In April we will be participating in World of Work Week. The main aim of this week is to allow the children to gain knowledge about some of the different jobs available in the world around them. Within the ECC we will provide the children with lots of fun experiences to spark their imagination and build the foundations for their future. To give them an idea of what jobs they could aim to have when they grow up – we need your help!
Due to the current restrictions this year, we are unable to have visitors in to speak to our children about the jobs they do. Therefore we are asking if any of our parents/carers would be willing to provide us with a short video telling us all about their job. These videos will be shown to the ECC children to allow them to learn all about the different types of jobs that are available when they grow up.
Within the video you could include the following: job title, job role, who you help, the uniform you wear, the products you produce or the tools you use.
We would appreciate it if you could email any videos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19th April to allow time for editing.
We hope you can help and look forward to seeing all the different types of jobs our parents/carers have.
From Monday 29th March parents, carers and children will be able to purchase a “Bunny Bonus Ball” to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous Easter bunny balloon filled with yummy sweet treats.
Bunny Bonus Balls will be priced at £1 each and will be available at both drop off and pick up times Monday – Wednesdaynext week with the generator draw taking place at 10am on Thursday morning.
Throughout the weekthe children will be taking part in fun easter activities within both bubbles.
Carrie has set a challenge for children AND PARENTS for Wednesday(more details to follow)
And on Thursday we are hoping to have a surprise guest visitor a the ECC.
REMINDER – EAC schools and ECCs close at 2.30pm on Thursday for the Easter break. Doors to the ECC will open earlier on this day to allow for parents and carers to get to feeding schools in time as well as a photo opportunity with our visitor – times are as follows:-
MINIBEASTS – 1.55pm – 2.10pm
SEA CREATURES – 2.10pm – 2.25pm
Children and staff return to the centre on Monday 19th April 2021.
Everyone here at Catrine ECC would like to take this opportunity to say an enormous THANK YOU to Gillian (Harry’s mum) who donated £100 to the centre last week after collecting money from an online bonus ball generator.
We are delighted to accept your very kind donation and the children have already started thinking about some new resources they might like to spend the money on.
Once the votes are in and verified we will be sure to send you a picture of our new toys 🙂
Hi everyone, this week in the ECC some of the children have been talking about families and comparing the heights of their friends to see who is the tallest and smallest.
Therefore this weeks challenge card is to try and find out who is the tallest and smallest in your family?
You could draw a picture to show us who is the tallest and smallest.
Please send your pictures to email@example.com
Good afternoon everyone. Firstly, I would just like to start by apologising on the delay of the Concept Cat initiative, we have been very busy within the ECC. I was planning on carrying out the last two sessions within the ECC, however due to the current situation and being in two bubbles I thought it would be best to make it a home link.
Thank you to everyone that kindly donated on Friday, for the collection towards Red Nose Day and the ECC Snack Fund. We raised a total of £135.74. Half will be sent to Red Nose Day and half to our snack fund.
Thank you again for your generosity, it is appreciated.
Well, as most of you would have seen yesterday morning Bonnie finally got to make her first appearance at the centre.
Like all of our “new starts” she is on a settling in period just now and in line with her risk assessment is meeting small groups of children, in separate bubbles at a time.
Yesterday Bonnie met all of the Magnificent Minibeasts and she had a ball!
The children have been learning all about nurture and how you would care for different living things such as babies, plants and, of course, animals on the run up to her arrival.
Bonnie joined in at group time for her first day, and listened well to the children’s ideas of what she needs to make her feel happy, loved and cared for. Some of the children even had a wee turn at telling her to sit – she showed off and gave a paw, so obviously got rewarded with a wee treat 🙂
Adam – dog food and treats
Emily C – water
Layla – walks and a lead
Ayla C – poop bags because if you don’t it goes on your shoes
Abi – cuddles
Harry – a bed
While Bonnie was here she thoroughly enjoyed exploring in both of our outdoor areas and can’t wait to get back to the ECC to spend some time with the Sea Creatures.
As the Communication Champion within Catrine ECC, I have started a new initiative which is ‘Rhyme of the Month’. This will be posted each month on GLOW, and you will be able to find it within the Communication tab on our GLOW page. This initiative is something that can be enjoyed at home with all the family.
Also, each month children from both bubbles will perform the ‘Rhyme of the Month’ in the outdoor space and I will post this to GLOW for all parents and carers to enjoy.
On Friday 19th March we will be supporting Comic Relief by wearing something red. The children can also come along to the centre wearing something red. A donation bucket will be placed beside Janet at both drop off and pick up times to allow parents to make a donation, if they wish to.
Any money collected will be split in half between the charity and our Catrine ECC snack fund.
It has been an exciting week here at the ECC celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with a huge range of fantastic new resources. Each bubble have had the chance to explore and investigate our terrific learning opportunities with the silent disco being a huge hit! We have been so busy and the week has been jam packed with learning and laughter. The smiles on the children’s faces and the excitement and curiosity during experiments has been superb. We hope everyone has a great weekend and comes back refreshed and full of beans next week ready to explore our nurture focus ♥
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Good afternoon boys and girls, I hope you are all well. We are adding a mathematical theme to our GLOW blog every second week to help promote numeracy and all it entails, using a range of household and outdoor resources.
Today we have a little challenge – can you all look through the house and see how many circular objects you can find? When you have found what you are looking for you could draw some pictures and send them to me.
Walking outside, you could also look for circular or other shaped objects and let me know by either taking pictures, or drawing them for me.