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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 23rd January 2017

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The sea life animals have been a great success within the water play, and so we will be introducing the wonderful story of ‘ Sharing a Shell’ into the equation as children have the opportunity to act it out with the relevant props.  This fits in superbly with our rhyming shelf which is a keen point of interest at this present time. Because children have enjoyed creating models of transport through construction, this week we will be taking it a step further as we use a range of media and...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 16th January 2017

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The Butterflies have enjoyed the week of healthy living, and the exercise regime continues with the addition of our climbing frame to explore various ways to move.  Will you be able to climb or crawl across a ladder?  Can you crouch down low to fit through the gap?  Will you be brave enough to climb to the top and put your leg over? The children have enjoyed the colour mixing and the water, and this week we are extending on both in various ways.  Look out for our black out area, where torches...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 9th January 2017

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The Butterflies have enjoyed talking about their Christmas’ this week especially getting lots of sweets and chocolates. This week we will be focusing on healthy living through a variety of activities and learn about what it means to be healthy. Welcome to the Stepping Stones Restaurant! In the role-play area the children will have the opportunity to make and create lots of exciting and healthy food to serve their friends. While the chefs are creating, their amazing masterpieces will talk about...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 3rd January 2017

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Happy New Year Butterflies and welcome to the new children who have just recently joined us.  I hope you have lots of fun during your time with us.  After the Christmas holidays we are keen to know what you have been up to and so this week will be filled with circle times that enable you to share your news.  Through various media you will be abler to create your favourite times or possible your favourite present.  Of course, we also need to remember to write our Thank You Letters. We will also...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 19th December 2016

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It’s our final week of preparation before the Big Day, will Santa and the Reindeers be ready in time?  This week we will be exploring Christmas stories as we introduce small story trays with small world cake decorations to arrange and play as we make up our very own stories. We will be hanging baubles up on our numbered Christmas trees.  Will you be able to hang the correct number on the right tree?  Could you make a pattern?  Meanwhile, we will be thinking about positional language as we look...

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Butterflies Learning Experiences W/c 12th December 2016

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T’was, the night before Christmas,  don’t worry we’re only pretending.  Upstairs in our role play area, we will be drinking hot chocolate, preparing our vegetables, hanging up our stockings and putting a Mince pie and carrot out for Santa and Rudolph before reading a story and going to bed. Meanwhile, over in the Santa’s workshop we will be preparing the sledge and fill it with presents ready for the big night.  Outside we will need to make sure that our reindeer are well looked after with...

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