The sun has made a very welcome addition to Forest School this week which has meant we have had the chance to spend the majority of our time outdoors, even our circle times. We have certainly noticed the difference in the children during Quiet Time as they have been a lot more settled.
Outdoors Mrs Allen has been showing us how to saw safely to make our very own wooden cookies - we hope you enjoyed these with a hot drink this week. We have also all had the chance to whittle with potato peelers to create our own mark making tools. A big focus on ball skills in the afternoon has had us passing over and under and throwing to each other. On the trim trail we have been exploring the den area behind the tree and continued with our balancing on the wobbly bridge.
In the cabin we have all been scooting, sailing and skating around with a new Write Dance song “Round we Go”. Next week, we repeat the song but with a mark making element, prepare for some colourful hands. We have been squeezing the dough with a classic Mary Poppins tune of “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Our new Forest friends have been practising the listening skill of “Sitting Still” on both the floor and on a chair and for their Maths circle time, have been singing and counting about 5 monkeys jumping, 5 ducks swimming and 5 frogs jumping. The rest of us have been outside matching rhyming pairs in our Phonics sessions and adding “1 more” in the Forest. Mrs Webb came to visit us on Thursday and was very impressed with how far your Maths skills have come on so far.
Our independence focus this week has been those coats – for some it is finding and putting your arm in and for the rest of us, it is those zips! We calculated we put on our coats five times a day - please help support us by allowing the children time to show you over the weekend. Next week, hand washing!!
Parent Consultation letters came out today and I look forward to chatting with you all again, after half term, about how your little one has settled or how far they have come!
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Mrs Lewis and Mrs Flynn