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Term 4 in the Tigger Room

We would like to share with you some of our activities, as we had a great term celebrating special days and festivals; one special celebration being Mother’s Day.  Children lovingly made their own personal card, which they couldn’t wait to proudly share with you.  I’m sure you will agree, each one a unique masterpiece! 

 

This term we have introduced scarf play with rhymes.  Although this looks like just fun and games, it is actually enhancing children’s development;

  • Sparking imagination as we explore all kinds of ways to play with our scarves

  • Teaching directional tracking as we visually track our scarves’ movements

  • Improving eye-hand coordination

  • Sharpening listening skills as we move our scarves based on musical or verbal cues

  • Practicing inhibitory skills as we start and stop our movements with the scarves

Stay and Play

Once again we held a Stay and Play session.  These sessions give you the opportunity to find out how the Tigger room runs, and to join in with some of the activities with your child.  These sessions are extremely popular and the children absolutely love having their parents in pre-school.  This term four parents joined in with bubble painting and rhyme time using scarves.  I think an enjoyable time was had by all.

World Book Day

As part of World Book Day celebrations, this year we decided to have fun performing the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’  Children arrived on the day equipped with a rucksack, torch and binoculars, before setting off on our bear hunt. The environment was decorated with different materials representing the different settings in the story, the children were particularly delighted to splash splosh through the river and squelch through the mud, before crawling through the dark forest with their torches to find a big bear in the cave.  This sensory experience was a tremendous success and enjoyed by all.

Easter Celebrations

Leading up to the Easter Bonnet Parade the children took part in an Easter egg hunt.  Kitted out in their Bunny masks they had made in the morning, the children had a great time looking for eggs hidden in the garden.  After completing their task of matching and filling their basket with small eggs these were exchanged for a larger chocolate egg.  I think everyone will agree the end result was the highlight.

Finally our Easter Bonnet Parade was a brilliant way to end spring term.  I’m sure all of you who attended will agree every hat was a true masterpiece and the morning a big success.