This week was busy and rather a lot of fun.
At the network meeting on Tuesday we discussed school admissions. Children’s applications need to be in by 15th January.
The 16th April is when you get told what school your child has been allocated. Make sure you put 2nd and 3rd choices of schools on your application otherwise you may get allocated anywhere that’s got space. Everyone needs to apply, having a sibling at a school does not mean your child has an automatic space. Tell Woodentops where you want your child to go so we can start planning our visits. Our school visits will take place after 16th April, so we take the children to their allocated schools.
A magnificent build by one little one who chatted about his design as he built it. He worked how to balance the bricks by trial and error. This was the beginnings of a crane built on Monday.
Conkers- the children used the conkers in their creations. One made an owl and then decorated it with many colours of paint which looked really effective.
Here is a line of conkers, each one painted very individually and were counted in place. Lots of glue was used to make sure they stuck to the card.
This is the end product of the crane, built on Wednesday.
Cooking on Wednesday.
The children chose to do wraps. Vegetarian or ham. Each child had a chance to have a go, some felt they didn’t want to which is fine. Lovely that we encourage them to make their own decisions, they are all aware if they don’t make it there will be nothing to take home. The children used scissors ✂️ or a knife 🔪 to cut up their vegetables. We discovered that lettuce is really easy to rip up. Once they’d put what they wanted in their wrap, they rolled it up, then wrapped it in the foil and put it in the fridge.
One little 2’s idea of a den. She spent ages choosing the material and pegging it to the stands. As she worked she chatted about what went where. If she needed help she asked the adult to hold the material whilst she pegged it.
Making foot prints.
Using the water to make footprints whilst her friends painted the path with water. Lots of talk about how many, the size of the print and when others joined including adults, how much bigger or smaller they were.
Fire engine 🚒 building
One little one, having built a camp fire last week went on to do a fire engine this week. He was supported by 5 friends who discussed about how and where everything went. They made sure there was space at the front for 2 to ‘drive the engine ‘ using a wood cookie as the steering wheel. Planks of wood became hoses and the milk crates were stacked to become a ladder which they took in turns to climb, use the ‘hose’ to put out the fire 🔥 and jump down from the ladder. They encouraged each other especially when one was a little unsure of climbing 3 crates by reducing it to 2 and helping him climb up. Once he mastered it, another was added and he jumped from it just like his friends.
Each child hopefully had a brown bag given to them to collect things on their walks over the half term. If you didn’t get your bag, could you collect bits in a carrier bag instead? Please bring them back to preschool next week and we’ll be doing lots of fun things with them.
We hope you all have a lovely week and we’ll see you back in the 29th October.