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Taw Pre-school Autumn Term 2023

15.12.23

This week our topic has been Nativity and Christmas. The children have listened to a book called ‘Twinkly Twinkly Nativity’. We have also read lots of different Christmas themed books such as, ‘Aliens love Panta Claus’, ‘The Jolly postman’ and ‘Dear Santa’.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • Making their letters to Santa. The Children cut out different pictures of toys etc. that they might like for Christmas. They tried to cut the pictures out independently and glued them onto their list.
  • Making ‘Reindeer food’ to leave out on Christmas eve. They mixed together sprinkles, red and green oats and raisins.
  • Snowflake Christmas tree decorations. The children painted lollypop sticks in the shape of a snowflake with blue paint and glitter.
  • Christmas nativity performance on Thursday – Thank you to those who attended!
  • Decorating mini gingerbread houses! The children added icing, smarties and sprinkles to decorate it. They ate them for snack.
  • They played in ‘Santa’s grotto’ and ‘elves workshop’ where they built toys and wrapped them up. The children used real wrapping paper to wrap the toys, practising their cutting skills.
  • Santa’s sleigh – Once the children had wrapped some toys, they then put them in our Santa’s sleigh ready to deliver. The children had lots of elf and Santa themed dress up to wear for their role play.
  • In the construction area there was a small world nativity set with mini figures. The children played with the toy farm and animals for the ‘stable’.

After Christmas the topic will be ‘Traditional tales – Goldilocks and the three bears’.

 

Important information

  • We return to pre-school on Tuesday 2nd of January

 

2024 Admissions

Parents/carers will be able to apply for Reception children places online from 15th November 2023 until 15th January 2024. Please note that the Local Authority will no longer send out letters to parents or carers of children inviting them to apply. Please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place for more details.

08.12.23

This week our topic has been Nativity and Christmas. The children have listened to a book called ‘Twinkly Twinkly Nativity’. We have also read lots of different Christmas themed books such as, ‘Aliens love Panta Claus’, ‘The Jolly postman’ and ‘Dear Santa’.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • We read ‘The Jolly Postman’ during carpet time. We then gave the children lots of different cards, envelopes and stamps etc. They wrote a card for Santa or their loved ones. The children then posted it through out pre-school ‘Letter box’.
  • Throughout the week children made Christmas themed bunting to decorate the pre-school with.
  • Winter themed sensory tuff tray – The children played with cornflour mixed with water to make pretend snow. We added cotton wool for snow and lots of mini winter animals.
  • The children made their own snowman for this week’s craft. They used cotton wool and real buttons to make it 3D.
  • They played in ‘Santa’s grotto’ and ‘elves workshop’ where they built toys and wrapped them up. The children used real wrapping paper to wrap the toys, practising their cutting skills.
  • Santa’s sleigh – Once the children had wrapped some toys, they then put them in our Santa’s sleigh ready to deliver. The children had lots of elf and Santa themed dress up to wear for their role play.
  • Stay and play this Thursday – The children enjoyed activities such as, making a snowman biscuit, making snowman with the playdough, Christmas happy land with fake snow etc. Thank you to those who attended.
  • In the construction area there was a small world nativity set with mini figures. The children played with the toy farm and animals for the ‘stable’.

Next week the topic will be ‘Christmas’.

Important information

  • Please bring in any stories the children have about the nativity or Christmas.
  • Early years and YR1 Christmas performance on Thursday 14th December 2pm, Bishops Tawton Church – The pre-school children will be joining in with the Christmas performance by singing some of the Christmas songs. If your child currently attends on a Thursday, Pre-school staff will walk them down to the church. If your child does not usually attend on a Thursday, you are welcome to bring your child to the church to join in.
  • Christmas Jumper Day – 15th December. Pre-school children can wear Christmas jumpers any day throughout the last few weeks of term.
  • Christmas shop – starting on the 11th December but will be continued throughout the week so all pre-school children can participate if they want to. Children will select and wrap a present for a chosen loved one.

If you would like your child to pick out up to two items to gift to chosen family members please pay your £3 (per male/female gift) on SchoolMoney/Eduspot and fill out the online form here so we know the names of those you have requested the gifts for. Please fill out the form by the morning of Friday 8th December. Please make sure you have filled out BOTH the form and paid for the gifts via SchoolMoney/Eduspot.

