16th – 20th May

We’re delighted to be taking part in the Map of Life 2022 community project in conjunction with Sallins Biodiversity Group this week! Following on from Gavin coming in to give a fantastic talk to the children about all the wonderful natural objects in our local environment, we’ve asked the children to collect materials from nature over the lovely sunny weekend to bring in to school on Monday, & we’re going to let them get creative with their finds both individually &in groups, depending on the classes & their interests – should be an interesting art project, & very process focused! As Maria Montessori valued nature & the outdoor environment so much we think that this is a lovely fit for us! As well as this, we will be learning all about the lifecycle of the butterfly this week, & doing music & movement.

Butterfly Poem

First comes a butterfly who lays an egg,
Out pops a caterpillar with many legs.

Oh see the caterpillar eat & then…
A little chrysalis to sleep in!

Oh, oh, oh, wait & see –
Oh, oh, oh, what can it be?

Out from the chrysalis, my oh my,
Out comes a pretty butterfly!

9th – 13th May

It’s all about growth this week at The Children’s House!! We’re going to be looking at photos of the children when they were babies (if you can send one in to school with your child or email them to us) & discussing how much they’ve grown since then, & all the things they can do that they couldn’t when they were babies. We’ll be measuring our heights as well & talking about how we’re all different measurements. At the end of the week the children will be helping to put together their All About Me books with the photos, & looking at how they’ve grown even since September!!

Head, Shoulder, Knees & Toes

Head, shoulders knees & toes, knees & toes,
Head, shoulders knees & toes, knees & toes,
And eyes & ears & mouth & nose….
Head, shoulders knees & toes, knees & toes!

3rd – 6th May

We’re celebrating Spring this week, with a vengeance!! We’ll be dancing around the Maypole on Tuesday after the bank holiday, as well as doing our sponsored walk for Barnardos down to the GAA pitch with all our little superheroes, then we’ll be learning about birds & which ones to look our for during Spring, as well as making bird feeders at the end of the week to put in our own gardens or balconies.

We are also very lucky to have 1 of our parents, Gavin,¬†from the Sallins Biodiversity Group ,(https://sallinsbiodiversitygroup.wordpress.com/) coming in to talk to the children about making art from nature which will then be added to a Map of Life; the idea is for the community – from pre-school children to adults of any age – to draw the wildlife of Sallins. Each artwork will then be uploaded to a website which will add the drawing to the Map of Life, coinciding with International Biodiversity Day on 22 May. Let’s all get involved in this wonderful community project!!!

2 Little Dickie Birds

2 little dickie birds sitting on the wall,
1 named Peter, the other named Paul,
Fly away Peter, fly away Paul,
Come back Peter, come back Paul!!