WOW, what an amazing first week back we have had. During group time we shared our Christmas news with our pre-school friends. It was lovely to hear all about the children's Christmas adventures. The children with their key workers created pictures of their Christmas news and the key workers wrote all their news down. This are up on display in the classroom. We have also enjoyed listening to the story of The Tiger who came to tea, The Gingerbread man and Oi Frog. We have been busy planting onion and garlic sets in our vegetable patch in the wildlife garden. On Tuesday we had PE with Mr Treble. We practiced our ball skills in particular catching a large ball. We are all getting very good at putting our plimsols on by ourselves. We have enjoyed going up to the chickens and guinea pigs to look after them. We have been out on the balance bikes which was great fun. We have also been to soft play and playing games to music. We have also enjoyed playing number bingo.
The children have really enjoyed playing in the wood block area and created variety of structures and models.
This week we will be introducing the story of The elves and the shoemakers. We will be doing this story for the next two weeks. If you have a version of the story please do bring it in. It is great to read different versions and talk about the similarities and differences. We will be designing and making our own shoe, shoe shop role play area, welly throwing and measuring competition, exploring different materials for shoes, shoes for different occupations and lot's more over the next two weeks.
We will also be continuing with our gardening.
Can you take a picture of your favourite pair of shoes and bring a picture into school?
Letters and sounds:-
We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to learn the Read Write Inc Pictures. We will also start with some alliteration.
This week with Jennie Jigsaw we will be talking and setting ourselves challenges. What challenges have you done at home?
I am on the hunt for any shoe boxes and old shoes (Children and adults) for our role play area for the next 4 weeks. If you have any please do bring them in.
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.
From Wednesday 16th January swimming will start. Please see your letter for your child's dates to swim.
Look out for the newsletter for lots of information including parents evening dates.
Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.
Here to another exciting week.
Julia and Pre-school team