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Kindergarten Blog - 26th April 2013

Posted: 26th April 2013 | Category: Kindergarten

Oh what joy to be back at school and the sun is shining! Skippers is just delightful in the sunshine and we are making the most of opening up the outside and exploring fun activities for the children to do that involve water, mud and sand( and lots of it). Today the Kindergarten had their first swimming lesson. The towelling robes were on; the flip flops were at the ready and the children were smiling from ear to ear. It is a military operation getting fourteen eager 3 and 4 year olds ready for swimming, but Sue (the master of the swimming hat) made it all seem a very swift and easy operation.

Mrs B, our swimming teacher, has a wonderful way of making everyone feel extremely confident in the water; she makes swimming as fun as possible. The Kindergarten children were super active today in the pool and it was amazing to watch a once nervous Jacob jump in without a second glance. It was a quick march back to the classroom and action stations ready.

Thursday was also French Day so instead of changing back into uniform, they changed into their French outfits for the day: lots of stripes, onions and berets were seen. The children then took part in a French lunch of baguette with ham, cheese, salad and French fries. This was followed by a fromage frais each - yum yum!

The children then went to the hall and performed some wonderful French songs that they had learnt with Madame Bakewell. Thereafter, it was back to the classroom for French games and songs with Madame Stewart (it was also such a treat to have the Year 6 girls helping).

Our final trip was to the Dining Room where they feasted on pain au chocolate and French jus. They each made their own French flag.

We can’t thank Madame Bakewell enough for organising what was a wonderful day and do have a look at the photos for yourself here.

We shall be giving you regular updates on what we are doing this term. Until then, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts...

Skippers Kindergarten

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