25th – 29th September

It’s Pet Week at The Children’s House!! This week we will be learning all about the different types of pets that people have, how we look after them & their needs, and we will be doing all sorts of activities, drama and art around this topic – it’s going to be such a fun week! The children will be doing paw print art, dramatic play vet clinic, and washing animals on the sensory tray, among other things.

We are asking anyone with appropriate pets that they can safely bring to visit to do so – in the past we’ve had ferrets, snakes, geckos, dogs, lizards, chickens, hamsters….!!!

Ten Little Dogs

Ten little dogs went out one day,
To dig in the dirt & play, play, play,
Five were spotted & five were not,
And at dinner time they ate the lot!

18th – 22nd September

It’s all about Autumn this week at The Children’s House, so we will be talking about the changes that the season is bringing that the children can already notice in their world – e.g. leaves changing colour before they fall off the trees, weather getting colder, days getting shorter & nights getting longer. We will be have a sensory tray in the garden, scented playdough for printing with leaves, conkers & acorns, there will be leaf sorting & hanging up leaves Practical Life exercise in the classroom, as well as sweeping leaves activity.

Also, this week we will be doing our first fire drill, so we will be learning all about the importance of fire safety & why we practice fire drills – a busy week ahead!!

Autumn Leaves (poem)

As autumn leaves fall all around,
They make a blanket on the ground.
When winter winds begin to blow,
The root are safe from the freezing snow.

11th – 15th September

This week at The Children’s House we will be talking about families, friendship & kindness! We will focus on supporting the children to get to know each other, and to feel comfortable in their new classes, so we will be doing exercises in how to show kindness e.g. by sharing with someone, offering to help or giving a compliment…to this end, we will be practising how to give compliments in a compliment circle, so the class has to think of a nice thing to say about their friends, thus promoting empathy as well as positive self-image.

The children will also be making friendship bracelets towards the end of the week, and making a friendship poster after having a discussion about their views of what types of things that good friends do for each other!

The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
Cause your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be!

4th – 8th September

The first full week at The Children’s House is here, & it’s going to be a busy one!! The children will be starting their All About Me books – as part of this they will be measured to record their height at the start of the school year, which can then be compared to their height at the end of the year; they will also be doing self-portraits!

During the week the children will be coming up with classroom rules – they will be asked to think about what might be needed in order to make their classes safe & happy for all, & what they decide on together will be written down, so they have ownership of these rules. They will then be displayed up on the wall for all to see & abide by!

All of Me (poem)

My hands are for clapping, my arms can hug tight,
My fingers can snap, or turn out the light.
My legs are for jumping, my eyes help me see,
This is my body, & I love all of me!!