Week beginning 10.1.22

A warm welcome to our new children and their families. The children have all settled very well and seem very happy to be part of our Pre-School class.

 

We enjoyed sharing our focus story called ‘Eric makes a splash’ and we all joined together to make a story map talking about the title, setting, characters, what happens in the beginning and what happened at the end. We have created two new class displays this week, with the children drawing a picture of themselves and writing their name and also a creative picture using a range of different materials. They all look fantastic!

In number time, we have been continuing to learn about recognising numbers to 5 and counting out objects. For phonics time, we have continued to learn about alliteration and finding pictures to match the sounds. We have been working very hard to consolidate these skills.

As the weather has warmed up, we have also been enjoying lots of time outside using the equipment to climb and balance and ride on the bikes and scooters.

Well done everyone for an amazing week of learning!

The is my last post to you all as you are all aware my last day will be on Monday. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to  all for your continued support over the last two and bit years. It has been a pleasure to teach your children and I know they will continue to flourish under the wonderful care of Mrs Walters and Miss Scott. I will be keeping in touch with them!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊🌈

Week beginning 3.1.22

A Happy New Year to all our children and their families. We have had a busy week settling back into Pre-School and have been enjoying a range of different activities. We enjoyed sharing our focus story called ‘Pig gets stuck’ and have continued to learn about numbers to 4 and counting objects to match to these numbers. In phonics time, we have been playing a Kim’s game to remember which objects were missing from the range on the tray. Everyone had great fun playing this!

We have also enjoyed playing with the presents that Santa gave to us and the latch puzzle has been a big hit with everyone wanting to have a turn! Some excellent sharing and turn taking, very well done everyone!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

Week beginning 13.12.21

 

 

Another week of  celebrations with our Christmas craft afternoon, Christmas party and a visit from Santa who delivered some presents to us! 🎅🏻🎄

 

We would like to say a big thank you to all our children and parents for an amazing first term at Pre-School. We wish you all a safe and well Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in January when we will be welcoming some new friends!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻🎄

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 6 .12.21

All things Christmassy! 🎄🎄🎄🎅🏻

What a busy week we have had! It has been an all things Christmassy week with learning about the story of ‘The Nativity’, making Christmas cards and making reindeer food, decorating the Christmas tree, making our letters to Santa, taking part in our first Christmas Production and celebrating Christmas Jumper Day!
Wow, what a busy and very enjoyable week. We are most proud of how all the children performed in our production of ‘The Higgledy Piggledy Stable’ and we hope that when it is released you will all enjoy watching it! Very well done Pre-School!

 

 

Week beginning 29.11.21

What an amazing week the children have had! Miss Scott and Mrs Walters have worked very hard to provide the children with lots of super playing and learning opportunities. A very big thank you to them both for doing a sterling job in my absence! Enjoy the photos below and I look forward to seeing the children and parents from Monday onwards.

Have a good weekend everyone!
Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊🌈😊🌈

 

 

Week beginning 22.11.21

Learning about the season of winter! 🌨❄️❄️

It’s been another busy week at Pre-School and we have been so busy learning lots of new skills. We have been focusing our learning on the season of winter and finding out about what happens at this time of year. We enjoyed sharing our focus story called ‘Seasons come, seasons go, Trees!’ This took us through a journey of all the seasons to see how the trees change and what the forest animals do through those seasons. We then enjoyed creating our own winter trees using a range of different media. we also enjoyed playing a sorting game using lots of different pictures of clothes. We had to decide which season each piece was needed for and we all were very good at this game, thinking carefully and giving good reasons as to why we had chosen that particular season.

In number time, we have continued to learn about counting to 10 and recognising numbers to 3. We also introduced 4 and played lots of different games to develop and enhance our mathematical skills. In phonics time, we have continued with playing our silly soup game to build upon our alliteration skills. This week, we learnt about ‘t’ and enjoyed saying the sounds and finding all the pictures that started with this sound.

We have all been practising our throwing and catching skills with our friends too which was lots of fun! Well done everyone for another great week of learning and playing.

