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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU

01223 518330

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Me 2 Club - Autumn/Winter 2017-2018

 

Senses 2

There was even more messy fun as we returned from half term for more sensory play. The children enjoyed exploring the tunnels and sensory den using the torches as well as lots of gloopy fun with cornflour paste.  We played in the different colour and scented water and found lots of exciting ways to move the water and mix the colours together.  Our activity this week was to make shaky pots, filling empty water bottles with pasta and painting them to make our very own noisy maracas! There was more music play during PE as we tried a play dough disco – the children squished and rolled the dough in their fingers as we listened and danced to the music! 

 

Apples

Apples, apples everywhere! This week we had a fruit shop in the classroom so the children could all buy their favourite fruits! They had lots of fun filling their baskets and learning the names of all of the different fruits in the shop.  We had an apple tasting activity where we tried lots of different types of apples, dried apple, apple puree and apple juice – but I think our favourite were the juicy green apples!  The children loved using the apples in our creative play and made beautiful prints using green and red paints.  They all loved the red, apple scented play dough and used lots of different skills to roll and chop the dough to make apple shapes.  For our cooking activity this week we made delicious apple muffins, the smell in the classroom was fantastic and we’re sure they tasted just as good!

Autumn

What a leafy classroom we had during Autumn week! After collecting bags full of autumn leaves from the school grounds we tipped them all into the imagination area to make our own indoor forest! There were lots of hidden forest creatures to find and even a great big Gruffalo! We continued our hunt for forest animals in the exploration area as we used our hands to dig in the soil and leaves for squirrels, badgers and mice.  There were lots of creative activities like Autumn colours leaf painting, forest animal collages using soft felt and fluffy feathers and we even tried using pine cones and conkers to paint with – we didn’t mind that our hands got a a little bit messy because we are all very good at washing our hands! It is getting colder in the playground but that doesn’t stop us enjoying outside play, we have loved scooping up the leaves and watching them fall and we also enjoyed drawing on the leaves in the making area outside.

Room On The Broom Day!

We celebrated a spooky fun day by reading our favourite Witchy story and having lots of fun activities like pumpkin painting and spider hunting in the foam! The children even mixed some magic sparkling potions in the water play area. Their favourite part of the session was the Room on the Broom treasure hunt in the forest, we found all of the characters and props from our favourite story hiding in our very own forest!

 

Bread

This week we had a room of little bakers, all dressed in aprons making yummy bread and cakes for us! The children loved pretending to bake in our bakery and made all sorts of delicious treats to share, they even tried modelling the play dough into fairy cakes with cherries on top!  We all thought it was very funny to paint the slices of bread lots of bright colours but we knew we couldn’t eat it after making it so pretty.  The children tried hard to use the cutters and plastic knives to chop and shape the bread and even squashed the slices using rolling pins.  The exploration area got a little messy as we mixed flour, water and oats into a gloopy paste, but thought it was lots of fun to fill the cake cases with the mixture using our big wooden spoons.

Transport

Beep beep! Here come Me 2 Club! There has been lots of traffic in the classroom this week with our careful drivers using the steering wheels to make their way around the classroom and stop at the bus station!  We all loved singing wheels on the bus and playing with all of the small world vehicles like the boats, trains, rockets and all of Bob the builder’s digger friends in the sand tray!  There was some speedy mark making using the wheels of cars for paint printing and car marker pens to make some lovely pictures. We had lots of fun with transport outside too, using the trucks to move lots of vegetables all around the playground.

Christmas

Week 1: This week we introduced the children to our Elf Eddie and they have had lots of fun spotting him in different places around the classroom all week- they know he is here to help Father Christmas with his naughty and nice list!  In our elf work ship our busy little elves have been wrapping presents and sometimes even wrapping their friends in colourful wrapping and riding on the reindeer has all of the children laugh!  We have some beautifully decorated trees in the classroom, the children worked hard hanging the baubles and tinsel, telling us all of the different colours they were using.  We made snowy Christmas cards and glittery baubles this week in our group activities but I think the reindeer play dough has been the favourite craft of the theme – using googly eyes, sparkly noses and twigs from the playground to make our festive playdough into funny reindeer faces.  The exploration area had lots of hidden Christmas character for the children to find in the snow, and they loved the shape sorting on the maths table too.  We ended the week with our cooking session and made delicious Rudolph the reindeer cupcakes!

Week 2: We are all getting ready for Christmas in Me2 2 Club this week, the children have had loads of glittery fun decorating baubles and making sparkling Christmas trees! In our exploration area the children helped the reindeer to find the carrots hidden in the sand and there was lots of imaginative play with the small world dolls house.  The children were very busy mark making in lots of Christmas cards and role playing in our festive home corner.  There were lots of exciting activities this week when we went to watch the nursery children singing their Christmas songs in the big hall and at the end of the week we invited all of the Mummies and Daddies to come and play and join in with our Christmas crafts – What a lot of fun we had!

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