Thank you to those who came to the session on moving on to school.
We are glad that you found it useful and thank you for your feedback which will help us plan our programme.
About transition to school…
“Confident in understanding the process.”
“Very confident – looking forward to primary school.”
“Feel Glenwood has well prepared my daughter.”
“Very confident with the process – hoping our son settles quickly.”
What matters to your child…
“Lunchtime, playing, seeing my brother and having a good time.”
“Squashing worries about homework.”
“Who his teacher will be.”
What matters to you…
“Smooth transition. Enjoyable, fun learning experience.”
“That my child is ready and independent enough to enjoy school.”
“School to understand my child’s needs.”
“That he is happy and feeling confident and secure about the move.”
The link to the presentation is below and if you have any further questions, please ask.
Moving On to School
We have noticed some changes!
Our seeds have started to change.
“Look, our plants are growing!”
“We need to give them water so they grow bigger.”
Lots of excitement with the changes to the seeds.
We have been planting sunflower seeds.
“They need to be in the soil or they will be freezing!”
“When are they going to grow?”
“I think mine will be a rainbow sunflower.”
Our block play area is so popular and versatile. We use the blocks in so many ways. We have opportunities for risky play as we climb and create slides.
Recently we have been very interested in performing so we created a stage. We have been dancing, singing and playing instruments while the audience watch us perform.
We even used the large planks as guitars!
Our Children’s Committee met recently to discuss what we can do for Fairtrade Fortnight. They created a mind map of ideas.
The children decided to use some Fairtrade ingredients to bake banana cup cakes. We followed a recipe and we had lots of measuring and weighing to do.
The cup cakes tasted yummy! We thought it would be a great idea to sell the ingredients in our Family Fun Bags to allow everyone the chance to make Fairtrade banana cup cakes at home.
We are starting monthly sessions of Bookbug and Musicality (Literacy through music) for parents and their Glenwood children. Please come along and join us. Let us know if you can manage to allow us to organise the children.
- Monday 18th February 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 21st February 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 4th March 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 7th March 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
- Monday 18th March 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 21st March- 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 15th April 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 18th April 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
- Monday 29th April 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 2nd May 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 13th May 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 16th May 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
As part of our induction to Glenwood programme, we invite children who will be starting soon to join us for Bookbug sessions. Many other children joined in too.
We love to hear stories and we have been listening to one of our favourites read to us by the author. Michael Rosen is the author of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and we can join in with the actions as he reads this story.
We loved this story so much we decided to make props and puppets to retell it. We made a big bear puppet and some long swishy grass.
I wonder what else we will need to make to tell this story?
We have enjoyed some Chinese food for snack this week as part of our celebrations for the Chinese New Year.
“I don’t like the noodles but I like the rice.” Naomi.
“It’s good and yummy.” Marnie.
“I don’t like the stir fry. My daddy likes stir fry.” Euan.
“Lovely. I want some more. It’s delicious. I don’t like the corn.” Matthew.
This week we have been creating stories with Mrs Kerr from the early literacy team. We used story dice to think about the characters and setting and events of the story. We wrote our stories in our story book and we illustrated them. Today we acted out our stories.
Look at the fantastic model we have built using our large blocks!
We have been using puppets to re-tell familiar stories.
We decided to hold a puppet show and made tickets for the audience.
We began to create our own stories and wanted different characters for our puppet shows and so we made our own!
We especially like telling stories using our Transformer puppets!
We design and create all sorts of models in the construction area. Recently we have been making enclosures for animals and ourselves!
As we play we use measuring skills.
We work with others and develop our problem solving skills.
We develop our mark making skills as we plan what we are going to construct.
We love to take part in turn taking games and are developing our matching, sorting and counting skills as we play with others.