This term we continued with the topic ‘Who Can Help Us’. We looked at who started the police force, the fire service and the NHS. The children found it fascinating that the first fire engines were pulled by horses and that the first police were referred to as ‘Bobbies’ or ‘Peelers’ they thought this was very amusing. We also discussed that before the NHS was started, that most people could only get medical help if they could pay for it. The children enjoyed looking at images of the past and discussing the differences between the past and the present.
During Forest school sessions, the children have been looking for the first signs of Spring. We have spotted Snowdrops, Daffodils, Cherry blossom and various other buds and shoots both on trees and in the ground. We are looking forward to seeing what some of these are, as they continue to grow. We have also had a ‘first go’ at den building.
We also had some very special visitors this term, they were all very cute, soft and cuddly. The children loved having the opportunity to stroke the puppies and ask questions. A big thank you to all the puppies and handlers, for their time and patience!
This term we started to learn Maypole dancing, we had to concentrate really hard and do some very careful listening. We are enjoying making patterns with the ribbons and we are managing not to get too tangled up!
The Mad Hatter came to visit, he told us funny stories and played silly games with us. It was lots of fun!
At the end of the term, we celebrated Easter. We made Easter cards, chocolate nests and learnt a song called 'Spring Chicken'. We learnt why people celebrate Easter, how Jesus died on the cross to give the people 'new life' and how eggs are a symbol of new life.
This is just a snapshot of some of the things we have done this term. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos.