27th February – 3rd March

The theme this week at The Children’s House is farming, so we will be learning all about different aspects of growing & harvesting food, as well as linking in to the sense of smell! The children will be looking at the inside of different fruits & vegetables such as butternut squash, peppers, tomatoes, oranges & apples and will take the seeds out of them to plant. Later in the week, as well as celebrating the start of the new month March, we will be cutting up different herbs like basil, coriander, sage & thyme & discussing the different smells they have! Then to finish the week, the children will be doing a harvesting activity using different grain crops, & looking at where things like wool & milk come from.

Living on the Farm (poem)

The cows are in the meadow, the horse in the barn,
The hen’s in the henhouse, all living on the farm.
The cows give milk that we can drink,
To make us grow up strong,
The hens lay eggs for us to eat, on the farm where they belong!

20th – 24th February

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely restful mid-term break! This week at The Children’s House we will be starting a group project, all about the 5 senses – taste, hearing, sight, touch & smell. We will be learning all about the sense of taste this week – which tie in well with Pancake Tuesday!!! The children will be learning about how the mouth has different taste receptors that sense the tastes of sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness & savoriness (or umami). We will be talking about which tastes & foods we like the best….no prizes for guessing the favourite!

Five Senses (tune of Frere Jacques)

Five senses, five senses,
We have them, we have them.
Seeing, hearing, touching,
Tasting and smelling –
There are five, there are five!

13th – 14th February

This will be a very short week at The Children’s House, but it will be full of love!! We will be talking about how important it is to show the important people in our lives that we love them, by telling them & also doing nice things for them. The children will be doing Valentine’s art on Monday, and on Tuesday we will be having our Valentine’s ball!! They can dress up as much as they like for this, & we will have lots of fun dancing & walking the red carpet!

The Children’s House will be closed for mid-term break from Wednesday 15th until Friday 17th February inclusive, re-opening next Monday 20th February.

Valentine’s Day

Red hearts, white hearts, pink hearts too,
I like purple hearts – how about you?
Green hearts, blue hearts, yellow hearts too,
I like rainbow hearts,
How about you?

7th – 10th February

Welcome back from the long weekend everyone, we hope you all had a lovely extra day off!! This week at The Children’s House we will be learning all about the water cycle. The children might be coming home talking about evaporation, condensation & precipitation – so be prepared!! We will be doing an experiment to show how the water cycle happens in miniature, & looking at the Montessori land forms – sets of land and water form plastic trays showing the pairs of island & lake, peninsula & gulf, isthmus & strait, bay & cape. The children get to pour water into the trays & see how the water & land make these different formations – really good fun and so educational at the same time, in the true Montessori way!

It’s Raining It’s Pouring

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed,
And bumped his head,
And couldn’t get up in the morning!