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Spring Term 2019 hannah rosalie childminding

The days are short and cold but there's still plenty to see and do outside. The joy of finding ice in the mud kitchen and filling the nestboxes full of straw to keep the hens warm...

Things happening this term:

We have some new babies and toddlers starting this term, please say hello to the new parents you see at drop off and welcome them to the family!

Wassail. We'll be learning about the ancient practise of wassailing. We'll thank our fruit frees, sing some songs and drive out the spirits with lots of banging of pots and pans to encourage a bumper harvest this year.

Valentine's Day. We'll be learning about love and kindness and making gifts and cards to take home.

Our theme this term is Insects. We'll be learning where they live, what the look like and looking after our own stick insects. We'll be looking at insect ID guides, drawing and painting and reading lots of insect story books like 'Billy's Beetle' and some lovely Shirley Hughes poetry.

Dates for your diaries...

Paddock Cottage will be CLOSED for February Half Term (February 18th - 22nd)

CLOSED for Easter Week (15th - 19th April) and Easter Monday 22nd April

CLOSED for May Half Term (27th - 31st May)

Credits:

Created with images by Annie Spratt - "Frosty Berries" • draconianimages - "wellies red rest" • Zosia Korcz - "Rooster" • Caroline Hernandez - "Autumn" • michael podger - "Child walking through leaves" • Jelleke Vanooteghem - "Jingle Jangle" • Khürt Williams - "untitled image" • Joshua Rodriguez - "A Mother’s Love" • Milan Seitler - "untitled image"

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