King's Hawford

13 May

Watch out, minibeasts are all around.

The children in Kindergarten 1 at King’s Hawford have been busy exploring minibeasts during the first half of the Summer Term! The children have thoroughly embraced the topic and loved being able to get out into the great outdoors even more than usual!

They kick-started this new and exciting topic by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle before the children got their hands mucky creating the most beautiful symmetrical butterflies with puffy paint and a collage of beetles and spotty ladybirds. What a creative Kindergarten 1 we have! The children have also taken their minibeast topic extremely seriously when visiting the Forest School, where they could find plenty of creepy crawlies and minibeasts – let’s just hope none of them followed us back to the classroom!

Meanwhile, Kindergarten 2 have been focussing on getting ‘school ready’ as they begin to think about the forthcoming Autumn Term when they will transition into Reception. They are all hugely excited about taking the next step on their educational journey. The children have been signing into each session by writing their name in the register, learning to use cutlery correctly, putting on their own shoes and counting small items correctly. Whilst the staff in Kindergarten will be sad to wave see this cohort move on, we are certain that they will be ready to embrace all that big school has to offer.

All of this took place along with normal mark making, practising for our forthcoming sports day and many other activities included in the continuous provision on offer here at King’s Hawford.

Children in both Kindergarten 1 and 2 are now looking forward to celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in style over the next couple of weeks prior to the half term break. With endless amazing activities planned for the children to engage with, we are sure that King’s Hawford will mark the occasion in style!