Class Blog for PreSchool


What have we been doing this week?

This week has been full of Christmas fun! The children have enjoyed making lots of different crafts to take home in their Christmas boxes. During forest school this week the children collected lots of twigs to make nature reindeers. The most exciting activity this week has been making a sleigh! We used an empty cardboard box and the children worked really well as a team together to make it. 
(see some photos above.)

Next week:
Tuesday Christmas jumper day please bring £1 donation for 'Save the Children'
Thursday: Please come and join us in the morning for some festive fun!
Friday -Pre School is closed to the children

Have a lovely Christmas break. We return on Tuesday 7th January.

Miss Ronald and Miss Whitty


This week: 25.11-29.11 

  • This week our topic was animals. We leant about animals that live in different habitats such as the jungle, farm, forest and arctic. We also read the story 'Duffy's Lucky Escape' about a turtle who eats plastic from the ocean and becomes ill but is able to recover. The children were interested to learn about sea pollution and the affects of plastic products ending up in the sea. During forest school the children made animal houses linking to our focused topic.

  • Numbers:
  • We have been working really hard to recognise the numbers 1-10 in random order. We challenged the children further by asking them to have a go at writing the numbers. We were very impressed! 
  • Notices:
Forest school is every Wednesday. 4th December is a morning session. Please ensure the children bring wellies and waterproofs. 
                                                                                                                                   Please return theatre trip forms as soon as possible. If you need help accessing parent pay please ask.
                                                                                                                                   Next week: We are focusing on numbers. We will be playing bingo and walking around the school                                                                                                                                                searching for numbers. We will also be starting to have some festive fun!

                                                                                                                                  Have a great weekend :) Miss Ronald and Miss Whitty.




Look at what we have been doing 

What have we been doing?

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about traditions such as Halloween and children in need. We have also started weekly forest schools sessions which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. During the sessions the children will be learning different outdoor skills as well as experiencing the outside forest environment. Last Friday the children enjoyed learning about children in need as well as making Pudsey bear plates and taking part in a fitness workout. 

Sounds we have learnt
So far we have practiced the sounds: s, a t, p, I and n. We have been learning to recognise words that start with these sounds (snake, apple, tennis, pepper, ink and nose) It has been lovely to hear that some of the children are starting to recognise these sounds whilst out and about. 

Nursery Rhymes
This week we have been celebrating 'World Nursery Rhyme Week'. We have sung a new song each day and made different crafts linked to the songs.
Monday: Baa Baa Black Sheep
Tuesday: Down in the Jungle
Wednesday: Incy Wincy Spider
Thursday: Row Row Row your boat
Friday: 2 Little Dickie birds. 
If you would like to please continue to sing these songs at home as well as any others. The website 'BBC nursery rhymes' has many different songs on that we sing and includes videos too. 

Next week (25.11.18-29.11.19)
Our topic next week is animals. We will be learning about animals from different habitats such as the jungle, the farm, the forest and the arctic. We will also be focusing on the area of understanding the world and in particular looking at how to care for our environment. We will be reading the story 'Duffy's lucky escape' which links to pollution in the sea. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week.

Miss Ronald and Miss Whitty.


Sound and Song of the week 

Next week's sound will be 't'. What things can you find that begin with 't'?

Next week's song of the week will be '5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed'.



Thank you for all of your observations on Tapestry. We have really enjoyed seeing the photos of the children reading at home!



This week we have started to learn about Autumn and how nature changes in this season.
We have been exploring outside and finding different colours. The children used the magnifying glasses to look closely at how plants and trees were changing. They had great fun jumping in all the piles of leaves!
We also made clay hedgehogs from natural materials and investigated the structure of a sunflower, using tweezers to extract the seeds. The children have been keen to explore our Autumn tuff tray and linked this to their maths by weighing all the acorns!


What makes us special? 

At Preschool, we have enjoyed the beginning of our Learning Adventure "What makes us special?"

We have been looking at our similarities and differences. Children have been talking about their families, interests and talents.To support our work we have been sharing some excellent picture books, including 'Elmer' by David McKee, 'I like Myself' by Karen Beaumont, 'The Family Book'  and 'It's Okay to be Different' by Todd Parr.

Sharing books, making up stories in role play and reciting nursery rhymes is an important part of our day in Preschool. We hope you are enjoying the pictures books we send home each week too.  

Please check our blog again soon to see more updates from Preschool!



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We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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