We have an exciting and sensory term planned around the topic of ‘Spring.’
Spring is a wonderful time of year for exploring, discovering and testing ideas. It offers children the opportunity to learn, first hand, about their bodies, nature, animals and bugs.
As children learn through their senses, they gain a greater understanding of the environment around them. With plants in bloom, bulbs sprouting and animals and bugs becoming more active our natural environment is a unique platform to teach children about care for living things whilst developing their social and emotional skills. Let’s not forget the value of physical development in the great outdoors and the overall health benefits to children.
We continue to enjoy Hall Time dance and gym sessions each Monday and Wednesday and the children look forward very much to going over to ‘big school.’
Our planning is broken down into the following;
- Pancake playdough where sensory play ignites discovery and wonder
- Small World play developing children’s imaginations
- Bulb painting for brain stimulation and creativity
- Bulb and spring flower planting increasing independence and care for the natural world
- Sheep shearing activities to aid children’s fine motor skills
- Small soft toys developing children’s role play experiences
- Hot cross buns (buttering and cutting) increasing children’s independence
What’s new; oral health – developing children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of dental hygiene will help to prevent tooth decay or even tooth loss. Healthy teeth are important for chewing, speech and children’s self-esteem.
Friday, 18 March – Red Nose Day
Tuesday, 22 March – Library Visit
Thursday, 7 April – Last day of school before the Easter Holidays
Friday, 8 April – Staff Training Day
Monday, 25 April – Children return to school for the Summer Term
Mrs Greatorex and Miss Cook look forward to a sensory fun-packed term.
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Thank you and take care.