11 Nov Children’s Learning Week Ending Friday 11th November 2022
Our children have been involved in a range of rich learning experiences this week. John, one of our talented entrepreneurial parents kindly volunteered to teach our children (and staff!) how to cook jollof rice and fired plantain. It was scrumptious and greatly appreciated by all! The children have also been learning how to strengthen their fine motor skills by firstly making the dough following a recipe then taking part in Dough Disco. This this involves moulding play dough in time to music and performing different actins such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it. The children continue to express enjoyment in listening to and acting out well known stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. A large group of children have participated in following a sequence of play by acting out different roles involving London buses.
Our wonderful two-year-olds have also been participating in a rich range of meaningful experiences. This includes exploring a range of ingredients and learning how to cut with one handed tools to make delicious food, creating open ended transient art using natural materials and building and playing inside a den!
Some of our children have been learning about Remembrance Sunday, many of whom have been asking questions about why people are wearing poppies. Our approach is to answer children’s questions in the following context: people wear poppies to think about people who have died in wars and to hope we do not have any more wars. What we all need to do is be kind to each other.
We wish you all a very happy and safe weekend.