Can you believe there are only 17 more pre-school days left this year?????
Where did the time go????? Today the children have been talking about the beach as we have developed our holiday display. There have been some absolutely delightful observational drawing made of 'under the sea' animals, fairgrounds, and general seaside pictures.
We hope you can spare a moment to take a look!!
Preparations are well under way for Sport's Day (13th July) and our last day of term (18th July)
How varied and diverse is that??????
This morning started by joining the school for their Celebration Assembly - the children sat beautifully and as always, did us proud...
Once back in pre-school we set about preparing the ingredients for out 'Celery Boats'.
After washing and cutting the vegetables, the older children filled their 'boats' with soft cheese, grated some carrots then prepared to set sail!! (pitta breads). All the children had the change to participate in preparing and creating their boats.... and I hope they all enjoyed it - I know we did!!
After lunch, we decided to take another trip on Simon - this time outdoors (and without music!). After a run around looking for Simon the magic train we had to give him a magic kiss and wait for him to grow big enough to take us for a ride! - stretch up high!!
When we arrived at a dark wood, we found a house with the door open...... the children had a very quiet look around and found..... 3 pairs of boots (a daddy pair, a mummy pair and a baby pair), 3 bowls and 3 spoons.... Can you guess whose house we were at??
We retold the story and the children joined in - and then everyone wanted to try on the daddy bear's boots!
A fantastic day for everyone - ending very hot and tired! I hope you enjoyed your boats!! Take a look at the photographs here to see everyone in action.
Have a good weekend!
Welcome back to everyone after the half-term – I hope you managed to make the most of whatever sunshine we had!
It’s been a busy start to the week and set to be a very busy term.
On Monday some of the older children experienced our woodworking bench – with REAL tools!!! This started of course with a safety talk, then on with the goggles and then lots of banging, sawing and nailing. Each child chose the shapes they needed for their creation – and the results are on show at pre-school. This is one of our more time consuming activities, and as it requires a low adult:child ratio it may takes some weeks before everyone gets an opportunity to have a go, – so patience is needed, but we really hope that all the children will have a chance to participate should they wish to.
Also this week….. the dark den has been out and enjoyed by everyone! Shall we fill it with children? or cars? or play food? or musical instruments? Who knows?? Will you climb through the door or the window? Can you be as quiet as a mouse and hide in here?
We have enjoyed lots of outdoor play so far this week and the children have been learning to sort and arrange. Transporting has also been a popular activity and we have been seeing who can fit the most objects into the wheelbarrow.
We have been singing some older favourite songs that haven’t been heard for a while, which has made a lovely change – we are also planning to introduce an even wider range – together with some signing hand actions! Once we have practiced a small selection we will post the actions for you so that you can join in at home.