Our Newsletter – Our Sense of Smell

Dear Parents,

What a glorious week we had with our noo noo’s! The sense of smell, as part of our 5 senses theme, offered the most wonderful experiences and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

It was not only an experience for them, but an awakening too. They became more acquainted with that sweet little nose in the middle of their faces…..learnt how important it was and how it enticed and lured every passing scent into their awareness!

When the different scents were presented to them, some were a little reticent but most needed little encouragement and were quick to show their pleasure or displeasure. The yummy vanilla scent that reminded them of mom’s cookies was a firm favourite! They also enjoyed plunging their hands into a big bowl of eucalyptus fruit pods, which filled the entire room with the most exquisite scent. They also picked lemon leaves from the tree in the playground, tore them into little pieces and popped them into little bottles to take home to share with you…. and ditto with mint leaves. Lastly, they made mom a little gift for her closet – little voile sachets filled with lavender! Enjoy, Mom!

The week has been a topsy-turvy one, weather-wise, but today we knew summer had succeeded in shrugging off her winter coat as the warmth of a gloriously sunny day embraced us. So out came the water and out came the smiles, laughter and the contentment that only water play can elicit! The mud kitchen became a hive of activity once more, as our little chefs turned out cake after muddy cake. Out came their little buckets of water and paintbrushes and Jesse managed to paint the entire Wendy house from top to bottom! Yusuf was immediately charged with the task of replacing all the shade cloth over the areas of play and was ever so enthusiastically aided by a little band of helpers, so the job was happily completed!

From left to right: Smelling the eucalyptus ~ Shredding the lavender ~ Putting mint leaves into the bottle

From left to right: Mom’s little gift ~ Zach had his ducks in a row ~ Graeme watered the beans ~ Lila helped Yusuf ~ Georgia had her hands full

From left to right: Reading is such fun ~ Feeding the hungry bottles ~ Good friends in the bus ~ Where are your feet, Amelia? ~ Fine-motor weaving

From left to right: Busy as a bee watering the garden ~ We like being babies too ~ Please do not disturb me ~ Hello beautiful boy! 

Next week promises a load of fun with the sense of sight!

Wishing you all a happy, safe weekend!

Kind regards,

Sheila

Playmates Playschool
www.playmatesschool.co.za

pmps@playmatesschool.co.za
082 444 0701
021 715 1836
Bergvliet, Cape Town

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Our Newsletter – Our Sense of Taste

Dear Parents,

It’s so wonderful to have Luke back at Playmates after his extended time away in the UK. Welcome back, Luke, we missed you and from the way you hit the ground running, we know you missed us too!

A busy week again, but at this time of year, that is to be expected. Our little warriors have the confidence of a battle won!  They’re all flying their superhero flags high and their war cries can be heard far and wide!

It’s been a ‘tasty’ week with the children exploring their taste buds and naming the taste.  First tasting a little yummy honey for the tummy, then biting into a lemon, eeuw…. and finally, dabbing a little cocoa powder onto their tongues. Graeme will tell you what he thought of that!  But some of their expressions were hilarious!

We made delish fruit kebabs to take home…..studied the root structure of the beans we had planted and that wrapped up a wonderful week!

More fun and games next week when we explore our sense of smell!

Have a terrific weekend, and stay safe!

Warm regards,

Sheila

Playmates Playschool
www.playmatesschool.co.za

pmps@playmatesschool.co.za
082 444 0701
021 715 1836
Bergvliet, Cape Town

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