Ready to learn

After an exciting Christmas, our children came back fully energised and ready to learn (and play of course) in January.

This term, in Pre-School, the children are exploring the topic of dinosaurs-we asked each child to bring in one fact about a dinosaur of their choice, so we can add this to our fact wall.

While they were out in the garden, some of the children noticed how much our herb garden has grown, so we spoke about the different things we could use herbs for. One child suggested using it in Playdough, so we did exactly that.

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The most wonderful time of the year

It really was the most wonderful time of the year at Little Ladybirds in December.

Eric the Elf was very busy decorating the nursery. The children were not sure about the Christmas tree being wrapped in toilet roll, but they did enjoy the shoe train he left for them!

Eric even accompanied the pre-school children to The Arc in Stockton where they watched The Man Who Wanted To Be A Penguin. Everyone was very well behaved, and they really enjoyed the show.

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Letting their hair down

The children enjoyed letting their hair down in November but as ever, they were learning at the same time!

That’s because they were playing in our new role play area, a hairdressing salon. The salon has a waiting area where the children can read whilst they wait for their ‘appointment’ and then when they sit down to get their ‘new’ hairstyle, there are all the hairdressing accessories you would find in a regular salon.

To mark Bonfire Night on the 5th, children in Toddlers loved mixing colours to create their own firework pictures, using cardboard tubes, paint brushes and pipettes to make their marks.

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