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

 

 

Week beginning 15.11.21.

Odd Socks Day and National Nursery Rhyme Week.

Another busy week of learning for the Pre-School children. We started the week by celebrating Odd Socks Day to show the importance of us as individuals and that we are all unique and special. We continued with this theme by sharing a book called ‘It’s okay to be different’ which made us think about who we are and that it’s okay to be different as we are all important and special for being who we are.

We also celebrated National Nursery Rhyme week and had a different song each day to sing. We hope you have enjoyed watching all our videos on Tapestry to our wonderful singing and actions to the songs! 😊

In number time, we have continued to re-cap on numbers to 3 enhancing our skills with subitising as well. We have loved playing a range of games to learn all these mathematical skills. In phonics time, we have continued with learning about alliteration and this week we focused on the ‘a’ sound. We had lots of fun playing the silly soup game and learning how to say the sound correctly which we all loved!

A big thank you to all the parents for joining me via Zoom or a phone call for a Parents Evening on Tuesday. It was really lovely to be able to share your child’s amazing learning and how much they have all developed since the beginning of September. We are extremely proud of each and everyone of them, they are amazing young children who have grown and developed so much in such a short space of time. Keep up the great work everyone!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

 

 

Week beginning 8.11.21

Whole School Gingerbread Men activity and Remembrance Day.

This week, we joined in with a whole school activity to create gingerbread men that represented us as a part of Cogenhoe Primary School. We started the week by pulling together our ideas of what we thought made us a special member of our school. We then made a giant picture of a gingerbread man and added our ideas to it. Amazing work everyone!

We have also taken part in learning about Remembrance Day and what this means to us. We watched a PowerPoint and CBeebies ‘Poppies’ animation to learn about the soldiers who have sadly died in previous wars and by wearing our red poppies, it reminds us to think about the soldiers and what they did for us. We then made some poppies to decorate around our door.

Week done everyone for a great week of learning!
Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

 

Week beginning 1.11.21

Celebrations Week. 🎆🎇

A happy and settled return after our half term break!

How lovely to see all the children returning to Pre-School so happy and settled. You have all had such a great week of learning celebrating all the special events that happen at this time of year. We enjoyed watching and talking about Diwali and bonfire night and then making lots of special pictures such as our Rangoli patterns, firework rocket pictures and firework patterns. We have also been learning about How to hold sparklers and the safe way to do this.

 

In number time, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of the numbers 1 and 2. We played lots of super games to learn and recognise these numbers. In phonics time, we have been learning about rhyme and rhythm and we used some musical instruments to think about sound and then sang some nursery rhymes whilst playing the instruments. It made us think about the rhythm of the songs and how we could play our instruments.

Well done everyone for another super week of learning. Keep up the great work!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

Week beginning 18.10.21

Whole School Art Day!
We all had an amazing day on Tuesday celebrating Art across the whole school. In Pre-School, we focussed on the artist Jackson Pollock and learnt that he created ‘dripping’ paintings. We watched a PowerPoint to find out about this and then had a god at creating our own paintings. What an amazing display we created, very well done everyone! 😊🎨🎨

Week beginning 11.10.21

Celebrating Autumn🍁🍃🍂🍃🍁

We have had a lovely week of learning about Autumn. We have shared lots of stories, been on an Autumn walk, made pumpkin pictures, made some drawings of what we see in Autumn and did some leaf rubbings as well.

This week for phonics time, we have been learning about body percussion and listening to sounds we can make using our hands, feet, mouth and fingers. We had lots of fun playing different games to practice clapping, stamping our feet, clicking our fingers and our fingers together. In number time, we have been learning about the number 1 and playing lots of games to find one object, match the picture with one object on and put one object in the jar for number 1.

 

It has been very lovely to observe how everyone is making new friends and learning to share and take turns. Keep up the good work everyone!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

Week beginning 4.10.21

What a busy week  we have had!