  •  Christmas Dinner Day - Thursday 14th December- If your child attends pre-school on this Thursday you can pre-order them a Christmas dinner through eduspot. Staff will be eating with the children.

2024 Admissions

Parents/carers will be able to apply for Reception children places online from 15th November 2023 until 15th January 2024. Please note that the Local Authority will no longer send out letters to parents or carers of children inviting them to apply. Please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place for more details.

1.12.23

This week our topic has been Nativity. The children have listened to books called ‘The first Christmas’ and ‘Busy Nativity’. We have talked about the story behind the birth of the baby Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • We read different stories based on the nativity and why we celebrate Christmas. The children watched a short cbeebies video clip of the nativity story.
  • The children made angels from the nativity story. They used a variety of different materials that were coloured blue. For example, blue pom poms, blue sticky tape, blue crayons.
  • Making green Christmas playdough. The children had access to lots of different Christmas themed cookie cutters to use on the playdough table.
  • Making Christmas wrapping paper! They printed Christmas themed patterns onto brown paper. The children will either take it home or use it for their Christmas shop presents.
  • The reading area has been made into ‘The stable’ from the nativity story. It was filled with nativity themed costumes such as, Mary and Joseph, the angel, the shepherd etc.
  • Re-enacting the nativity story using props and costumes. An adult told the story while the children acted it out.
  • In the construction area there was a small world nativity set with mini figures. The children played with the toy farm and animals for the ‘stable’.

Next week the topic will be ‘Christmas’.

Visits this week

  • This Thursday Selina from the church came to visit pre-school to speak to the children about Christmas and advent. Selina told the story of the nativity using different props. She left the children stars to decorate.

 

Important information

  • Please bring in any stories the children have about the nativity or Christmas.
  • Early years and YR1 Christmas performance on Thursday 14th December 2pm, Bishops Tawton Church – The pre-school children will be joining in with the Christmas performance by singing some of the Christmas songs. If your child currently attends on a Thursday, Pre-school staff will walk them down to the church. If your child does not usually attend on a Thursday, you are welcome to bring your child to the church to join in.
  • Christmas craft workshop afternoon- Thursday 7th December 2-3pm Pre-school parents whose children attend on a Thursday are welcome to join us for the Christmas craft afternoon.  
  • Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 1st, 8th & 15th December. Pre-school children can wear Christmas jumpers any day throughout the last few weeks of term.
  • Christmas shop – starting on the 11th December but will be continued throughout the week so all pre-school children can participate if they want to. Children will select and wrap a present for a chosen loved one. These can be purchased through Eduspot when it goes live.
  •  Christmas Dinner Day - Thursday 14th December- If your child attends pre-school on this Thursday you can pre-order them a Christmas dinner through eduspot. Staff will be eating with the children.

2024 Admissions

Parents/carers will be able to apply for Reception children places online from 15th November 2023 until 15th January 2024. Please note that the Local Authority will no longer send out letters to parents or carers of children inviting them to apply. Please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place for more details.

Our visit from Jiggy Wrigglers! The children had lots of fun, enjoying the music and instruments. Please see photos below: 

24.11.23

This week our topic has been Diwali! The children have listened to books all about Diwali, bright colours and light vs dark.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • We read the Diwali story called ‘Lighting a lamp’ and talked about Hindu traditions.
  • The children made Diwali ‘diva lamps’ out of salt dough. They painted and decorated them in bright colours.
  • Sieved different coloured chalk to make it into a powder. The children then made Rangoli patterns with the chalk, moving it around with their fingers.
  • Indian food tasting activity- The children tasted a samosa, poppadom and bhajis.
  • Making a ‘Mango Lassi Indian smoothie’. The children helped weigh and mix the ingredients for the smoothie. They tasted the smoothie during snack time.
  • Painting 2D shapes- We practised recognising 2D shapes by using circle, square and circle stamps. The children put them into the paint and printed them onto paper.
  • Started to make the children’s Christmas cards for their loved ones to take home later on. They used sticky Christmas tape, star cut outs and glitter glue.
  • Jiggy Wrigglers attended our setting this Wednesday to celebrate nursery rhyme week. The children had a great time!

Visits this week

  • Jiggy Wrigglers attended our setting this Wednesday afternoon to celebrate nursery rhyme week. The children had a great time!

