The great outdoors

There’s nothing better than being outside in the great outdoors and there was plenty of that happening at High Bank during February.

Our babies started the month by wrapping up warm so they could enjoy our farm area. They loved visiting Frank the pig, chickens, goats and all the other animals as well.

Tweenies always look forward to Boogie Beats and one of the latest sessions saw them holding and lifting a large parachute whilst they sang and danced to the music.

They then turned their attention to baking and making some gingerbread men. They mixed the ingredients and cut out the gingerbread before they were baked and, the best bit of all, eaten!

It’s always nice for the children to learn about different cultures so thanks to Rebekah and Fash, they were able to find out more about the Iranian new year of ‘Nowruz’. This included decorating a table called the ‘haftseen’ and placing seven items on it – seven being considered as a lucky number in Iranian culture.

There’s always something going on during our pre-school walks, and the children loved it when a nice postman stopped to let them look at his van and tell them all about delivering letters and parcels.

In toddlers, the children have been looking at the classic book The Tiger who Came for Tea and undertaking activities themed around the book.

In pre-school we continued looking at different cultures and one of the activities included painting a planet Earth and discussing different countries, cultures and their beliefs.

Spring was definitely in the air in tweenies as the cress seeds they planted sprang into life. The opportunities have provided rich and meaningful experiences in a fun way.

Pancake Day is always a highlight in February and Karl was very busy making some lovely pancakes for the children and staff.

On another pre-school walk into Stapleton, the children looked at different signs, letterboxes and buildings around the village.

See you in March!

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