What a year! It has been a joy and privilege to be part of your children’s lives. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support, kind words and generous gifts. You can see from the photographs below what a wonderful time was had by all at our picnics. We look forward to some of you returning in September and would like to wish the best of luck to all of you moving on to Reception and hope you enjoy all the wonderful adventures that lie ahead. Have a fantastic summer, with love from all of us at Hampden Way xxx
Our duck eggs arrived this week and there has been lots of excitement as we have closely monitored their progress. We have noticed every crack that has appeared and were lucky enough to be there as they made their entrance into the world. There has been lots of discussion about life cycles and learning about incubators. There was much amusement as one duckling enjoyed walking around with half an eggshell on its head whilst we had to add extra security to the cage as the aptly name Bolt kept trying to escape!
There has been lots of block construction, some needing the assistance of chairs to reach higher. We have also explored clay, making wonderful landscapes, poured jelly, and made bubbles big enough to stand in!
Rainbow room have been looking after babies, playing football and also enjoyed moving blocks around to stand and balance on. There has been lots of football and water play, making bubbles and splashing - just look at those faces!
Wow, what a brilliant week we’ve had! We have had so much fun cooling down in this hot weather. We have made pools out of tyres, sat in buckets and had the best time just throwing it over ourselves to the continuous sound of laughter. The children have also loved using our new ladders, challenged themselves with some double decker swinging and one group of budding architects created an upstairs and downstairs in the block shed - such amazing creative thinking.
Alongside this, we have been picking and tasting our delicious peas and using the rosemary from the garden to make crackers. This led on to the tasting of other herbs. We have painted with ice and tried drawing with our feet. We have also had the best time singing songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’ at the tops of our voices. As the singing got louder, their podiums got taller, the group of singers got bigger as they made up their own actions and demanded ‘A Million Dreams’ over and over again.
And to round off the week, as we are in the midst of football fever, one of our lovely Dads came in to teach the children some football skills. They listened so well. A huge thank you to Adam for giving us his time, the children loved it.