The children and practitioners at Gingham have been in the festive spirit. The children have had so much fun and shown such excitement. Christmas parties have taken place, including pass the parcel and lots of musical games. The children created their own marshmallow snowmen to take home and enjoy. All children created their own Christmas folders to take home, making special baubles, calendars and Christmas cards to share with their families. The children made some reindeer food for Father Christmas’ reindeers ready for Christmas eve and yummy hot chocolate cones to take home and enjoy as a treat. We held our Christmas Jumper Day to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and enjoyed a Christmas lunch too.
Flour and shaving foam play has been brilliant, the children used their imaginations to use these resources as snow, using the small world resources to influence and extend this play.
We have extended our literacy skills through a range of Christmas stories, sharing together during the day.
Investigation on the cold mornings by looking for and finding ice in forest school was exciting, enhancing our learning and knowledge of the seasons.
We made our own Christmas tree and baubles, taking turns to place these on the tree to decorate.
We hope everyone has loved the Christmas creations as much as we have creating them. We wish all our families and children a very Happy Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year!
Gingham Pre-School have been enjoying the Autumn fall. The children have collected leaves to use creatively to make sensory collages, they have also shown interest in investigating the leaves and their properties such as texture and colour.
To celebrate Halloween, the children had the chance to dress up, carve pumpkins and be creative making and decorating witches hats, decorating cakes and making spider hand print hangers.
During this week, the children will have the opportunity to learn all about Bonfire Night, yesterday some children shared their weekend experiences of seeing fireworks, leading on to creating pictures to represent the fireworks and their colours, along with an adult, the children chose the colours and materials to use to make their pictures. Children have been using their language skills to discuss descriptively, using words to describe noises and patterns of the fireworks they saw.
We wanted to remind Parents that we will be closed to all Term Time Only children (this includes all children at Bunting Pre-School and Polkadot Bridgetown) week commencing 26th October for Half Term. We will be open again from Monday 2nd November.
Please see below a link to our 2020/21 Calendar for future reference.