We met with our friends this morning for our usual Tuesday group activity.
We started by practising some Christmas carols - Away in a Manger, A Starry Night and Calypso Carol.
We did something different to the usual science activities and listened to this BBC schools radio programme about Grace Darling. This stopped at various points for the children to act out scenes from the story, think and talk. This is the whole group acting out the rescue of the shipwreck survivors from the rocks. We will be doing some follow up activities at home this week too. There were some good resources available on the RNLI website and Grace Darling museum site.
We also started some Christmas crafts - colouring Christmas cards and designing some stained glass window decorations.
We went for a brief visit to the park afterwards to feed the ducks and have a run around, before coming home for lunch. Harry and Peter are worn out after Tuesday mornings so they watched TV for an hour under blankets, before doing some drawing and colouring and then heading out to Harry's gymnastics class. He is practising a routine there for the Christmas display and I read books with Peter.