This week we have welcomed Miss Blackwell into Pre-School to work alongside Mrs Whalley and Miss Worsfold until July.
Today we had lots of fun outside doing balancing activities, including going on our new climbing frame.
Chinese New Year
We have all enjoyed visiting the Chinese Restaurant in Pre-School and using the chop-sticks to eat our food. Everyone enjoyed their Chinese Buffet and were fascinated by the length of the noodles! There were some fantastic dragon dancers too.
Today the children have been celebrating the year of the pig and learning about other Chinese traditions.
Our New Friends
Frosty the snowman has brought his little friend Billy to Pre-School today, the children kindly let him borrow a scarf and a bobble hat.
We showed Frosty how to write in the snow and make snowballs
It's Snowing in Pre-School!
All the children were excited to see the snow at lunchtime play. We managed to make foot-prints, small snowballs and caught snowflakes on our tongues. We're hoping it continues to snow so we can make a snowman.
Mini Tyre Tots
This morning Laura came to Pre-School to teach us some new balancing tricks. We all loved riding on the balance bikes. Next week we're going to ride them on the playground in the 'big school' and steer around obstacles.
Highlights from our party
All the children had a fantastic time at our party, they all enjoyed meeting Father Christmas.
More Christmas Fun
Our elf has been very naughty too, this week!
Getting Ready for Christmas
All the children have been very excited this week, especially when we decorated our tree and an elf visited!
Our Toy Shop has been very busy this week as the children all wanted to use the 'real' money to buy their favourite toys.
Everyone enthusiastically looked through the toy catalogues before writing a shopping list to take to the Toy Shop.
The cashiers were very busy looking after the money and talking on the telephone too, to order more toys for our shop.
This week has been very exciting and noisy!! All of our toys used batteries or electricity.
Below are some of our highlights.
Halloween in Pre-School
All the children arrived today looking fantastic, we enjoyed lots of spooky and gooey activities! The children scooped and then carved a pumpkin, talking about how the pumpkin felt.
Lots of spooky characters enjoyed doing jigsaws this morning and we searched for spiders in jelly and counted them
Thankyou Jack for bringing us some little cakes to enjoy at snacktime.
Our Autumn Walk
Today we put on our wellies and went out for an Autumn Walk, we wanted to be just like Percy the Park Keeper looking for lots of signs of Autumn.
We found lots of different things; red, yellow and brown leaves, acorns, twigs, berries and a conker!
We had lots of fun and came back very muddy!!
This week we have been using our senses to explore around Pre-School.
We used our fingers to play in shaving foam.
We used our 'large' ears to listen for sounds.
We used our eyes to look for shapes.
Another busy week in Pre-School, we're really settled and beginning to make new friendships. All the children are eager to learn, explore and create.
This week in Pre-School has been a very busy week, as we began our full days. We have started to learn our letters and shapes too!
On Monday we went on our 1st adventure, to the 'big' school, to do P.E., it was lots of fun.
All the children loved eating the enormous birthday chocolate cake. It was yummy!
Our 1st Week
All the children have had a fantastic start in Pre-School, making lots of new friends and enjoying all the different activities.
World Cup Fever
Below are some of highlights of our 'World Cup' Day in Pre-School. We designed our own England football shirt, made a football and watched England score goals on the computer!
Some of the boys enjoyed singing a famous football song too!!
We went out onto the field to play penalties, we have a few budding future England players.
All the children and teddies had a lovely day yesterday, sharing their books with each other and describing why it was their favourite book.
We all made our own story book based on the story Peace at Last, everyone laughed at Daddy Bear being so grumpy!!
Today we watched a very funny play about Little Red Riding Hood, we even helped the actors create a scary wood. We all cheered when Little Red Riding Hood made the wolf good.
Good Luck Alicia
Thank you Alicia for all our lovely treats at snack time, they were delicious. We're sure you will have a lovely time in your new country, we'll miss you!
We have had a very exciting morning, we joined in with the Big School doing 'Dance from the Heart' and were very excited when Mickey and Minnie Mouse arrived. They loved our dancing and gave us an enormous wave!
All the children were fantastic at Sports Day, everyone deserved their medals and certificates.
Well Done Pre-School!
Today we went on an adventure looking for mini-beasts, the children looked in trees, under logs and in the sky. It was very exciting looking but unfortunately the mini-beasts ran away as soon as we found them!
Our Royal wedding Party
We have had a lovely time celebrating this morning, we were all Prince and Princesses for the day.
Preparing for our Royal Wedding Party........
The children have had a busy few days getting ready for our celebration on Thursday.
We have made crowns, written a wedding breakfast menu and coloured our Union Jack bunting.
After lots of discussion we decided jam sandwiches would be what a King or Queen would like to eat at a Royal Party!
Old MacDonald Had a Farm.....
The children have been very busy disguising themselves as an animal on a farm. We were very noisy animals when we pretended to visit Farmer MacDonald's farm and sing him our special song.
Today we learnt the letter l, Sam brought us all a lolly to enjoy at snack time. Luckily the sun came out too!
The children have been very busy looking after all the sick pets visiting Pre-School, they have especially enjoyed putting plasters on all the injuries!
Today we had a visit from a lot of very noisy jungle animals.
Wibble Wobble Jelly
We enjoyed eating our jelly with ice-cream in the beautiful sunshine. It was delicious!!
All the Pre-school children have been fantastic walking/ running so far this week. Everybody has managed a mile every day!
