2021-2022 Autumn Term
What an amazing first week we have had in Hudson! Meeting the children in their homes and then starting to get to know them in class has been lovely. We have had a great couple of days in school and all of the children have settled really well. They have enjoyed exploring the classroom and the outdoor area, getting to know one another and making new friends.
Creating in the mud kitchen, pouring in the water trays, digging in the sand, building obstacle courses, making different shaped train tracks, self portraits with loose parts, experimenting with water colour painting, creating collages with pasta, shapes and beads, riding bikes and scooters, building and counting with Duplo, reading books in the story tent, practising making and writing our names, playing instruments to nursery rhymes and singing songs... are just some of the things we have done this week. No wonder we are all so tried!
We've had lots of fun in Hudson this week. Outside, we put on performances for our friends... dancing, singing and playing musical instruments, we made delicious snacks in the mud kitchen and explored capacity in the water trays.
Inside, the children loved accessing the craft resources to create their own paintings, collage pictures and sculptures using card tubes, pipe cleaners, feathers and beads. We made patterns in the play-dough and sculpted some amazing dinosaurs.
We had our first forest school session this week...and we loved it! The children enjoyed climbing branches, using rope swings, exploring dens and looking for mini beasts. After lots of fun, we finished off the session nicely with a story around the firepit and a carton of milk.