Welcome to the Bear Group. This is where the children start when they join us as a rising 3-year old. Children enjoy sessions full of fun and play, with 15 minutes each half-day when we work as a group; playing a game, creating pictures, exploring new ideas together and sharing stories.
Once a week we have a PE session, when the children change into plimsolls; a helpful skill to learn. We enjoy a range of physical activities – for example, movement to music, dance with scarfs and ribbons, making our own music with a variety of instruments, moving along a little balancing wall, or steering cars between cones and using the STOP/GO signs.
Each term we share a Topic with the Elephants and Tigers, selecting related activities which reflect the ages and ability of those in the Bear group. You will find more about this below.
We follow the four guiding principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage - every child is unique, encouraging positive relationships, having an enabling environment for good learning and development, and appreciating that children develop at different rates and in different ways. Our children are encouraged to enjoy themselves and flourish in a stimulating, richly educational and above all, fun environment.
This term: Spring 2019
Here we are at the start of a new term and we are excited to get going. Our topic, Animals, offers lots of opportunity for play and learning.
We love stories such as Percy the Park Keeper, The Little Red Hen, The Animal Bop and Giraffes Can't Dance, to name a few. We will be trying some animal yoga moves and working on our own zoo booklets. What fun we have ahead of us!