Summer arrived on the meadow and we have enjoyed everything the season has to offer. The children have been running back and forth on our wonderful green space, having sunny trips to the swings in the park and not forgetting zooming around on their bikes.
A definite highlight of this term, has been the visit from Zoo Lab and all its creatures to entertain and educate our little ones. To complement their visit, the children have learnt about mini beasts and sought them out on the meadow. Whether it’s a ladybird, ant or woodlouse, magnifying glasses and log books were out and ready.
Our very own real-life caterpillars arrived and we watched them slowly grow before releasing them to spread their wings and fly away.
The Jubilee celebrations saw us enjoy Caterpillar Music with Emma, with a Jubilee theme complete with horses, crowns, bubbles, instruments, and a bit of pomp and circumstance too. We kept busy making crowns, cupcakes, bunting, flags, shakers and even created our own castle complete with bricks and all of us inside.
As the celebrations continued, we got involved with the North Waltham Big Jubilee Lunch on the meadow and had three stalls to raise money for the pre-school. A huge thanks to all who helped and supported this. The Pre-School is a charity which depends on the support of the community and of course parents and carers. And as ever the support was overwhelming.
We enjoyed sports sessions with Sport4Kids, using a combination of different stories and scenarios, we practised our throwing, catching, jumping, balancing and running and even tried to remember all our colours. This got us all trained up for our sports day too!
Later in the term we were visited by Julie from Tesco today who taught the children all about rainbow fruit and vegetables. Our expert group were able to identify all of the items in her shopping basket except sweet potato! We then made fruit kebabs for snack which were very popular and tasted yummy.
The warmer days towards the end of term had us thinking about our holidays. We had a visit from a set of parents who gave us a great insight into their jobs at British Airways and Tui.
We looked at the world map and decided where we would most like to visit. Kenya, Australia and Tenerife were among the favourites but the most popular was America. We made our own plane and were welcomed onto the plane and shown to our seats. Our seatbelts were checked and a safety demonstration told us what to do in the case of an emergency. During our flight a food trolley was pushed through the plane and we all enjoyed a delicious meal. At the end of the flight, we were all given stickers and hats!
In a bid to keep cool we built an imaginary swimming pool, created obstacle courses and following our holiday theme, we created buckets and spades with real sand, and decided what we wanted to take on our holidays. The sprinkler may have made an appearance too!
We said goodbye to our latest cohort of children heading off to ‘Big School’ with our Leavers Presentation ceremony, an emotional day for some but the homemade cakes certainly made it sweeter!
It’s been another busy term and the summer holidays give everyone a chance for a well-deserved rest! We look forward to more fun come September.