What We Learnt Last Half Term
Trains, Planes and Automobiles
As the year draws to an end, the Penguins team would firstly like to say a huge “WELL DONE” to all of the children in the Penguins class; their resilience has shone through as they have faced a very different style of school this last year. However, this hasn’t stopped us from giving the children as many exciting learning opportunities as possible, ensuring a calm and safe environment within the classroom.
Our topic this half term is ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ and this has been a winner for our little legs which love to keep moving! We have a variety of outdoor play toys in our textured kitchen which the children love, such as scooters, bikes and seesaws! The children have been working on their coordination and gross motor skills by becoming more independent when using the equipment. This has also been incorporated into our weekly P.E sessions where the children have access to climbing apparatus, stepping stones, balls, and balance beams.
We are thrilled that this half term the Penguins have had access to our new hydrotherapy pool; some of the children have had their first 1-1 session in the pool with lots of exciting new pool toys, bubbles and sensory lights. This has been an amazing opportunity and we are so proud of how well the children managed the transition across school to a new environment and for trying something new.
Our sensory story this half term was ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. Within this story, the Penguins enjoyed exploring the props relating to the story; water sprays for wipers, a squeaky horn and they all enjoyed jumping up and down pretending to be children on the bus!
We have had some gorgeous sunny days this half term and of course the Penguins are a bunch of natural water babies! All the children have had hours of fun in their messy play clothes playing in the paddling pool, water trays and some even hosed the staff down with our hose pipe
As a team, the staff would like to say a very big thank you to the children within the Penguins class; not only for being absolute super stars and trying their best but also for playing a huge factor in making it a memorable year with lots of fun and laughter. Each and every child had been a valued member of the team and we wish them a safe and happy summer break.