Welcome back everyone, we hope you have all had a lovely break! The first week back to Pre-School has been great! All the children have come in very settled and are excited to see all their friends.
We welcome Felicity who has joined our team and also like to welcome all our new children. Our topic is learning all about farming and what happens on the farm.
Little owls have been growing lots of different vegetables and fruit. We pulled up our potatoes this morning and washed them off. We ate them for our afternoon snack and they were delicious! We are continuing to grow our runner beans, strawberries and tomatoes.
Last Thursday we had left over bananas from our snack fruit, we decided not to throw them away and make use of them. We made “healthy” cakes using all of the bananas, the children made one each and even had enough for afternoon snack!
Little Owls and parents had a great time at the Quince Honey Farm. We had a look at lots of different hives and learnt about how hard bees work to turn nectar into lovely Honey. We had a taste of the different types of honey that they make. Some of the children held a real working frame and we were lucky to see the Queen bee. As we walked around the Honey Farm we found items like apples, chocolate, coconut and tea which, without the bees working very hard, we would not have. After the children had a play in the soft play area. Some of the children held some creepy crawlies, other children were not so keen. Even Kath held a cockroach!!!
Thank you, thank you and thank you again! I have been part of Little Owls for many, many years and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years. I would particularly like to thank Kath who has been my right hand woman for all the years, Cassie who has grown up with me and Anya who fitted right in from day one and has shared our sense of humour and fun loving attitude. Thank you to all the parents who have generously given towards my leaving gifts, very thoughtful of you all. I am going to miss Little Owls more than I can say but new horizons are heading my way and I am looking forward to the challenge.
The strategy for this month looks at putting gadgets down and talking with your child. Please take a look at the board as you come in.