Sunday, 21 July 2019

Our last 2 days in Year 1 Preschool

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Hello Everyone,

We had a great time last week and really enjoyed our ‘Teddy bears picnic’
party.
The water day was great and everyone had lots of fun working together as a
team to make sure everyone got a soaking!!
Can’t believe this year has gone so quick and the amazing progress the children have
made.
For the last couple of days we will be playing games, playing with our favourite toys
and making the most of the time we have left in year 1 together.
Please can you let us know if you found an extra towel with your Childs clothes on
Thursday as we seem to have lost one. It has fishes on. If you could return it the
owner will be very happy.

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats
in the mornings, all important post will be there.

If you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm
before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to
us.
Looking forward to a fantastic last two days.

We have got our Saturday Stay and Play on 31st August 10.00am-11.30am in Year 2 classroom. Look forward to seeing you there.

Zoe and Pre-school Team

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Teddy Bears


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Hello Everyone,


We had fun playing with different foods in the texture tray. Some of the children would not touch any of these as they looked too messy!
We played throwing and catching with the beanbags and used the large crates and planks to make construction structures outside.
The outside painting was very well used this week and some children got rather messy clothes, sorry about this. 
This week we are going to be having lots of fun activities. We will be focussing our activities on Bears to link in with our Teddy Bears picnic later in the week. 
On Thursday we will have a water play session outside which should be great fun. 

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will be playing lots of team games this week to show that everyone in a team has a part to play and allow the children to explore each of these roles.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘What’s that noise’ which is a guessing game to see if you can listen and see what is being rattled. It also encourages descriptive language as we talk about what they can hear. During the week we will also use the Musical instruments.

Home Learning 
We will continue to share news and giving praise as a group. This section of group time has become really popular and it’s been great to see the children building in confidence to speak out in front of the group.

Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

If you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to us.

Please sign up to bring some food for the Teddy bears picnic on Wednesday 17th July, poster on the Pre-School door. 

On Thursday we have got our water day. Please could all children come to school with sun cream applied. The children will need a swim costume, T-shirt, towel and water shoes. If you have a paddling pool and any water toys  we could borrow please let Zoe know. Children may bring in water pistols and squirters. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday. This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 18th July  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Wednesday 17th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

We break up for the summer holidays on Tuesday 23rd July and return on Wednesday 4th September. We wish you all a very happy summer holiday. 

Over the past couple of weeks POWSA have put on some fantastic events and have raised an amazing amount for the school. Thank you to everyone for supporting these events.

Looking forward to a fantastic week together.

Zoe and the Pre-School Team


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Sports

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Hello Everyone,


We had a great fun making jelly fish out of paper items we found.
The children were very interested in how the jelly fish would feel.
We talked at group times about water safety and how we needed to stay safe.
Dance afternoon was great fun and thank you to all that came along and joined in with us. I was amazed that they all got up, in front of the whole school, no one got stage fright!
 This week we will be talking about all types of sports, trying out some new team games, challenging our learning with obstacle course and having lots of fun.
We are also going to be doing some texture play and using some food items for this.The children have asked to explore different types of food on the texture table.
We will also paint with some items.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue to be talking about Friendships and what a good friend is. This includes making relationships, managing feelings and behaviours. 
We has some good discussions about having lots of friends not just a ‘Best Friends’ 
We will be playing lots of team games this week to show that everyone in a team has a part to play and allow the children to explore each of these roles.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Teddy lost in the room’ which is a guessing game to see if you can find the Teddy from how the drum is being played. It also encourages descriptive language as we talk about different areas of the room. During the week we will also use the ‘Tappy sticks’.

Home Learning 
Please continue to share any Wow’s with us. If your child would like to bring anything in for talk times then please do. We have started sharing news and giving praise as a group. 

Notices

We hope you have all had time to share the reports with your family members. We have loved hearing your feedback. They have made such good progress and have come such a long way from when they started with us earlier this year.

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

If you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to us.

Please sign up to bring some food for the Teddy bears picnic on Wednesday 17th July, poster on the Pre-School door. 

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

On Tuesday 9th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

Over the past couple of weeks POWSA have put on some fantastic events and have raised an amazing amount for the school. Thank you to everyone for supporting these events.

Looking forward to a great week.

Zoe and the Pre-School Team

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Under the Sea and Sun Safety

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We had a great fun playing with the beach balls and creating our lovely sea side picture. The moon sand did not quite go to plan but, we had fun trying!
This week we will be moving on to ‘under the sea’ we will be creating sea creatures from junk modelling items.
We will also talk about how to stay safe when we are out and about when it is busy over the summer months.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue to be talking about Friendships and what a good friend is. This includes making relationships, managing feelings and behaviours. 
We has some good discussions about having lots of friends not just a ‘Best Friends’ 

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Describe the animals’ which is a guessing game to see if you can recognise which animal it is from the description. It also encourages descriptive language as we talk about what animals look like. During the week we will also use the musical instruments.