Next week the topic will be ‘Nativity’.

Important information

  • Please bring in any stories the children have about the nativity or Christmas.
  • Early years and YR1 Christmas performance on Thursday 14th December 2pm, Bishops Tawton Church – The pre-school children will be joining in with the Christmas performance by singing some of the Christmas songs. If your child currently attends on a Thursday, Pre-school staff will walk them down to the church. If your child does not usually attend on a Thursday, you are welcome to bring your child to the church to join in.
  • Christmas craft workshop afternoon- Thursday 7th December 2-3pm Pre-school parents whose children attend on a Thursday are welcome to join us for the Christmas craft afternoon.  
  • Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 1st, 8th & 15th December. Pre-school children can wear Christmas jumpers any day throughout the last few weeks of term.
  • Christmas shop – starting on the 11th December but will be continued throughout the week so all pre-school children can participate if they want to. Children will select and wrap a present for a chosen loved one. These can be purchased through Eduspot when it goes live.

2024 Admissions

Parents/carers will be able to apply for Reception children places online from 15th November 2023 until 15th January 2024. Please note that the Local Authority will no longer send out letters to parents or carers of children inviting them to apply. Please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place for more details.

17.11.23

This week our topic has been Diwali! The children have listened to books all about Diwali, bright colours and light vs dark. We also joined in with Children in Need activities on Friday!  

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • We read the Diwali story of ‘Rama and Sita’. We talked about the origin of Diwali and why Hindu people celebrate Diwali.
  • We watched cbeebies videos of children celebrating Diwali and all of the activities they do during this period. For example, Rangoli patterns, henna, lighting lamps etc.
  • Rangoli pattern craft- The children picked which colour craft they wanted to use for the circle part. Then the children covered the card in sticky 2D shape foam pieces, making a rangoli pattern.
  • An adult talked about Henna patterns and how they are done. We watched a video of someone doing Henna patterns on her hand. The children drew around their own hands onto card. Then they did they own Henna patters on the hand drawing.
  • Adults talked a lot about the different 2D shapes used to make rangoli patterns. The children used 2D shapes to make their own pattern on the carpet.
  • Dancing – We listened to Diwali songs and watched Diwali dances. The children joined in with colourful pieces of material.
  • Painting 2D shapes- We practised recognising 2D shapes by using circle, square and circle stamps. The children put them into the paint and printed them onto paper.
  • On Friday we talked about Children in Need and why we were raising money. Everyone on Friday made a Pudsey hat, decorating it with different coloured polkadots.
  • We had our stay and play school open afternoon on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came to join in!

 

Next week the topic will be ‘Diwali’

Important information

  • Early years and YR1 Christmas performance on Thursday 14th December 2pm, Bishops Tawton Church – The pre-school children will be joining in with the Christmas performance by singing some of the Christmas songs. If your child currently attends on a Thursday, Pre-school staff will walk them down to the church. If your child does not usually attend on a Thursday, you are welcome to bring your child to the church to join in.
  • Christmas craft workshop afternoon- Thursday 7th December 2-3pm- Pre-school parents whose children attend on a Thursday are welcome to join us for the Christmas craft afternoon.  

10.11.23

This week our topic has been fireworks and bonfire night! The children have listened to books all about fireworks and watched videos of bonfire night. We have also talked about remembrance day.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • The children made a poppy for remembrance day. They used cake cases and lollypop sticks to make the poppy. They coloured them in red and black.
  • Painting a poppy for remembrance day. The children used flower shaped cogs dipped in paint to make a poppy painting.
  • We made rockets out of toilet roll. They coloured them in and glued on colourful tissue paper.
  • Painting with cut up toilet rolls, making a firework painting on black paper.
  • Tasting activities – they dipped marshmallows into chocolate around a pretend campfire. They also dipped breadsticks into chocolate and sprinkles to make ‘sparklers.
  • We made a ‘firework dance’, the children had to copy the dance moves matching to the correct firework action cards.
  • We talked about fire safety and watched a fireman Sam video about what to do when watching fireworks. We talked about ringing 999 in the event of a fire.
  • The children played in our fire station role play where they dressed up in costumes. They played with a pop up fire engine tent and toy fire engines.
  • Making firework patterns using glitter. The children looked at firework pictures put in the tray and then tried to copy the patterns using paintbrushes.
  • We made firework playdough. The children helped make black playdough for the night sky. They played with star cutters, colourful pipe cleaners and pom poms to make a firework design.

