Thursday 1st October
Good afternoon everyone,
Another good day at Children’s House, it’s a delight to see children forming friendships and growing in confidence and independence. Today’s learning activities included designing and making instruments, sensory play with shaving foam and food colours, exploring feely boxes and learning how to join and connect pieces of wood at the woodwork bench.
For the first few weeks of term we have been focusing on ourselves and our bodies. Children have been exploring their senses, learning new physical skills, talking about their families and getting to know each other.
As we move into October we will be exploring autumn and of course October is Black History month. At Children’s House we always acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month as a special time of the year and it is an appropriate way to approach the themes of African-Caribbean history, achievement and experience with young children. When we offer opportunities to engage in relevant first-hand experiences we are helping children to make connections between different lives, cultures and experiences and offering starting points for discussion around similarities and differences.
It is important to note however, that valuing and celebrating diversity is an integral part of our everyday practice at Children’s House and not something that is just focused on at certain times or dates. October is a time to celebrate, review our planning for equalities and organise some extra special events but we avoid a once-a-year-only approach to these activities.
Don’t forget that we still have places available on next week’s learning outdoors course.
Have a good evening.