At Bellinge this week we have been learning about hedgehogs. We collected leaves and twigs from the forest to make a den for a hedgehog to hibernate during Winter.

We learned how to mix brown to paint hedgehogs, sang a song about hedgehogs and decorated chocolate hedgehog cakes which were delicious.



Making our bodies stronger for Kinetic Letters

At Bellinge for the past 2 weeks we have been working on making our bodies stronger as part of our handwriting programme called Kinetic Letters. We have been doing yoga, mastering the monkey bars, using tweezers to pick up objects, mark making in sand trays, doing daily exercises to strengthen our whole body including our fingers, learning our animal poses (gorilla, mere cat, penguin and lizard)  and the 6 big moves (up, down, slide, push, pull and flick) all in preparation for writing.  We have been practising how to hold a pencil correctly every day and have now begun to learn how to write the first few letters from the Jumper family (h,b,r,m,n,p) with help from Brave and Scared monkey and the tree they live in.