Next week the topic will be ‘Diwali’

Important information

  • Please send in any photos of the children enjoying bonfire night celebrations.
  • Children in Need 2023 - Friday 17th November (Pre-school children can dress up all week) Wear something bright' Non- uniform day.

The school council would like each child to donate £2 on the Just Giving Link. This will allow them to come to school dressed in brightly coloured clothes. We are also asking for cake donations, so during the day, the children who have donated their money will be able to take part in a Pudsey Bear Trail and win a cake. 

If you are able to donate, then please click on the link below:

https://justgiving.com/page/bishops-tawton-primary-school-1699544441442

  • You are invited to attend our school open day stay and play on the 16th November 2pm for prospective pre-school parents and parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024.
  • Tempest school photos - Thursday 16th November. If your child attends Pre-School on Thursday morning they will be taken during school time to have their photograph taken.  If your child does not usually attend Pre-School on Thursday morning but you would like them to have their photograph taken you are welcome to bring them to school between 8am and 8:30am in the school hall to have it done.
  • Early years and YR1 Christmas performance on Thursday 14th December 2pm, Bishops Tawton Church – The pre-school children will be joining in with the Christmas performance by singing some of the Christmas songs. If your child currently attends on a Thursday, Pre-school staff will walk them down to the church. If your child does not usually attend on a Thursday, you are welcome to bring your child to the church to join in.

 

03.11.23

This week our topic has been fireworks and bonfire night! The children have listened to books all about fireworks and watched videos of bonfire night.  

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • Painting a firework picture on black paper. The children used a star cutter to print onto the paper. They use little sticks to place glue on the paper and then sprinkle glittered on top.
  • We talked about fire safety and watched a fireman Sam video about what to do when watching fireworks. We talked about ringing 999 in the event of a fire.
  • The children played in our fire station role play where they dressed up in costumes. They played with a pop up fire engine tent and toy fire engines.
  • We made a ‘firework in a jar’ using food colouring, warm water and oil.
  • Making firework patterns using chalk. The children looked at firework pictures put in the tuff tray and then tried to copy the patterns using chalk.
  • We made firework playdough. The children helped make black playdough for the night sky. They played with star cutters, colourful pipe cleaners and pom poms to make a firework design.

Next week we will be continuing the topic of ‘Fireworks’, please bring in any books about fireworks.

Important information

  • Please send in any photos of the children enjoying bonfire night celebrations.
  • You are invited to attend our school open day stay and play on the 16th November for prospective pre-school parents and parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024.
  • You hopefully should have received your child’s Christmas card design! If you would like to purchase cards or other products with the design, please follow the instruction on the card. Let a member of staff know if you have not received their Christmas card design.

20.10.23

This week our topic has been autumn, focusing on pumpkins! The children have listened to books all about autumn and pumpkins. We have read books such as, ‘Pumpkin soup’ and ‘The squirrels who squabbled’.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • Painting and decorating a pumpkin picture. They painted the pumpkin by dipping circular sponges into orange and green paint and printing onto paper. The children then added green and orange tissue paper.
  • A pumpkin science experiment where the children dipped cardboard rolls into orange paint mixed with fairy liquid. The children then printed the bubbles onto paper and added green tissue paper to make a pumpkin design.
  • A messy sensory pumpkin soup tuff tray. We read the book ‘Pumpkin soup’ and the children then made their own ‘pumpkin soup’. They scooped out the insides of a pumpkin and mixed the seeds with other natural materials such as leaves, sticks etc.
  • Pumpkin patch/pumpkin soup kitchen role play area. The children pretended to grow and sell real pumpkins at the patch. They also used spoons and bowls etc. to make pumpkin soup.
  • Pumpkin playdough table! The children got to play with orange and green playdough to make their own ‘pumpkin’. They also had pipe cleaners to make the stalks for the pumpkins.
  • We decorated ‘pumpkin biscuits’. We made orange and green icing to make the biscuit look like a pumpkin.

When we return after half term we will be continuing the topic of ‘Pumpkins’, please bring in any books about autumn, pumpkins or fireworks.

