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DUE TO THE UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND OURSELVES IN, WE HAVE COMPILED TWO WEEKS WORTH OF HOME LEARNING IN THE EVENT YOU MAY NEED TO SELF- ISOLATE OR FOR A SCHOOL CLOSURE.

pdfClick here for activities to do at home from Raindrops.

pdfClick here for a play dough recipe.

pdfClick here for listening walk ideas.

pdfClick here for a cut out chick.

pdfClick here for 100 things to do at home.

pdfClick here for recommended stories.

 

Hello Everyone.

We hope that you are all safe and well.

Each week we send home some learning suggestions that you might like to complete with your child through Evidence Me. 

We have a story of the week that is uploaded to our Facebook Page which is Raindrops@Athelstan on a Monday for the children in Raindrops to enjoy. On a Wednesday we have singing time and again we hope that the children have fun whilst they join in with singing the different nursery rhymes. We also send home some other learning ideas throughout the week via Evidence Me.

We would like to thank you all for the wonderful postcards that our parents have sent in through Evidence Me and for all your support.

Raindrops. 

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The children enjoyed World Book Day where they dressed up as their favourite book character.

 

In Raindrops we enjoy mark making in a range of ways and with lots of mark making tools.

 

The children in Raindrops enjoyed lots of different craft activities, a Christmas party, baking gingerbread biscuits and wearing their Christmas jumpers.

The children have loved having their families in Raindrops this week. They have enjoyed showing their families all the wonderful things they get up to whilst in Raindrops.

 

We have enjoyed exploring the seasonal changes of Autumn. We have made hedgehogs in our play dough, tissue leaves, investigated conkers, pumpkins and leaves and enjoyed a visit to the School Orchard looking at the fallen fruits.

 

We have had a lovely time exploring our classroom and meeting new friends.

We have had lots of fun learning about dinosaurs. We used wooden bricks in the builders tray to create a dinosaur world. We used paint and sponges to make marks with to represent dinosaur eggs. During carpet time we enjoyed listening to dinosaur stories and learnt some new words such as Stomp and Roar.

We have had a lovely time on the lead up to Christmas making a range of crafts, baking and having our Christmas Party with Mini Maestroes.

 

We had a lovely week welcoming our parents into Raindrops for stay and play. The children enjoyed playing in different areas of the setting and showing their Mummy's and Daddy's what they like to do. 

The children enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need as they wore spotty clothes, decorated biscuits, looked at a variety of bear stories and made marks on Pudsey the bear.

 

This week we have explored the school orchard. Where we loved for seasonal changes and talked to the children about what had happened to the leaves on the trees. 

The children have enjoyed printing with a range of media and materials. We have used brushes, apples and leaves to look at the marks that they make. The children have loved exploring these marks that each one of these made.

The children have enjoyed making hedgehog bread. The loved exploring the dough between their fingers and then using the sniper scissors to create spikes for the hedgehog.

We have enjoyed exploring the indoor and outdoor provison as we make some new friends.