Category Archives: New and exciting activites

Mini Beast Hunt

As you can see the children had a wonderful week searching for and learning about mini beasts, they spent hours looking for them, discussing them and finding them in a text book. Inside we had activities that enabled children to find plastic bugs in cornflakes and match them to printed pictures. We have been looking at our 100 tadpoles and discussing how to care for them and of course our 5 stick insects.

The pictures of the Butterflies mark making are for our transition wall, to encourage the older children our butterflies to consider the fact that they are preparing for big school in September. Teachers will be visiting from 3 local schools over the next few weeks to meet the children who will be going to their school. Today Mrs Dry is visiting from Crossgates where 9 of our butterflies are going, she will meet the children, chat with them and look through their Learning Journeys with them.

It is important to talk to the children about going to big school in a positive way because this is a huge transition for the children at a very young age and they will display different responses to this change, at times they will appear excited and some children will appear anxious or worried because it is the unknown to them especially children who don’t have older siblings already in primary school. Our transition wall also has pictures the children have decorated of themselves in the school uniform colours of the school they will attend and picture taken of them outside their new schools. We will add pictures of the children looking through their Learning Journeys to the wall to help the children to accept this change in their lives.

Some children’s behaviour may change and they might ‘play up’ or ‘act out’ more than usual as we get nearer the end of term but if we keep talking about big school in a positive manner it will help them to view it as something good that is going to happen.

Autumn Half Term

Hi Everyone

This half term we have planned lots of exciting activities and are working hard on our understanding of the world, learning new words and thoughts. We have many themes and festivals along the way.

Autumn Walks, Halloween, Diwali, Remembrance to name a few.

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to during our time this month.

 

New and Exciting Actvities

In the past few months we have introduced a pulley system and the children enjoyed lifting heavy buckets above their heads. We have been experimenting with ingredients and made real Volcanoes, that actually erupted!!

We have also been looking after the wildlife and attempted to make a squirrel dray after the children went on the autumn nature walk and fed the squirrels.