Friday, 20 April 2018

What an amazing week to come back with all the hot weather. The children are enjoying being outside without coats but are equally enjoying the air conditioning inside.The children need protection from the sun so could you please make sure your child has a hat every day and has sun cream on.
We have spent time this week remembering how we look after each other and how we communicate with each other. We have really noticed how fantastic they are at sharing their space with lots of other children. They understand and respect their peers and work well together in a big group.
We are noticing the changes in the plants and trees and are going to be focusing on changes around us over the next few weeks.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The last week has gone so quickly and the children and staff are all ready for a nice long break. Lets hope the weather gets better.
We have had a busy week with a show performed by years 3, 4, and 5. We have been cooking Easter nests and I have been eating them!!!!!!and we have created a new role play area. We now have a castle for the children to enjoy with lots of Kings and Queens in charge.
I look forward to seeing you all after the break.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 23 March 2018

The children enjoyed their cycle event this week and we were amazed at how many times they managed to go around the track. It was a nice and sunny day so we were lucky.
This week we have also started another outdoor project. The children really enjoy sharing their ideas and joining in with the planning when we are making new resources, especially if I get the hammer and nails out. We always talk about what we are going to do first then we draw plans and get to work. Robinson's construction company has lots of employees. We are hoping to use this as an area for the children to share books . I'm sure it will be used for lots of other things but that is our starting point.
I cant believe we will be breaking up for Easter next week. We are going to be making Easter chocolate baskets which I am sure will be eaten straight away. Hopefully after the holidays the sun will come out and we will be able to enjoy dry days outside.
I hope to see you all at the Spring Fayre on Saturday.

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 16 March 2018

The children have spent lots of time outside this week.. I am sure you are aware they have been getting very dirty. I want to reassure you that we always change the children so that they are not wet all day and make sure that they wash their hands. However I am aware that their coats are wet and they need to travel home. If you would like your child  to bring in an old coat or light weight jacket we will make sure theat they use that when they go outside. I do understand that you do not want to wash a coat every day so hopefully this idea will help. Alternatively if you have any suggestions how to prevent this happening please speak to me. I have included  some information from the EYFS about the benefits of outdoor learning which may be interesting for you to read.

Children’s play and learning  EYFS statutory guidance 2017
Children’s outdoor learning is enhanced by an environment that is richly resourced with exciting
play materials and open-ended flexible resources that can be adapted and used in different ways,
according to the needs and interests of individual children.
Outdoor learning is more effective when adults focus on what children need to be able to do there
rather than identifying what children need to have. An approach that considers experiences rather tha
equipment places children at the centre of the provision for outdoor learning and ensures that individual children’s learning and developmental needs are taken account of and met effectively.
Effective practice outdoors involves providing opportunities for children in meaningful, engaging
experiences that support their development in all areas of the curriculum. This will include opportunities
for children to:
be excited, energetic, adventurous, noisy, messy;
talk, listen, interact, make friends;
imagine, dream, invent, fantasise;
create, invent, construct, deconstruct;
investigate, explore, discover, experiment with their own ideas and theories;
make sounds and music, express ideas and feelings;
find patterns, make marks, explore different media and materials;
investigate concepts and ideas;
be active, run, climb, pedal, jump, throw;
dig, grow, nurture, cultivate;
hide, relax, find calm, reflect;
have responsibility, be independent, collaborate with others.

This week we have also been cooking. We had lots of bananas left over so Mrs Horsewood made banana cake. We also  had toast in the morning which the children  really enjoyed.They put their own butter on and cut it to share with their friends.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

An extra few photos of my favourite boots.
 I think mine need polish!!!!!!!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

It was good to see you all at the parent consultations this week. I hope you found them useful and informative. Please speak to me at any time if you have any concerns or are unsure about anything that we do in the unit. We need to make sure that your child's learning experience is shared with you and your comments are valuable to us.
We are still not getting any parent to help with our wood walks. Please come along if you can spare the time. We will try and go again next Monday at 9.00am and will be back at approximately 9.45am.
The children are continuing to act out our favourite stories and have started to perform them in groups during child initiated learning. We have also created a new bridge outside which the children helped to make. Their faces always light up when I bring out the drill and the hammer. 
Have a good week.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 2 March 2018

We have  had a fun week with all the snow. The children have enjoyed playing outside and sledging down the hill. We designed our own sledges and had a race to see which one was the fastest. We eventually decided that going down the hill on our bottoms was definitely the fastest.
The children are enjoying acting out our favourite stories and they are becoming confident in performing to the group. Next week we are going to perform Little Red Riding Hood. We encourage the children to create their own versions of the traditional tales and adapt them each time we perform.
 We all enjoyed dressing up on Thursday and sharing our favourite stories. The children enjoyed talking about their favourite story and explaining why they liked it.
Enjoy the snow day as I think this will be the last of the snow this year.

Parent consultations will take place this week on Wednesday morning and Thursday evening. Please return your slips by Monday as I need to allocate time slots.

Happy snow day Wooooo :)