A visit from the Dental Nurse

This morning we had a visit from Esther the Dental Nurse.  She talked to us about keeping our teeth healthy by choosing the right food and drink. Esther also shared a song with us to help us clean our teeth – The toothbrush on our teeth goes round and round for two minutes long.. to the tune of the wheels on the bus.

The children also had an opportunity to dress up as dentists and the dental nurse and also to be the patient – all great ways to put the children at ease about going to the dentist. Healthy smiles all round! 🙂

Thank you!

A BIG THANK YOU to all involved with our sports day!

The children were amazing! So great to see everyone taking part.  Very  proud to be part of the generous and kind school community.

A big thank you to the lovely people who have given their time generously to support preschool and their children – a whopping £180 was raised at the event! Photos will follow shortly 😉

Sports Day!

Hello – Thank you for coming to parent’s evening on Monday to look at your child’s learning journey and discuss your child’s development. If you didn’t make it, your child’s learning journeys are available for you to look at before and after sessions. Thank you also to the committee members who served refreshments on the evening.

Also we are looking forward to seeing you at our sports day!Activities start at 2:00 pm. Please come to the cabin at 1:45 to collect your child and sign them out so we are aware of children who will be unaccompanied.  The committee will be serving refreshments; tea, coffee , squash and donated cakes. Due to safety, hot drinks will be served in lidded cups or bring along your own reusable cups. We will also be holding a raffle to raise funds for pre-school – tickets are available in the morning and at the event.  See you then! 🙂

 

Summer Sizzler

Just a gentle reminder that we are running a refreshments stall at the ‘Summer Sizzler’ on Friday 5th July and need your help with donations of cup cakes and biscuits and scones etc.

Thank you for your support in advance 🙂

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!