We can't quite believe that the first half term is over. Where has that time gone?
Your children have all now settled in and we are beginning to see their little personalities shining through. We never take for granted the important role that we are playing in the lives of your children and we are building firm foundations for a bright future. By watching and imitating others, young children learn how to interact socially. They learn acceptable and unacceptable kinds of behaviour. The examples set by adults, older siblings and children are the most powerful influences shaping a child's behaviour and personality.
I just wanted to share an example of that happening today in class.
Bailey gathered the children around him and began to read a book. I asked him what he was doing and he said 'I'm being you, the teacher'. I watched him pretend to be me and it was amazing to see how he used the language I used, he even had my mannerisms and accent! It was a lovely reminder of how much of an influence the adults in Early Years are having on the children. What lucky people we are to be in a position to do this.