Preschool & Nursery
Fi Fy Fo Fum, playing in Preschool is so much fun!
The children enjoyed dressing up for Enrichment day. We planted our magic beans, snipped weeds from the bean stalk, counted beans, whooshed our wands on the salt bean tray to make some magical marks and even threaded cheerios to create a bean stalk. We were super impressed to see the children use story language and retell the story.
Which fairy tale story are we exploring next week?
Have a great week.
Nursery: Week Commencing 10th January 2022
This week we continued with our activities linking them to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In the garden we set up a tea party for the bears and invited Goldilocks along. We also mixed up pretend ‘porridge’ in different sized bowls. On one of the tuff trays we re-told the story using lots of natural resources. We used rice crispies to make a crunchy path for Goldilocks to walk along and used green spaghetti for the woods with mushrooms. Our cutting skills were put to the test when we had to cut out pictures to stick on our story map. When painting bears we had to listen carefully to instructions. We made a small circle for the bears head, a bigger circle for his tummy and painted rectangles for his arms and legs.
Nursery: Week Commencing 3rd January 2022
Welcome back after the Christmas break and a Happy New Year to you all. This half term our topic will be Fairy Tales. We have already read the story about Goldilocks and the three bears and acted out the story. We made porridge that was thick and lumpy, some that was runny and some that was perfect for baby bear. Lots of the children described the porridge as they had heard told in the story. Outside we explored the ice that had formed in our construction boxes. We played with penguins in the snow (shaving cream) and picked up colourful spaghetti with tweezers.
Week Commencing 13th December 2021
Wow! What an exciting week this has been in Nursery. We had a wonderful Christmas party on Wednesday with lots of lovely food and drink. (Thank you for all the lovely food that was brought in for the children).
We enjoyed dancing and playing games. On Thursday we had a surprise visit from Mrs Claus, but unfortunately she was not able to stay long as she had to get back to Lapland to help Mr Santa Claus who has been very busy.
On Friday, we enjoyed going to the ‘cinema’. We had to match our ticket number to the correct seat. We ate popcorn and had our drinks.
On behalf of everyone in the Nursery I would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas break and a Happy New Year.
Preschool: Week Commencing 13th December 2021
The highlight of this week was our fabulous Christmas class party!
Preschool had a lot of fun playing games like pin the nose of Rudolph, musical chairs, make your hot chocolate, musical statues and many more. It was a treat to watch children enjoy the Christmas table and participate in lots of festive activities. I am so proud to see the progress and achievement our children have made this term.
All of the Preschool team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Nursery: Week Commencing 6th December 2021
All this week we have been practising our Christmas songs. We have dressed up in costumes and
acted out the Navity story. Our funny song was ‘When Santa got stuck up the Chimney’.
Next Wednesday we will be celebrating the festive season with a party!
Preschoolers had so much fun,
Working together we got the job done!
This week we were builders. We talked about what builders wear, names of trucks, tools and masonry. We've been mending cornflakes roads, building towers with wooden blocks and shaving foam cement. No job is too small! We enjoyed exploring our sensory construction site and got messy printing block houses. Whilst having so much fun we focused on counting objects and shape/ colour recognition. I am sure you will remember to practice the rainbow song.
It's looking jolly in preschool. We made lots of Christmas crafts, cards and recorded our Christmas video. Don't forget to come in your Christmas jumper for our Christmas class party on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!
Nursery: Week Commencing 29th November 2021
This week in Nursery, we talked about People who help us in the Post Office. We wrote letters, stuck on stamps and posted them in our post box. We talked about heavy and light parcels after watching a video about things that might be heavy or light. We had to use scales to weigh them. To help develop all the muscles in our hands we had lots of rolling of playdough to do. We made long hoses for the fire engines. Some children shared books about Bob the Builder. To help with our maths we played a game of Bingo and counted out cakes and parcels to give Teddy on the interactive whiteboard. We made Christmas cards too which will be a surprise to take home in the next couple of weeks!
Preschool: Week Commencing 29th November 2021
Another fun week at preschool being hairdressers. We've practiced our scissor skills a lot this week. We gave paper roll smileys a makeover, painted nails, cut spaghetti and pasta hair, did comb painting, and enjoyed working at the preschool salon the most. Whilst having so much fun, the children have practiced their fine motor skills, understood the world while exploring different materials and learned new vocabulary with words like hairdresser, appointment, haircut, scissor, comb etc. It was lovely to watch the children play with increasing confidence on their own and with others. They can now confidently talk about their preferences and decisions.
Do you know what we will be next week?
Here's the clue; someone who wears a hard yellow hat, someone who drills and hammers, someone who rides the digger. Shhh don't tell me now, I will ask you on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
You've got mail!
This week our little postmen have worked really hard. We were busy delivering letters and parcels. We sorted letters and matched them to the right colour envelope, counted stamps, painted a post box, wrapped parcels, enjoyed listening to Postman pat stories and sang our Abc song. We also made our junk model post van.
