Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 5:36pm
Since returning to school after another lockdown, children have, once again, done themselves proud and settled back into their before and after school club routines. Government guidelines and ‘bubbles’ is now second nature to us all so we are continuing to keep ourselves as safe as we possibly can in the setting.
On our return, children spent a couple of days chatting about their time at home and we focused on mental wellbeing through a number of art and craft activities before focusing on springtime and Mother’s Day.
During week 2 we turned our focus to St Patrick’s day by making cards, rainbow painting and shamrock hats, as well as completing a number of quizzes and puzzles around the same theme. In preparation for Red Nose Day, children had a special treat and decorated fairy cakes with cream, cherries, and other sweet treats. In fear of the cakes not travelling home well, the children felt it safest to eat the cakes there and then … before making more cakes the following day!! Children and staff joined in with the ‘superhero’ charity dress up day on the Friday and, as always, excelled themselves with their generosity and managed to raise lots of money for the Red Nose Day appeal.
We have started our Easter countdown this week by making butterfly garlands, Easter crowns and Bunny Masks. Despite the bunny masks being accompanied by gems and floral embellishments, some children took the activity in another direction resulting in a mass of more sinister bunnies, but goodness prevailed over evil with Easter bunnies being the most popular overall.
Despite having plenty of lovely indoor activities planned, children have, by far, had the most fun being able to enjoy the bright sunny evenings and time spent outdoors with their friends. As the ‘wish list’ for outdoor equipment grows, we hope to spend more time outdoors in the coming weeks and, as restrictions are lifted, be able to enjoy being allowed safely back on the outdoor equipment and participate in den building and other collaborative activities.