Important information

  • Please send in any photos of your half term activities/trips for the children to share at circle time.
  • You are invited to attend our school open day stay and play on the 16th November for prospective pre-school parents and parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024.
  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.

 

13.10.23

This week we have been learning all about Harvest! The children have listened to books such as ‘The little red hen’ and ‘Mr wolf and the enormous turnip’ etc.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • Painting with the tractors. The children made marks on paper by rolling the farm tractors through brown ‘muddy’ paint.
  • We watched some Shawn the sheep clips and then the children had to count the correct number of sheep in the farmyard. They then tried to find the right numeral to match the amount of sheep.
  • We have been reading the little red hen and talking about working together. The children collaboratively baked bread on Friday, they made it look like hedgehogs by putting raisins on it.
  • The children cut open different fruits and we talked about seeds and the differences between fruit/vegetables. They picked out the seeds etc.
  • We played ‘Mystery fruit and vegetables’. We cut in half the different toy fruit and vegetables. Each child picked out half a fruit or vegetable from the mystery bag and then tried to match it with its pair.
  • The children played with our ‘Farm shop’ where they had real vegetables to use and explore.
  • We had a visit from a local dentist on Tuesday. She talked about dental hygiene and how we can look after our teeth. We talked about foods that are high and low in sugar.

Next week the topic will be ‘Pumpkins’, please bring in any books about autumn or pumpkins  

Important information

  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.

 

06.10.23

This week we have been learning all about Harvest! The children have listened to books such as Supertato, The gigantic turnip, Kitchen disco etc.

Activities this week at pre-school:

  • The children played with our ‘Farm shop’ where they had real vegetables to use and explore.
  • Painting a picture of a corn on the cob. They used Lego bricks to make a sweetcorn effect on the painting.
  • Sensory farm animal cleaning activity. They cleaned the dirty, muddy toy farm animals with soap and water in the mud kitchen area.
  • We read the book ‘Supertato’ and talked about the different vegetables in the book. The children who attended on Friday painted and decorated their own ‘Supertato’.
  • Played a farm animals listening game where the children had to listen to the animal noise and guess the matching animal.
  • We played ‘Guess fruit or vegetable’ game where the children had three clues to listen to.
  • The children made autumnal themed biscuits and decorated them with icing.
  • They counted the mini multi-coloured farm animals and sorted them into the correct coloured bowls.
  • Played with farm animal themed puzzles.
  • Made a scarecrow by cutting out the different parts of the body and sticking them in the right place. They decorated them with autumn craft paper and pictures.

Next week we will be continuing the topic of ‘Harvest’, please bring in any books about farm animals, fruit and vegetables, autumn or harvest.

 

Important information

  • Children from reception to year six will be attending the harvest festival services at the church. You are welcome to take your child to the service and bring them back to pre-school for the remainder of their session.
  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.

 

29.09.23

This week we have been learning all about Harvest! The children have listened to books about harvest and different fruit/vegetables. We have also been talking about farming life and farm animals.

 Activities this week at pre-school:

  • The children ‘Harvested’ their own apples by walking up to the orchard and collecting some to bring back to pre-school.
  • We used the apples the children collected to do some printing. The children painted the apples with autumn colours and printed them onto white paper.
  • We baked apple crumble with the children on Friday. They enjoyed working together to mix the ingredients. The crumble was the eaten for snack in the afternoon.
  • The children played with our ‘Farm shop’ where they had a till, pretend money, baskets, a shop stand etc. They played with fruit, vegetables, bread and a tea set etc.
  • They counted the mini multi-coloured farm animals and sorted them into the correct coloured bowls.
  • Played with farm animal themed puzzles.
  • Made a scarecrow by cutting out the different parts of the body and sticking them in the right place. They decorated them with autumn craft paper and pictures.
  • The children played with a farm themed sensory tray filled with, mud, tractors, pasta, lentils, tractors etc.
  • Played games where we separated foods into two categories based on if they were a fruit or a vegetable.
  • Read flip flap farm. Played a singing ‘Old McDonald had a farm’ game where each child pulled a random farm animal out of a bag.

Next week we will be continuing the topic of ‘Harvest’, please bring in any books about farm animals, fruit and vegetables, autumn or harvest.

