Happy Easter everyone! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 17th April 🙂
This morning we went to the woods, we had a surprise that Peter Rabbit and his friends had been nibbling some carrots and were then hiding in the woods, so we had to find them all and bring them back so they were all together again.
We had to be very creative looking for our hidden friends, running carefully so we didn’t fall over, however, always remembering that we don’t go past the orange triangles on the ground which we mark out as our boundary.
It was an ideal opportunity to talk about the things we had noticed, e.g, the snowdrops not looking quite as perky as in previous weeks! We also had a chance to practice our counting skills and check to see if we had found all the rabbits or if we needed to search for any more.
On Thursday we had a visit from Faye who put us all through our paces – showing us ways to keep active. The children enjoyed the outside exercises – warm-ups, races, boxing with sparing gloves and stretching.
Yesterday the Committee held a ‘sponsored Bunny hop’ round the field to raise some money for pre-school. The event was open to all children and their families in our pre-school to come along, get some exercise and have fun raising money for pre-school!
Everyone was given a sparkly Easter bunny on a stick and we walked round the field looking for glittery Easter Eggs hanging in the trees, this told us there were some stickers nearby that we could stick to put onto our Easter bunny. There were lots of Maths opportunities as we counted about how many REAL rabbit holes we could find on the field and also how many stickers we had collected on our rabbits!
We were so proud of everyone that took part, despite the very cold and windy weather, everyone went round the field twice and waited patiently for stickers and some offered to help their friends by passing stickers to each other.
Well done to the Committee for organising a good, fun even and well done to everyone that took part! We are now in the process of working out how many miles we walked and waiting for the sponsorship money to come in. Please could monies be returned by Friday 20th April.
Thank you for taking the time to join us either at parent’s evening or during session times to discuss about your child’s development.
Sharing Learning Journeys with you and your child gives the chance to celebrate what they have achieved and helps us to look at ways of building on their current interests and achievements.
You can view your child’s learning at any time before or after session, just speak to a member of staff.
You may remember that Abbott’s Hardware very kindly held a raffle at Christmas to fundraise for the pre-school. After much deliberation we decided that our wheeled toys needed updating especially as they are always very popular. Whilst they can be very expensive, some of the better quality, sturdy ones do last a long time (we have had one for over 15 years!)
We have decided to replace a couple of them which are no longer usable. We have purchased a new trike complete with transporter! As you can imagine, the children have been very inventive with what (who!) they can move around the garden. This has been a brilliant way to develop some turn taking skills. We’ve talked about speeds and children have developed their ability to use pedals (and steer!). They have also used their imagination as they ‘wait for the school bus’ and then wave goodbye to us as they head off in the back of the transporter!
We have also bought a scooter, however, unfortunately, the wrong one was delivered, so we are chasing this up and we hope to have a photo for you soon.
Good to be back! Today the children spent time in our woodland area. Our colour of the week is white so the children spotted some remnants of white snow and also some beautiful white snow drops – spring is on the way – yay!
We also added hammers and nails to our woodland activities, supporting the children to explore boundaries and learn how to use tools safely. This activity also helps to develop precise fine motor skills to benefit when ready for writing.
Due to the very severe weather conditions, we will be closed on Friday 2nd March
Keep warm and stay safe