Sunday, 20 January 2019

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Hello Everyone,

We had lots of fun creating fish to go on our display board. This also created lots of opportunities to talk about colours and shapes we could see. During the week we loved exploring with the ‘Tappy Sticks’ the children have very good rhythm and really enjoyed singing to the beat of the music.
This week we will be learning about animals that like the cold weather. During the week each day we will try and do a bird count outside and see if we can see any different types of bird. We will make some bird feed for the birds as it has got very cold and they will appreciate some nice fatty feeders. 


Jennie Jigsaw
We will be talking about making friendships and our likes and dislikes. Talking about what we know and asking questions.
Working together working through things continues through this theme. The children are really starting to form friendship groups, which is great to see.

Letters and Sounds 
we will continue play roll the ball, learning all our friends names is quite tricky. This is a really fun game; the children roll the ball to another member of the group. Before they roll they have to say their name. This helps with the learning of our friend’s names. 

Home Learning 
Keep the lovely Wow’s coming in. If you have a quick 30 minutes and you could do a bird watch please do. Bird numbers are dropping and we can help out by logging our own observations.

Notices

On Thursday 24th January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday. This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 24th 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 26th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

Remember to sign up for Parent’s evening as it will be a great opportunity to see how your child is flourishing in the Pre-School. Please also return you coffee morning slips for new parents who have not attended before.
Please can you label all drinks flasks as we have quite a few which are very similar. 

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 and learning this week.

Zoe, Chloe and Colleen

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Rainbow Fish

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Hello Everyone,

What a great first week back we had. We produced some lovely Christmas pictures for the wall. We also loved taking about all the different colours we could see on ‘Rainbow Fish’
We made a lovely fish picture to go on the display. The children also made little fish to go on the display by our fish tank. The fish are now returned having had a lovely Christmas with Chloe.
We will be continuing with ‘Rainbow Fish’ and the themes that run through the book,
being friends, colours, numbers and feelings through out the week.


Jennie Jigsaw
We will be continuing talking about ways to challenge and never give up. We will be encouraging the children to keep trying even when they find something difficult.
Working together with another child to talk through things and see if they can come up with another solution to the problem. This has really been showing through. The new children have had a good leading hand from other children in the group which has been lovely to see.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will play roll the ball. This is a really fun game; the children roll the ball to another member of the group. Before they roll they have to say their name. This helps with the learning of our friend’s names. We will also recap who’s under the blanket. The children love this game but have found it quite a challenge.

Home Learning 
Thank you for all the lovely Wow’s, it looks like you all had lots of amazing adventures. 
The children have loved telling us about what they have been doing.

The new class friends this term have had a good first week and seem to be loving playing at Pre-School.

Notices

Don't forget to bring in your child's WOW moments. We love to share and celebrate these with everyone. There are spare WOW's by the WOW board in the corridor. 

On Wednesday 16th January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Friday. This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 16th 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 26th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

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

This week the newsletter will be out with lot's information including a coffee information session date and parents evening dates. 

 Remember any questions please ask. Caroline is in on a Monday/ Thursday all day and Friday morning if you have any administration or payment questions. 

Let’s have another fun filled week.

Zoe, Chloe and Colleen

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Happy New Year



Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very happy 2019.
We hope you have all had a great time spending time with your family and friends over the last couple of weeks. I’m sure Santa brought you some lovely new gifts as everyone at the POW Pre-School was on the ‘Good List’
Thank you for all our lovely Christmas gifts it was very kind of you all.
This week we will be talking about what we have enjoyed doing while we have been off. We will do a piece of guided work in our Learning journeys to represent this holiday.
We will also be doing some activities and games based around ‘Rainbow Fish’
This is a lovely story and we can create lots of craft work while recapping colour and using describing words.
Colleen will be joining us on a Tuesday and Friday morning. Colleen also runs breakfast club and many of the children all ready know her. 


Jennie Jigsaw

We will be talking about ways to challenge and never give up. We will be encouraging the children to keep trying even when they find something difficult.
Working together with another child to talk through things and see if they can come up with another solution to the problem.

Letters and Sounds 

This week we will play who’s under the blanket. This is a really fun game, one child shuts their eyes then one child from the group gets covered with the blanket. The child then has to see if they can work out who’s under the blanket. The children love this games and it’s good at helping everyone to learn their friend’s names.

Home Learning 

Some holiday Wow’s would be great. Something your child really enjoyed or talked about. 
We will discuss where we have been and what we have been doing at group times this week. 

Notices

We look forward to welcoming our new class friends this term and we can’t wait to have them. Remember any questions please ask. Caroline is in on a Monday/ Thursday all day and Friday morning if you have any administration or payment questions. 

Don't forget to bring in your child's WOW moments. We love to share and celebrate these with everyone. There are spare WOW's by the WOW board in the corridor. 

On Tuesday 8th January at 3.10pm we have got our story session. Please come and join us. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday. This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 11th 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 26th January from 10.00-11.30am. Younger and old siblings very welcome to join us. 

On Tuesday 8th 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 hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 


Zoe, Chloe and Coleen



Sunday, 16 December 2018

Christmas

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Hello Everyone,


Last week we enjoyed making the ‘Stickman’ we also enjoyed watching the film and loved ‘Stickman’ coming home to the family tree.
We continued with our Christmas crafts and surprises to take home at the end of this week. Our independent Christmas activity ‘snowflakes’ went really well.  The group have loved singing Christmas songs before lunch and now know a good selection. If your child has any special Christmas stories then please do bring them in for us to share at story time. On Thursday morning we had a lovely singing time with the Opportunity group which was great.
Thank you to everyone that came to the Christmas breakfast it was lovely to see you all.
This week we will make shaving foam tress and trying to decorate them to look very festive!
We will continue to make our Christmas surprises to take home at your Childs last session of the year.


