June marked the start of our school preparations for our Pre-School children. They tried on the uniforms and PE kits for their new schools, met their teachers and read lots of stories about what to expect in the upcoming months. We had a busy term transitioning the children to school and having fun organising our graduation and leavers workshop.
After a fun staff training session around ‘loose parts’, the children had fun exploring with a variety of materials. We particularly enjoyed making a map to help the night pirates find their treasure!!
Rising 3’s and Pre-School made some new friends this month; Benji the bear and Kevin the koala! Benji and Kevin have been spending the weekends at the children’s houses; camping, visiting the seaside and going on day trips. The children have been documenting the fun they have had with him in their learning journal.
During June it was Healthy Eating Week. We encourage healthy eating all year round at Oak Valley with a nutritious menu and free fruit Fridays at the end of every month. To celebrate this occasion we went on a trip to the local supermarket to buy different kinds of fruit. The children then cut the fruit up and made kebabs to eat with their friends.
On 21st June it was World Music Day. We had fun singing, dancing and making our own instruments. We also had a visit from Mini Movez who showed us some new dance routines and movement games.
Thank you to all the parents/carers who came to our Rising 3’s Fathers Day Workshop where we made gifts and keepsakes.
Baby Room sensory workshop where we had lots of fun getting messy and exploring different materials.
We had a mix of weather this month, but managed to play out in rain or shine. We can’t wait to see what fun July brings.