Home Learning 
Please continue to share any Wow’s with us. If your child would like to bring anything in for talk times then please do. We have started sharing news and giving praise as a group.

Notices
Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

If you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to us.

Please ensure all drinks bottles are named as we have quite a few the same.

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday. This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 5th July  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Thursday 4th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Friday 5th July is Dance Day. Each class will doing a dance on the school field. This event starts at 2.30pm. If you are not in on a Friday afternoon you are very welcome to join us. 

On Saturday 6th July is the school summer fair. It will be a great family fun day out. Summer fair starts at 11.00am.
  

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

Looking forward to lots of fun learning together.
Zoe and the Pre-School Team


Sunday, 23 June 2019

The beach





Hello Everyone,

We had a great time playing some shape and colour games.
The children had a lovely time mixing colours on the new outside painting area to make their creations. They used lots of new language and made predictions on what colours they thought they would make.
This week we will be moving on to ‘The Beach’ we will be creating a big Beach scene, making moon sand, practicing our throwing and catching with beach balls.
We will also talk about how to stay safe when we are out and about and what we need to wear in the hot weather.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will continue to be talking about Friendships and what a good friend is. This includes making relationships, managing feelings and behaviours. 
We will make a brain storm of this and create pictures. We have been talking about ‘Best Friends’ we can have many friends but they don’t need to have a best friend.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘who’s under the blanket’ which is a guessing game to see if you can recognise who may be missing from the group. It also encourages descriptive language as we talk about what the person is wearing and if they are a boy or girl. During the week we will also use the Tappy sticks.

Home Learning 
Please continue to share any Wow’s with us. If your child would like to bring anything in for talk times then please do. We have started sharing news and giving praise as a group.

Notices

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to applyIf you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to us.

On Wednesday 26th June is a POWSA meeting at 7.30pm in the main school staff room. Be great to see you there.

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday. This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 27th June  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Wednesday 26th June we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Saturday 6th July is the school summer fair. It will be a great family fun day out. 
  

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 


Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

Looking forward to lots of fun learning together.

Zoe and the Pre-School Team


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Colour and shape












Hello Everyone,

We had a great time talking about Water and the children had a very good understand of the household appliances that need water to work.
We also hope you all had a great Fathers Day and the children enjoyed giving their gifts to the special figures in their lives.
This week we are going to be re visiting shapes and colour. We will be learning about other colours other than just the primary ones. We will create colours, mix colours and build on our descriptive language skills.  

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will be talking about Friendships and what a good friend is. This includes making relationships, managing feelings and behaviours. 
We will make a brain storm of this and create pictures.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Teddy lost in the room’ which is a listening game to see if you can hear where the Teddy is in the room.. It also encourages descriptive language such as: high, low, loud, soft. During the week we will also use the musical instruments.

Home Learning 
Please continue to share any Wow’s with us. If your child would like to bring anything in for talk times them please do. We have started sharing news and giving praise as a group.

Notices

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Friday. This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 19th June  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Thursday 20th June we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Friday 21st June at 5.30pm in the main school hall there is a POWSA film night showing The Greatest Showman Sing along. Tickets can be bought in the school office or on the door.  

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

Looking forward to great week together.

Zoe and the Pre-School Team


Sunday, 9 June 2019



Hello Everyone,

We had a great first week back and we have been amazed with the picture’s the children have done of their holiday news
We started our theme of Water and did a lot of language about volume.
We will continue this week and talk about different Countries and where their water comes from. We will talk about how to stay safe in the water and measuring how much rain water there is this week!  
We will be making special things for special people also this week to take home for the weekend.

Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will be talking about being me in the world. This includes making relationships, managing feelings and behaviours. We will continue to sing songs in the group focussing on if your happy and you know it. We will change the words and do other actions such as: smiles, hugs, help your friends, look after toys and make up actions for each.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be playing ‘Animals and the sounds they represent’ which is a listening game to see if you can describe what instrument sound suits the animals. It also encourages descriptive language such as: high, low, wobbly, loud, fierce, rough, and smooth. During the week we will also use the ‘Tappy sticks.’

Home Learning 
Please continue to share any Wow’s with us. If your would like to bring anything in for talk times them please do. We have started sharing news and giving praise as a group.

Notices
As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday. This week Stay and Play will be on Friday14th June  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Tuesday 11th June we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.


Thank you for your support at our community makeover weekend on the pre-school garden. It looks amazing and the children are going to really enjoy exploring and learning in our outside area. 

On Thursday 13th June 2019 we have got the Happy Circus coming to school for an evening circus performance. Tickets can be purchased now  at a great price of £10.50 each. Tickets can be purchased from the Main school office. 

Looking forward to great week together.

Zoe and the Pre-School Team