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Squirrels have welcomed new friends into their room this term. All the children have been exploring new and exciting messy and craft activities, using paint, glue, pens and foam and they have also enjoyed sensory activities for the Chinese New Year such as rice, noodles and playing with Pigs in the tuft trays.   The children have been potato printing special Valentine’s Day art.   They also have a Buddy Bear, which will go home with the children to share in new adventures.

Hedgehogs are also celebrating Valentines Day by making cards and exploring red sensory play and red items such as heart shapes. The Hedgehog room like to make soft dough, which has an apple scent.  The children have had lots of fun making Paper Mache hats and they have been chatting about the weather.   They have also been practising the Morning Song when they come into the room, have been learning about their feelings and signing the first letter of their names.   Some of the children recently visited the Doe’s Show enjoying looking at the tractors and diggers.

Rabbits have been busy making a Chinese New Year wall display, they have created observational paintings of pigs and they have made masks and dragons with paper plates. They have also been exploring noodles and rice using the tongs.  The children also celebrated Valentines Day by making hearts with handprints and they made clay hearts. Rabbits will also be decorating eggs, making Easter cards, hats and decorating biscuits and going on an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden.

Snowy Owls have been making dragon masks and painting animals for Chinese New Year.  They also made Valentine cards by painting their feet and making a heart shape.  The children will be celebrating World Book Day, which is on 7th March; they will be sharing their favourite stories and dressing up as their favourite characters.  Snowy Owls have Hoot and Toot who love to go home with the children to share new adventures such as holidays and going to the Zoo. The children will also be designing their own Easter Eggs, matching patterns and using positional clues and maps for an Easter Egg Hunt.





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