Sunday, 21 July 2019

Wow, What an amazing year we have had....

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Hello everyone,

I can't believe it is our last few days of term. We have had such an amazing year with lots of fun and learning taking place. It has been lovely to see how the children have developed and to be part of their learning. We really want to wish that you all have a lovely break and get to make some great memories as a family over the coming weeks. We wish all the children all the very best in their next chapter of their learning journey. 

On Tuesday we have got our party day at Pre-school from 9.00am-3.30pm. Parents are welcome to come and join us for our leavers assembly in the Pre-school hall at 10.00am-10.45am. We then will be having a fish finger and chip lunch. In the afternoon we have got Andy the magic Man coming to do a magic show. We will be finishing the afternoon off with a visit from the ice cream van. 

Our next stay and play is on 31st August from 10.00am-11.30. All very welcome to come. 

Here 's to a great couple of days.

Julia and Pre-school team 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Our favourite toys

Hello everyone,

Last week we had great fun choosing our favourite toys to play with. At group time we talked about all the toys and resources we have enjoyed over the year and which ones we would like out. We have also enjoyed sharing our favourite stories this week as well. On Tuesday we had our Sports Day which was great fun. We all did really well and taking part and working as a team. We have really enjoyed harvesting different vegetables and fruits from the garden. We have had them for snack and cooked with them. We have made potatoes salad, cheesy courgettes, potatoes wedges, peas, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes. 

This week we will be going to be having our favourite toys and resources out. We will be asking the children what things have been their favourites and these will be put out for them. We will continue to harvest from the gardens and may even have some melon this week. On Thursday we have got our water day. 

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u, b, e, f, l, h, r, j, v. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n ,p,g,o,c,k,u,b,e this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p,g,o,c,k,u,b,e,f this week. 

Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there. 

If you could apply sun cream to your child if it looks like it’s going to be warm before they arrive at Pre-School in the mornings this would be a great help to us.

On Thursday we have got our water day. Please could all children come to school with sun cream applied. The children will need a swim costume, T-shirt, towel and water shoes. If you have a paddling pool and any water toys  we could borrow please let Julia know. Children may bring in water pistols and squirters. 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday. This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 18th July  from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Wednesday 17th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there. 

There will be no swimming on Friday as the pool is out of action. 

On Tuesday we have got our party day. All Year 2 children welcome for the whole day. We invite parents to come and join us from10.00-10.45am for a little celebration of your child's time at pre-school. The children have got a fish fingers and chip lunch followed by a show from Andy the magic man and at the end of the day a visit from the ice cream van. It's going to be a fabulous day with lots of fun. 

We break up for the summer holidays on Tuesday 23rd July and return on Wednesday 4th September. We wish you all a very happy summer holiday. 

Over the past couple of weeks POWSA have put on some fantastic events and have raised an amazing amount for the school. Thank you to everyone for supporting these events.

Here's to another great week.

Julia and Pre-school Team.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Our Favourite toys



Hello everyone,

Last week we enjoyed painting our salt dough sea creatures and binging them home. Some great pieces of art. On Monday morning we went to watch the Extreme Bike Show which we all enjoyed. The biker did some amazing tricks on his mountain bike and at one point jumped off the top of his van on his bike!! We have talked about our favourite flavoured ice cream and read some stories about ice creams. On Wednesday morning we made strawberry ice cream. On Thursday morning we made mango sorbet. The children cut up the fruit and watched the ice cream being made in the machine. After lunch on both days we enjoyed tasting the ice cream we made. It was enjoyed by many!!!
We have all enjoyed playing in the ice cream role play shop in the maths corner. This week we picked our first cucumbers and tomatoes to enjoy eating a snack. Lots of children tried trying them. On Thursday and Friday afternoon we enjoyed playing party games and showing our dance moves. We have enjoyed exploring and learning in the outdoor space this week. On Friday afternoon we had Dance Day, the children were great in the pre-school dance. We hope you all enjoyed. 

For the next two week we are going to be having our favourite toys and resources out. We will be asking the children what things have been their favourites and these will be put out for them. On Tuesday morning from 9.15-9.45am we have got our sports day on the main school field. Parents very welcome to come and watch. We are going to be doing some cooking with the produce from the nature garden this week. It going to a fun and exciting filled week. 

Home learning

At home talk about you favourite toys and resources at pre-school, so your ready to tell Julia next week.

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u, b, e, f, l, h, r. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n ,p,g,o,c,k this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p,g,o,c,k,u this week. 


Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.

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. 

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Friday.  This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 10th July from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Tuesday 9th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there

On Tuesday 9th July we have got our Year 2 preschool sports day from 9.15-9.45. If you are not in on a Tuesday, children are very welcome to come along with an adult and join in. Parents are very welcome to come and watch. 

