Bags, Bubbles and Bugs

You can probably guess what was the focus letter in Transition this week!

This week's focus letter has been b, which tied in quite nicely with the bags of beautiful gifts, specially chosen for Mummies at the Mother's Day Stall on Wednesday. It was really heart-warming to see the children making choices of what they would like to buy and displaying lovely manners too, as they were handed their gift, personally wrapped, all ready to be hidden away until Sunday.

We have been lucky to have lots of young visitors to our classroom this week. The children from Nursery, who will be joining us in the summer term, came for an enjoyable play-date and then one of our next door neighbours in Form 1 kindly brought in her pet stick insects. She talked about her pets so eloquently that Transition were enthralled and asked lots of relevant questions.

Naturally our learning then took off a-pace on the subject of bugs and immediately the class was swarming with toy stag beetles, centipedes, flies, snakes and spiders, many of which were sorted into groups, counted and measured. 

Of course b is for bubbles too and as one of our children chose to draw bubbles on the whiteboard during our brainstorming of ideas, it gave us a good excuse to get out our colourful bubble sticks. We had great fun trying to see whose bubbles were blown the furthest and singing, I'm forever blowing bubbles, which one of the children proudly told me was the song of his favourite football team!

Mrs Nelson and I should like to wish all of our Mummies, Grandmas, Nannies and Nanas a super, brilliant day on Sunday with lots of treats and love.