The first week back after half-term the children had a visit from Zoolab thanks to the Children's Centre who provided this for us. They saw a tarantula, a snake, a giant snail, a hermit crab and a gerbil. Some of the children were quite nervous and scared to touch any of the animals and some of them were very keen. The Zoolab staff were really good with the children getting them to interact and talking to them about the various animals. a lovely time was had by all.
Our older children unfortunately had to miss the Zoolab visit as they had more important things to do like visit Woodcote Primary School for their first time to help with their transition to big school. Some of them were a little nervous when we took them over but by the time they came back they were really excited to tell us about all the great things the reception class has and about the lovely time they spent there. They have lots more visits lined up to help them prepare for their transition and Mrs Beesley their teacher and her teaching assistants are going to come to Pre-school so the children can show them what they do at Pre-school.
As this weeks topic has been minibeasts we have been dressing up and wearing our insects masks, role-playing garden centres, playing with the soil and insects. There has been lots of messy play and arts and crafts.
Looking slighly apprehensive about the giant snail!
Holding the snake, very brave girl!