We visited the children in daycare and sat with them while they ate their lunch. There are seven children in daycare at the moment. Two were off sick today with malaria. All the resources that were bought last year were being played with, or were still there being used. Lunch was beans and rice, but we were informed that the children do have a variety of different lunches. They were offered a drink of water or a cup of warm tea. They ate until they were full, and didn't spill a drop of drink. After lunch the teacher did a circle time. She said this was to wake them up after lunch!They sang us a couple of songs and then we sang 5 of our songs, using the props made from our nurseries. The children played with the sensory pouches which Hayley made. We were impressed that the children who were aged two and under were writing numbers and shapes in the pouches. They could count up to ten and name their shapes. They demonstrated their counting using the number cards which were made by one our nurseries.
Next we went in to nursery classes baby and middle. We showed the teachers how to make playdough. They were enthusiastic about this and made things alongside the children. The children and teachers made numbers, letters, bowls and even tea cups! The final class teachers made the playdough themselves.
We then carried out a Boogie Mites session with all of the nursery and Years 1,2,&3 primary. All the children joined in with the actions and were enthusiastic. They focused and concentrated throughout. The children picked up the actions quickly.
Lastly we sorted through some of the resources that have been kindly donated by parents this year. We audited how many of each resource we had. We still have some to sort through!
A busy but enjoyable day.