Embracing The Year


So, we began the week that passed by with a new song celebrating the months of the year, setting ourselves up for our theme of the week.

The ‘Months of the Year’ song was a constant companion as our little ones became familiar with a calendar and had great fun learning and talking about their birthday months.

We begun with January, a cooler month of cocoa drinking. The children tested their maths skills by decorating cocoa mugs with the amount of stickers that correlated with the number on the mug. They also built little snowmen out of crushed ice.

Learning about February and its connection with Valentine’s Day got the children in the craft box making some sparkly love hearts that we hung on the Friends Corner Tree. We added some March rainbows too, and learned about the beauty of sunshine through the rain.

The little ones turned into scientists for their April project as we focused on April Showers by talking about rain and looking at ‘rain in a cup’.

Learning about May caused much excitement as we learned some more about worms and their place in the world. Again, our Tiddlers enjoyed a maths activity that saw their hand-eye coordination in full flow. Picking up ‘worms’ with a peg and placing the amount that correlated with the number on the ‘leaf’. Educational enjoyment at its best!

June came around, and it got a little messy. Yellow and orange paint handprints to make the rays of the sun. After a good clean-up, our little ones enjoyed some games using shells for August. September’s ‘back-to-school’ theme gave Reading Time a twist.

The new week will see us finish off the year with October, November and December, before beginning our new theme – Seasons.

The Friends Corner Pottery Workshop was popular as ever at our Thursday Evening Club. Do come along and try it out (alternate Thursdays), your little one(s) will love it.

The Clubhouse will be closed on Thursday 30 January for the Three Hierarchs Day holiday, but we’ll be back on Friday raring to go.

The Pear Tree English Workshop is at your service every Saturday morning from 11:00.

Come along to the Clubhouse anytime you can. It’s ever so warm in there.

Until next time..


Pyjamas And Pear Trees


Hi Friends!

Another great week has passed by the Friends Corner clubhouse, and we’re inspired and raring to go as a brand new one dawns.

We spent the past few days learning ‘Opposites’, and we had a fun-filled activity schedule in order to get the most out of this brilliant learning experience. We looked at the opposites of ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’ by completing an obstacle course and a game of Skittles both – yes, you guessed it – forwards and backwards. That particular activity brought a lot of joy to all our little Tiddlers.

We learned about the opposites of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ by, among other things, cutting pictures out of magazines depicting both. A fun activity that also got our Little Ones’ motor skills driving!

Another day full of learning and fun was had wearing pyjamas. Pyjama-clad during the day alongside their pals proved to be a big hit with the Friends Corner Kids. Who knew?! That particular dress-up (dress-down?) day was in honour of the opposites of ‘day’ and ‘night’. To boot, and because we were missing it since our Christmas shenanigans, we got out the glitter and made some twinkly stars for our night sky picture. To celebrate ‘day’ we had lunch in the midday sun and ended our ‘Opposites’ week on a happy high.

Our Evening Club thrived with the Yellow Submarine Drama Workshop staging its art on Tuesday evening (and does so every Tuesday from 18:00), and Ersie’s Music Workshop made some sweet noise on Thursday evening (and does so on alternate Thursdays from 18:00).

On Saturday morning our Clubhouse hosted the fabulous Pear Tree English Workshop for the second time. A truly welcome addition to the Friends Corner schedule that is highly recommended to all our friends and their little ones keen to submerge themselves in the English language via interactive learning.

This week will see us begin a fresh theme. We’ll be learning about the ‘Months of the Year’ and looking at birthdays, events, weather, and much more. We’ll be singing, dancing, reading, creating, and learning. And, what’s more, we’d love to see you there.

Our Evening Club this Thursday will find us patting, kneading, and shaping some clay in the brilliant and ever popular Pottery Workshop [alternate Thursdays from 18:00]. And, Saturday morning will host the aforementioned gem – The Pear Tree English Workshop. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, try out some Baby and Kids Yoga on Tuesday mornings during the Morning Programme or the tried, tested, and loved Kids Yoga on Monday evenings.

So, join us for our Morning Programme during the week, Monday evenings Kids Yoga, our Evening Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and/or our Coffee Mornings on Saturday. We have so much to share with you all.

Here’s to happy days full of learning and warmth.

Until next time..


Happy New Everything


Hey, all..

Happy New Year!

We’re back from our festive jollies, recharged, raring to go, and already back in the swing of things over at our clubhouse.

We’ll be continuing our theme of ‘Opposites’ from last week. We’ve got some great activities planned full of fun and frolics.

Join us with your little one(s) at Friends Corner and get your year off to a flying start!

Until next time.. Happy learning!

Psssst.. Don’t forget to check out our all new Pear Tree English Workshop. Every Saturday at 11am. Exciting times..