We went on a walk to four distinct and useful services in the local area during our topic of "SHOPPING".
Firstly, we made maps in class about what we would like to explore in our local surroundings. We made cards for our mums for Mothering Sunday last weekend so we really wanted to have a go at posting them ourselves in the Polish Post Office. The closest one is on Al. Niepodleglosci so not too far for our little legs to carry us. It was great fun posting our wishes for our mums in the real postbox and being inside the post office! Some of us had never been before! We hope all of the mums with children in Reception actually received their cards on time for last weekend.
Then we decided we would like to see where our mums and dads buy us medicines and vitamins to keep us healthy! Luckily for us, there is a very friendly young pharmacist also on Niepodleglosci called Artur and he even invited us in "behind the scenes" in the chemists to see where special creams and potions are made. Even some of the adults had never been behind the cash-desk in a chemists before so this was really fun - we got to hold the mortar and pestle and see all of the store rooms as well as talk to the staff.
Then there was the "staying healthy" part of the trip - anyone who's been to our Early Years campus knows there are lots of fruit and veg stalls nearby. We had great fun picking and choosing our favourite fruit for smoothies back in school later. Finally, no trip around our local community would be complete without a visit to the Kryś confectionery store just across from school. We had such a great day - lots of goodness in the smoothies back in class and just a tiny treat for each of us from Kryś! Everything in moderation!
Reception Teacher and Learning Leader