Friday, 26 November 2010

Our eTwinning Project

This year one of our eTwinning Projects involved exchanging recipes with a school in Portugal. They have sent us the recipe for Portuguese Rice Pudding (which was delicious) and we've recently sent them the recipe for Welsh Cakes.

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Nintendo Wii & Stim Room

Since September we've introduced two new areas to the class - a Stim Room and a Nintendo Wii Area!

Our Stim Room is a blackened out corner of the class which has lots of different lights and glow in the dark things in. It's purpose is to stimulate the children (hence the name), and develop speaking and listening skills.
The children are thoroughly enjoying going into the dark to tell stories; reflect; explore with different lights and let their imaginations run wild!!

Our Nintendo Wii has been set up on the Whiteboard in Early Years base one and is VERY popular at the moment! We've got Wii Sports up and running with two controllers. The aim of the area is to develop and improve control & co-ordination, social skills, mathematical development and speaking & listening skills.
The children have to sign up to use the Wii and can have one game per day of either bowling or tennis. Once well established we hope to purchase Just Dance Kids and The Brain Game!

If any parents want to see the Wii or Stim Room in action please just let us know!

The Early Years Team

Welcome to our Blog

Hi Everyone!

This is our brand new blog which we will be updating on a weekly basis, to keep everyone up to date on what's happening in the Early Years!!

The children will be deciding what goes into the blog and hopefully we'll be putting some photos on too!!

We hope everyone enjoys reading our blog, as always if you have any questions, comments or queries come and talk to us.

The Early Years Team