Our first Sports Day practice!

We can announce that Sports Day will be taking place on Wednesday 18th July 2018 between 2.00 – 3.00pm on the school field.  All the children are invited to come and join in for this fun filled event!

This morning, as it was such a beautiful day we had PE out on the school field and we started practising some of the races – which went very well!   We had lots of eager participants who listened to the ‘rules’ and seemed to enjoy taking part.  As we took in turns to take part in the races, we were really proud of the onlookers, who cheered all their friends on towards the finish line!

On behalf of the children’s centre

The Children’s Centre is collecting wool on behalf of the local WI who are using remnants of wool to to knit items to help promote breastfeeding awareness.  If you have any odd balls of wool that you no longer want – please bring them to pre-school and we will pas them on!  Thank you

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Annual Flying Duck Race this Sunday!

We are holding our Annual Flying Duck Race on Sunday from 2.00pm onwards. This is a wonderful event with lots of entertainment for all the family, we’ll have fun stalls and games for everyone to enjoy, as well as the main event of ‘flinging the ducks’!
You have the opportunity to win exciting prizes generously donated from local businesses, if your duck flies the furthest from our giant catapult! We’ve got a £25 voucher from the COOP, family passes for fun days out, fresh milk from Palfrey & Hall and much more up for grabs!
Even if you’re not able to attend on the day, you can buy as many ducks as you’d like for £1 each before the event, available at many local shops, at the COOP on Saturday morning, as well as on the day at the school.
We’ll also be running our very popular refreshments stall and would like parents to donate biscuits, buns or whole cakes to furnish the table on the day. Please bring any donations to pre-school at 1:30 before we kick off at 2pm.  Alternatively, if you are unable to come along on the day and you’d like to contribute something, please drop off items to pre-school on the Friday afternoon.
We’d like to thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
With kind regards, The Committee

All weather play equipment

Today we couldn’t go to the hall for PE as the big school children have some busy and very important writing to do (ie SATS!!) so instead, we used the all weather play equipment to challenge the children’s physical ability.

This is a great way to build confidence on the not so familiar climbing equipment, we find that children are sometimes  a little apprehensive with some areas of this activity area.  However, today we saw lots of jumping, running, climbing, balancing, sharing, turn taking and encouraging amongst friends – it is a joy to see children realise they can do it when faced with a challenge and see the pride in their own achievements.

Special Visit

We have had a “farm corner” at pre-school this term and on Friday James  – aka George’s  Daddy,  kindly came to visit to talk to the children about farming.  He explained that on his farm they grow crops and brought some in to show us.  Oil seed rape and wheat.

The children were able to see the crops as plants, seeds and the finished product.  George also had great knowledge about his Daddy’s work and was able to share with his peers some interesting facts about farming.

Bye bye butterflies!

It was great for the children learn about metamorphosis – to watch the caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies.

Today we opened the mesh habitat and released the butterflies out into the wild! The children were very excited and tried to follow where they flew to.

Next time you are in the garden see if they can spot some butterflies – it may just be one of theirs!


Caterpillar Update!

We had some very exciting news for the children today!  Over the weekend five beautiful Painted Lady butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis!!

We showed the children before home time today and they were very gentle and quiet as we watched them in wonder!  We had lots of questions about the new butterflies, and we observed their beautiful wings as some of them fluttered a little for us!

They have some food, apples, flowers and a little sugared water at the bottom of the net and we will set them free in a couple of days.

Moving to music

Today the children were creating movement in response to music. They had great fun dancing, very impressively in different ways and were able to teach the staff some moves – flossing – I will leave that with you  😀