Week beginning 19.10.20. The last week of term!

It’s the end of our first half term and how busy we have all been once again. We have continued to share our focus story of ‘Dear Zoo’ and have been joining together to create a pictorial graph of which was our favourite animal. For number time, we have been continuing to develop our subitising skills, counting to 10, saying one number for each object when counting and playing different sorting games using mathematical language of big and small.

In PSHE, we shared a book called ‘it’s okay to be different’ and we talked about how we are all different with hair colour, eyes, tall, small, likes and dislikes but these special qualities makes it important to who we are. We then made and decorated a love heart which were all different, just like us!

Our most favourite time this week has been celebrating Halloween. We came to Pre-School in our favourite costumes, made some spiders and pumpkin pictures and took part in a trick or treat hunt organised by the PTA. Great enjoyment and thank you to the parents who organised and gave up their afternoon, we had a great time!

Finally, a big thank you from Mrs Banks for an amazing first half term. All the children have settled and are so happy, learning and growing everyday. I am so very lucky to have such an amazing group of children who have developed so much in such a short space of time, Keep up the good work everyone. You are all superstars! 😊🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

 

Week beginning 12.10.20. A busy week of learning!

We have been very busy again this week learning lots of new skills. Our focus story has been ‘Dear Zoo’ and we have had a range of different learning activities to compliment this story. We have been counting and recognising numbers, subitising to 5 and looking at matching animal pairs and positional language, playing some games to learn about in, on, under, behind and in front of.  We joined together to make a story map and we really enjoyed re-telling the story and finding the different pictures to add to it.

In PSHE, we shared a story called, ‘will you be my friend’ and then talked about how to be a friend, what is a friend and how to help our friends if they are sad. We made a picture of ourselves using pens and collage materials and then displayed it on our wall showing that we are all friends together.

Well done everyone again for growing and learning, you are all superstars!

Mrs Banks. 😊

 

Week beginning 5.10.20  Another great week!

We have had another very happy and busy week at Pre-School. We have been continuing to learn lots of new skills and our focus story this week has been ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have enjoyed learning the rhyme from the story of ‘run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!’ We also made a story map which looked at the title, characters, setting, what happened in the story and at the end. For number time, we have continued to learn the skill of subitising and have played lots of different games to enhance this skill.

Our favourite activity has been decorating gingerbread men. We all loved being able to put the icing on and then choosing from our own bag of sweets to add the decorations. Great decorating, everyone!

In PSHE, we listened to a story about hands are not for hitting. We then played a game to sort the friendly and unfriendly pictures and discussed using kind hands, feet and words.

Excellent learning from everyone this week, keep up the good work!

Mrs Banks 😊

 

 

Week beginning 28.9.20 A happy and busy week!

Wow, what a super week we have had at Pre-School. We have been very busy learning lots of new skills and enjoying making new friends. Our focus story this week has been ‘The Little Red Hen’ which we shared every day to support our re-call skills. We also made a story using pictures to practice this as well. In number time, we have been learning about subitising. This enables us to learn how to recognise numbers of objects or dots, etc without physically counting each one. We have played lots of different games to enhance and learn this mental maths skill.

The highlight of our week has been making bread! Following on from our focus story, we all worked together to make our own bread. We worked in small groups to weigh and mix all the ingredients and then put them into our bread tin to cook in the oven. (Obviously, under the current guidelines and restrictions, the staff pretended to cook it and then we showed the children a shop bought loaf of bread, which they were unaware of and loved eating too!).

In PSHE, we listened to a story about being helpful and then made a poster to show how we can be helpful. Some really lovely ideas from everyone!

Well done to all the Pre-School children for being so happy and settled. You are all superstars!

Mrs Banks. 😊

 

 

Week beginning 14.9.20 A happy and settled week!

We have had another very happy and settled week at Pre-School. All of our new children have now started and they have all been so happy to be here! A very warm welcome to our new family who will be joining us next week.  We have been exploring our new environment and making new friends. We have also enjoyed learning new songs, taking part in counting and number games, developing our listening and attention skills through circle time and number time.

We have found out about going to hall each day for lunch and learning the routine for sitting at the table and using cutlery to eat our lunch. We have also been playing on the big playground at playtime and lunchtime which has been very successful. It has been really special to be able to see older brothers and sisters too! 😊

A big well done to all the Pre-School children for a very successful week. It is a real pleasure to see our youngest children of the school managing and learning so many new routines. Keep up the good work everyone! 😊

Hope you enjoy this week’s photos!

Mrs Banks 😊

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 7.9.20 What a fantastic first week!

We had our settling in sessions this week and some of the new children have started. It has been so lovely to see you all looking so smart and very grown up in your uniforms and coming into Pre-School so sensibly and following the new routine so well. Thank you to all the parents for your help and support in enabling your child to settle into Pre-School. The children have been so excited and pleased to be here!

We have been very busy exploring and getting to know each other. We have been learning how to take turns and share the resources and toys. We have also been playing matching games, counting, looking at numbers, singing and listening to stories each day. Very well done to everyone for such a great week and I am looking forward to seeing more children who will be starting next week too!

Take a look below at all our great learning for this week. It has been wonderful to be able to play inside and outside as the weather has been very kind to us!

I hope you enjoy the photos below!

Mrs Banks 😊

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 7.9.20 A warm welcome to everyone!

Hello and a very warm welcome to our returning children and also to our new children and their families. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and hope you are too. We have some lovely learning opportunities planned for the coming term and I am looking forward to sharing lots of learning experiences with you all.

 

Here are a few photos to get us started. Don’t forget to check back each week to see your children in action and learning so many new things!

 

Mrs Banks 😊