We have been busy in Pre – School!

We have been very busy in Pre – School over the last few weeks!

The children have continued to learn about their senses. They have been making textured collages using a range of media and materials. They have described the different textures and how the materials felt. They have been using words such as soft, bumpy, rough, hard, furry amongst many others!

The children have been making bread after reading the story about The Little Red Hen. The children had to follow the recipe carefully and make sure they measured the ingredients accurately. They talked about the changes they could see happening to the ingredients and how they made the bread. The children used their senses to smell the delicious bread as it baked in the oven!

The children have also been enjoying their time out on welly boot making faces with leaves, sticks and bark they have found in the natural environment!

World Nursery Rhyme Celebration!

We have been celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Awareness this term. The children have been learning different nursery rhymes in session. They have enjoyed listening to the rhymes and joining in with actions to help them remember the rhymes too. The World Nursery Rhyme website explains ‘Nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools and can help to develop: vocabulary, language and …

Our first week back in Pre – School!

The children arrived back in Pre – School excited and eager to talk about their experiences of Bonfire night and the fireworks they saw. Following this interest we explored fireworks in lots of different ways! We looked at a variety of firework photographs and talked about the colours, patterns and sounds we could see. We explored lots of …

Our School Value Tree!

In our school hall there is a ‘Value Tree’ that displays all of the school values. The trunk of the tree is made up of jigsaw pieces that show the name of every child and adult who is part of our school. Today Reception placed their jigsaw pieces onto the tree so that their names are also on …

Owls!

Reception have been learning all about owls! They listened to the story of Owl Babies which sparked their interest into learning all about owls. The children have learnt some wonderful facts about owls and have been enjoying telling everyone they see about what they have learnt. They have also thought about ways to represent their thoughts …

Autumn all around us!

Over the last couple of weeks the children have noticed the changes in the environment around them. They have been talking about the leaves falling off the trees, the different colours and textures they could feel.  They wanted to explore leaf printing and used the paints to do this. They painted the leaves and then printed them on …

Autumn is here!

Reception have been learning all about the changes that happen in Autumn. We have noticed lots of changes in the environment and over the weekend the children went out on nature walks with their families and collected autumn leaves, conkers and pine cones. In class we have read a special story called ‘Leaf Man’. We spotted all the different pictures …

This week in Pre-School…

In our Pre – School garden the apples have started to fall off the trees. We have been busy collecting them and we have enjoyed using them in our creative area. We used them in the paint to make different prints. We have used our senses to explore the sensory tubs and thought of ways to sort …

Pre – School go on a listening walk!

This week Elmer sent us some listening ears! We decorated them and then cut them out before sticking them onto a head band. We then wore these listening ears out on our listening walk! We went on a walk down to the school and had to listen very carefully to the sounds we could hear in the …