Taw Pre-School Autumn 2022


This week the topic is ‘fireworks’. We have been learning about bonfire night and fireworks.

This week the children have:

  • Made rocket pictures using different shapes. The children cut out different shapes to make their rocket.
  • Made a fireworks painting by rolling a ball covered in paint over black paper.
  • Counted miniature stars in the tuff tray and tried to match the amount to the numeral.
  • Talked about remembrance day and painted/made their own poppy to take home.
  • Threaded pipe cleaners through a colander to make fireworks and use their fine motor skills. 
  • Shared pictures of themselves enjoying fireworks and bonfire night.

Next week the topic will be ‘Our community’ and we will be talking about ‘People who help us’. Please send in any books about people who help us for the children to share.

This week the children have: 
Scooped out the insides of different sized pumpkins
Played in our ‘pumpkin patch’ role play shop
Read ‘The room on the broom’ and ‘What’s in the witch’s kitchen?’
Been on an autumn walk around the village and collected leaves, conkers etc. (Children who attended pre-school Tuesday afternoon)
Learnt about the celebration of Diwali. They made rangoli patterns using different coloured rice and paper plates with jewels. A parent came in to talk about Diwali and share some clothes and books with the children.

This week the topic is Autumn. The word of the week is ‘Autumn’ and we have been reading ‘The Gruffalo’.


This week the children have:

  • Made Gruffalo headbands using green, purple, and orange tissue paper
  • Painted leaves and printed them onto paper
  • Acted out the story ‘The Gruffalo’ using props.
  • Made ‘Gruffalo crumble’ using different food in messy play
  • Tried different flavoured ‘owl ice-cream’ and rated them


Next week we are continuing with our Autumn theme. We will be doing activities based around pumpkins.


This week the topic is Harvest

This week the children have:

  • Made scarecrows using paper plates, real straw and buttons
  • Played with the small world farm set
  • Played with real vegetables in the home corner
  • Painted using sweetcorn. The children rolled sweetcorn in paint to make prints
  • Played with the farm animals outside. We put soil and water in a tuff tray with the farm animals for messy play. 
  • Had a visit to the church on Tuesday for Harvest festival.

16th September 2022


This week the topic is “All about me!”. We have been continuing to get to know about each other!

This week the children have:

  • Shared pictures of their family and talked about who they live with
  • Talked about their pets
  • Painted self-portraits. They used a range of colours to paint their facial features
  • Played instruments and sung nursery rhymes. We practised playing loudly, quietly, fast and slow
  • Cut different shapes out of the playdough
  • On Friday the children showed everyone their pyjamas/onesies!



This week the topic is ‘People who help us’. We have been learning about different people who help us within our community such as, doctors, lifeguards, dentists etc.

This week the children have:

  • Played in our dentist role play area.
  • Learnt about recycling and how we separate different material. We talked about why it is important to recycle.
  • Matched a range of objects to different people ‘Who help us’. For example, matching a surf board to the lifeguard or the gloves to the builder.
  • Talked about lifeguards and how to stay safe at the beach
  • Used building/counting blocks with numerals on them to make houses, buildings etc.
  • Used pin boards, shapes and a toy hammer to construct a house or building.
  • Talk about post offices and people who deliver the post. The children engaged in post office role play.

Next week the topic will be Christmas and we will be reading ‘The jolly postman’. Please send in any Christmas or nativity books for the children to share.

9th September 2022


Welcome back to the autumn term! It’s been lovely to see the children back in preschool and welcome new starters. We would like to thank each of you for helping the children to come into Pre-school.

This week the topic is “All about me!”. We have been getting to know all about each other!

This week the children have:

  • Explored the different areas in the Pre-school.
  • Painted ‘kind hands’ for our display board. We talked about how we can be kind to our friends.
  • Sung different nursery rhymes using finger puppets such as ‘five little monkeys’ and ‘five little ducks’.
  • Played a range of instruments
  • Listened to lots of stories about feelings and emotions
  • Helped make playdough. The children used different resources to make their own face out of the playdough.


Important information

We would like you to send in pictures of your family/pets for our family tree in the classroom. If you would prefer to email them, then please use this email families@bishopstawton-primary.org

We would like the children to bring in their favourite book to share with their friends.

Next Friday (16th September), we are holding a Roahl Dahl day in school. Please pay £1 via eduspot shop to come dressed in your favourite pyjamas or Onesie ready for a Roahl Dahl bedtime story! We will use the money to buy some new dictionaries.