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February 2021

We’ve really enjoying seeing little signs of spring appearing this month – a reminder that brighter days are coming.

We’re continuing to spend lots more time outdoors and the children have been great detectives and really taken notice of the seasonal changes in the garden. They have pointed out new leaves on trees and we’re starting to see some flowers coming through too. We’re looking forward to doing our own bit of gardening later this term and planting some spring bulbs.


This month we have enjoyed Chinese New Year when our role play area transformed into a Chinese restaurant. The children tried Chinese food for snack and used chopsticks to eat it too! We printed cherry blossom tress, discovered our zodiac animal and made dragons and lanterns. "Gung hay fat choi!"  For Valentine's day the children made lovely cards and practised sewing hearts. We also had a special valentines snack time with love heart toast and red jam. We had more special snacks for Pancake Day, and some pancake flipping too!


February was children’s mental health and wellbeing week. At Kempshott Under Fives we promote mental health and wellbeing every day by role modeling positive language and communications, by showing emotions in positive ways and using calming techniques when we encounter big emotions. We did lots of dancing to release some feel good feelings, we practised yoga to keep us balanced and calm, we took lots of welly walks to splash in puddles, we played emoji faces to describe our feelings and we complimented our friends and listened to all the lovely things they had to say about us.


Numbers are part of our everyday play at preschool – this term we have been using lots of mathematical language in the garden when creating our obstacle courses - such as balancing, weight, counting and time We have used our counting skills when selling items in our role play shop, as well as using numbers in our small group activitiesand in singing games. Our favourite number songs are Currant Buns, Speckled Frogs and Little Men in a Flying Saucer, you might even hear your little ones singing these songs at home!