Saturday, 16 October 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 18th October 2021


Focus Activity

This week we will be looking at the effect of light and shadows and will try to make our own shadow pictures.


Physical Play

This week we will be exercising in our 'baby gym' sessions!!


Baking Activity

This week we shall be making our own bread cobs.


We are also looking forward to seeing Jon from Asda, Long Eaton this week who will be bringing along lots of different foods for us to taste; trying different foods and hopefully some distinctive flavours!


We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions (please use Tapestry).

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Newsletter - 14th October 2021

Hello!

We have lots of information in this newsletter so get your diaries out!

Important Dates
Friday 22nd October - End of Term
Monday 1st November - Start of Term
w/c 1st November - Halloween Fun Week - see separate email
Wednesday 15th December - Christmas Concert @ 3.30pm approx. more details to follow
Tuesday 21st December - Christmas Party - 3.15pm - 4.30pm - invite to follow in November
Tuesday 21st December - Last Day of Term
Thursday 6th January - Start of Term

Important Change of Term Dates
Please note that we have changed the dates for the end of the Autumn term and the start of the Spring term. This will bring us into line with the schools that are local to us. 

Tuesday 21st December - End of Autumn Term

Thursday 6th January - Start of Spring Term

No Dogs Please
Can we please remind parents/carers that we do not allow dogs within the pre-school grounds. All dogs should be kept on a lead and beyond the gate. Many thanks for your understanding and co-operation.

Just Giving
Did you know we have a 'Just Giving' page? This was set-up a few months ago to help us raise much needed funds. The last eighteen months or so have had a massive impact on our ability to fundraise as we have not able to host our usual Summer and Christmas Fairs. We would all be extremely grateful for any donations and please feel free to share this link with family and friends.

Christmas Festivities
We are busy planning for all things Christmas! So be sure to make note of the dates for our Christmas Concert - Wednesday 15th December and our Christmas Party on Tuesday 21st December. Both events will be held at the end of the pre-school day but we will send more details after the half term break.

We will also be holding a Christmas Raffle 'virtually' as this worked really well last year and more details about how to buy tickets will be sent home after the half term break. We already have some fantastic prizes lined up but if you, or anyone you know, would like to donate something then please get in touch.

Parents to Pre-School Day 
It was so nice to see so many of our parents at our Open Days back in July and we now have a plan to enable parents to visit pre-school on select days throughout the school year. We currently have the following dates in the diary;

Wednesday 10th November
Thursday 27th January
Friday 25th March
Monday 16th May
Tuesday 28th June

Each day parents will be able to visit between 10am and 11am and 1pm and 2pm and get chance to see what your child gets up to at pre-school as well as chat with your child's key-person. This will be limited to the parents of children who attend pre-school on the specific day and prior to the event parents will receive an invitation by email. So please keep an eye out for your invitation.

Many thanks for reading 🙂
'The Ladies'

Sunday, 10 October 2021

What’s Happening at Pre-School - w/c 11th October 2021


Focus Activity

This week we will continue to work on our maths development focusing on our shapes and measuring.


Physical Play

Every day we always try to get in a little exercise class with the children and this week we will be getting the children to move in different ways by asking them to 'move like....'!!


Creative

To support our maths focus we will be creating pictures using shapes as well as using rollers and other medium to create our own patterns.


Baking Activity

This week we shall be making some vegetable muffins.


And don't forget Wednesday is an INSET DAY and pre-school will be CLOSED!


We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions

Saturday, 2 October 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 4th October 2021


Focus Activity

This week we will continue to work on our maths development but with a focus on shapes and measuring.


We are also looking at children's speech and understanding as this is such a vital part of the curriculum and we want to ensure that all children are exposed to a rich and varied vocabulary.


Physical Play

This week we will be making our own tunnels to crawl through and investigate! We will also be doing lots of action songs like 'Okey Cokey', 'Ring O Roses' and 'Mulberry Bush'.


Creative

To support our maths focus we will be creating pictures using shapes; like houses and rockets.


Baking Activity

This week we shall be making some vegetable muffins.


And don't forget Wednesday is school photographer day!


We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions

Sunday, 26 September 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 27th September 2021

 Focus Activity

This week we will continue to work on our maths development and look at all things numbers from recognition to counting.


Physical Play

As well as having an 'exercise class' each session we will also be getting bouncy on our trampoline. We will also be playing with balloons and bats and the bubbles might also make an appearance.


Messy Play

This week it will be a staple of any pre-school...playdough!


Creative

To help with our work on numbers we will be doing some number printing this week, we will use different objects to print with to match to different numbers.


Baking Activity

Over the next few weeks we will be doing some food activities. Each week we will be making something different and each week a few children will have the chance to get involved. Every child will get chance to take part in at least one of our upcoming activities. This week we will be making 'cheesy bites'!


We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions

Sunday, 19 September 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 20th September 2021

Focus Activity

This week we will continue to work on our pencil control and our colours. We will be having lots of creative activities to expand our colour knowledge and our older children will be figuring out how to make colours go darker and lighter by adding black or white.


We will also start working on our maths development and look at all things numbers from recognition to counting.


Physical Play

To carry on with our colour recognition we will be dancing with coloured ribbons as well as having an 'exercise class' each session. We will also be playing 'What time is it Mr Wolf?' by using number cards to identify the time and the number of steps needed.


Messy Play

We will be adding different colours to shaving foam and cornflour this week.


Creative

There will be lots of sticking activities this week as we continue to explore colours.


Sunday, 12 September 2021

What's Happening at Pre-School - w/c 13th September 2021

Welcome to the first of this academic years, weekly 'what's happening at pre-school' newsletter.

These short newsletters are intended to give you an idea of some of the things that we will be getting up to at pre-school. 

We are still helping all our children settle back into pre-school life as well as welcoming more new starters.

Focus Activity

This week we will be working on our pencil control and our colours. We will be having lots of creative activities to expand our colour knowledge and our older children will be figuring out how to make colours go darker and lighter by adding black or white.


Physical Play

This week we will have tunnels to crawl through and our movement activity will be Thai Chi. We will also be playing with skittles and quoits as we bring in colour recognition into our physical play.


And don't forget that on Saturday 18th September you will find the team at Long Eaton Carnival with a stall on the main showground, so please pop along and say hello.


We hope this information is of use but please get in touch if you have any questions.