The children at Beehive enjoyed a very messy afternoon, taking part in a large scale painting activity. The floor was covered in paper and the children were dressed in old clothes and bare feet. A variety of coloured paints, a range of paintbrushes, tooth brushes, rollers and stampers were available for the children. They confidently painted on the paper, on each other as well as on the adults. Paint was squeezed onto the floor and the children were encouraged to walk in it and move to the music that was playing loudly which they all did. Everyone had a really good time!
This is the christmas 'SNOW' concert performed by the Hive children for families on 19th December. A lovely afternoon which ended with a visit from our very own Elsa look-a-like who sang 'Let It Go' to a very star struck young audience.
The children at pre-school created a mural of the poppies in Flanders Field to commemorate Remembrance Day. The children and staff observed the 2 minutes silence at 11am.
A group of pre-school children enjoying yoga as part of their session
A group of children at After School Club enjoying their Process Cooking Club. Process cooking is a method of cooking where each child follows defined steps from start to finish to create a one portion meal or snack for themselves. Each week the children have tried a different recipe and by the end of term will have had the chance to make cheese puffs, pasta salad, bread, smoothies, gingerbread and a crumble. These photos show a group of children making pasta salad and one very happy boy with his completed pasta salad.
St Peter Mancroft Church
This is a group of children who went to visit the Charity Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter Mancroft Church at the start of December.There were 35 trees on display that had been purchased and decorated by local businesses and educational organisations, to raise funds for local charities. The main beneficiaries will be the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH), Cruse Norwich and the Mancroft Advice Project. The children each made a small donation towards seeing the trees.
Enjoying Hot Chocolate
After visiting the Christmas Tree Festival the children and staff were invited to Le Bistro to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Le Bistro is owned by the family of one of the children who attends Beehive, and the warm drinks were greatly appreciated on such a cold day.
Pre-school children enjoying a Harvest Festival sing-along at Christchurch, where we were joined by Revd Patrick Richmond and our pre-school families. The childrens' food donations went to local hostels - Archway, Leeway and the YMCA, all in Norwich.
Enjoying the sand
On having built a new sandpit for the children Beehive asked our parents if they would be able to donate a bag of play sand to help fill it then we would very much appreciate it, as would the children. One very kind parent, who wished to remain anonymous, very kindly donated a ton of play sand which the children really enjoyed seeing delivered by the crane. The staff were overwhelmed by the generosity and the children are really enjoying their new sandpit.