Going on an Adventure

Posted by: jwatts on December 7, 2018 @ 11:08 am
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Collecting sticks on a wet and windy day

Posted by: jwatts on @ 10:56 am
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Welcome to ASPIRING FUTURES C.I.C

We welcome our new neighbours ASPIRING FUTURES into the Saplings Building. This organisation aims to support women to ‘aspire for better’ through the provision of a range of holistic services that will enhance quality of life, increase economic and career prospects and increase health and well-being.

Their website address is www.aspiring-futures.co.uk why not check it out.

Services will commence in January 2019

Posted by: jwatts on December 4, 2018 @ 3:11 pm
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Why Play Really Matters

PLAY LEAFLET Nov 2018
Posted by: jwatts on @ 3:02 pm
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Leaf man

The children shared this fabulous story about a leaf man who is blown on his adventures – they made their own leaf men. I wonder what adventures they have blown away to???

Posted by: jwatts on November 22, 2018 @ 4:41 pm
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Learning through movement

First the children explored moving themselves in the rockers  – which was great fun and perfect for developing their vestibular sense for balance, great for developing relationships with another child through shared laughter and joy……

 

…then when you have really found out what it feels like to move yourself its the perfect time to try out moving other things – how clever to know the best way round to put the cars so that they roll too. Its amazing how children learn!

This is true embodied learning

 

Posted by: jwatts on November 14, 2018 @ 4:43 pm
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Mud, mud glorious mud

The children have played extensively in the mud kitchen this term. From our newest 2 year olds to our oldest 4 year olds there is always a learning opportunity.

Notice

  • how the children use utensils to fill up the containers
  • how they combine the soil and mud and other natural resources
  • how they find ways of getting water – many have mastered turning the tap
  • the fascination in watching the water run
  • the strength they need in their shoulders and hands
  • the joy and pleasure they experience

Mud play offers so much more than an indoor home corner!!

Enjoy….

Posted by: jwatts on November 13, 2018 @ 5:19 pm
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Newsletter – Autumn 2 2018

Autmn 2 parents letter 2018
Posted by: jwatts on @ 4:21 pm
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Learning in the Outdoors

The children are demonstrating and developing many skills and competencies.

Take a look at how the outdoors encourages them to look intently.

Nature provides real beauty to captivate.

Look at how they concentrate

Look at how they use their whole bodies while they are playing and learning

Look at the joy they experience in nature

Posted by: jwatts on @ 4:17 pm
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Want to know more about the body’s GPS system ? (proprioception)

Proprioception
Posted by: jwatts on October 8, 2018 @ 3:36 pm
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