As the weather is getting cold, we thought it would be nice to make a bird feeder with cheerios and pipe-cleaners. We talked about who would visit the garden and peck on some cheerios and why it is important to care for birds and animals.
Here's a clue for what we will be doing next week - It's someone who uses scissors, gives you a nice head massage, paints your nails...
Can you ask the children these questions and be ready to share on Monday?
Have a great weekend!
Nursery: Week Commencing 22nd November 2021
Another fun, busy week in Nursery playing games and thinking about ‘People who help us.’ This week we have talked about our teeth, going to the dentist and eating healthy foods. Outside we had to look at the number on the teeth and make that amount of teeth using small pieces of cotton wool. One of our games called ’Stomach Ache’ was to make a plate of healthy food. Another of our turn taking games was called ‘Two by Two’, whereby the children had to listen, pay attention and remember where the animals are, pair them up and then place them together in Noah’s Ark. We have focused on making repeating patterns with linking elephants and also ourselves! We stood together to make the pattern boy, girl, boy, girl. Next week we will begin to focus on songs and activities for Christmas as it is approaching fast!
Nursery: Week Commencing 15th November 2021
In Nursery, this week we have been cutting and sticking to make ‘people who help us’ dice. We talked about the people and discussed the jobs they do. We have been playing with the small world fire station and singing the 5 Little Firemen song. On the interactive whiteboard we placed pictures of emergency vehicles with numbers on them. The children then had to match the correct amount of people to go into each vehicle. The challenge was not only to count out the correct amount of people but to match the paramedics to the ambulance, the firefighters to the fire engine and the police to the police car.
Preschool: Week Commencing 15th November 2021
Another fun week at preschool learning about 'Doctors' from the topic 'People who help us'.
We turned our preschool classroom into a hospital and each day we had activities focusing on different departments. We were nurses, doctors, dentists, vets, opticians and pharmacists. Children have enjoyed dressing up as surgeons, learned names of different tools and operated on Mr. Sick. We counted our finger bones and looked at some x-rays, we did some mark making on ketchup blood, filled syringes with colorful medicine, extracted decayed tooth with tweezers, we made glasses with pipe cleaners, brushed and flossed teeth, sorted pom pom pills in correct color bottles and talked about healthy and unhealthy food.
It's been a very busy week at preschool. I am sure many of our children will choose this profession and help us keep safe and healthy.
Can't wait to find out who will we be next week?
Have a great weekend.
Preschool Week Commencing 8th November 2021
What you sow today, you harvest later.
Our little farmers had a very busy week at preschool. We worked on our finger muscle a lot this week. We have milked cows, fed farm animals, pulled out spaghetti worms from the soil, ploughed field with tractors, harvested crops and enjoyed udder painting. We explored outdoor and gathered natural materials to make animal houses. Whilst having fun doing all the exciting activities, we learned animal names, sound, habitat and food. We can now tell the difference between farm animals and wild animals.
We learned about the importance of Remembrance Day, finger painted poppies and respectfully observed silence for two whole minutes listening the sound of bugle. I am so proud of each one of you. I wonder who will we learn about next week? Can't wait!
Have a great weekend.
Nursery Week Commencing 1st November
Wow what an amazing start to Autumn 2!
We are exploring our new topic 'People who help us'. This week we learned about Firemen. We thoroughly enjoyed singing 'London's burning' in English and French, we made fire fighter hats and our very own junk fire engine model. We now know that we dial a special number 999 to seek help from our heroes. We also talked about the festival of lights - Diwali and made salt dough diyas. Today we listened to a very interesting story about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate bonfire night. We enjoyed making firework painting using toilet rolls.
We cannot wait to find who we will learn about next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
Nursery: Week Commencing 18th October 2021
We had a very busy half term learning 'All about me'.
This week the children learned about different emotions. We did a science experiment to see different color fizz out of the emotion tube. We talked about all the things that made us happy or sad. We enjoyed copying the emotion tube.
Our book of the week is Room on the broom. We explored the story table; we stirred some magic portions, we made magical firework painting using spaghetti broom and made our own magic broom with pretzel and cheese string.
Nursery: Week Commencing 11th October
Nursery: Week Commencing 27th September 2021
This week in Nursery we have been making marks in sugar, cornflour and flour. We have talked about the feelings of others and ourselves whilst doing emotion puzzles. Our challenge this week on our literacy table was to match the sticky letters to our boards to make simple words. Each day we have looked at our different senses. We have used smelling pots, had tasting sessions and played listening games.
Nursery: Week Commencing 20th September 2021
All of our Nursery children have now settled well and had a fun week. We opened up the Fairy Garden where the children could hide the fairies in the tree house, make mud pies in the mud kitchen and jump over the tyres.