Pre-school Blog

Welcome to our pre-school blog.
Scroll down to find out in more detail the things we have been learning and see some photos.
Friday 20th October 2017
The children have been very busy this week learning about how be healthy, Diwali, feelings and much more. They have been able to choose healthy meal options and have practiced keeping their noses and hands clean. We enjoyed finding out about Diwali yesterday with Mrs Saha. We size ordered some Diwali pictures and having looked at a real diva we made our own using playdough. The children have been thinking about how they feel and why. They have done really well recognising their feelings and being able to say what makes them feel that way. The children are gaining in their independence and becoming confident learners. We are very proud of them all. 
Have a great half term break. Pre-school opens again on Monday 30th October. 
Friday 13th October 2017
The children have had a busy week exploring their senses. They have used smelly pots, made feeley bags, been on a listening walk and made fruit kebabs. The kebabs were made by peeling waxy clementines, slicing smooth grapes, dicing a hairy kiwi and a prickly pineapple and washing bumpy raspberries. Delicious! 
They have also worked hard painting giant pictures of some of the fruit we used to make their kebabs. Keep an eye out for pre-school's Our Senses display which is going up in the hall over the next couple of weeks. 
Thursday 5th October 2017
The children have been working hard on their pre-writing skills. Activities like playing with dough and using scissors and glue help the children strengthen their hands. This helps to develop a controlled pencil grip later. 
We have measured the children this week and practiced the language of size. Ask your child if they can tell you about the heights of members of your family. Maybe they can have a go at putting some household items in size order too. 
Friday 29th September 2017
September has flown by and the children have settled in really well. Some of them have had their first P.E lesson and some have visited the back playground. We will continue to get out and about over the coming weeks with some visits to the field and plenty more P.E.
Our topic is Ourselves and this week the children have been deciding what they like doing. They've been busy trying out lots of activities and it seems they like everything! The drying rack and the going home box are overflowing! In fact, every area of the classroom and garden is busy :)
Next week the children will be handling data and measuring each other for a class height chart. They will also think about their family and make their own family tree (please bring in your family photos if you haven't already). 
Wednesday 6th September 2017
A big welcome to you from all of the pre-school team! Whether you are returning to pre-school after the summer break or just joining us, it's great to see everyone :)
The children are settling brilliantly and the change in our provision is working out well. The children are enjoying a variety activities this week based on personal and social development to help them adjust to their new routines and make new friends.