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Spring is sprung – and the new term starts on Saturday

Thanks to all of you who have contacted us and signed up for the  Spring Term of the British Saturday Club. We start this Saturday March 15th with a session all about Spring. In the following weeks we are going to be making dinosaur biscuits, talking about light and dark, going on a dinosaur hunt and finishing just before Easter with a session all about the Easter bunny and maybe some chocolate!

daffodil-pinwheelThe good news first: We still have some spaces available in the over 5s group but the under 5s is now full.

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The new term

The new term will be starting on Saturday the 18th of January and will look a bit like this (subject to some tweaking):

In the first week we will be playing party and other games to help the kids settle in and get to know the new additions to the group. Games include ‘What’s the time, Mr Wolf’ and ‘Duck Duck Goose’.

Week 2 is Burns’ night, so there will be a focus on all things Scottish and while we can’t promise the kids will learn the Highland Fling, we do hope that they will go home able to belt out a passable rendition of ‘Ye canny shove yer granny aff a bus’.

Week 3 will be based on the book Where the Wild Things Are, with a craft activity and a game aimed at looking at feelings and emotions.

Week 4 we will be looking at space (as in outer, not as in room to move) and light and dark, with the help of shadow puppets. This theme will be continued in week 6.

Week 5 will be based on the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and there will be a craft activity along with a fishing game.

Week 6, the last in the term, will take us back into space.

The activities will be adapted for the two age groups, with the 9:45 to 11:15 group aimed at three- to five-year-olds and the 11:45 to 1:15 group aimed at five- to seven-year-olds.

Come and join us!