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During these very challenging and anxious times, everyone needs a little pick me up! So imagine my delight when this video landed in my email box. Thank you so much to my amazing children at Burgh Wood Montessori for sending this to me and the Team. It brought a big smile to us all. We miss you and hope to see you soon!
To improve your child’s reading ability why not try this excellent online reading scheme. With fun games, colourful animations and catchy songs. It teaches phonics, sight words and other essential skills for emerging literacy.
Why not join in with the Wildlife Trust’s 30 day challenge this June for their annual nature challenge and do something ‘wild’ everyday.
Why don’t you try this rainbow science experiment at home.
Why not also follow Pebble Painting or “rocking”. Design and paint your own smooth rock and leace your quirky stones in local woods as part of a Treasure Hunt. Designs can be animals orr cartoon characters.
To help us through the Coronavirus outbreak Burgh Wood Montessori would like to encourage each child to decorate their own rainbow to display in their windows at home to spread hope and make people smile. When your children are missing not having a routine and seeing their friends it will help to keep their minds occupied and know they are cheering up people nearby.
Why not encourage your little ones to join in with Joe Wicks’ daily workout which is to be found on YouTube. Joe will take them through exercises to help keep them active and keep their spirits up during this time of necessary social distancing. They can feel part of a large movement keeping fit with children all over the UK.
To get into the spirit of Easter perhaps you would like to first decorate your own easter egg templates, ask an adult to hide your decorated easter eggs and then go on an Easter egg hunt as a family around your house or your garden trying to find the easter egg templates you decorated.
While out for a walk in your local woodland or in your garden perhaps you and your child(ren) would like to participate in a scavenger hunt.
Why not also follow further nature activities for children during this time of self-isolation. The Woodland Trust have excellent ideas to interest children.
Every Tuesday morning we take a small group of children across to our local residential home where the children are encouraged to sit alongside the residents and complete an activity together.
Why not make a make a bird feeder together and attract wildlife into your gardens to watch and enjoy.
Burgh Wood Bear Forest School sessions run on a Wednesday morning where the children spend 2 hours out in the woods regardless of the weather except for high winds or lightening. During the sessions the children enjoy making dens using resources they find in the woods, having a pretend campfire, craft activities, climbing, using the hammock, taking risks, singing songs and having lots of fun with their friends. Please see below some of the photographs of the children enjoying their forest school activities.
Why don’t you make your own playdough for creative modelling. It will keep your children amused for hours.
On Friday 13th March we raised money for Sport Relief. The children enjoyed participating in different activities such as making biscuits, pass the parcel, face painting. Thank you for all for the help and support you gave us we raised £36 which we will put towards helping people lwho are living incredibly tough lives here in the UK and around the world.
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. The children dressed up as their favourite fairy tale characters and brought in a book to share with each other. We read stories together and everyone received a book token to put towards a book of their choice.
On 21st January we raised money for the Bush fires in Australia to help protect the koala bears and their homes.