Days to celebrate

There were plenty of days to celebrate and for the children to learn more about during March.

Toddlers started the month by celebrating St David’s Day. They made Welsh cakes, explored the smell and texture of leeks and we even learned some Welsh words.

Tweenies also had food on their minds, but in their case, they used their senses to touch, smell, taste and feel lots of different vegetables.

We celebrated world book day on the 4th and that meant the children could come dressed as their favourite characters. We had a Minion, Postman Pat, Skeleton and lots of fairy princesses, to name just a few.

It was back to food for toddlers who enjoyed making pizza for their tea, including rolling the dough and spreading on the toppings. Yum!

There were lots of activities in all the rooms ahead of Mother’s Day with the children making some lovely things to take home to their mums.

Pre-school have been learning about spring and undertaking activities round this theme, including looking at the different flowers you see at this time of year.

It may still be too cold to do the real thing, so toddlers used their sensory skills whilst pretending to be at the beach, playing with sand, water and even sharks.

Tweenies took advantage of the nice weather by going outside to decorate cupcakes with coloured shaving foam and sprinkling cherries on top. Almost good enough to eat!

Pre-school practised measuring different things which is great for their numeracy.

After St David’s Day, it was Ireland’s turn to celebrate with St Patrick’s Day on 16th March and tweenies celebrated by mixing foam and green food colouring together in the tuff tray. Not to be outdone, toddlers made some Lucky Charm cookies.

At Forest School, the pre-school children learned about the importance of health and safety.

On Red Nose Day, toddlers enjoyed making carnival hats and dancing to music for Comic Relief, and they continued their exploration of the colour green by using their cutlery skills to chop up and taste peppers, lime, and cucumbers.

Babies had lots of fun splatting and squashable mouldable foam, and all the rooms started activities related to Easter. Tweenies made Easter chicks using playdough and pre-school made Easter baskets.

Toddlers have loved celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of spring, colour, and love, with some very messy chalk play!  They used graters and hammers to break the chalk in to dust and then enjoyed decorating T-shirts while listening to some traditional Indian music.

Next month, we will be able to show you our pre-schoolers enjoying their new room, which is almost complete – now there’s something to look forward to!

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