We hope to reach our target of 100 miles tomorrow.
Well done to all the Pre-School children, we all walked a mile this morning!!
Creative Arts Week
It has been a noisy but fun week in Pre-School. All the children loved playing the different instruments and performing songs to their friends.
In Dance we pretended to be creatures from under the sea, our favourite part was when we all became a great big jelly fish.
All the children made their own shaker and we were the Pre-school Orchestra, singing and playing Baa Baa Black Sheep.
World Book Day
It was very exciting to come to Pre-School this morning in our pyjamas and bring our teddies. We've been very busy reading stories to our teddies and writing our own special book.
The teddies can't wait to eat a special bedtime snack!
Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad!
We listened to the story 'Oliver's Fruit Salad' and discussed all the different fruit we see at the shops. Together we decided a variety of fruits we would like to try. We carefully chopped up the fruit and made our own bowl of fruit salad, all the children said it was yummy!
Our Kindness Buddies came to play
Today our friends from year 4 came to visit and play with us in Pre-School. We talked about toys we got for Christmas, our friends and food we like to eat.
We had lots of fun and they showed us how to share and be kind to each other, we hope you come back and visit us again soon.
We are a Pre-School!
Today was very exciting Mrs Brownley came and officially opened our Pre-School
We celebrated our new name with a drink of fizz and a piece of celebration cake.
Our Christmas Party
The children all had a fantastic time at our party, playing musical bumps, Christmas corners and pass the parcel.
All our party food was eaten in a flash!!
The highlight of the morning was when our families arrived to listen to our singing. We sang beautifully and Santa flew, especially, from the North Pole to see us singing (he even gave us an early Christmas present!).
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Christmas in Nursery
December is always an exciting month in Nursery as we prepare to celebrate Christmas.
We will be very busy; cooking, making Christmas decorations, learning why we celebrate Christmas, helping Santa in his workshop and practising our singing ready for our concert.
The children have all written their letters to Santa and we've posted them to the North Pole, he's going to be very busy getting our presents ready!!
We hope you will be able to join us for our little concert on Wednesday 20th December at 10.30am
New Technologies Week
It was a very noisy week in Nursery!! All our toys used batteries or electricity to make them work. Our favourites included; a talking phone, laptops, a remote control bug and the Happy Land train which never stopped going round and round the track.
The teddies who visited Nursery proudly looked at themselves on the computer and were amazed when their picture came out of the printer. We hope they will come and visit again later in the year.
The highlight of our week was going to the hall in 'Big School' to play with the Xbox, Scaletrix, dance mats and the walking/ talking robots. Thank you to all year 6 children who made our visit so much fun.
Fireworks in Nursery!!
The Nursery children were very excited about all the fireworks they had seen on Bonfire Night. We were very creative expressing our observations about the colours, shapes and sounds of fireworks.
Freddie loved painting exploding fireworks in the night sky.
Ethan carefully used 2D shapes to make a rocket go to space.
There were lots of glittery rockets flying around Nursery, Isabel's rocket went "swoosh"
We had our own Nursery orchestra making lots of different firework noises, BANG, WHOOSH, WEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Our First Half-term in Nursery
All the children have had a fantastic start in Nursery, making new friends, beginning to learn their letters and playing
with lots of new toys. The children all enjoyed meeting (Teddy) Sam who will be helping us learn in Nursery this year. It has been a busy few weeks which all began when we visited the children at home, they continue to talk about our visit!
Here are just some of our high-lights:
Isabel - " I liked sticking the bits on to make my crazy person."
Jamie - " When Sam brought his socks in a muddle to Nursery I liked sorting the socks into pairs, telling Sam all about the pattern and then hanging them on the washing line with pegs."
Freddie - "I love playing with ALL my friends at Nursery."
Sebatian - " I love doing the hoovering in the Home-corner."
Jimmy - " I like going to the Big School to do P.E."
Alfie M - " I liked going on our autumn walk with my Stickman and finding coloured leaves, conkers and acorns."
Holly - "My favourite day was when Sam had his Birthday, we had a cake with candles and it tasted yummy!"
Our Autumn Walk
This morning we all put on our wellies and went out on our adventure! We were just like Percy the Park Keeper after the storm. Luckily the sun was shining and the wind had disappeared as we enthusiastically set off to the forest (the school's outside classroom).
Alicia commented " this is like going into a jungle."
All the children found lots of different coloured leaves, acorns, pine cones and twigs. Sometimes when we walked on the leaves we heard a crunch!!
Gethin showed us all the coloured leaves on the trees as we walked through the forest.
Jimmy found an enormous twig " look Mrs Whalley it's nearly as big as you! Can we take it back to Nursery to stick leaves onto it?"
Nursery is now the proud owner of our very own 'Enormous Stickman!'
Welcome to Nursery
It has been a busy first few weeks in Nursery,we have met lots of new friends, played both inside and outside Nursery and enjoyed eating our snack. All our faces are proudly displayed in the entrance hall in Nursery.
Heidi "Look, its me, up there, in Nursery!"
It was lots of fun going down to the 'big school' for PE, there was lots of room to travel in lots of different ways and we all remembered to stand still when we heard STOP!!
Alfie M "wow, there's loads of room to run fast in here."
This week we have begun to learn our letters, its very exciting to see what Sam has brought to show us in his bag, this week he had some sweets, a spider and snakes.
Alicia "Sam got a sssssssssss snake."
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