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AUTUMN TERM 2017

 

During this Autumn term our theme will be "All About Me". We will be exploring textures, making self portraits and  talking about what we look like.  Learning that we have similarities and differences that connect us to, and distinguish us  from,  others.

We will be celebrating our  current season  spending as much time as possible outside. We will visit the church yard observing the changes during the Autumn,  collecting leaves to create and explore with.

Our main story will be the Gruffalo, We will be  making a Gruffalo display  learning the letter sounds of the characters in the story and exploring the shape of the letters.

Following these topics we will then move on to discover all about harvest time.

 

 

SUMMER TERM 2017

2nd Half Summer Term

 

The children had lots of fun at our Scarecrow Summer Party

This Term the Children Planted Sunflower Seeds

1st Half Summer Term

We have planned a busy and fun packed Summer Term with the topic ‘Time to Explore’. We are hoping we will be able to get out to explore our natural world and make the most of the summer sunshine.

We will begin the term exploring the book The Hungry Caterpillar and will learn about the life cycle of the caterpillar, their natural environment and using our creative skills to make lots of artwork. We will then move onto the book Dear Zoo and will spend time learning all about the animals in the story. Finally we will start learning about Farming, Scarecrows and Growing continuing with this last theme after the half term break.

We have been doing lots of activities learning about bugs and mini beasts.
SPRING TERM 2017
2nd Half Spring Term

This half term our topic is Off We Go.

 

After we introduced a fabulous world map into Pre-school the children have been expressing an interest in travel and other countries. We have decided to extend this interest and this half term we will be thinking about the different ways we can travel.

Creating Repeating Patterns on our Hot Air Balloons

1st Half Spring Term

Welcome back after what we hope was a wonderful Christmas holiday.

 

We have lots of activities planned for the coming term .  It is a short term and we have lots of exciting activities and topics to pack in.

 

During the 1st half of the term we will be following the children's interests by focusing our Topic work on  Exploring Books. We have selected three books that give us some wonderful learning opportunities and we have planned lots of exciting  activities that will delight and inspire the children. The books we have chosen to focus on are:

 

  • We Are Going On A Bear Hunt
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Barry the Fish With Fingers

 

We will continue with our physical development programme (LEAP) and this term will be focusing on Push and Pull.

Digging Area

 

The children have been enjoying our recently developed 'digging area'. They have been using diggers, spades and trucks to move the earth around and loved getting their hands dirty.

LEAP

The children have continued to enjoy our Leap sessions. This term we have been concentrating on Push and Pull.

AUTUMN TERM 2016

 

Welcome back to all our families old and new.

 

This term we are excited about finding out about all our children in our 'All About Me' Topic.  We will also be thinking about the change of the Seasons and Harvest. Have a look at our current newsletter for more information about the Half Term ahead.

 

 

ROBOTS

 

The children showed a keen interest in robots when we read Harry and the Robots. So we decided to find out about how we could make our own robots. We worked as a team to make a class robot that is hanging on our wall. The children all had the opportunity to make their own robots from our junk modelling basket and some children independently chose to make a robot from the 'build it' construction set.

LEAP INTO LIFE

 

This term with have introduced a physical activity programme called 'Leap into Life'. Every morning the children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities designed to promote their movement skills.

 

This term we have focused on 2 of the core functional movements

1. GAIT - links to the Early Years Foundation Stage by supporting the children's ability to move with control and co-ordination.

2. LUNGE and LEAP - links to the Early Years Foundation Stage by supporting the children's ability to jump and move with confidence, imagination and safety.

FIREWORKS

 

The children have had lots of fun making firework pictures and creating their own rockets.

Newsletter
Ugly Bug Ball
At the end of last term we all had a wonderful time at the Ugly Bug Ball, the children all rated the event as a great success. Thanks again to Amy Charles for running the event and to Rachel Glassco for all your help on the day.

SUMMER TERM 2016

 

During this term we will be learning about THE NATURAL WORLD.

 

We have lots of exciting activities planned focused around what we hope will be a glorious summer. We will be planting beans and seeds, making a sunflower display for our room, decorating our seasonal trees and learning about things that grow and change.

Learning about Farm Animals

Decorating our Seasonal Tree

SPRING 2016

 

During the first half of Spring term we are focusing on Fairy Tales. We will be reading and taking part in activities around the stories, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

Our latest newsletter will give you information about some of the activities the children will be taking part in this term and also includes ideas for activities to do at home with your child.

1st Half of Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Three Little Pigs - January 2016

Making the Three Little Pig's Houses - January 2016

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - Making Porridge and Role-playing the story

AUTUMN TERM 2015 

 

We have a busy half term, we are focusing on Firework Night, changes in our natural environment, Room on the Broom and Stick Man stories and, of course, getting ready for Christmas.

 

Our latest newsletter will give you information about some of the activities the children will be taking part in this term and also includes ideas for activities to do at home with your child.

Activities

 

The children will be exploring our special winter sensory trays. If you would like to make these at home the recipes are as follows:

 

Snow Dough

2 Cups of Cornflour

1/3 - 1/2 Cups of Vegetable Oil

3-4 Tablespoons of glitter

 

Snow Sparkle

2 Cups of Table Salt

25g Glitter

 

 

Rockets and Fireworks November 2015

Collecting Sticks and Making Our Stick Men November 2015

Room on the Broom Novemer 2015

Carol Performance - December 2016

Songs

 

The children are practising some songs and rhymes to perform to their parents at the end of term.

 

A Jolly Snowman

A jolly little snowman

Had a carrot nose,

Along came a rabbit

And what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny,

Looking for his lunch

At the snowman's carrot nose......

Nibble, nibble, crunch!

 

 

 

Making Our Seasonal Tree and Snowman December 2015

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