The Pre-School

 

Mrs McMahon
Lead Key Practitioner

Mrs Fesel
Key Practitioner

Mrs Hughes
Key Practitioner

Ms Hewett
Key Practitioner

Miss Roberts
Key Practitioner

Mrs Davies
Early Years Teacher

 

Miss Rowland
Foundation Stage Leader

Pre-School Information

We would like to welcome you to our Tewkesbury C of E Pre – School webpage.

This page will help to inform you about our Pre-School here at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School.

Our Pre – School is situated at the top of the main school site, in its own purpose built setting adjacent to our school community centre.

We have very close links with the school and enjoy using the school site for P.E and Welly Boot, joining with the classes for fun activities and taking part in whole school collective worship.

Pre-school is a very exciting and important stage in your child’s life and your child’s early years’ experience should be happy, active, engaging, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

All the staff here at Tewkesbury C of E Pre – School want the very best for your child and we understand that to enable them to reach their full potential, they must feel happy, valued, safe and secure and this remains our central aim.

At Tewkesbury C of E Primary School we offer Foundation Stage provision for children from the age of 2 years old up to the age of 5 when they are in Reception. We are a two form entry school and have a growing intake for our current Pre – School provision.

What sessions do we offer?

We have morning, afternoon and all day sessions:

Morning sessions – 8.30am until 11.30am

Afternoon sessions – 12 noon until 3.00pm

All day sessions – 8.30 am until 3.00pm (Lunch is at 11.30 am until 12 noon)

If you would like to inquire about sessions for your child please contact us on 01684 292309.

We are currently updating our intake lists for 2019 and have some spaces available. Please get in touch if you would like further details or if you would like to arrange a time to visit our setting.

Fees:

Morning session (3 hours) is £15

Afternoon session (3 hours) is £15

All day session is £30

If your child stays for a lunch session it is £2

We welcome children to our setting from the term after their 2nd birthday if there are spaces available for them. Some children may be eligible for 2 year old funding if certain criteria is met. All children are eligible for 15 hours a week free for 3 and 4, which is government funding, from the term after their 3rd birthday.

We also offer 30 hours at our setting. Some working parents may be eligible for additional funding to total 30 hours free childcare.

If you would like to find out additional information about this please click on one of the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Spring Term

This term our topic is ‘Amazing Animals!

Letters home: 

Spring Term 1 Topic Letter

Spring Topic Web Acorn Group

Spring Topic Web Oak Group

Autumn Term

This term our topic is ‘Marvellous Me!’

Letters home:

Autumn Term parent welcome letter

Marvellous Me Autumn Term Topic Web

Tapestry:

Here you will find key information to support the use of our Tapestry Online Journal at home.

Parents Guide – website

Parents Guide iOS

Parents Android

Autumn Term

This term our topic is ‘Marvellous Me!’

Autumn 2  Week 1:

It has been a busy first week back in Pre-School after our half term break.

The children have been settling back into the routines of Pre-School and have noticed that it is starting to get colder outside this term too.

The children found some ice when they were playing in the outdoor area and were interested in where it came from and how felt. They talked about ways to break the ice and used different tools to achieve this.

This week we have been down to the school for our PE sessions. We have been exploring how to move our bodies in different ways; crawling, stretching, jumping and running.

We also had great fun using the parachute and playing different games.

We had to use our muscles to move the parachute together and it was hard work but great fun!

Week 4:

This week we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen.

We decided to make our own bread rolls. We looked at the recipe, carefully measured the ingredients and then we had to knead the dough before making our rolls.

We baked them in the oven and they smelt wonderful! We all enjoyed tasting our bread rolls, they were delicious!

In PE this week we have been using the apparatus and equipment.

We had to move our bodies in different ways along the apparatus. We have been stretching our bodies and using our arms to help pull or push us along the benches.

We have also been trying hard to balance and walk carefully along the benches too!

Week 5:

This week we have been thinking about our senses. We have focused on our hearing and been listening out for lots of different sounds in our environment.

One of our activities was to listen for the ‘snap, crackle and pop’ of the Rice Krispies when we sprayed them with water. We used the bottle sprays to spray them with coloured water which tested our fine motor control too!

It was fun listening to the sounds the Rice Krispies made and we also watched what happened to the colours when they mixed together.

The children have shown an interest in their local environment and talking about what they can see. They have made their own road maps this week and talked about the different features that are familiar to them. They have talked about all the things they see on their walk or drive in to Pre-School.