Taking advantage of the lovely weather we have had this week we decided to create an obstacle course in the playground. The children have been crawling through tunnels, climbing up and sliding down, putting hoops over their heads, weaving through the cones, throwing beans bags in the baskets and finally standing on the correct number given by staff before starting all over again!
Welcome to our new Sensory Sunflowers Numbers. The children have been counting the petals and saying the number. They have also explored the different textured stalks.
Using the tweezers to support their physical skills, the children have been picking up and putting the different objects onto the correct coloured fruit or vegetable.
Congratulations to all our children who took part in the Rhyme Challenge with Emma Rowles from the Children’s Centre. The children are proud of their certificates.
Rhyme Challenge tomorrow at 11.00am! All parents welcome to attend.
Monday 1st May – Bank Holiday.
Tempest will be in Tuesday 2nd May at 1.00pm to take a group photo. You are welcome to bring your child along if this is not their normal day to attend..
We are taking part in the sponsored Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk to raise funds for Save the Children. This will take place on Monday 15th May. Sponsorship forms will be sent out in due course.
Half term – Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
Short group school visits with one of us have started today. There will be two visits which the school are organising. At the moment Thursday 29th June is “move up” day across the whole school. There will be another visit planned for the week commencing 19th June, day to be confirmed.
Consultation Days will take place on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th July.
Julie and Louise (Barnaby and Joseph’s mums) are planning a trip to Watermouth Castle on Friday 7th July please speak to them or us if you are interested in going.
Sports Day – Monday 17th July, reserve day Thursday 20th July (the last day of the summer term)
We are hoping to plan a visit to Rosemoor this term to link in with our focus of growing. This will take place with the reception children at school but we will be requiring parents to take their child themselves as we are unable to provide a bus for insurance purposes with booster seats etc. Date to be confirmed as soon as possible.
We are also hoping to have a trip to the Quince Honey Farm to learn about the bees etc. Date to be confirmed as soon as possible and we would require parents to take their children themselves.
Any question please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.
Here is another useful link for families to see what is available to them.
This week we have been reflecting on what we have learnt and consolidated our learning. The children have also enjoyed making Easter bunnies, daffodils and eggs using different materials. The children have been making nests for their eggs using rice krispies which were eaten for snack!
The tadpoles have been moved to their new home outside and we look forward to returning after the holidays to see how much they have grown.
After the Easter holidays our focus will be growing and living things. Thank you to those of you who have given us seeds to grow. We will be planting and talking about what the seeds need to grow and making our own garden beds.
We wish you a happy Easter and we hope the sun will shine! We return on Wednesday 19th April.
Thank you to those who completed the questionnaire .
Further details on eligibility for the 30 hour funding is slowly beginning to be released. Please find below a link which contains a link to a calculator.