These last few weeks are a very special part of our year at Kindy, bringing a feeling of completion and rounding off to our year together, as the children begin their transition to Class 1.
Sand play, mud play and water play are becoming favourite activities at outside play time. The children continue to stretch the capabilities of their limbs, trying new things on the monkey bars, playing skipping games and building elaborate constructions taller than they are!
This week we went for a walk to “the Big School” and a visit to their Class 1 classroom. The children enjoyed sitting on the bigger chairs and having a play in their soon-to-be playground.
We have spent a whole term finger-knitting, weaving, feeding and sewing our beautiful Green Sheeny Turtles - a wonderful long-term ‘will’ project. Filled with pride at the completion of all their busy work (and rightly so!), the children have discovered the pleasure and satisfaction of making something beautiful which requires perseverance and thoroughness. The turtles have been swimming all around our Kindy, playing games with the children, getting cuddles in rest time and swings in the hammock, too.
Last week we began a woodwork project — making paddle boats, with lots of sanding, painting and hammering, as well as tie-dyeing the sail, tying knots to secure the anchor and, finally, launching, at the end of term, when the children will be well and truly ready to launch themselves on the next step of their own exciting journey into Primary School!