What a wonderful time the children had sharing their play experiences with their families this week.
Our science experiments, where the children were investigating how different substances react. ‘pop’ and ‘fizz’.
Inspired by the fireworks this week the children wished to create their own artwork and decided to use marbles to create the ‘bangs’.
Making cupcakes together, yum!
Inspired by some borrowed instruments, the children enjoyed expressing themselves and encouraged their parents participation in their jamming sessions.
We I It was our last week in the forest for most groups and we reflected on what we have enjoyed during our 10 weeks. These are some of the experiences the children loved:
Swinging through the air!
Toasting on the fire!
Today we celebrated our adventures in the forest with a sausage sandwich and a hot chocolate.
That’s Forest School over until February when we will have new groups of children to take on our adventures.
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.
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!
Today all of the children in Cart Mill enjoyed a teddy bears picnic and an outdoor bookbug session.
The toddlers participated with the older children in a huge teddy bears picnic. They enjoyed singing familiar songs from bookbug sessions and learning some new songs.
We had a great time singing with our teddy bears and enjoyed an outdoor picnic snack .
Today the toddlers made the most of the good weather and enjoyed lots of different learning experiences. They were busy watering the welly plants and riding the bikes . We also created some nice pictures with the paint and played with the playdough. We were very tired after our busy day and happily chilled out in our book corner area outside.
Children have a natural desire to explore and experiment. “Gloop” is an interesting mixture with a unique texture and is a fabulous sensory and science experience for children to help them learn about the concepts of what a solid and liquid are. It also offer children the opportunity for exploring mark making and pattern as they explore new materials other than pen and paper and use their fingers to create marks, lines, and shapes.
Later they added different paint colours into the gloop. The children wanted to see how one colour change to another colour when it was mixed together and predicted what colour they may see before it happened.
“It feels so sticky.”
“I can draw a big 0 with my finger”.
“It’s snowy and slimy!”
“I am making rainbow.”