The children and practitioners at Gingham enjoyed a walk into the local community last week- to the library and the fun fair.
Before leaving Gingham, we discussed road safety with the children- children were able to tell us about the importance of “holding hands with a grown up” and that “we have to wait for the green man”. During our walk we noticed items of interest such as a post box and phone box, when looking at these the children especially liked identifying letters and numbers of significance to them, we also loved looking at the different transport and the numbers on the buses as they passed us. Further on our walk we arrived at the Mop fair in the town centre, the children reflected on their past experiences at the fair, discussing the rides they went on and who they visited the fair with.
When at the library, we enjoyed a variety of books, shared stories together and enjoyed searching for books of interest to enhance our literacy skills. The children loved the Halloween display at the library, identifying all the different characters on the board. Before we left, we chose some books and used the special machine to check them out, ready to take back to Gingham to share with our friends over the coming weeks. We are hoping to re-visit the library during half term for their ‘Halloween Book Trail’ and to take a ‘Nature walk’ in our local community too, to support our learning and development around the Autumn season.
Over the coming weeks we are going to be exploring lots of wonderful Halloween activities and looking at the Hindu festival-Diwali.