A HUGE congratulations to the star performers from Hawthorn and Holly classes who took part in the school talent show today. We're very proud of their work! Videos to follow!
Hawthorn and Holly had a great time taking part in different space related activities today! We tried our space feely box, found marbles in the craters, made aliens with playdough and played with our small world planet model. We are looking forward top some more space fun for the rest of the month!
Holly and Hawthorn classes had a really special visitor today - Henry the dog! We really enjoyed the visit!
Hawthorn and Holly classes split into groups and took it in turns doing two different activities related to our space theme. One group dug around in trays of dried beans as part of our ongoing food desensitisation program. They were looking for planets and astronauts in the beans to complete some of our space-themed activities. The other group made rocket ships that spelled out their names. The groups swapped after a few minutes so that everybody got to try both activities.
We're very proud of the adventurous spirit of all the children who got stuck into the trays of beans!
We also think they made some really beautiful art!
Holly and Hawthorn classes have loved learning about the solar system this week. They also made some lovely solar system displays using different media. Well done gang!
Today Hawthorn and Holly classes got familiar with the dry food texture of large pieces of pasta. Over the next few weeks we will get more and more comfortable with different-sized dry foods before we experiment with wet food textures. We all had a lot of fun digging the play food out of the pasta, scooping pasta with cups and utensils and generally having lots of fun with food! Congratulations everybody for getting stuck in!
We had a lovely time singing songs with Sinead today! She played guitar and we played along with different instruments. We sang some of our favourite songs like "I spy with my little eye", "If you're happy and you know it" and more. We took turns picking actions for songs like "If you're happy and you know it".
We all had a lovely time!
To help us all become more comfortable with different foods we had a role play today where we brought some of the toys for a picnic! We took it in turns to give the different toys some of the play food we had packed for the picnic. It was a really nice opportunity to get more comfortable with the idea of eating different foods without having to touch or taste anything new.
We all had a lovely time on our pretend picnic and maybe later in the year we will be able to go outdoors for a picnic with real food!
A HUGE congratulations to the recipients of the student of the week for Hawthorn and Holly classes this week: we're all very proud of their achievements!
Hawthorn and Holly classes really enjoyed playing different musical instruments while we sang some of our favourite songs this week. We got to try a variety of different instruments together and we all seemed to enjoy experimenting with them! Everybody took turns to pick a song that the group would sing together.