31 Jan Children’s Learning Week Beginning Monday 30th January 2023
Welcome to all our new families who have started this term!
Our children have been involved in a wide range of learning experiences since the beginning of the term!
A large group of children learnt to count with one to one correspondence by learning the song Ten in a Bed as well as other familiar nursery number songs. The singing led onto children’s interest in learning songs in other languages!
Many children have recently experienced a visit to their GP or hospital appointments, which led to creating a doctors’ role play area. Many learnt what certain job roles entail and how to care for their patients. They discussed ailments and appropriate treatments and even learnt how to make a cast for fractured bones!
we have been experiencing very cold weather recently! We have been learning how to keep our bodies warm through knowing how to dress appropriately and exercising. Many children learnt the effects of exercise by describing the difference before and after taking part in vigorous exercise.
You may have noticed recently we have been very busy learning and celebrating all things about Lunar New Year. We have been very fortunate to have parent volunteers teach our children how to write Chinese characters using calligraphy tools, make lanterns and cook traditional dishes. Our children have relished learning stories related to Lunar New Year, particularly The Story of Nian the Monster, a creature who nearly ruined Lunar New Year. The children learnt the significance of dragons during this period. Many children had the experience of planning, designing and making a large scale dragon, they had the opportunity to use sophisticated tools such as hot glue gun and hand drills. The children were rewarded with a dragon dance performed by our wonderful staff!
Thank you to all the parents who took the time to participate in our Interactive Parents Evening. We were able to demonstrate our teaching approach through concreate and meaningful experiences your children often participate in.
Please do let us know if you would like another session in the summer term.
On Friday 3rd February, we are hosting a Parent Workshop on Race and Identity. We will be sharing our journey on the agenda and are very keen to find out your experience and how we can improve our practice. Please do join us!