiful manners and wonderful social skills.

Everyone has enjoyed foraging for their snack.

The children who wouldn’t ordinarily taste certain foods have had a taste AND enjoyed it!

We have picked raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries from the school gardens. All of which was closely supervised.

In our garden we are growing beetroots, carrots, sweetcorn, runner-beans, tomatoes, lettuces and radishes.

We compared pulling out our first radish to finding gold!

Radishes are a little spicy.

Sometimes we have our snack outdoors.

The children invited Incy Wincy Spinder to our table one day. It promoted a lot of speech.

Although we appreciate that life can be hectic, setting aside time to share a meal is a very precious, educational experience.  If you could do it once or twice a week, we’re sure that you would enjoy it too.

Mrs Lane and I wish you a fun, safe summer break. We will be back on Wednesday 5th  September.

Mrs Gibson

Winding Down

We’ve had a super busy week this week. Everyone has been preparing for the summer holidays. Here is a little  snap shot:

Winding, twirling, swirling, bubble blowing.

Winding down is fun!

Rinsing the toys and equipment was fun. The children have a great aim.

Our birthday boy had a cake created for him by one of our inventive children.

Our children love books. These puppet books have been a huge hit.

Tipping sand into the paint added texture to the lion.

Everyone has helped with cleaning the toys and equipment.

We created “muddy puddles.” Great for lots of jumping and splashing.

Our last  day of school will be Wednesday 25th July. It’s going to be exciting!!

Mrs Gibson

Fine Motor Skills

This weeks story  is Boris. It’s a story about a monster who kisses and tickles. The children love it!

We want to show you some of the activities that we do on a regular basis. These activities help to develop their fine motors skills, which means using their fingers in small movements.

Tightening screws and using a screwdriver.

We have some skilled builders.

Digging, sprinkling, filling up and building in sand is great for little fingers.

Hammering and banging tools . We love noise!

Scooping and pouring water.

We made scrumptious delights with playdough.

Our boys have enjoyed connecting with screw and bolts in the vice too.

We potted up tomatoes yesterday.

Obviously colouring in, writing and drawing are good activities to improve fine motor skills but as you can see there are many more fun activities which can improve them.

Mrs Gibson

Little Gardeners

Three weeks ago our two year olds filled their planter with little plants and flowers, with help from Anna. They water it most days and look how much it has grown  already!

21st of June.

12th July.

The children love to watch things grow.

Mrs Gibson