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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

Friendships

Monday
This week we are going to be focusing on friendships and how being kind to friends can
make them feel happy. We are going to read “The Lonely Giraffe” story to help the
children to think about a friend’s feelings; how sometimes our actions can make a friend
feel sad and what we can do to make her or him happy again (Area of Learning: Aware of
own feelings and knows that some actions and words can hurt others feelings/Aware that
some actions can upset others from Personal, Social and Emotional Development).

Wednesday am
Younger children will be exploring the Song Box to encourage waiting for a turn to open
the box and choose a toy, learning and joining in with singing some popular children’s songs.
Older children will be using props to re-enact The Lonely Giraffe” to help them put ideas
about friendship into practice by sharing resources and working cooperatively (Area of
Learning: Beginning to take turns and share resources/Plays cooperatively as part of a
group to develop and act out a narrative from Personal, Social & Emotional Development
and Expressive Arts & Design).
Wednesday pm: Outdoor play plus play a game of “Pop Up Squirrel”.

Thursday am (Kevin Boulting will be covering for Jade today)
Children will be able to spend time at the Activity Table with the playdough to explore
texture, shapes, etc. We will also be exploring a story about friendship called “Rude
Mule”, which will introduce ideas about how our actions affect other people, how they
might make them feel and what that might mean for friendships (Area of Learning:
Interested in textures/Understands that some actions affect other people from
Expressive Arts & Design and Personal, Social and Emotional Development).
Thursday pm: Outdoor play plus Letters & Sounds: drawing Curly Caterpillar Letters
/Numeracy: exploring numerals 10 – 20.

Friday am ORCHARD DAY (Kevin Boulting will be covering for Jade today)
We are going to be having fun with the parachute in the orchard today with a variety of
games to support turn-taking (Area of Learning: Can tolerate delay if needs not
immediately met/Interested in others play and starting to join in from Personal, Social and
Emotional Development).
Friday pm: Outdoor play plus Circle Time: Can you say something kind about a friend?


FUNDRAISING EVENT:
HALL HOP, SATURDAY 30 TH JUNE, 7.30PM, ULEY VILLAGE HALL


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
WE NEED HELP TO SET UP ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS,
AND FROM 9AM – 1PM ON THURSDAYS. PLEASE SEE THE ROTA ON
DOODLE POLL: (https://doodle.com/poll/54gzb9nm6tvd57fc) AND HELP IF
YOU CAN THANK YOU!


FUNDRAISING EVENT:
ULEY HIDDEN GARDENS TRAIL, 11 – 4 SATURDAY 16 TH JUNE. PART OF
PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO ULEY UNDER 5s.

 

THE PLAYGROUP COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!

The playgroup will need to elect a new Chair, Secretary and
Treasurer in September. Caitlin, Victoria and Angela will be
more than happy to meet up with anyone who would like to know
more about any of these roles. Please let Nicola know if you are
interested. Without a committee, there will not be a playgroup
so please help.

Every year we ask our parents for feedback on a variety of measures, including communication. In line with our feedback from last academic year, we're endeavouring to improve the transparency between home and playgroup so that you can keep track of your child's learning and sensory experiences.

Each week we now make our playgroup planning available to parents and carers. As well as receiving an email notification, the information is updated on the website, the FaceBook page, and our secret group for current parents and carers. We hope this will help you to enrich your child's learning at home!

 

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