We are continuing our learning of shapes with Hearts this week to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Some of our activities include, making suncatchers, blowing paint with straws, matching numbers and making heart shaped biscuits.
By acknowledging Valentine’s Day it gives us the opportunity to talk about kindness, time, respect and thoughtfulness to each other, not just at this time but throughout the year. We will be reading the story ‘Love Monster & The Perfect Present’ By Rachel Bright. “A heart warming, remember-the -most-important-things-in -life story”
Just a quick reminder that Monday 10th February is Parents Evening to discuss your child’s progress.
Looking at the current weather forecast we thought it might be a good idea to remind you that if the weather turns very bad we will obviously strive to remain open. However, if the weather is very severe and we have concerns about children/staff safety travelling to or from Pre-school, we may have to make the decision to close.
Additionally, during such times, if Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School is closed due to severe weather, then we too will also be closed. Please be assured, that we will update our website and contact families at the earliest opportunity should we have to make the decision to close pre-school.
Could we take this opportunity to remind you that children are given the choice to play outside even in the snow, therefore, please could you send lots of warm clothes especially coats, gloves and hats along with a spare change of clothes in case they get wet whilst playing in the garden. Thank you for your help!
We will be welcoming Esther at preschool tomorrow (Wednesday 29th January) who will be talking to the children about oral health and helping to inform the children on what to expect when visiting the dentist 🙂
We have been focusing on shapes this term, this week our shape was STARS. The children enjoyed lots of star themed activities, which was also incorporated in our Chinese New Year celebrations! The children made red flags to represent China and added yellow stars, comparing size and shape and copying a pattern.
Some of the older children explored Chinese numbers and made marks using their fingers in paint by studying pictures of Chinese numerals and copying them. The younger children also had a go at exploring mark making using their fingers and hands in paint!
We say thank you to Ewan who has been with us this week to gain work experience. He said that he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would love to come back! This is all credit to the children who have made Ewan feel very welcome during his time with us – well done!
For the week ahead we will be having our PE session on Monday at the school hall. Our shape of the week is now TRIANGLES which is a change to the order set in the newsletter. Some of our triangle activities include making bunting to display, paper boat making and blowing through straws to move the boats on water. All this and more as we learn through play!
Just to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be able to go over to the main school for our PE session on Monday. However we will keep active by moving to music and engaging in action songs! On our interest table we will be focussing on star shapes this week. Incorporating Chinese New Year, linking this by looking at the Chinese flag which also contains star shapes. We have lots of Chinese New Year themed activities planned throughout the week including dragons, shakers, Chinese writing and noodles!
We welcome a student from Suffolk One College, Ewan who will be with us this week. He is working towards his level 2 in Health & Social Care and is hoping to gain experience in working with people of all ages. I am sure we will keep him busy!
The Doctor role play is proving to be very popular with all of the children, myself and the staff have this week endured a broken tummy, a teeth check, hot temperatures, a broken leg and being hungry! Thankfully we received very good care at preschool!
We look forward to another fun week!
Thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards that you kindly gave at the end of term.
Just a reminder that we will be returning to preschool on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
This term we have a Doctor/hospital role play area and will also be focussing on shapes on the interest table, starting with the cross shape.
PE and woodland sessions will start on the following week of the 13th January 2020
We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday morning!
We have had a busy morning at preschool! Lots of Christmas themed activities! Thank you to all who were able to attend our Stay & Play session this morning – it was great to see parents having fun engaging in Christmas craft activities with their children! We are holding another two Stay and Play sessions on Thursday (12th) December – 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm. So please come along if you can. We are also selling numbered squares for a Hamper prize draw to raise funds for preschool. This will be drawn on Friday 13th December. Thank you to the committee and parents for your continued support! 🙂
It is time to apply for a Reception Year school place for September 2020
If a child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, parents or carers should now apply for a Reception Year school place. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.
Further information about applying for a school place can be found at http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions
This week we are focussing on the ‘Incy Wincy’ nursery rhyme, following on from World Nursery Rhyme Week. We will be incorporating lots of spider themed activities to cover all areas of learning. Monday we will be using shapes in our Incy Wincey board game. Tuesday we will be going on a spider/bug hunt in the woods. We will be making messy webs using spaghetti and noodles and also making spiders by threading pipe cleaners and using googly eyes. Just some of the fun activities webbing and weaving their way into the children’s play this week!
Just to let you know that there will be no P.E sessions at the school hall for the next few Monday mornings. The stage is set up in the main hall for the primary school Christmas performances. Rest assured we will still be engaging in physical activity at preschool! Lots of movements to music, circle games and action songs planned! We also have the use of the ‘all weather’ play equipment on the school grounds to provide time and space to enjoy energetic play!
Have a lovely weekend!