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Manager's Blog 4th March

The children have been diving into their new focus for learning about different types of transport this week. We have used our tuff tray to create a small world train set up, washed laminates of vehicles using brushes and made marks through foam with different cars and trucks. At the art table the children have been decorating their chosen vehicles and did some matching and tracing activities. We have had different transport dough mats for creating different parts of each vehicle which gave a great opportunity to explore different words. We have sung lots of songs about cars, buses and trains and went on a hunt in the garden to find the hidden vehicles.  

This week we also celebrated World Book Day and the children (and staff) had fun dressing up as their favourite character. We set up a story telling area with masks, puppets, books and soft toys and read lots of our favourite stories too.

Following on from World Book Day, we have some exciting events to share with you. As part of the initiative, Talking Together in Cambridgeshire, there are some planned events in the area to promote and celebrate reading and a love of stories. From this weekend, you can take a stroll around the village and find stories hidden in different places. You can take the book home to read, give it a clean, then re-hide it for someone else to enjoy. There is more information and photo's of where the books are hidden on the Facebook page, just search for Talking Together in Cambridgeshire and follow/like.

This is all part of the Festival of Stories happening from now until 20th March. We are happy to let you know that on Monday 14th March, we have a mobile library coming to the village which you will have the opportunity to visit. There will be a chance for you to visit and enjoy some planned activities on the day from 2.15pm. The Preschool will be visiting at an earlier session from 1.15pm. The library will be parked in the Village Hall Car park. A poster with further information will be sent out soon and in the meantime you can find out more here.

We will soon be revamping the big planter in the garden to make it into a sensory imaginative play area. If you have anything you would like to donate (plants, pots, stones, fairy doors, etc) feel free to bring them in.