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: Autumn 2019
A new year is starting and we are looking forward to getting going with our next topi, Transport.
We'll be looking at lots of ways of getting around; hot air balloons, boats, caravans, lorries, diggers.
Our role play area will find us taking journeys in an aeroplane and on a bus. The Journey Home from Grandpa's, Tractor Ted, Amazing Aeroplanes and many more transport related stories will offer us conversation about journeys we have made and how we have travelled.
Autumn is a lovely season to celebrate, with harvest and the farmers busy in the fields around us. The changing colours in the trees and all those lovely apples to play with - what fun there is to have!