Important information

  • Children from reception to year six will be attending the harvest festival services at the church. You are welcome to take your child to the service and bring them back to pre-school for the remainder of their session.
  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.
  • We will be inviting parents to book a parents meeting with their child’s key worker. Staff will chat with you at either pick up or drop off to arrange an appointment.

22.09.23

This week we have continued to settle the children back into Pre-school. Our topic this week has been ‘All about me”. We have been talking about the children’s interests, their families, pets etc.

This week the children have:

  • Played an ‘All about my name’ activity where the children tried to pick out the magnetic letters from their name. They fished them out from water with bubbles in it.
  • Played a game called ‘Name the feeling’, the children picked out emotion stones from a mystery bag and matched it to the appropriate picture card. We talked about different emotions and feelings.
  • Baked and decorated gingerbread. They decorated them with icing to make the facial features and clothes.
  • Taken part in a colour mixing. They mixed up two colours in a bag and talked about which colours make new ones. They also mixed colours by painting two of their fingers and mixing the paint on the paper. 
  • Explored and experimented with the instruments, listening to what noises they make.
  • Used their family photos to make a nice picture of who lives in their house.
  • Played in the home corner with pretend food and tea sets.
  • Looked at books about families, pets, home life etc.
  • Played with the doll’s house, pretending to be people in their family.
  • Played with the playdough. We looked at different emotions and facial expressions. The children then made a face out of the playdough.
  • Shared photos of their families and talked about who they live with.

Next week the topic will be ‘Harvest’, please bring in any books about farm animals, fruit and vegetables, autumn or harvest.

Important information

  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.
  • From next week we will be inviting parents to book a parents meeting with their child’s key worker. Staff will chat with you at either pick up or drop off to arrange an appointment.
  • Now we have been back for two weeks we would like the children to try and separate from parents or family at the door with the support of staff if possible. We will continue to call parents if there are any concerns with children settling. Can we politely remind parents not to enter the children’s toilet for safeguarding and policy reasons. Please let a member of staff know if your child needs to use the potty or toilet when they arrive at pre-school.

15.09.23

 

This week we have continued to settle the children back into Pre-school. Our topic this week has been ‘All about me”. We have been talking about the children’s interests, their families, pets etc.

 

This week the children have:

  • Read the book ‘I choose’ and cut out their favourite pictures from the book. The stuck their pictures on a star with their name to make their own collage of what they like.
  • Made pizza wraps where they decorated them to make a face. They decorated them using cheese, peppers, sweetcorn etc. The children then ate the pizza wraps at snack time.
  • Read lots of traditional tales and practised acting them out.
  • Explored and experimented with the instruments, listening to what noises they make.
  • Used their family photos to make a nice picture of who lives in their house.
  • Played in the home corner with pretend food and tea sets.
  • Looked at books about families, pets, home life etc.
  • Played with the doll’s house, pretending to be people in their family.
  • Played with the playdough. We looked at different emotions and facial expressions. The children then made a face out of the playdough.
  • Shared photos of their families and talked about who they live with.

 

Important information

  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.
  • Now we have been back for two weeks we would like the children to try and separate from parents or family at the door with the support of staff if possible. We will continue to call parents if there are any concerns with children settling. Can we politely remind parents not to enter the children’s toilet for safeguarding and policy reasons. Please let a member of staff know if your child needs to use the potty or toilet when they arrive at pre-school.
8.9.2023

This week we have welcomed lots of new children to Pre-school! We are really proud of well they have settled in. Staff have enjoyed getting to know the children and finding out about their interests. Our topic this week has been ‘All about me”.

 

This week the children have:

  • Coloured in and decorated their own person cut out. We talked about different facial features such as, eyes, ears mouth etc.
  • Painted handprints for our ‘Kind hands’ display. We talked about ways to be kind to our friends at pre-school.
  • Played in the home corner with pretend food and tea sets.
  • Looked at books about families, pets, home life etc.
  • Played with the doll’s house, pretending to be people in their family.
  • Played with the playdough. We looked at different emotions and facial expressions. The children then made a face out of the playdough.
  •  Made their own face using a pancake and a variety of different fruit. They ate the pancakes for snack.
  • Shared photos of their families and talked about who they live with.

 

Important information

  • If you haven’t already, please can you send in a family photo for our family tree.
  • Please bring in a named sun hat and sun cream to pre-school.