Here we are at another half term. My doesn’t the time fly when you are having fun!!
We returned after the Easter holidays refreshed and ready to learn.
We started the term by following the children’s lead, allowing them to show us any new skills or interests that may have developed over the holidays. The children are still super keen on building, we placed some huge boxes in the garden and the children used them to create and imagine. Building towers, houses, dens for animals, castles. It was fun to watch the wind blow the boxes over, we needed to change tactics and use our critical thinking to figure out a way of stacking the boxes so they wouldn’t fall down so easily.
We celebrated International dance week by making dancing rings, and exploring different types of dance using props and music. We watched some maypole dancing then decorated our own maypole before propping it up in the grass to dance around.
Then it was time to introduce the “kings coronation.” We added many activities including, afternoon tea for snack, creating our own crowns, stories, even a throne to have a go at being “royal”.
Moving on to our theme of occupations, the children have been roleplaying in St Helens doctors surgery. Using the apparatus to check their patients in, taking turns to be the patient or the doctor and even caring for some of the ladies!
We celebrated international day of families by drawing the people in our families and who lives with us in our homes.
This term we will be been learning about life cycles, starting with “bee week”. We painted bee stones, tasted honey for snack and took part in “the great bumblebee race” where we had to collect nectar and take it back to the hive. We have also begun to plant some veggies in our garden, some sunflowers and after half term we will welcome the caterpillars to the preschool for us to take care of and watch grow into butterflies.
The last half term is a time for transition to primary school for some of our older children. We will provide the children with some fun activities to encourage independence and give them as many skills as possible before they move onto their new schools. If you would like any advice or support during this time please speak to a member of staff.