Tag: early years

A look back at 2018: Halloween

Things have been so busy since my son started school in September and as I adjusted to life as a school mum! So I wanted to take some time to have a little look back at what we have enjoyed here at Aston Childcare over the past few months.

First up, Halloween.

We had great fun making tissue paper plate pumpkins complete with cutouts of the kids hands. We enjoyed colouring in lots of ghoulish characters and the children enjoyed a Halloween themed snack after school. Finally, the children got a head start on their trick-or-treating with a Halloween goodie bag to take home.

 

 

Pooh sticks!

Yesterday, Sunday 3rd June, saw Oxfordshire play host to the ‘World Pooh Sticks Championships’.

As all Winnie the Pooh fans will know, Pooh Sticks is the game of dropping twigs into a stream from the bridge above and seeing whose stick emerges first from the other side.

Here at Aston Childcare we love an impromptu game of pooh sticks! The children’s excitement of watching their floating twig arrive safely at the other side of the bridge never fails to amuse.

It’s a game we probably all remember fondly from our own childhoods. There really is nothing simpler than throwing a stick in the water that the children love so much! No childhood is complete without a game of PoohSticks!

 

 

Ooh arr!

The children all enjoyed some pirate themed arts and crafts last week.

They all enjoyed colouring in their own pirate ships, using some fun Pirate foam stickers and perhaps their favourite of all, decorating their very own Pirate swords!

The children (aged 2.5-4 years old) had great fun extending their vocabulary and learning lots of new words such as treasure, sails, mast and plank whilst the eldest of the group (aged 5) was able to teach them new phrases such as “x marks the spot”!