FUNdamentals Marshland Newsletter January-February 2017
Happy New Year FUNdamentals Family!
Welcome to a New Year and more exciting changes happening within the centre and program.I hope all Families enjoyed a relaxing break and got some valuable fun family times together. The children all arrived back refreshed and ready to start a new, fun year!
With the new year brought in some new resources, the children have loved the new lego that arrived in centre. Di and Darren have also been busy with the new look sandpit and the new grouptime/extension room,...Amazing spaces for exploration and learning!
Our Programme for Jan/ Feb
The children showed an interest in finding more out about themselves and their bodies, and where they belong. This was a great topic to start the learning year with and we have drawn around ourselves, printed our handprints, measured our feet and looked in the mirror to see what colour our eyes and hair is.
We have also talked about our favourite things and what we like and dislike, this has sparked some amazing conversations. Ryder told us about his hospital stay over Christmas and we wanted to find out more about our bodies and what happens when we get sick, we also saw some hospital play emerging...
We created our FUNdamentals family tree too and asked all families to contribute a family tree diagram of who is in their Whanau for us, to add to the tree. we shall be continuing to deepen the children's learning through teaching them their "Mihi`s".
The Highlight of January was the visit to the Shetland ponies, Grace was very excited about seeing the "Christmas" ponies again, and everyone put on their helmets and had a ride around the paddock on Ella and Missy....after they had been groomed and each child had given them a carrot treat!