I am afraid there is no swimming this week as the pool pump is broken and we are awaiting parts.

Over the past couple of weeks POWSA have put on some fantastic events and have raised an amazing amount for the school. Thank you to everyone for supporting these events.

Here's to a great week.


Julia and Pre-school team

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Ice cream

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Hello everyone,

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.

Last week we have enjoyed sharing stories about saline under the sea. We have been busy creating our own salt dough sealife animals. We have enjoyed making our own postcards and having a go at writing a message on the back. On Wednesday afternoon we enjoyed painting a pattern on a pasta shell to support the story of Sharing a shell. We did some great patterns and very carefully painting.
We have really enjoyed playing outside with all our new resources. A big thank you for all your fundraising with the bike and scooter race. We went to the teepee and had an afternoon of playing a variety of musical instruments.
We have also been busy picking peas from the garden to eat, which will have all enjoyed eating.

This week we are going to be painting our salt dough creatures and bringing them home. On Monday morning we are going to watch the extreme bike show. Looks great!! This week we are going to be talking about our favourite ice cream and how ice cream is made. We are going to be making our own ice cream to try. We will also be having an ice cream role play shop in the maths corner.
We will continue to pick produce from the garden. We will doing lots of fun ice cream crafts and activities as well.

Home learning

Whats your favourite ice cream flavour? 

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u, b, e. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n ,p,g,o this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p,g,o,c this week. 


Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.

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. 

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday.  This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 5th July from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Thursday 4th July we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there

The children who are attending the Prince of Wales School in September will have their final transition afternoon on Tuesday 2nd July. If you have any questions about these afternoons please come and see Julia. 

On Tuesday 2nd July we are having our joint Year 2 pre-school and reception class BBQ. This will start straight after school in Reception playground. Please see previous letter for details. If you have not already returned your slip and £1.50 per child donation please could this be returned on Monday to enable us to cater for the BBQ.

On Friday 5th July is Dance Day. Each class will doing a dance on the school field. This event starts at 2.30pm. If you are not in on a Friday afternoon you are very welcome to join us. 

On Saturday 6th July is the school summer fair. It will be a great family fun day out. Summer fair starts at 11.00am.

On Tuesday 9th July we have got our Year 2 preschool sports day from 9.15-9.45. If you are not in on a Tuesday, children are very welcome to come along with an adult and join in. Parents are very welcome to come and watch. 

Our swimming day this term will be Friday.  Each child who attends on a Friday morning session will get to swim every other week. Please check letter for your child's date for swimming.

Here's to a great week.


Julia and Pre-school team

Sunday, 23 June 2019



Last week we had a great week listening to lots of seaside stories which the children have bought in. On Tuesday morning we had the beach lifeguards come and visit us and talked about beach safety. The children learnt about the different flags, what to do if you get lost on the beach and what the lifeguards do. We have also made salt dough this week and have been creating mermaids using gems and beads. We have also been painting seaside pictures. We have also been creating our own seaside collage with a variety of resources.  On Wednesday afternoon we went over to the teepee and listened to a variety of seaside music and drawing pictures to the music.  On Thursday afternoon we went out on the balance bikes and also did some weeding in the garden. We picked some peas and had them for snack. On Friday we talked we read the story of Peppa's holiday and then talked about postcards. We then had a go at writing our own postcard and drawing a picture. During the week we have enjoyed playing ring games and party games like musical statues. 

This week we are going to be continuing our theme of the seaside and in particular looking at what lives under the sea. If you have any stories please do bring them in. We are going to continue making our own postcards and listening to the story of Joe's holiday. We are also going to be reading the story of Sharing a shell and following this painting our own shells. We are going to be creating our own salt dough creatures to then paint and bring home. We will continue with our gardening and looking after pre-school pets. 


Home learning

Can you bring in you favourite seaside story or make a underwater creature? 

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u, b, e. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n ,p,g,o this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p,g,o,c this week. 


Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.

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. 

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Wednesday.  This week Stay and Play will be on Thursday 27th June from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Wednesday 26th June we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.


On Wednesday 26th June is a POWSA meeting at 7.30pm in the main school staff room. Be great to see you there.


On Saturday 6th July is the school summer fair. It will be a great family fun day out. 
  

The children who are attending the Prince of Wales School in September will continue their Tuesday transition afternoons. If you have any questions about these afternoons please come and see Julia. If your child does not normally attend on a Tuesday, please bring them to pre-school for 1.00pm for their transition days.


Our swimming day this term will be Friday.  Each child who attends on a Friday morning session will get to swim every other week. Please check letter for your child's date for swimming.

Here's to a great week.


