This week we have loved exploring different instruments and the different sounds that they make. We had William’s mum Clare in to play the flute to the children the children enjoyed listening and they sang along to the ‘If your happy and you know it’. The children made their own shakers by painting boxes and adding rice, pasta and pluses into the boxes. We are continuing our music into next week and will be beginning to look at rhythm and action songs.
As you all know we have been learning about People who help us and different occupations. This week the children have really enjoyed making their own fire engine and even becoming the fire crew! This was our last day learning about occupations, the children have loved this topic and enjoyed the other parents in talking about their jobs.
Over the next few weeks we will be learning about sounds and rhymes, we will be exploring different musical instruments and the way that the sounds can change. Alongside this we will be learning about rhyme in songs and spoken words. If any parents can play an instrument we would love to welcome you to come in and play to the children.
We have started to learn about people who help us and different occupations. This week we are learning about people who help us, Xavi’s Mum and Dad (Claire and Rob) came in dressed in their work uniforms and told the children about their jobs. The children learnt all about what paramedics do and what happens when you go in an ambulance to go to the emergency department to see the doctors and nurses who will help them become better. Claire and Rob also brought in some of their equipment that they carry whilst at work, they let the children have a turn with their pen torches.
If any other parents would like to come in and talk to the children about their jobs please speak to a member of staff.
This week we have started to look at what happens in Winter. We have been looking at different types of birds that you see and went on a Winter bird walk this morning to see how many we could see. We were lucky to see a Robin, some Blackbirds, Pigeons and Starlings. The children each had a clipboard and a worksheet with different birds to spot, when they saw the bird they had to mark it off. The children also made some bird feeders to take home and feed the birds in their gardens.
On Thursday we continued with our Magic and Fantasy theme and made magical rainbow cakes. The children loved mixing the food colours in the cake mixture and then spooning in the different colours into their cake cases. The children each had one cake for afternoon snack and one cake to take home to enjoy.
This morning we have had a lovely visit from Humbug the Hamster, Lindsey who has been helping us over the last couple of weeks kindly brought her hamster to visit the children. All of the children held and stroked Humbug, they were all very gentle and handled her well. When the children has the fruit at snack time Humbug also enjoyed hers too!
On Monday Dave Hendy the magician came to visit Pre-school and Class 1. The children were all very excited and they loved watching his magic show and balloon modelling. The children all joined in with Dave, they enjoyed shouting out and taking part. Some of class 1 children assisted Dave in his magic and they were given balloons to take home. The children were all well behaved and sat excellently during the show.
We’d like to wish everyone a happy new year! All the children have returned to pre-school and are ready to start the new term. Over the next coming weeks we will be learning about magic and fantasy, the children are very excited to be learning about some of their favorite things such as knights and castles, dragons and princesses, elves and fairy’s and so much more. This week we have made our wooden climbing frame into a castle for the children and they are all busy protecting it from danger! The children are also having lots of fun dressing up as their favorite princesses and superheros
It was our Nativity on Monday morning and all our children took part and got involved , the play went amazingly and all of our children did so well! Just a reminder it is our Christmas party tomorrow any donations of party food would be gratefully received. Our party will start at around 9 o’clock parents are welcome to join us if you would like to and we have a special visitor arriving at 10.30! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As you all know it is out Nativity next Monday 11th December, if all parents could drop your children to us in the morning and make your way over to the church the Nativity will start at 9.30AM. Your all invited to come back to Pre-School after and have a mince pie and a cup of tea! We will be having a Christmas raffle to raise money for the Pre-School so any donations would be gratefully received.
On Thursday 14th we will have our Christmas party from 9AM onward, again you are welcome to stay and join in the party games and even see a special visitor! In the afternoon at 2PM we will be attending the schools carol service in the church all parents welcome to attend and join in the Christmas sprit!
Finally we will return to Pre-School on the 4th January 2018! We wish you all a Merry Christmas from the Pre-School and hope you enjoy your break.