Imagination rules the world!


This week in the Annexe has been so creative!

We would like to say a massive thank you to all our parents who attended the open morning on Saturday, it was so lovely to get a chance to show you were your children are every day especially after all the changes recent.

This week the children really enjoyed joining in with some painting fun, we had some using their fingers which gave them a great chance to explore textures with their senses and also gave the team a chance to introduce them to some descriptive words so they can begin to learn to put words to what they are feeling.

They also had a great time making and playing with playdough. Playdough is an excellent way to begin introducing children to the fact that things can change over time, while also building up those little muscles in their hands which will prepare them to learn to write at an older age.

Finally and possible the best part of the week, the children had a great time making some dairy free tortilla pizzas this week! Cooking is a great, fun experience which offers a wealth of learning and development. One cooking activity is able to promote all seven areas of the early years foundation stage and because children enjoy the experience so much they are not even aware they are learning about numbers or developing skills.


Busy Birds have had a really great week!

Firstly we would like to say it was so lovely to see so many families at the weekend and get a chance to explain to everyone how we work here in Busy Birds.

We begun the week as we always do with some fantastic dancing with Miss Annabell, we saw lots of movers and shakers and Miss Annabell certainly helped tucker us all out ready for our naps!

This week Busy Birds have been spending some time looking at numbers, they took turns trying to find a variety of different numbers hidden in flour, this incorporated something we were working on with something the children love, messy play!

The children have also enjoyed engaging in a range of craft activities this week and were especially fond of cutting and sticking.Art plays a more important role in child development than you might think. Artistic activities help children learn other subjects such as reading and math. It also promotes visual, motor and social development.


What an amazing week in Pre-School

Thank you to everyone who came on saturday, we hope that having a look around our Pre-School gave you all a nice little insight into where your child is every day and what they do.

This week in Pre-School we have continued to develop our fine motor skills, the children got really engaged in a cutting activity and learning how to use scissors safely when tracing along a lot of different lines, from straight to zig zag.

The children have had fun exploring textures this week as well, this has ranged from fun in the sand pit, to exploring the marks they could make in things like oats and flour. Learning through touch and texture is very important due to the fact that it strengthens a child’s motor skills. For instance, gripping, holding, squeezing, stacking, poking, pouring or scooping will help children strengthen the muscles in their body, and also helps them to develop stronger hand-eye coordination.