Julia and Pre-school team

Sunday, 16 June 2019

The seaside

















Hello everyone,

Last week we had great fun making flapjacks as a yummy treats for our Dad's and making cards by choosing their favourite picture and water colouring. We were all amazing at painting with such great care and control. We hope all our Dad's had a wonderful Father's Day. We also shared lots of stories about Dad's and talked about what was special about our dads. On Thursday morning we went to the beach and had a great time exploring the beach by collecting objects, playing in the water and making sandcastles. There are some great pictures the children have drawn from our beach trip. There will also be some photos up this week from the trip. 

This week we are going to be continuing our theme of the seaside with lots of activities including sandcastle making, salt dough underwater creatures, seaside stories and poems and also a visit from the beach lifeguards to talk about sea safety. 

Home learning

Can you bring in you favourite seaside story, object and a picture you have created?

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u, b. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n  this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p this week. 


Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.

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. 

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Friday.  This week Stay and Play will be on Wednesday 19th June from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Thursday 20th June we have our story time at 3.10pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

The children who are attending the Prince of Wales School in September will begin their Tuesday transition afternoons. If you have any questions about these afternoons please come and see Julia. If your child does not normally attend on a Tuesday, please bring them to pre-school for 1.00pm for their transition days.

On Friday 21st June at 5.30pm in the main school hall there is a POWSA film night showing The Greatest Showman Sing along. Tickets can be bought in the school office or on the door.  

Our swimming day this term will be Friday.  Each child who attends on a Friday morning session will get to swim every other week. Please check letter for your child's date for swimming.

Here's to a great week.


Julia and Pre-school team




Sunday, 9 June 2019

Father's Day and the seaside















Hello everyone,

Last week we had great fun learning about pirates. On Monday we talked in small groups about what we knew about pirates, what we would like to find out and what activities we wanted to do. Over the week we have enjoyed sharing some pirate stories which the children have bought in from home.
We have made treasure maps using tea to change the colour of the paper. We then let them dry and then looked at treasure maps in pirate stories and on the computer. We then drew our maps. These are up on the wall.
On Tuesday we had PE with Mr Treble and we did some of our favourite games and played some team games. Our PE skills are fantastic. 
On Friday we made our own telescopes with different coloured transparent cellophane. We enjoyed seeing what colour things were and what happen when you mixed two or more different coloured cellophane. On Wednesday morning we went up to feed the chickens and guinea pigs. We also picked our first crop of lettuces.  On Wednesday afternoon we played the game of walk the plank. We had great balancing skills. 
On Thursday afternoon the children went on a pirate adventure around the school grounds. The children really enjoyed acting out the story. Some children choose to do some gardening, We planted some more lettuce and did some watering and weeding. 

This week we are going to start our week with sharing stories about Dads and talking about what special about our Dad's We will be making a few surprises to bring home at the end of the week. On Thursday we have got our beat trip with Reception in the morning and we then be continuing the theme of the seaside with lots of fun activities.

Home learning

Can you bring in you favourite seaside story, object and a picture you have created?

Letters and sounds:- 

We will continue with our rhyming door by adding new rhyming words and playing rhyming games. We will continue to revisit the Read Write Inc Pictures and lots of FRED talk activities  We will also continue with some alliteration by playing I spy. Julia's group have been learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p, g, o, c ,k ,u. Karen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I,n  this week. Helen's group will be learning the sound m, a, s, d, t, I  n, p this week. 


Notices

Please remember to check your Child’s post pocket when you hang up coats in the mornings, all important post will be there.

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. 

As the weather is starting to get warm, please could all children bring sun hats to school. We do have a box of spares if needed. If you have applied suncream to your child before school please could you let a member of staff know. If you have ticked to supply your own suncream, please could you make sure children have this when they come to Pre-school ready for us to apply 

It was lovely to see some of you at Stay and Play on Thursday.  This week Stay and Play will be on Friday 14th June from 8.30-9.00am. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

On Tuesday 11th June we have our story time at 5.00pm. Please come and join us. Everyone is very welcome including younger and older siblings. Hope to see lots of you there.

The children who are attending the Prince of Wales School in September will begin their Tuesday transition afternoons. If you have any questions about these afternoons please come and see Julia. If your child does not normally attend on a Tuesday, please bring them to pre-school for 1.00pm for their transition days. 

Thank you for all your support over the weekend in creating fantastic outdoor learning environment. The children are going to really enjoy it.

On Thursday 13th June 2019 we have got the Happy Circus coming to school for an evening circus performance. Tickets can be purchased now  at a great price of £10.50 each. Tickets can be purchased from the Main school office. 

On Thursday we have got our trip to beach with Reception. Please keep a look out for blogs about the trip. The children will need to come to pre-school with suncream on and dress appropriately for the weather. Children to wear wellies to pre-school.  Any questions please come and see Julia.

Our swimming day this term will be Friday.  Each child who attends on a Friday morning session will get to swim every other week. Please check letter for your child's date for swimming.

Here's to a great week.


Julia and Pre-school team