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Let's Try To Keep The Germs Away!
We always teach the children to cough into the crook of their elbows to keep their hands clean and stop the spread of germs. As there are a lot of colds and coughs around we thought it would be good for everyone to practise this at home too.
The children have been busy making a special card for their mummies for Mother's day. They chose from a selection of resources, telling us 'my mummy likes purple', 'my mummy likes squares'. We talked about what are mummies do for us and what the children would like to give them as a surprise, some suggestion were; 'a hug', 'some chocolates', 'I would take my mummy to a restaurant'. We hope you all have a lovely day with your children and enjoy your special cards.
Rainbow fish is a wonderful book with a strong message about selfishness and sharing. The rainbow fish learns having friends is important and to make friends it is better to share, which in turns gives the rainbow fish a lovely warm feeling. After talking about the book, the children created their versions of the rainbow fish using the materials provided, pre cut pieces of colour tissue paper, foil to represent the shiny scales of the fish, glue, brushes and a pre cut fish shape. They glued pieces of coloured paper onto their fishes making sure that each fish had at least one shiny foil scale. Every rainbow fish was beautiful and different and the children were very proud of their fishes. We hung them on a line for everyone to admire.
We used some of the lids, that everyone kindly collected, to decorate plant pots. The children glued the different coloured lids around their pots, pressing them firmly against the pots. Once the glue had dried we planted the pots with pansies. They look beautiful in our garden.
The weather has improved so we have visited the woods as much as possible this week. Getting fresh air is important, as is space to explore and investigate. We played in the den; toasted leaf 'marshmallows', on imaginary camp fires; dug holes, which we jumped in and out of; ran down and up slopes and played hide and seek. A fun time was had by all.
A Magical Rainbow Unicorn
The children wanted a unicorn to be drawn in the playground. We did our best! They worked together to colour it in, using a rainbow of chalks. They were very proud of their 'playground art!' Their coats did get cover in chalk in the process, we hope it brushed off!
We drew a race track in the playground. The children lined up behind the start line ready for the off. There were arrows to show the way along the track and around the cones. They set off at full speed whizzing along the arrows until they triumphantly crossed the finish line.
An Invitation From The Jordans Village To:
The Time Capsule Burial And Official Opening Of The Centenary Clearing In Crutches Wood
Sunday 29th March at 14.00
Please join the village as they carry out the final act of their Centenary year, albeit a month late! They plan to meet on the green at 14.00 (or in the Village Hall if wet) to load up the time capsule. They will then lead a joyous procession to the clearing in Crutches Wood where they will bury the time capsule with everyone's help. They will also formally open the new Centenary Clearing and lay a centenary stone to mark the occasion.
Everyone is welcome, refreshments will be served, and they hope this will be a fun and social occasion for all the village. All parents and children are welcome to join this village event. Please bring something to make a noise (bells to ring, a tin to shake) they want to mark the end of the Centenary with a bang!
Please take a look at the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) website for information on a range of topics relating to family life, from childcare, local services, education and family centres, to health, money and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The service offers open-access sessions and health services for early years children and parents from a network of 16 family centres across the county. It also offers a range of support for parents with children aged up to 19 years. For more information on all the BFIS has to offer click on the following link:
Hungry Little Minds
Your child's brain grows fastest during the first 5 years of life. As a parent, you play a huge role in feeding your child's mind and helping them to communicate. The government has launched an initiative called Hungry Little Minds which is designed to provide information and ideas to support your child's development at home. We hope you will find this information helpful and interesting. The website can be accessed via the following link: