Thank you to all who came along to support our 50th anniversary celebration. We had lots of fun activities, including, hook a duck, welly throwing, tin can alley, mini obstacle course, egg and spoon and bean bag races, planting sunflowers, pin the crown on the prince or princess and making our own crowns and puzzles.
We enjoyed a lovely, if rather warm trip to Irchester Country park. We played in the park, went for a walk, had a picnic lunch and joined in with some ranger led activities, including catching and looking for bugs.
We stayed cool in the heat with lots of water fun, splashing in the tough spot and paddling pool and using the water shooters to spray.
The children used the bricks to build a house to go inside, they then put them in a long line interlocking them to make them stable. The walked along the line and used it to jump off and over. They decided they were tired and made a bed to lay down on, requesting blankets and pillows.
Helen Howell came in to read a story with the children. She read The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children enjoyed making the footstep noises as the goats crossed the bridge. She very kindly brought us in cakes as a treat for the end of the session.
Please come again we loved your story telling.
The children worked together to build towers with the pegs. The had to work out how to hold and balance them to make their towers stand tall. These pegs are designed to promote a pincer hold to help children form the correct grip to hold mark making materials.
The children used the measuring tape to measure what they had made. They talked about long and short, and looked at the numbers to find out how long their creations were. They then measured each other and discussed who was tallest and shortest.
The children spent most of the afternoon building and balancing the cups in different configurations. The worked together to make bigger creations.
We had a visit from the Raunds fire department. The bowls club kindly let us use their car park. We had a play in the park whilst we waited for the fire engine to arrive.
The children went in the fire engine, used the hoses and tried on the helmets. It was lovely that so many parents could join us for the trip.
The children built towers with the pegs in the boards. They put the boards on the floor and used the stepping stones to stand on to build the towers higher. These pegs are designed to promote a pincer grip and build finger strength, for when the children are ready to write and draw.