October 5, 2021 admin

4th – 8th October

This week we will be starting our group project, as well as focussing on our emotions for the week! Sometimes young children can find it hard to express how they are feeling, and naming and discussing those feelings, and how it is appropriate to deal with them, can be very helpful to them. For this reason, we will firstly be looking at different emotions (e.g. happy, sad, angry, lonely, loved, jealous), recognising them in ourselves and talking about what we do when we feel like that. We will be focussing on relaxation techniques like yoga, and deep breathing, expression of emotions through using puppets, and appropriate vs inappropriate ways of expressing emotions – emotional regulation is a huge thing for young children to learn, so we try to support them in this in preschool as much as we can.

Speaking of explosions (!!) we will be beginning our group project learning about the universe, so we will be talking about the Big Bang and doing an experiment to demonstrate how it happened almost 14 million years ago – be warned, there will be lots of glitter involved so be prepared for sparkly children!!

If You’re Happy & You Know It (with Lámh signs)

If you’re happy & you know it clap your hands,
If you’re happy & you know it clap your hands,
If you’re happy & you know it & you really want to show it –
If you’re happy & you know it clap your hands!

If you’re sad & you know it wipe your tears…
If you’re angry & you know it stamp your feet…
If you’re tired & you know it rest your head…
If you’re happy & you know it shout hooray!!