November 2022

We return for the second half of the autumn term, we hope you all had a nice break.

Our first celebration of the term was bonfire night. The children shared their stories of fireworks while we watched some firework videos on YouTube. We then experimented with being a firework and whizzing into the air before making a big bang. We made our own firework pictures, made firework patterns in glitter and threaded pipe cleaners through colanders to make shooting rockets.

We celebrated remembrance day, with poppy printing, soldier marching with drums and a sand tray, set up with soldiers, tanks and a story called “where the poppies now grow”.

Children in need this year was great fun with lots of spotty activities, it was lovely to see all the children in their spotty clothes. Thankyou for taking part in our “choose a square” game.

Following on from our book of the term “dear zoo” the children decorated boxes and recited the story opening the different boxes to see which animals were in which.

This term we’re reading “the colour monster”. This book is based on emotions, in support of this we’ve set out some activities to encourage the children’s emotional knowledge. This will help the children in learning how to name their feelings and giving them the language to express their needs.

Another week another celebration!! This week St Andrews Day. The children made flags and had a go at Scottish dancing. Next week we will have a very special visit from one of our parents, who is coming in to play the bagpipes for us.

December is always an exciting month with lots of activities and events in the run up to Christmas. We look forward to welcoming some of you to our stay and play sessions, and to take part in our exciting Christmas raffle! Watch out on our Facebook for a special visitor coming in the next few days…. Sent to us from the “North pole!!!”

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