We arrived safely at Wick Court, had a hearty lunch and got started on our farming tasks straight away… rounding up the sheep and feeding them, checking on the new baby lambs and feeding the Gloucester Old Spot pigs. Back at the house we had hot chocolate a shower and a bed time story. Goodnight!
The children’s treasure boxes have helped the children to develop their communication skills this week. They sat in small groups and enjoyed spending time looking, playing and talking about the items in their box. The adults encouraged lots of speaking by asking open ended questions, some of the children were very good at this too! All of the children really enjoyed the treasure boxes and I have found it has had a great impact on not only the children’s language and communication but also the children’s self-confidence as they were more confident to talk amongst the group.
Top Tips: here are some top tips for encouraging Language and Communication
• Have fun with rhymes and songs
• Value any communication not just words and always respond to your child
• Spend time looking at books, playing and talking
• Talk about things as they happen eg. as you’re getting dressed in the morning
• If a child says something incorrectly repeat it the correct way
• Take turns to speak and listen carefully
• Make your own treasure boxes about subjects that interest your child
5A have been making their orreries this week. They’ve been thinking about the size and colour of the planets, and their orbits, before threading them together into an orrery – a model that illustrates the solar system.