Baby Boot Camp

On Wednesday Faye kindly returned to pre school for another instalment of baby boot camp! The children engaged in different activities: Boxing, target practice, rope jumping, sit ups and gym ball.

Faye used boxing mitts where the children could have a go at building their upper body strength and coordination.

We jumped over a large long rope, keeping our feet together and bending knees, we took part in some target practice, throwing balls into a large bucket.

Faye showed us how to do sit-ups, touching a smiley face drawn on the fence each time and also we used a gym ball where the children lay on their tummies, building core strength.

The children reported that they loved it! We look forward to welcoming Faye again next Wednesday 🙂

Library Visits

We like to support our local library and visit regularly. The children enjoy choosing and looking at books either independently or by listening  to them being read.

We have also been lucky enough to be joined by some of the year 6 class at the primary school in the afternoons at preschool.  The year 6’s  have been ‘reading buddies’.  This  gives the children a head start and helps to prepare them for school.

We have also noticed that these sessions lead to children asking questions about the books and the information within, giving chance to speak about what is happening and using these as good learning experiences.

Reading is also an easy way to help their language skills and develop their fluency. There is nothing better to see when all the children (big and small!) are sitting on the grass together,  listening to stories and chatting about them 🙂


Healthy Eating Week

Last week was Healthy Eating Week. The children engaged in lots of Healthy themed activities to think about looking after our bodies . In our P.E session we found ways to keep our bodies moving and active by skipping, hopping, jumping, throwing and catching. We also talked about the importance of resting and eating breakfast.

We have also been looking at books by Julia Donaldson and last week was ‘The Gruffalo’.  We incorporated healthy eating with this by cooking ‘Gruffalo Crumble’. The children measured ingredients and prepared a fruity desert to take home.

Easton Farm Trip

Just a quick reminder that we are off to Easton Farm Park on Wednesday 12th June,  so there will be no pre-school sessions in the cabin!  If you are coming with us, the bus will be leaving at 9:45am. The weather forecast is sunshine and showers, please dress for muddy conditions such as wellies and a waterproof coat.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


We had lots of pyjama themed fun at the library this morning, singing nursery rhymes, adding stickers to story books and snuggling down in our pyjamas to listen to A Busy Day For Birds. We also ate moon and star shaped biscuits which the children had made – all to celebrate bedtime stories.

The children were given a free book to take home called Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt courtesy of BookTrust.

Many thanks to Maureen from Debenham library who warmly invited us to the event and made us feel very welcome. We are looking forward to more activities at the library next month and we will continue to make regular visits during the term.



New Mud Kitchen!

We were all very excited to use the new mud kitchen for the first time today! Here are some of the comments from the children I noted down to share with you…

“Who made it?. They are good at building!” 

“We’re making cup cakes -loads of cup cakes!”

It’s yucky, but it’s a rainbow cake”

“We love the mud kitchen!”

Definitely a positive response and I am sure we will continue to get lots more learning opportunities from it while having fun getting muddy! 🙂

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Pre-school! We hope you had a lovely break! Today’s newsletter has now been emailed out to you, please let us know if you have not received it.

This term we have our very own Post office! It has been received very well today, all have been busy with lots of letter writing, posting, sorting and delivering parcels.

We also have a wormery on the interest table to coincide with our book of the week – Superworm by Julia Donaldson.

Also a reminder for children who attend on Thursday morning session to wear pyjamas for the library visit. We will be arriving in our pj’s and children can change into their clothes before lunch, if staying all day. Parents and children who do not normally attend are welcome to join us at the library at 10am.