King's Hawford

11 February

Full Speed into Spring

The children have had lots of fun in Kindergarten this week. Our Kindergarten 2 children have been looking at different types of transport and the theme has been woven into their different activities across the week. Over in Kindergarten 1 the focus has been on Spring and the children have been out and about this week, making the most of the sunshine and trying to spot the early signs of Spring.

Kindergarten 2 have thrown themselves in their new transport topic. From creating their own carwashes to building and testing their own bridges, there has been plenty for the children to try their hands at. The children even managed to incorporate their topic into their gymnastics lesson this week. Using some of the soft balancing equipment and some cheering pom-poms, the children fashioned their own car wash, taking it in turns to wash each other’s cars!

During their gymnastics lesson the children also tested their balancing skills on the equipment and braved jumping off the box! In Forest School this week Kindergarten 2 have been making their own dream catchers as well as exploring the Forest School area.

The weather has been kind this week and the Spring sunshine has made it possible for the children to spend a lot more time outside. The balance bikes have proved very popular and the children have enjoyed racing around on them.

The children in KG2 continue to prepare for their transition into Reception, spending time looking at numbers and letters. Many of the activities on offer in KG2 this week have encouraged mark making and it has been brilliant to watch the improvements the children are making week on week.

Over in Kindergarten 1, the focus has been on Spring. There have been plenty of walks around the school grounds hunting for the first signs of Spring. The teachers have been showing the children the signs for which to look. The children really enjoyed exploring the lavender and bamboo in the school gardens.

In Forest School this week the children were delighted to see that Mrs Redman had lit the Fire! This normally means one thing for KG1 – marshmallows! The children patiently took it in turns to toast their marshmallows with Mrs Redman. Whilst they were waiting, the children enjoyed climbing trees.

In the classroom the children have been making potions and in the courtyard they have been doing some lovely mark making.

Singing Sarah’s Shake Rattle & Groove session was definitely a highlight for many of the children. The children had the opportunity to experiment with different instruments before having a go with a Chinese Dragon mask.

In swimming, the children have been building their confidence in the water and have been encouraged to dip their faces in the water.

Next week Kindergarten will be joining in with the Random Acts of Kindness Week, so there is lots to look forward to as we hurtle towards half term!