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Stay and Play Week

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.

 

 

Forest School Finale

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:

Getting muddy!

Swinging through the air!

Investigating nature!

Climbing trees!

Leaf art!

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 Sports Day

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.

30 Days Even Wilder

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.

Our plants need a drink.

Now let’s make some mud

We’re cooking caramel sauce

LET’S GET MESSY!!!

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.”

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Look at all the eggs!
I found one.
The Easter Bunny has been so busy.
I’ve found a golden egg.
I hope the doggies don’t eat our eggs.
We found them!

What a surprise we had this morning when we looked over the garden fence, the Easter Bunny had left some yummy chocolate treats hiding in the grass. We were all very excited to go out in the sunshine and hunt for our eggs. Everybody was so lucky as they all managed to find an egg. Now it’s time to enjoy our holiday weekend and who knows, maybe some more chocolate eggs will be delivered!