The print-making activity during the Greengrocer week was very popular so we thought the children would enjoy exploring other forms of printing. Today they will be using potatoes to create different shapes or pictures, and learning how to use a knife safely to create a potato printing block (Area of Learning: Experiments with colours, blocks, marks/Understands that equipment has to be used safely (knife) from Expressive Arts & Design and Physical Development).


Hand prints can be turned into so many different things, as the children will discover today using a paintbrush to transform their hands into . . . (its a secret!). We will also be using their handprints to practice counting and talking about one more, one less (Area of Learning: Uses number names accurately/Beginning to use three finger tripod grip to hold brush from Mathematics and Physical Development).

PM: Outdoor play plus: Letters and Sounds: same initial sound/word ending (rhyme)


Fingers crossed for a lovely fine day as we thought it was time for another trip to the Orchard to spread our wings a bit and have some fun with chasing games Fox and Chickens” (think Stick-in-the-Mud) and Duck, Duck, Goose (Area of Learning: Can take turns/Can follow directions from Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communications and Language)

PM: Outdoor play plus: Take a numeral, find that many objects


We are going to challenge the children with a problem-solving activity today. Can they match mystery wellies to wellies in our welly box by looking at their footprints or matching them by their size? (Area of Learning: Beginning to categorise objects/Shows interest in shape by talking about shapes from Mathematics).

PM: Outdoor play plus use puppets to re-tell a story





Family Event: We will be holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party over the easter break, Saturday 6th April 3-4pm on the school playing field for fun and games, and 4-5pm in the Village Hall for a Tea Party. UU5s committee hope to meet as many new and existing parents and their families as possible, whilst the children can enjoy easter themed activities.  Look out for the invites in your child's tray. Please return your slips as soon as possible


THE EASTER BUNNY HUNT RETURNS! Maps and prizes will be available from the Village shop from 6th April (£2). All proceeds go to Uley Under 5s. Please be aware of the shop opening times over easter. You will not be able to get a map or prize if the shop is closed!




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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