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News & Updates

31/05/18
Caterpillars
Over the past few weeks we celebrated the royal wedding making crowns, party flags, and carrot cakes. We played musical statues and other party games. We had a wonderful party day.

We continued our vet role-play and our animal topic. We had lots of stories about Mog and the vet, Dog’s Spotty Day and others. We are learning about our friend's new puppy and the new things he is learning to do, for a puppy this is called 'training'. We are also learning about another friends's new fish. We have some new ICT games to compliment our learning, the games teach us how to look after animals and pets and what they need from us. The teachers brought in photos of their pets at home and so did the children. Yuliya brought in her pet hamster which we were very careful with as it was so small. He was called Snowflake.

We have been learning how to rhyme, practicing our number recognition in our group times. Outside we planted our courgettes and we still have strawberry plants for sale if anyone would like to buy some!

We have been colour mixing, making masks, counting monkeys and enjoyed singing 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed.

Elmers
It has been a very exciting time in Elmers. We are beginning to focus on preparing the children who will be going to Caterpillars in September for the move up to the other room.

Each child is spending a short amount of time with Caterpillars as taster sessions. We have also introduced small group sessions for the older children in our group. This is where we take the children from the Elmer’s room, we do focused teaching helping them to recognise their own names and this week we have also been reading the hungry caterpillar and talking about different endings to the story.

Our focus on fine motor skills has been cutting and sticking. The children have made “beach scene” pictures.

We are continuing our focus on good dental hygiene and we have learnt some new songs about brushing our teeth. All the children love brushing our giant mouth! They are very good at taking turns and waiting for their turn on the big teeth.
The Elmer children are getting very good at their phonic songs “birthday tea being a firm favourite.