As you walk around the Early Years building, you will have noticed lots of displays and colourful artwork going up on the walls and hanging from the ceiling. Everyone has been working very hard to encourage the children’s creativity through the curriculum topics they are using. Approaching the Moon Festival, parents will start to see even more pieces of artwork as the children work hard to create lanterns, fans, stars, fish lanterns and dragons.
In the F1 classes, they have been learning about their bodies and some of the activities have included, learning the popular song; ‘Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes’. The children have been immersed in sensory activities where they were able to paint and print using their hands. They also made creative faces using different media, such as pompoms, sequins, paint and paper plates. They soon learnt the English and Vietnamese words for all of these parts. All the children are now starting to say good morning and this week I enjoyed sorting some of the bears by the different colours when I visited the classroom.
On Wednesday morning, I was met by a wonderful smell up the corridor. I went to investigate and found the F2 children making pancakes in the Early Years kitchen. They told me all about their new food topic and how much they enjoyed eating. I later found them recreating their pancakes with playdough in the classroom and buying and selling fruits and vegetables in their new shop.
F3 continue to enjoy their learning with a trip around Royal City on the school bus. They talked about the parts of the bus, how to make it go by turning a key and what they could see out of the windows as they drove along.
The children have a lot to look forward to next week and we will continue to share extracts of what is happening in the Early Years through our new Early Years Hub article.
Have a nice weekend.
Ms Julie Walton