Encouraging and building children’s language is key to their development – language is much easier to learn and use when incorporated in rhyme, rhythm and repetition of songs especially in group activities.
In our musical group activity, we gave the children wooden claves/rhythm sticks to tap out beats to their names. The children displayed good listening skills – it was great to see them all participating and collaborating together!
Today, at the beginning of our PE session we had lots of bubble tubes out on the field. The children were really good at sharing and taking it in turns to use them and we soon discovered that the wind makes bubbles travel very quickly!!! Nonetheless, this was an ideal opportunity to practise our running skills to catch up with them and also our jumping to try to reach them before they floated off too high!
After our bubbly fun, we attempted a relay race practice ahead of sports day! Again, the children listened to lots of instructions, they tried really hard to remember what number cone to run to and which group they had to run back to. Everyone ran as fast as they could and they clapped and cheered their friends on giving them lots of encouragement and support.
We introduced some real tools in our activities last week.
Initially you may think swapping lightweight plastic toys to the real thing may be rather risky! But in doing so we encourage the children to handle tools carefully.
Giving the children first hand real play experiences has great benefits; It encourages children to play and explore, develops risk assessing for themselves and promotes responsibility and independence. There are many more benefits to list but more importantly they find using real tools more fun and exciting! 🙂
Requesting donations of cakes please!
We are running a refreshments stall at the Summer Sizzler on Friday 6th July. Donations of cup cakes and biscuits and scones etc would be lovely. Not too much savoury as there is a BBQ there as well.
Thank you very much 🙂
A gentle reminder!!
Just a quick reminder that we are off to Banham Zoo tomorrow (Tuesday 12th June) so there will be no pre-school sessions in the cabin! If you are coming with us, please be at the cabin for 9.00 o’clock so we can leave as close to 9.15 as possible.
Today, we had another sports day practice, this time on the school field, and again we are really proud of how well all the children cheered their friends on when they were taking part in the races.
This afternoon, we have carried on our S-A-T-P-I-N display, as we are focusing on the the letter ‘A’ this week and the sound it makes, the children have made some beautifully painted apples to hang up in the cabin.
Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely half term break!
Could you please bring in your unwanted kitchen roll tubes within the first couple of weeks this term to help with our new themed area. Thank you!
Before the half term break, Faye kindly returned to pre school for another instalment of baby boot camp! We had races to warm up both our bodies and tune in our listening skills! Then we had an enormous ball to push across the garden using a filled water bottle to help our arm muscles strengthen.