Summer Holiday Free Fun & Games
Enjoy a summer of free themed activities from Monday - Friday.
WC: 21/7/14 – Football Madness.
Colouring in football pictures. Rice Painting footballs and playing football games in the Sports Pitch and a Penalty shoot-out in the activity pitch.
WC: 28/7/14- Disney Week
Dress up as your favourite disney character. Colouring fun and drama based games to show off the costumes and have lots of fun!!
WC: 4/8/14- Worldwide Fun
Each day of the week we'll explore a different country. We will colour in different flags and learn lots of facts about food/animals/language etc..
WC: 11/8/14- Animal Fun Week
Colouring in different pictures of animals and food they eat. Sing along based on animal songs and animal themed games ... sleeping lions and musical animals
WC: 18/8/14- Pirate Week
Children and staff dress up as pirates. We will do pirate arts and crafts; rice paining, flags and decorating boats and a boat race game that we can all enjoy!
25/8/14- ‘The BIG Read!’
Creating books about what we have been up too during our summer holidays and what we are looking forward too about going back to school. Share books with each other during story time as well as reading a fun book from the shelf.
Toddler Time at PlaySpace
What is it? Two supervised activity sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon for pre-schoolers that’s free to all-comers. Do come and join us - the more the merrier!
When? Every weekday in school term-time at 11.00am and 1.30pm.
What's included? Usually it includes an arts and crafts activity and is followed by a sing-song (in the morning) plus squash and a biscuit for the children. See below for the activity shcedule.
* Messy Play Alert! *
We do provide aprons and use 'relatively' washable paint, but still recommend that your child wears old clothes for our messy activities - just in case!
"We had our first visit to Playspace today as we had heard there were holiday activities going on. I must say we had a fantastic time. The children loved making wands and potions in the morning and have since put them in pride of place on the mantelpiece and we thought the magic show was amazing; what talented staff you have! We will definitely be coming back and we're all very excited about pirate week" Bill on Netmums.
Pre School Classes
Why not come along on a term time weekday for some extra fun with our friends, below. You can even stay on a play for free afterwards.
When you sign up to a pre-school class you'll be offered a PlaySpace Loyalty Card entitling you to discounts off entry, cafe spend and birthday parties for that term.
French Nursery Rhymes and Action songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at PlaySpace during term time on a Tuesday morning.
Classes are held at PlaySpace on a Tuesday morning during term times.
Each week Les Petits Zouzous cover a few songs and some basic vocabulary which can then be downloaded from the website so you can practice! The course covers some basic everyday vocab, animals and simple instructions, as well as French Nursery Rhymes, Finger Rhymes, Stories and Dancing. Sessions last 25 minutes. For more information or to book your classes visit - www.lespetitszouzous.co.uk
Launching Little Learners! Fun, friendly and educational classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds at PlaySpace during term time on a Friday morning.
Every term time Friday morning we are joined by Launchpad for fun, structured educational sessions for toddlers and pre-school children to share with their parents or carers.
Launchpad sessions are run by qualified primary school teachers who are also experienced mums.The classes focus on developing skills in literacy, numeracy and science. The aim is to develop skills and social confidence through games, stories, songs and art activities.
You Can't Be Neutral in History
From the Introduction to You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
By Howard Zinn
I had been invited to give a talk in Kalamazoo Michigan. It was the night of the final televised presidential debate of the 1992 campaign, and to my surprise (did they need a break from election madness?) there were several hundred people in the audience. This was the quincentennial year of the Columbus landing in the Western Hemisphere and I was speaking on 'The Legacy of Columbus, 1492-1992.'
Ten years earlier, in the very first pages of my book People's History of the United States, I had written about Columbus in a way that startled my readers