Raindrops had lots of fun for PE week. They developed lots of new skills during mini athletics and developed their confidence on a balance bike during their balance bike workshop.
Raindrops have enjoyed celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee this week. They made their own bunting, enjoyed pretending to be the Queen, listened to the story Peppa Pig Meets the Queen and came to school dressed in red, white and blue. They even found the Queen when they went for a walk around school to look at the decorations.
Raindrops had a fun afternoon in the orchard for their forest schools experience. They enjoyed playing in the mud kitchen, looked at some tadpoles from the pond and tested their balancing skills.
In Raindrops we have enjoyed learning about different minibeasts. We enjoyed the stories The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Very Lazy Ladybird. We also had lots of fun making our very own minibeasts.
Raindrops have enjoyed planting their own sunflower seeds. They can't wait for them to grow so that they can take them home to plant in their own gardens. They also planted some flowers in wellington boots to hang on the fence in the playground.
Raindrops have enjoyed showing their special visitors around the classroom as part of stay and play.
Raindrops had lots of fun walking around the school grounds on their sponsored walk.
Raindrops have enjoyed decorating biscuits and wearing their own clothes to celebrate Red Nose Day.
To celebrate World Book Day the children in Raindrops enjoyed coming to school dressed in their pyjamas. They also enjoyed bringing in their favourite bedtime story to share with their friends.
Raindrops enjoyed having pancakes for snack to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
Raindrops have enjoyed learning about the role of a doctor and a dentist. They listened to the stories Going to the Doctors and Peppa Pig goes to the Dentist. The children used syringes and toothbrushes to make marks on paper using paint and enjoyed playing in the teddy bear hospital. They also tried to make each other feel better too.
Over the last two weeks Raindrops have been learning about different modes of transport. The Children have enjoyed listening to the stories Terrific Trains and Red Car, Blue Car. They have also enjoyed listening to the sounds that different modes of transport make, used felt pens attached to cars to make marks on large sheets of paper and also used rollers to make track marks onto paper using paint.
Raindrops have had lots of fun and been very busy exploring different textures through various messy activities. This included coloured rice, shaving foam, gloop and soap flakes.
Raindrops had a lovely three weeks celebrating Christmas. They have enjoyed listening to the stories Christmas Tree, A Christmas Wish and Santa’s Busy Night. The children have enjoyed decorating their own Christmas trees, making Christmas decorations for the classroom, icing Christmas biscuits and making their own Christmas Cards, calendars and folders. Raindrops also enjoyed Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas dinner and their Christmas parties.
Raindrops enjoyed making their own bird feeders using apples, bird seed and lard to take home and hang in their gardens.
Raindrops had lots of fun coming in their own spotty or Pudsey clothes to celebrate Children in Need on Friday. They also enjoyed colouring in their own Pudsey Bear pictures and watching Pudsey Bear and the Lost Bandana.
To celebrate National Nursery Rhyme Week Raindrops took part in lots of nursery rhyme activities including making our own Humpty Dumpty’s, sponge painting Humpty Dumpty’s wall, washing spiders down guttering, looking at nursery rhyme stories and singing using musical instruments and puppets.
The children in Raindrops have enjoyed listening to the story Dear Zoo. They have completed lots of different activities around the story including painting the animals from the story, making marks in play dough with zoo animals and drawing their own animals on the interactive board.
We have listening to the stories Peppa’s Vegetable Garden and We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt to help us look at signs of Autumn. We went on our very own leaf hunt around the school grounds and made pictures with the leaves that we found. We also printed pictures using different vegetables and enjoyed tasting a variety of vegetables for snack.
This week in Raindrops we have been reading the story Big Bear, Small Mouse. The Children have enjoyed painting bears and mice using different materials including sponge rollers. They have also enjoyed making big and small towers both indoors and outdoors.
We have had a great time exploring both indoors and outdoors as well as making new friends.
The children in Raindrops have enjoyed their forest school experience. We had a great time making butterflies and bees, swinging on the tree swing and finding the hidden rabbit hats that were placed around the school orchard.
Teddy Bears Picnic
We have loved having our Teddy Bears Picnic outside, making bear biscuits, sharing pictures from home of our teddy bears and using a range of mark making tools to create our bears.
The children have enjoyed exploring mini beasts as we have been on a mini beast hunt, made butterflies, bees, caterpillars and flowers for our school display and role played with a range of mini beasts masks.
Christmas begins in Raindrops
The children have enjoyed lots of Christmas activities this week especially decorating the Christmas tree and making wonderful surprises for their Mummies and Daddies.
We have had lots of fun throughout December. We have made Christmas Trees, had our Christmas dinner, worn our Christmas jumpers and danced to lots of Christmas songs.
Nursery Rhyme Week
The children in Raindrops have really enjoyed taking part in Nursery Rhyme Week. We have add marks to our buses, created stars in our play dough, chased a mouse up the clock, created our own farm and made our dollies better by giving them medicine.
Children in Need
We have loved painting Pudsey Bear pictures, dancing with Pudsey on the interactive whiteboard and wearing our spotty clothes in Raindrops today.
We love to make our marks
The children in Raindrops are developing their mark making skills as they explore a range of media and materials to make their marks.
We have loved collecting our Autumn treasures and making pictures from the treasures that we had found.
We visited the school orchard as we talked about the seasonal changes that we could see, found some wooden animals and explored our orchard with interest.
Baking Rabbit Biscuits
The children in Raindrops have enjoyed baking Rabbit biscuits this week. They were so excited to show their Mummies and Daddies what they had made.
We have had a great time in Raindrops settling our children in and welcoming some in new faces. All the children have enjoyed exploring the indoor and outdoor environment.