Sunday, 9 February 2020

Surprise Surprise




Hello Everyone,


We have had a lovely week exploring the sights of Egypt. We had fun searching for treasure and doing some Egyption markings on salt dough stones. We have also talked about all the different types of animals, foods, and cookies which we tried for snack.
It was great to catch up with everyone at parents evening so thank you for taking the time out to come along. 

For the final week of term we have a surprise week with lots of fun activities. We will be making spells and mixing potions. We will also be visiting school during the week. Here to a very exciting inspired week. On Thursday we will be making our own lunch so children will not need to bring a packed lunch to school.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings, focus, friendships.The new friends are really enjoying their time with us.
We will play the instruments and see if we can follow the leader with all the children having a turn at being the leader.
We will also be trying out some simple disappearing tricks and visual memory games.


Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Describe the friend’ . This is a great guessing game. The children have to guess who is being described by a set of clues.


Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments. 

Notices
Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.

On Wednesday at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 13th February  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

On Thursday the children do not need to bring in a packed lunch as we will be making our own lunch surprise. 

Our next Saturday Stay and Play is on Saturday 14th March from 10.-11.30. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Saturday 15th February we have a community make over day from 10.00-5.00pm. All very welcome, please come and join us. If you have any questions please come ask Julia. 

We break up for half term on Thursday 13th February and return on Monday 24th February.

We hope you have a lovely half term and that the weather is kind to us all. We look forward to greeting you back after a little break. You may also see Coleen, Helen and Karen working with us in year 1 as children increase hours and more children start their sessions.


Looking forward to lots of fun and learning together.

Zoe, Chloe and the Pre-School Team

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Egypt





Hello Everyone,

We all had a great time travelling to France on the Bus. We loved trying all the food and I think it was fair to say croissants and jam were the favourite. The children enjoyed constructing the Eiffel tower out of straws and also making various construction models with the blocks and tubes. 

This week we start the week on Monday with a focus on NSPCC ‘PantS Day’ We will meet Pantosaurus who teaches us how to stay safe and we will sing along to the Pantosaurus song. From Tuesday we will be travelling to Egypt where we will be looking at the culture, cooking and exploring all the ancient things the country has.
We will be playing with moon sand to make pyramids, making salt dough with mark making and toilet roll spinx. 

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings focus, friendships.The new friends are really enjoying their time with us.
We will play the instruments and see if we can follow the leader with all the children having a turn at being the leader.
We will also be listening to some Egyption dancing with ribbons and shakers,getting a taste of the culture the country has to offer.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Describe the friend’ this is a great guessing game. The children have to guess who is being described by a set of clues.

Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments. 

Notices

If you have any Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.We look forward to seeing you all during the week.

I look forward to seeing you at the coffee morning on Friday, it is a repeat of the first information session we had. If you have already been there is no need to come again.

I look forward to seeing you all at parents evening this week.

On Tuesday  at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 5th February  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

On Tuesday 4th February there is a POWSA meeting in the school staff room at 7.30pm. Come and join us and help plan our spring events. Any questions come and ask myself. 

We break up for half term on Thursday 13th February and return on Monday 24th February.

Looking forward to lots of fun and learning together.

Zoe and Chloe

Sunday, 26 January 2020

France.....













Hello Everyone,

We all had an amazing time in China, celebrating the ‘Chinese New Year’ We had great fun talking about the year of the Rat, food tasting and making Chinese lanterns.
The flight went really smoothly and everyone enjoyed the inflight refreshments.
This week we will be travelling by Bus to France. We will be learning a little bit of French language, food tasting, making flags and lots more fun activities.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings focus, friendships.The new friends are really enjoying their time with us.
We will play ‘Tappy sticks’ and concentrate on playing loud and soft, depending on the hand signal being shown. 
We will also be listening to some French music and getting a taste of the culture the country has to offer.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Who is the keeper of the keys’ this is a great guessing game. The children have to guess who has the keys with their eyes closed only listening to the direction of the keys rattling. 

Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments. If you have any Countries which have links to your family please let as know as we are very keen to explore these in future weeks.


Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.We look forward to seeing you all during the week.

The coffee morning coming up is a repeat of the first information session we had. If you have already been there is no need to come again.
We plan to have another coffee morning in the future further to cover other areas of interest to our children and families, details will follow soon.

The sign up sheet for the parental consultation evening is now displayed by the post pockets on the door. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your child’s progress over the last few weeks.

On Friday 31st January at 5.00pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 31st January  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

On Friday 31st January we have POWSA bingo for the family in the Main school hall from 5.30pm and eyes down at 6.00pm. This is a great fun family evening out.

