🐸 Miss Wainwright has joined our team until the end of May as a teacher in Froglets on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Knight is currently teaching Monday – Thursday and Mrs West on Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to any one of us at collection / drop off or by email 😀
This term we are learning all about mini-beasts – starting by focusing on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We have read the book, drawn and painted mini-beasts, sorted healthy and unhealthy foods and talked about the life cycle of caterpillars. Today we explored the 5 fruits the caterpillar ate using our senses to look at, touch, taste and smell apples, pears, plums, oranges and strawberries. We thought about different words to describe the fruits and loved eating them!
🌞 Last week we opened our new classroom and have named it The Lily Pad. The children have had so much fun exploring our new space and playing in our expanded garden area! We have big plans for how to utilise our new environment and are looking forward to adding all the children’s learning to the classroom to make it feel more like home!
We are using the 2 classrooms (The Lily Pad and The Pond) as ‘bases’ for the children to register, hang their coats, for carpet sessions and to eat their lunch. For most of their time with us they are free to explore all areas of Froglets and enjoy hours of uninterrupted free play opportunities alongside our amazing staff team. We have loved seeing the children enjoy their new space and have made a great start to the Summer Term! 🌞
Spring Term 2… A cheeky boy called Jack planted some very magical beans in Froglets this week… we watched a beanstalk grow and giant boots appear at the top! Luckily he didn’t climb down to visit us properly but we did learn all about the story and read lots of different versions to discuss what was the same or different about what happened. We also explored the book ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ in school, singing lots of Nursery Rhymes and learning about many characters from traditional tales.
Yesterday we planted a brand new tree in the orchard. This is our Froglets crab apple tree and we can say hello to it on our way to and from our classroom. Mrs Twiggs talked to us all about our tree and what it needs to grow. We planted it in a big hole and as we gave it a drink of water, we cheered to celebrate it being planted! We cannot wait to see how tall it will grow but know it may take sometime… maybe one day it will be bigger than us!
We have had a wonderful day at Froglets today to celebrate World Book Day! We had so many characters come to visit: Peter Pan, Snow White, Princess Pearl, Love Monster, Chase, Wendy Darling, Elsa, Little Red Riding Hood, a pirate, a tiger, a farmer, Captain America, a fairy and even a Storm Trooper. Even the grown ups joined in! We joined our friends at home to sing Nursery Rhymes, read LOTS of books, sung LOTS of Nursery Rhymes and coloured in some book character pictures. We have had a book-tastic day! 🙂
Last week was Arts week for the whole school with a focus on happiness. We had some amazing bottle moment drawings sent in to Froglets with trips to the zoo, pizza making with friends, kite flying, hugs for grandparents and playing with our friends all on the to do list for as soon as we can!
In school we have been thinking about what makes us happy. Everyone painted happy faces onto a heart shape and told us about when they feel happy! These included: dancing, painting, being tickled, butterflies, going to the beach, running fast, cuddling puppies and chocolate!
This week we have been exploring love! This is the focus of our schools definition of spirituality. We have all collaged a heart shape using different media and materials. We then drew a picture of someone we love and talked about why! We have read some books all about love and thought about how we know we are loved.
We had an exciting day today in nursery with new climbing equipment being installed! We have 2 tunnels, climbing walls and even a net to climb across! Next week they will come to add a soft surface underneath so we can jump off safely & then we can play on it… we were all very excited to see the men working hard to cement it down and we are looking forward to playing on it soon! 🙂
Today we had some visitors who drew all over our grass! I wonder what they are doing? I wonder if you can guess why they have left these marks in our garden? Watch this space for some more updates next week!