Spring Term Week 11

Another busy week here at pre-school with so much going on in the gorgeous spring sunshine! We ahve loved spending time this week learning about Easter and Holi (Hindu festival that celebrates Spring) and for those children in my circle time early in the week I hope the powder paint came out of your hair! The ladies have done a wonderful job as always teaching and playing and nurturing and taking care of all the children and we are all looking forward to some lovely days next week before we break up for the Easter holidays.

We have enjoyed role play in the sun room and there are some fantastic photos of the children taking great care of the babies and some wonderful observations too.

The Star group have been drawing and learning about emotions, they have been practising drawing circles and lines which is a great start for faces! They have learnt to take off their shoes and socks and put them on again, acted out the Bear Hunt story, drawn their families and had Easter egg hunts with patterned eggs and numbered eggs too!

The Sun group have learnt about Holi, learnt about our world and what we know about it, practised initial sounds in words and matched tricky Easter egg patterns too, organising and sorting them.

The Moon group have also talked about the world and the different countries, looking at maps and the globe, chatting about families that have family across the world and where we have been on holiday. The Moons have replanted their tomato seeds into bigger pots and taken them home, they have learnt initial sounds by finding hidden letters.

Mini Forest School has been a treat this week and the Thursday group cleared out the pond and saw our resident hedgehog too! The Friday group enjoyed an Easter chick hunt and rolling down the mini hills and the mud kitchen.

Next week we will be celebrating Holi on Monday 29th March, and more Easter cooking and craft too. For home learning a good idea would be look up the Earth on your phones or tablets, chat about what makes up the different colours and the names of some countries and the differences between weather and landscapes and animals as we will be learning about the Earth in our group times.