Ashtead Pre-Prep – A Flying Start!

Ashtead pupils play with bubbles

First Steps have been up in the air this week as they fully immersed themselves in their Talk4Writing book, ‘The Blue Balloon’, by Mick Inkpen. The engaging activities have had them captivated all week. The children that started this term were keen to get involved and, with the aid of these exciting activities, they have found it  easier to settle into their new environment. It is wonderful to watch their excited faces as they explore new experiences. Developing and extending the children’s range of vocabulary along with the introduction of colour and shape have been the key objectives this week. Through blowing bubble balloons and making a balloon inflate on it’s own, (Well…with the help of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar) stimulated a wonderful opportunity to introduce new vocabulary and encourage communication. Mixing shades of blue just had to be done! This sensory and magical experience was the icing on the cake. What a wonderful week!

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