How wonderful it is to walk around the early years and see all the happy settled children this early in the year. This is the first week where all the children in F1, F2 and F3 children have come into school full time. They are all getting into their daily routines and are now able to not only eat lunch at school but have a sleep time to. So that your child is fully ready for the start of their day please do try to bring them on time so it does not disrupt their routine and always try to give them breakfast before they arrive. Eating before arriving at school gives them the energy and positive attitude to join in and get involved with activities.
All of the children engage in gross motor activities during the day which involves their core muscle skills such as running, climbing, jumping and their hand-eye coordination skills such as ball skills or riding a scooter. Exercise not only helps your children to become more fit but it helps their memory and thinking by improving their mood and sleep
This year we have invested in new indoor cars and scooters for F1 and F2 to support their gross motor skills so even in bad weather they can still exercise and move around. All of the children have also had regular opportunities to go into the playground and to visit the soft play room where they have not only had a lot of fun but have also exercised these muscles.
We are extremely excited to have the P.E specialist lessons with Adam and Jane. In F2 this week the children were learning how to move around and get into a space using some hoops and cones. This is extremely important to help develop their spatial awareness. In F3 they moved around on different levels using all the parts of their bodies, they went on to develop ball skills by rolling, throwing and catching and ended their session with some fun team games.
Next week all of the classes will be preparing for their Moon Festival performance. We hope you can join us for this performance on Friday 21st September at 9am.
Miss Julie Walton
Head of Early Years