It has been great to have all our children back from their holidays over the last 2 weeks. They have been full of chatter about what Father Christmas brought them, places they have been and even visits to the pantomime!
The children have listened to some new stories, and listened to some old favourites using our lovely story sacks. They decided to retell Handa’s surprise on their own after one child put the basket from the exploring table on her head having put the stones in to represent the fruit. Various children became the animals who stole the fruit and others took on the role of the goat and the tree so the basket filled up with tangerines.
The story of Handa’s Surprise fitted in well with the children’s in maps and the globe. They looked at, chopped up and tasted lots of exotic fruits before finding where they were grown on the map.
We have worked hard on our sharing and turn taking skills this week, using the sand timer to negotiate when we want something someone else has (especially the Elsa dresses!) We have also been playing lots of different thinking games and are getting really good at tidying up.
Last week some of the children were fascinated by the staplers. We followed this up by giving the children a challenge to see if they could remake Humpty Dumpty after he had fallen off the wall. We offered them staples, split pins, hole punches and wool instead of glue. The results are on display in the messy room, please do come along and take a look.
Happy New Year to you all from the Preschool Team.