Jennie Jigsaw
We will be talking about ways to solve problems without getting frustrated or upset with others. Helping  the children to set themselves little challenges to work through a task, rather than say they can’t do it.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will continue to describing the Christmas items laid out to see if the children can identify the correct one from a group. We will also get the children to describe it to others in the group if they are able to do this next step.

Home Learning 
Some lovely Christmas family photos were brought in so please continue this. These may be photos of family members you don’t see very often.
We will discuss where we have been and what we have been doing at group times this week. 

Christmas party this week please remember to sign up on the food list on the door by the coat hooks.
Friday remember packed lunches if you usually have a hot lunch.

Don't forget to bring in your child's WOW moments. We love to share and celebrate these with everyone. There are spare WOW's by the WOW board in the corridor. 

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

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday. This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 20th December  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

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

Thank you for all the donations for the Christmas Fair on Friday. Lots of fun was had by all. 

We would all like to Wish you a very very Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a fantastic term and we all look forward to the many adventures in learning next term. 

 
Looking forward to lots of fun and laughter this week!

Zoe and Chloe

Sunday, 9 December 2018

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Hello Everyone,


We will continue with the ‘Stickman’ theme as we need to complete making our own little ‘stickman’ family. This will be a very creative activity and we hope to see lots of variations on the real ‘Stickman.’
We also hope to do some stickman painting this week.
We will continue with our Christmas crafts this week making Christmas cards. Our independent Christmas activity will be making snowflakes.  The group have loved singing Christmas songs before lunch and now know a good selection. In the role play area we will add a Christmas shop so the children can practice their wrapping up skills before helping you all at home!


Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will be talking about challenging our learning and helping other if they need an extra pair of eyes.
We will be talking about ways to solve problems without getting frustrated or upset with others. 

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will be describing the Christmas items laid out to see if the children can identify the correct one from a group. We will also get the children to describe it to others in the group if they are able to do this next step.

Home Learning 
Please bring in any pictures of places you may have been to visit leading up to Christmas. These may be photos of family members you don’t see very often.
We will discuss where we have been and what we have been doing at group times this week. 

Story time on Friday evening was lovely and thank you for those families that managed to come. We will have another evening one in the New Year.
Look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas breakfast this Thursday morning.

Notices

If you haven’t already please arrange your child’s Christmas hot lunch with Caroline by this Tuesday 11 December.

Don't forget to bring in your child's WOW moments. We love to share and celebrate these with everyone. There are spare WOW's by the WOW board in the corridor. 

On Tuesday we have got our story sharing session which starts at 3.10pm. Please come to your child's pick up door if you would like to join us. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Friday. This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 12th December  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

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

Our Pre-school Christmas family breakfast will be on Thursday 13th December from 8.30am. 

Christmas Fair donations: Please bring a jam jar full of children's objects e.g sweets, craft materials, bouncy balls etc by Friday 14th December. These will be used for a Children raffle game. 

The POWSA Christmas Fair will be on Friday 14th December from 3.30pm-5.00pm. Please see poster for more details. If you are able to help out at the fair please let Zoe or Julia know.

The children in Year 1 pre-school have not got an active part in the Carol service this year but you are all welcome to join us at the carol service. 

Looking forward to another sparkly filled week!

Zoe and Chloe

Monday, 3 December 2018

Stickman


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Hello Everyone,


We had a lovely week talking about winter and what happens during this time.
The main views of the children was that it was going to be very cold and it might snow?!
The children also wanted to go out and experience what it was like to play in the rain.
This week we will be focusing on the story of ‘Stickman’ this book is a real favourite for the children and we will create our own stickmen during the week. It also has a lovely Christmas feel and a family theme which links in with Jennie Jigsaw.
We will start our Christmas crafts and be having lots of creative fun with the glitter over the coming weeks.


Jennie Jigsaw
This week we will be continuing talk about our houses and where we live.
What is near by and how we get to places each day.

Letters and Sounds 
This week we will play describe the animal from a group of animals to see if the children can identify the correct one from a group. 

Home Learning 
Please continue to add to the Wow board. If you could bring in any photos of your house so the children can share these during group times, that would be great.
Children are really growing in confidence which is great to see and are quite confident to speak out at group times in front of each other.

Notices

Don't forget to bring in your child's WOW moments. We love to share and celebrate these with everyone. There are spare WOW's by the WOW board in the corridor. 

On Tuesday 4th December we have got our POWSA meeting in the main school staff room at 7.30pm.

On Friday 7th December at 5.00pm.  If you would like to join us please come to pre-school pickup door an adult will direct you to our story session. Children can come in PJ's and bring their teddy. We will be having hot chocolate and biscuits. Look forward to seeing you there.

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday. This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 7th December  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

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

On Friday 7th December there is a POWSA Christmas film night. Film starts at 5.45pm in the main school hall. Tickets can be purchased from the school office.

Our Pre-school Christmas family breakfast will be on Thursday 13th December from 8.30am. 

The POWSA Christmas Fair will be on Friday 14th December from 3.30pm-5.00pm. Please see poster for more details.


The children in Year 1 pre-school have not got an active part in the Carol service this year but you are all welcome to join us at the carol service. 

Can’t wait for the Christmas glitter fun to start!

Zoe and Chloe