The great adventurers week 26

The  ABC and beyond sparkle word this week was prefer meaning to like better. The children did an activity in their groups where they had to vote on what they preferred out of two options.

The pre-school children enjoyed having their first visit from the primary 6 buddies who will be helping to look after them when they are in primary 1. They had lots of fun playing with them.

This week Dot had 2 questions for the pre-school children.

We talked about who we could speak to if we were finding our work at school hard or if we didn’t know the answer to something. We talked about people at home, our family, the teacher and our friends as people who can help us.

In the garden they enjoyed building towers with giant Lego blocks. they worked together to see how high they could make their towers.

The children enjoyed having the gate open and being able to venture between the two gardens. Some of the boys enjoyed playing on the climbing frame developing their gross motor skills.

Some children enjoyed writing and others drew pictures.

Others enjoyed exploring water in the garden.

The little explorers week 26

The little explorers went on a bug hunt this week. They worked together using their magnifying glasses to see what they could find in the garden.

They enjoyed having some new friends to play with in the nursery. Somaya, Riley and Tyler.

They enjoyed playing out in the sunshine exploring with water.

The children enjoyed opening the gate and being able to venture between the two gardens. They had fun playing with the great adventurers whilst developing their gross motor skills.

Rowyn enjoyed doing some mark making.

Some children enjoyed threading pasta onto pipe cleaners developing their fine motor skills.

Riley enjoyed doing some digging.

Dannika was finding mini beasts hidden in the sand.

Tyler enjoyed climbing in the garden.

Riley enjoyed exploring the construction.


The great adventurers week 25

This week the great adventurers started their new ABC and beyond book Shaun the Shy Shark by Neil Griffiths.

Michael and Vincent enjoyed playing with the puppets from the story. Especially the sharks.

Mini ABC  started reading There’s a monster in my house. They helped to tell the story by lifting up the flaps and identifying what was in the pictures. There word this week is fierce meaning angry. They sorted animals into fierce and not fierce groups.

In Big noise they were learning the difference between high and low sounds using their voices and musical instruments to identify high and low sounds. They looked at a spring picture and identified things that were high up in the picture making a high sound or low down in the picture making a low sound.

They also started to learn about children’s rights this week identifying needs and wants.

In the garden some children enjoyed exploring numbers practising their number recognition.


Some children enjoyed exploring in the sand pit filling up and emptying out the sand.

Sophie and Oscar enjoyed jumping over the dip in the ground managing to get from one side to the other.

Some children had fun in the garden using loose parts to make a train. They took turns to be the driver and decide where they were going.

The pre-school children received another letter from Yeti Headquarters. They have been asked to help Dot answer all of the questions she has about going to school as she is feeling a bit scared and worried about it. This weeks question from Dot was what do I need to learn before I go to school? The children helped Dot by sorting some pictures into things they need to learn before they go to school and things they don’t. The children learned that they already know all they need to for starting school because all of the other things they will learn when they go to school.


The children had great fun doing an Easter egg hunt in the garden and decorating their eggs with pens and stickers.

The little explorers week 25

Some of the boys and girls enjoyed playing on the bikes and scooters in the great adventurers garden developing their gross motor skills.

Dannika enjoyed some digging and then found a lady bird on a log.

This week Sophie was exploring mark making using crayons.

Some children enjoyed creating pieces of art exploring loose parts and collage materials.

Riley was playing with the trucks finding different ways to move them.

Remi-Leigh enjoyed role play in the home corner.