Summer fun has begun at Cart Mill!
The sunshine has arrived for the summer holiday provision! The children have been enjoying the weather today by making our own water slide and having a picnic. Happy Friday Everyone!
MUD DAY !!!!!!!
Today we had a vision and it came to life. Our children explored their senses through jelly, mud, water, bubbles, gloop, flour and grass. The children were allowed to get as muddy as possible and to share this experience with the full Cart Mill family.
Children within this developmental stage it is crucial to engage in outdoor experience, thus experience allowed children to explore the world around them in a fun and unfamiliar way. The children also develop their social skills, risk taking, gross motor skill and physical ability through this experience. This is an great example of “learning through play “.
This was not only for the children but also for the staff. This type of experience is known to provide joy and happiness if we let it and today at Cart Mill we did just that. Laughter filled the air and fun was had by all.
Please keep an an eye on the board in the hall way for more mud day pictures. Thank you to everybody who helped to make this work, especially you the parents, this was a huge success.
Zoe will be leading Bookbug sessions during the summer break. Please come along on Friday 28th June, Friday 12th July and Friday 26th July at 3pm. Everyone is welcome so please join us for some singing, rhymes and fun!
Please find below a link to the school holidays for 2019 to 2020. We are a family centre and as such we are open during school holidays. We are however closed on public holidays and in-service days.
Mud Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June
We are embracing “Go Wild” month and having a non-traditional sports day this year – a mud sports day! It’s going to be messy but loads of fun.
We ask that your child wears old clothes that day and brings a plastic bag with a clean set of clothes, underwear and a towel in it. If your child does not want to take part they do not need to so please just let us know if this is the case.
This video of children in Australia having fun in the mud gave us the idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLf0hEl0R7c along with the forest school group who had a very muddy day last year.
Let the mud flow!
We had a super day on Saturday and we thank our families, friends and staff for helping to make the family fun day such a success. Thanks to your generosity we raised just over £1000 on Saturday which is tremendous. Below are some of the images captured on the day!
The toddlers were having great fun at the snack table today. They were choosing which fruit they wanted to put on their own fruit kebab! This was enabling them to develop their fine motor skills whilst enjoying a yummy snack. Some of the children were making a pattern on their stick and others were making theirs colourful. They were counting the fruit as they added it. All the children loved eating them! YUM!!
Today we opened our gardens up so the whole centre became one big happy wild space for all the children. Day 19 of #30dayswild saw us watering our garden plants, or at least that was the plan but the children had different ideas…
After watering the plants our children decided they would prefer to fill up the mud kitchen puddle, water themselves and also the odd CDO! There was so much laughter and it was lovely to see our toddlers exploring the big garden.