The Amberley Blog

Autumn leaves and conker runs

This week we read 'Leaf Man' by Lois Ehlert and the children decided to use our huge collection of dried leaves to create their own leaf people and animals. I am sure that you enjoyed them when they came home, but in case they were not fully intact, we have photocopied them and created a display for you to see when you come in for Fantastic Friday, next week! Using natural resources inspired lots of questions about different tree and seed types, which we have researched and learned more about. In activities such as this, the children are not only developing their creativity but also working on their fine motor control and dexterity, as well as communication and social interactions, as they s

Water, water everywhere!

This week our new water wall was completed and it is safe to say that it has been a big hit! The children have been really good at remembering to get themselves covered up in waterproof gear and have started to look to their friends for help when they have issues with zippers and buttons, making them all the more independent. The guttering on the wall can be moved and repositioned, so as to create different pathways for the water, which necessitates critical thinking and cooperation skills. The water reaches the top of the wall via a manual pump on the side, which the children have to pump up and down. It takes some effort (and develops shoulder strength and stability, which in turn help in

Welcome to the Dexter Blog 2017/18

What a wonderfully exciting and engaging start to the year we have had! The children in our Dexter class are delightful and have settled well, and we are looking forward to the year ahead. They have already taken part in a wide range of activities and have participated in a great number of interesting discussions from a variety of topic areas, from hydrothermal vents (thanks to Tam, who spotted some in a book we were reading), dinosaurs, sharks, hawk moth caterpillars and metamorphosis, to trips to the doctors, camping, evergreen and deciduous trees, bird nests and chick care, with many more besides! The children have begun to learn how to assess risk, so that they can make decisions about w

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