Author Archives: Mel Healey

Nativity and Christmas Fundraising

We hope you enjoyed the nativity performances yesterday. All the children did so well and we were super proud! As always we value your views as parent/carers and would like to hear your thoughts and comments on how you think it went.
Thank you for all your continued support. We have raised an amazing £1600 over this Christmas period for the pre-school.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

Christmas Fundraising Breakdown:
Photo’s £846.00
Nativity Photo’s £83.00
Nativity Tickets £200.00
DVD’s £240.00

Raffle £211.00


This Years Nativity Performance

All children have a part to play in our nativity, all costumes and props will be provided by pre-school. We have already begun practising the performance.

Below is the schedule for the Nativity:

Friday 6th December – Dress Rehearsal
Monday 9th December – Recording for the DVD
Wednesday 11th December – Performance Day
Morning Performance: 11:00 am
Afternoon Performance: 2:00 pm

Tickets are £2 each (Max 2 tickets per child per performance), additional tickets may be available. Please put your name on the reserve list for extra tickets.

Mini Beast Hunt

As you can see the children had a wonderful week searching for and learning about mini beasts, they spent hours looking for them, discussing them and finding them in a text book. Inside we had activities that enabled children to find plastic bugs in cornflakes and match them to printed pictures. We have been looking at our 100 tadpoles and discussing how to care for them and of course our 5 stick insects.

The pictures of the Butterflies mark making are for our transition wall, to encourage the older children our butterflies to consider the fact that they are preparing for big school in September. Teachers will be visiting from 3 local schools over the next few weeks to meet the children who will be going to their school. Today Mrs Dry is visiting from Crossgates where 9 of our butterflies are going, she will meet the children, chat with them and look through their Learning Journeys with them.

It is important to talk to the children about going to big school in a positive way because this is a huge transition for the children at a very young age and they will display different responses to this change, at times they will appear excited and some children will appear anxious or worried because it is the unknown to them especially children who don’t have older siblings already in primary school. Our transition wall also has pictures the children have decorated of themselves in the school uniform colours of the school they will attend and picture taken of them outside their new schools. We will add pictures of the children looking through their Learning Journeys to the wall to help the children to accept this change in their lives.

Some children’s behaviour may change and they might ‘play up’ or ‘act out’ more than usual as we get nearer the end of term but if we keep talking about big school in a positive manner it will help them to view it as something good that is going to happen.

Summer Term part 1

We have had St Georges week where we talked about knights and dragons and mini beast week where the children looked for and found insects outside. This week has been numbers week where lots of our activities have been about promoting recognising numbers and sequencing them, counting forwards and backwards.
Next week is our colour week and the children will be making tie-dye t shirts with the aunties. The final week of this half term is around traditional tales e.g The gingerbread man and The three pigs etc

Autumn Half Term

Hi Everyone

This half term we have planned lots of exciting activities and are working hard on our understanding of the world, learning new words and thoughts. We have many themes and festivals along the way.

Autumn Walks, Halloween, Diwali, Remembrance to name a few.

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to during our time this month.

 

Cycle Words- Nov-Dec

Hi Everyone,

These are the new cycle words for our learning areas!  We will be encouraging children’s speech and play ideas by using these age appropriate words during play. We discuss children’s use of these words and help move them through the cycle to increase their vocabulary. Hopefully you will find them useful and be able to use them during play and situations at home.