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Christmas with the Squad

Christmas Stay and Play

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Christmas with the Squad

Hi Everyone!

What a fantastic day it was on Wednesday at our Stay and Play! The children were all excited to see you and enjoyed making the Christmas crafts and visiting our winter wonderland in the sensory room.

We hope you all had a great time and enjoyed the festive fun!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sarah, Helen and the EYFS Squad

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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Helen Farman (hfarman) on: Rainy Days

On Tuesday morning The Squirrel Squad had a fantastic time getting ready for rainy play. 

They put on waterproof trousers, jackets and wellies to keep dry. 

Once outside it was Splish Splash Splosh!

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Clean Mud!

Clean Mud!

Helen Farman (hfarman) on: Clean Mud!

Please forgive us as we thought making ‘clean mud’ would be a fantastic experience for the Squirrel Squad. The children loved unrolling the toilet rolls, stretching and pulling and tearing them apart, before adding water from sprays and water pumps to create the ‘mud’
Apologies in advance if they have tried this at home!
Helen & Sarah
The Squirrel Squad

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Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Helen Farman (hfarman) on: Pumpkins

Our children in Squirrel Squad continue to have great fun with pumpkin investigations raw, steamed, roasted and boiled.


The children used a range of tools and equipment to explore the different textures…. Cutting, mashing, squeezing, scooping and scraping.
Helen & Sarah
The Squirrel Squad

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Our talented musicians

Squad Musicians

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Our talented musicians

Hi everyone!

We wanted to share with you some of our Squirrel Squad members playing musical instruments!

We are very lucky at school to have Adam and Daniel our Music teachers. They enable our Squad to access fantastic musical opportunities and learn how to play/experiment with the instruments and follow beats.

Sarah D, Helen and the EYFS Squad!

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Bonfire

Bonfire

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Bonfire

Hi everyone

I hope you all had a great week off!

We just wanted to share some photographs from yesterdays bonfire and fireworks outside in the garden. All the children really enjoyed watching the crackling fire and the different coloured fireworks! Some of the Squad created their own firework pictures yesterday too!

Sarah, Helen and the EYFS Squad

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Happy Halloween from the Squirrel Squad

Happy Halloween from the Squirrel Squad

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Happy Halloween from the Squirrel Squad

Hi everyone 

What a difference a term makes!

We have learnt so much this term, not just the children but the Squad staff too! The children are now all settled into school and are following routines using signs, symbols and songs to cue in. We have daily communication sessions along with literacy and numeracy and we can't believe how much the children have progressed and are now doing some fantastic sitting, looking and listening. 

The Squad staff have also learnt so much about your children too, what their interests are, what they like to eat and drink, how they transition, what motivates them and also how to challenge them so they develop their skills and continue to achieve. 

This afternoon we have our School Halloween party we would like to say a huge thank you to all the parent/carers who have donated food and drinks. I'm sure the Squad are going to have a great time this afternoon. Here are some photos of the children this morning in their costumes/ civilian clothes! 

Have a great half term!

Sarah D, Helen & the rest of the EYFS Squad 

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sensory room

sensory room

Helen Farman (hfarman) on: sensory room

The Squirrel Squad have had great fun investigating the exciting resources in the sensory room! The children were really focused and concentrating on good looking skills. 

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Autumn begins

Autumn begins

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Autumn begins

Hi everyone

This week Squirrel Squad have used their investigation skills! We have looked at leaves that have fallen off the trees whilst hunting for bugs, rolled pine cones down the ramps, printed with pine cones, observed the natural resources through light boxes and used our senses to experiment with different types of vegetables. The Squad have taken it in turns to share the vegetables and joined in touching and tasting them, carrots were a favourite but not so much the onions so we used our fine motor skills to peel them!

Sarah, Helen & the EYFS Team

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Squirrel Squad!

Squirrel Squad!

Sarah Dwyer (sdwyer) on: Squirrel Squad!

Hi everyone!

The Squirrel Squad have all settled in well and are really enjoying their time at school. The Squad are accessing soft play, sensory room, swimming and some of us have had a visit to garden school.

Here are a few pictures to show you what a busy few weeks we have had so far!

Sarah, Helen and the EYFS Team.

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