Week commencing 16th April 2018
The children have been very enthusiastic to come back to preschool after the Easter Break. We have been very busy as usual exploring lots of exciting activities.
We have been making the most of the beautiful weather this week and encouraged the children to ‘free flow’ between the playroom and garden. This has worked really well. We have had lots of water play which the children always enjoy as well as the sand in the sand pit and mud in the mud kitchen. Of course, all these materials always end up being used together to bring out the imagination of the children through their play.
Superheroes have featured heavily this week with all the children wanting to dress up in capes and masks. We have been colour mixing, making playdough, making wooden enclosures for the wild animals and making pictures using a variety of materials.
We have decided to change the ‘Book of the Week’ to ‘Book of the Term’ so that the children have longer to understand the storyline and will focus in what they see in the illustrations. Understanding how stories are made up with a beginning, middle and end as well as using pictures to tell a story supports Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Our book this term is…..”The Squirrels who squabbled”
This week we have been promoting ‘healthy eating’ and handing parents guides with ideas on what to put in lunchboxes. Ofsted are actively promoting healthy eating in early years settings and we wish to support this initiative.
We have a number of children in our setting who have an allergy to nuts and egg. Please could we ask that you do not include either of these items in your child’s lunch box. This includes Nutella chocolate spread as well as hard boiled eggs or egg related snacks.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
We had an amazing time at Forest School and it was great to get out in the beautiful weather for the morning. All the children engaged in their own imaginative roleplay and games. We have decided to create our own café at forest school where the children will be able to serve themselves. As the weather is hopefully improving now we have decided to have milkshake instead of hot chocolate. As you can see there were three flavours to choose from. The children thought it was great to come to the café and Kate serve them with their choice of flavoured milkshake and biscuit.
We would like to extend the colour mixing activity and take it outside to make a large collage using coloured paint and a variety of materials to mix them with. We are also going to use tubes and pipes to roll the cars down to encourage children to take turns.
Monday 23rd April 2018 – Preschool Committee meeting 7.30pm in The Plough (all parents welcome)
Friday 27th April 2018 – Fun Quiz Night Fundraiser
Thursday 17th May 2018 – Children’s sponsored walk with picnic (details to follow)
Thursday 24th May 2018 – Parent’s meetings (discuss progress of your child) Times will be displayed nearer the date.
Friday 25th May 2018 – End of term 5