On Tuesday 4th February there is a POWSA meeting in the school staff room at 7.30pm. Come and join us and help plan our spring events. Any questions come and ask myself. 

Looking forward to some great learning together.

Zoe and Chloe

Sunday, 19 January 2020

China...



Hello Everyone,

This week has been amazing! The boat ride was very smooth and we were all allowed through customs to visit Spain.
We have been trying lots of different Spanish food, the children loved exploring the types of things they eat in the country.
We loved making the Spanish shakers and seeing what noises they could made. Later on in the week we made some boats out of junk and did some floating and sinking experiments. We also made some telescopes to look out for pirates on the role play boat.
This next week we are going much further away and flying to China and celebrating the ‘Chinese New Year’ We have lots of fun activities planned being very creative and having an insight into the Chinese way of celebrating. We look forward to seeing you all next week ready for checking into the Airport.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings focus, friendships.The new friends are really enjoying their time with us.
We will play ‘Teddy lost in the room’ and concentrate on playing loud and soft, depending on where the Teddy has been hidden. We play the drum loud when Ted is very close to where we are in the room. We will also be creating movements to Chinese music and creating our own Chinese music.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing can we identify the sound behind a screen? I’m sure they will be able to identify the different instruments.

Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments. If you have any Countries which have links to your family please let as know as we are very keen to explore these in future weeks.

Notices
Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.We look forward to seeing you all during the week.

I will be asking to catch up with a few parents over the week to complete the settling in EYFS checks. I can be very flexible and do these when you are able to meet.

The sign up sheet for the parental consultation evening is now displayed by the post pockets on the door. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your child’s progress over the last few weeks.

On Thursday 23rd January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 23rd January  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

Our next Saturday Stay and Play is on Saturday 25th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

Looking forward to some great learning together.

Zoe and Chloe

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Around the world....Spain




Hello Everyone,

We have all had a great first week back and have done some great learning.
We had a great time watching the fireworks from London and talking about all the things they could see. Tha main thing that took their attention was the big red buses. We have made some great buses that are displayed on the wall in our classroom.
This week we are setting sail and heading to Spain to look at some of the life styles and cultures. We all have our Passports ready to be stamped and then we will be ready to board the ship. While we are in Spain we will be making some food which will be rainbow rice. Doing some Spanish dancing and we will make some shakers to use during the week. 

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings focus, friendships.The new friends are really enjoying their time with us.
We will play ‘ Tappy sticks’ and concentrate on playing loud and soft. We will also be moving to different types of music as we travel to other Countries.
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Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing sound lotto to see how many different sounds the children can recognise.

Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments. 

Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.We look forward to seeing you all during the week.

I will be asking to catch up with a few parents over the week to complete the settling in EYFS checks. I can be very flexible and do these when you are able to meet.
The sign up sheet for the parental consultation evening will soon be up so please keep an eye watch out for this.

On Wednesday 15th January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 15th January  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

On Saturday 18th we have got our first community makeover of the year from 10.00-5.00pm. Please come and join us. Any questions please come and see Julia. 

Our next Saturday Stay and Play is on Saturday 25th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

Looking forward to some great learning together.

Zoe and Chloe

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Happy New Year





Hello Everyone,


We hope you have had a great Christmas and enjoying spending lots of time with your families.
We look forward to hearing all about the amazing things you have all been up to.
As always we have a very busy few weeks planned with lots of fun and new exciting adventures. Over the coming few weeks we will be exploring different countries and trying some of the foods and learning some of the culture and life styles.
This week we will be looking at London as we link this to celebrations and happy new year. Next week we will be transforming the space and flying to another country. 


Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue with our feelings focus, friendships. We will start to talk about managing our own feelings and behaviours. Understanding routines and boundaries and talk about how our actions may affect others in the group.
We have some new children joining the group this term and look forward to meeting them again.
We will play ‘ Teddy lost in the room’ which is a guessing game of the Teddy may be hiding from the noise the drum is making. children have loved this and find it really hard not to say where we have hidden the bears.


Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing describe the object or animal to see how many different things the children can identify from a set of clues.


Home Learning 
Please continue to bring in any Wow’s of any amazing moments your child has had over the christmas break.

Notices

On Tuesday 7th January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

 This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 10th January  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

Our next Saturday Stay and Play is on Saturday 25th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

On Tuesday 7th January is a POWSA meeting to discuss future fundraising events. It is in the main school staffroom at 7.30pm. Please see Julia for more details. It would be great to see you there. 


Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you come in the mornings.We look forward to seeing you all during the week.


Let’s have a great week together.
Zoe and Chloe