Splish Splash Splosh!!
How lucky are we? Not only do we have a swimming pool but... we get to use it too!! We dedicated a morning to understanding the rules and expectations of walking to the pool, exploring the changing rooms and the importance of listening to instructions when at the pool side. We were even privileged to watch the cover being taken off with the touch of a button – the teachers were just as impressed! We will be starting our ‘Splash Weeks’ very soon. A big thank you to Lewis for modelling our safety equipment – you can never be too careful!
Promoting independence is one of our key aims in Kindergarten. Parents, please support us and encourage your child to dress and undress themselves, as the quicker they are changed for swimming, the longer they get to have fun in the pool... If in doubt, Dojo’s work a treat!
The Reception children have settled into their new classrooms and their new outdoor learning environment.
Outdoor learning is a place where children continue to learn by doing. They carry on building on the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have already acquired to make sense of the world around them. They are active learners, seeking information and continuing to question and explore. Being outdoors provides a focus for different types of experiences, which support a young child’s growing sense of confidence and autonomy. This is enhanced by the enjoyment of new experiences: seeing a mother spider with her newly hatched babies crawling on the fence; retelling Jack and the Beanstalk with friends in the theatre; counting pebbles out of a masking tape ‘spider’s web’ using tweezers; making mud soup with friends, measuring out the ingredients, then asking your teacher for a ‘hi-five’ with mud covered hands!