Wow, another week has flown by and we have been busy learning lots of new things. Our focus story was ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. We loved listening to this story and then enjoyed making our own porridge which we decided was just as delicious as Baby Bear’s porridge! 😊

We have also been learning about animal sounds for phonics time and played lots of listening games to distinguish and then match the correct animal sounds. For number time, we have been learning about numbers of objects by playing a range of different games, eg. ‘Please give me 5 dinosaurs’. By the end of the week, we remembered to stop counting out the objects when we had reached the number that had been asked for.

We have all enjoyed using the new balance bench that was added to our climbing area and found lots of different ways to move across it. Amazing co-ordination everyone, very well done!

Happy weekend everyone and we look forward to next week’s playing and learning!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

 

 

Week beginning 27.9.21

Another busy week at Pre-School!

We have come to the end of another busy week and we welcomed a new friend and their family who joined us this week. The children have once again displayed happy and settled dispositions and have had lots of fun learning.
Our focus story was ‘The Three Little Pigs’’ and we have been sharing this story every day. The children have throughly enjoyed listening to this and have demonstrated excellent re-call skills of this story and repeated refrains and phrases from it too. We have been learning to rote count to 10 at number time using a range of different resources to build towers and played some counting games on the Interactive Whiteboard. In phonics time, we have been perfecting our listening skills and this week listening to environmental sounds outside. We heard the wind, children talking, a whistle blowing and a van sound on the road.

We have also made lots of pictures from our focus story using straw, sticks and bricks. We have been learning to recognise our names and learn how to write them as well. What amazing work from everyone at such an early point in the year.

Keep up the great work everyone and have a good weekend too!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

Week beginning 20.9.21

A happy and settled week!

It has been so wonderful to see how happy and settled the children are, it’s as if they have all been part of our Cogenhoe family forever which is really wonderful to see. 😊

This week, we have have been sharing the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and the children have throughly enjoyed this traditional tale. We have made a story map with pictures to re-tell it and practiced cutting out pictures of the story to demonstrate our scissor control. Amazing work everyone! In number time, we have been counting to 5 and then to 10 and learning to say one number for each object that we counted. For phonics time, we have been learning to distinguish musical sounds and finding the correct instrument from a selection to determine what the hidden sound was. We all loved this game and most of us could find the correct musical instrument each time.

We have continued to have some lovely sunny weather and this has enabled us to continue playing outside as well as inside. We had some new basketballs and loved trying hard to get them into the hoop, really good effort from everyone!

We have all enjoyed making new friends and working together to tidy up and share the resources. Well done everyone for working hard and learning all the new rules and routines. You have once again all been superstars! We look forward to another week of learning from Monday. Have a good weekend everyone!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊🌈🌈

 

 

 

Week beginning 13.9.21

What a busy week it has been!

The children have been so very happy and settled and enjoying exploring their new environment. We have enjoyed sharing our focus story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and some of us then decorated a gingerbread man biscuit which was lots of fun! We  have also made a story map  and we all worked hard to remember the story sequence. Very well done!

We have started to join together for our number time and phonics time. We have been learning about colour sorting and introduced phonics bunny. We learnt about clapping sounds and making loud, quiet, slow and fast clapping sounds. We have also been singing lots of nursery rhymes every day.

Well done everyone for a really super week. You have all been Superstars!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

Week beginning: 6.9.21

A warm welcome to all our new children and their families. It has been a great start with all the children settling so well and being very happy. Our returning children have also been very happy and settled and have enjoyed helping our new friends to feel welcome, showing them around and helping them find out and explore their new environment.

 

We have enjoyed playing inside and outside and enjoyed taking part in listening to stories and singing lots of nursery rhymes. We have also been taking turns in a range of games and learning about animal names and objects.We have been painting, playing wit the sand and water and climbing and balancing.  We have enjoyed sharing snack together and have had lunch in the hall with all the older children.

Well done everyone for an amazing first week. You have all made Miss Scott and I very proud!

Keep up the good work everyone!

Mrs Banks and Miss Scott. 😊😊

 

 


Welcome to Cogenhoe Primary School Pre-School.