Happy Thursday Aqua Families! Today is another sunny day and the children are having lots of fun exploring everywhere within the environment.
Lily, Isla, Evelyn and Adeline started the morning of doing puzzles on the mat, they have been enjoying the new puzzles and are now so quick at completing them. The older children are making 16 piece without help from their teachers. Amazing!!
At group time today some of the children helped Donna with her song cards. They love getting involved and getting into character. Harvey, Lily, Edward, Adeline and Charlotte were monkeys, Isla became the tree and Edward was the crocodile. They held the props up high for their friends to see, while everyone sang ‘’5 Little Monkey’s Swinging in the Tree’’, as Edward snapped the monkey’s from the tree. Lots of fun and the children are learning numbers, and developing cognitive and language skills as we sing the song.
Our letter of the week is O and today Lily brought a book to share all about an Owl. Jack also brought an orange to share. Thanks to all the Parents for helping find objects from home.
At learning centre time there was lots of experiences set up. Donna overheard Charlotte and Adeline talk about caterpillars yesterday in the yard as they collected leaves, they told her they were finding food for him so today for a fun experience we went on a nature hunt to Crimson. We collected lots of different shapes and coloured leaves. When we returned to Aqua we listened to a story about the hungry caterpillar then made our own one from the leaves. Lots of creative caterpillars from Luca, Edward, Charlotte, Adeline and Jeffrey.
Georgia Hope and Leonardo made some amazing marks with marbles. It was stripes to make a zebra. Helena and the children are making their very own zoo animals.
Alejandra’s group where identifying shapes that they could use to be creative and make their own picture of outside. There was a sun, clouds and grass. They also identified the colours.
Nelsons group where very busy and messy outside. They enjoyed a sensory experience, with sand and water. It was very sloppy and the children loved using sticks and hands to find the shells hiding inside.
Sensory experiences create hands on, self-directed, and self-centre play. It encourages discovery and development. There is no right or wrong way to engage in sensory-rich play. It encourages inclusion and helps develop and enhance memory.
It has been a fun filled day and we look forward to seeing all Aqua friends again tomorrow. Have a lovely Thursday evening.

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