There's something about a new school term that is so exciting. Seeing our friends arriving at school: building friendships, becoming more independent, following routines and growing in confidence.
We have more than 70 new families starting this term : we welcome each and every one of you and are delighted you have chosen Children's House as your child's school. We also welcome back our friends who were with us before the summer and know they will become great role models for our newer friends.
In the term to come there will be workshops and coffee mornings as well as some special events. Make sure the office has your latest mobile number so we can send you texts to keep you up to date.
Becky, Guthsna and Sabiya are usually on the main school gates and your key workers will become more familiar to you as the term goes on. Please come and talk to us as we are one family here and everyone is valued.
Here are a few photographs of our garden and building as well as the cranes on the building site next store and a sideways tower block (I just like the way the tower looks sideways on!)
Welcome to Children's House.
A gentle reminder as we start the school year with our wonderful, young children.
They are incredibly unique, all arriving with their beautiful personalities, gifts, knowledge, skills and interests.
Play is at the heart of our curriculum because it is the most effective and powerful tool for learning.
Above is an x-ray showing, on the left, a pre-school child's hand and, on the right, a 7 year old child's hand.
Young children are still developing: their bodies are often physically not ready for certain skills yet.
So please do not worry that your pre-school child is not writing.
Play together: throwing and catching, digging in the mud, playing with sand and water, threading beads, dressing up, completing puzzles, drawing, painting, playing with playdough.
All of these things will help their hands to develop.
When they are physically ready to write, they will.
Give them time, have fun together and they will get there.
The blog is updated regularly with a range of learning from across our wonderful school. All the rich learning experiences the children have been involved in will be in their Special Books so please do borrow those regularly.