Another glorious week at MonkeyMoos.


We are well and truly into the months of summer, and the children have been enjoying it! The outdoor spaces have been used to the max. Water play, building sandpits and parachute games have all been happening. We also raised awareness for the importance of bedtime story reading whilst wearing our pyjamas to nursery! We have been learning about why it is so important to stay hydrated, especially when it’s so hot. Hydration time has been introduced to keep us cool. We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Today in babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ we have had lots of fun ๐Ÿคฉ celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ Garfield the Cat ๐Ÿฑ day. 

We explored a sensory water ๐Ÿ’ฆ activity. The water ๐Ÿ’ฆ was an orange ๐ŸŠ colour, the same colour as Garfield ๐Ÿฑ. We put on our aprons and used spoons ๐Ÿฅ„, bowls and colanders to move the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ around the tray. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ used their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to splash ๐Ÿ’ฆ up ๐Ÿ†™ and down in the tray too. 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ then enjoyed exploring a muddy construction ๐Ÿšง site using diggers and cranes ๐Ÿ— to move the sawdust and mud around to different areas of the construction site. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ moved the diggers through the sawdust pushing the wooden blocks out of the way into piles. 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ then liked getting the dolls dressed. They used baby grows, vests and nappies to dress ๐Ÿ‘— the dolls ๐Ÿ‘ถ up. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ had help with putting a nappy onto their dolls.

We have had an amazing ๐Ÿคฉday in toddlers๐Ÿ‘ซ and today we have loved using our imagination โœจto create our own small world scenes to play with! Some of us had lots of fun making a picnic๐Ÿช๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿฅช for the barbie dolls and some of us had lots of fun with dinosaurs๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•superheroโ€™s ๐Ÿ’ฅand the castle!๐Ÿฐ

Today we have also had lots of fun in the water๐Ÿ’ฆ tray exploring different ways that water can move by using our marble tubes! We used jugs ๐Ÿซ™to fill and pour the water and were very excited as it travelled through the tubes! We also added lots of bubble๐Ÿซง mixture to make our own bubbles!

On top of this we worked together to build a train ๐Ÿš‚track puzzle ๐Ÿงฉand then chose which train we wanted to drive around the track!

Today in preschool we had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ celebrating national Garfield ๐Ÿˆday. We looked at pictures of Garfield ๐Ÿˆ. We independently chose different coloured colouring pencils โœ๏ธ and we designed our own versions of Garfield ๐Ÿˆ using our fine motor skills ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

We have created our very own Garfield ๐Ÿˆpuppets. We used different pictures of Garfield ๐Ÿˆ and then we stuck lolly sticks onto the pictures using PVA glue and glue spreaders. We also helped make Garfield a cat bed ๐Ÿ› we used a box and looked for different materials for his bed ๐Ÿ›Œ. We used cushions and blankets and wrapped him up warm. 

While it was cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž outside in the garden ๐Ÿชด we had some fun ๐Ÿคฉ. We enjoyed going around the assortment course and then going down the slide ๐Ÿ›. We had fun ๐Ÿคฉ cleaning ๐Ÿงฝ the cars in the tray with bubbly water ๐Ÿ’ฆ and and sponges ๐Ÿงฝ and paintbrushes ๐Ÿ–Œ.

This morning some of the toddlers enjoyed coming outside to play a game and singing songs on the field. We sang a few songs and the we played a game of hide and seek. They really enjoyed this game. They did well to follow their instructions and hid behind the very tall trees. Each time a grown up found them they were very happy and excited. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŽถ

When the preschoolers went out to the field they did a lot of natural exploring. Today is rainforest day so being outside in the nature was the best thing for them. The children enjoyed searching for flowers and playing with sticks. They also enjoyed try to climb trees but they werenโ€™t quick tall enough. They asked their grown ups to go and look at what they had found and shared with their friends. They had a great time. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŒ๐Ÿชต๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป

On the writing table the children had pictures of different animals and insects that you would find in the rainforest. They enjoyed looking at the animals and insects and pointing out which ones they knew. Then they enjoyed a writing activity were they had to draw the patterns on the paper. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘งโœ๏ธ ๐Ÿชณ๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿฆ—

In the messy room they enjoyed playing in our rain forest themed tray. Lots of soil, trees and different insects for the children to find. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿชณ๐ŸŒณ

In the garden some of the children enjoyed playing a game of sleeping animals. They listened to their grown ups instructions really well were very quiet at sleeping and then when it was time to wake up they jumped up and became an animal. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿชด

Babies have had a great day as well.

They came out with the toddlers and enjoyed singing and clapping hands with their grown ups. They also enjoyed walking around the field listening and looking at the planes in the sky. ๐Ÿ‘ถ โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘

They have enjoyed playing with the toys with their peers and grown ups they really liked the noisy toys the best.๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฉ ๐Ÿงธ

Then they had some fun with the play dough, They enjoyed making marks using duplo bricks by pushing down on to the play dough with some help from their grown ups. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿงฑ

What have we learned today?!โ€ฆ..

Playdough time! We have been learning about our maths skills and quantities of how much ingredients we needed to make the best play dough. We tipped in the flour and counted how many pours we needed before tipping in the salt, oil, and water. Lastly we needed a colour, we all stood staring at the paint waiting to see what colour we wanted. In the end we decided to use BLACK ๐Ÿ–คalready for tomorrow Asteroid day! โ˜„๏ธ As we began to mould the dough we ended up making lots of yummy tasty strawberry ๐Ÿ“ cupcakes.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿง

We have all been learning about Eid as well today as some of our MonkeyMoos friends have been celebrating. With this we have learned that they paint henna onto their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ so with this we decided to create our own henna design which had spots, strips, rainbows, and many for wonderful patterns.

Afterwards we took a look at one of the famous buildings which is the . As we looked carefully we wanted to create our own version of this, so we added lots of different size blocks as well as colours to make it stand out and be bold! We all worked super hard together as team and created the best building ever!

To burn off some of our steam we made an obstacle course without any help from the grown ups just from our friends! We all listened ๐Ÿ‘‚ to our friends points on where to move each tyre ๐Ÿ›ž and where to put them. Next we formed a line before taking it in turns to go over, under, and threw each tyre before taking a big jump at the end to show off our achievements.

Throughout the day we have been showing loving ๐Ÿฅฐ kind relationships with all our friends. We have been cheering ๐Ÿ“ฃ on our friends when they are taking part in an activity, as well as giving praises and saying โ€œwell done!โ€ And lastly the best thing all is sharing lots of hugs ๐Ÿค— and smiles.

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