An adventurous holiday twist to our gentle routine. Planned to keep the children happy and the grown-ups sane. 9.00-9.30 These are some lovely Easter Egg Mindfulness Colouring Sheets (sign up required, but free) for a gentle start to the week. If you don't have a printer, how about drawing your own egg patterns? 9.30-9.50 We're … Continue reading Treasure Hunt Day 1 (Day Plan – 6th April 2020)
3rd April 2020 Imagination is one of our greatest gifts. Sometimes, young children need help to develop the full potential of their imaginations. That's what we'll be doing in a super-gentle, Fridayish way, today. The day: 9-9.30 We're going to brave and get some paints out for classic butterfly symmetry paintings this morning. You can … Continue reading Day plan – Imagination
2nd April 2020 I loved our water and bubble poems so much that I wanted to come back to it again. Poetry is such a natural thing for young children because it's basically just playing with language to make it your won. It's also great for children to come back to something soon after learning … Continue reading Day plan – Little Poets
1st April 2020 Nearly half way through the week and it's feeling a little better than it did this time last week. Here's another gentle day that's all about getting into the routine. We're also learning to play this week. The day 9-9.30 I'm going to ask the children to illustrate the bubble poems we … Continue reading Day plan – Learning to Play
31st March 2020 Children's playful learning is often helped by consistency. We don't do our best the first time we try something and that's exceedingly true of teaching, too. So whilst we work on getting settled into routine, we are also going to get better at the routine. We are, eventually, going to start feeling … Continue reading Day plan – Consistency
30th March 2020 It's Monday and I think it's beginning to dawn on me that we are probably going to be doing this for a pretty long time. This week, I'm making a big effort to keep it simple and make it sustainable - you don't need to do anything to prepare today at all. … Continue reading Day plan – Simplicity
27th March 2020 Young children learn a lot from being at home with you and seeing what you do. Today is all about how children learn from looking after themselves and their home. This is just as important as maths and reading - it is all part of becoming independent. (Disclaimer: I am not saying … Continue reading Day plan – Playful Chores?