We have been exploring and showing an interest in a variety of books
at the local Library.
Week 3 - Let's get Movin'
This week we have been tasting different fruits, such as, pineapple, strawberries, oranges and strawberries.
After tasting them individually and talking about the flavours, we added them to a smoothie maker with milk and turned the machine on to blend the ingredients. The smoothie was delicious.
In our Baking with Jules session, we have been introducing other cultures and celebrating each other.
This week we have been celebrating Bangladesh by baking Vegetable Pakora's for the children to taste.
We carefully used a knife and a vegetable chopper to cut up fresh vegetables, such as, cauliflower, spring onions, potatoes, onions and spinach.
We mixed all the ingredients together and then put them in the oven cook.
Once they had cooled down, we tasted them..................mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Joshua, Jacob, Kacie-lee and Lily have been taking part in an outdoors activity with the WLCT Team.
They collected small sticks and twigs from the woodland area and using a ball of clay to mould it into a nest shape. They then decorated the clay with the twigs they had collected.
Using wool, they made a chick to sit in their nest.
Week 2 - Let's get Movin'
This week we have been talking about vegetables and why they are good for us. We talked about the smell, taste and how they feel. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the tomatoes, butternut squash, broccoli, parsnip,
red onion, peas and carrots.
Brody-Lee, Holly, Joshua, Lily and Ayesha did super on the Climbing Frame! The children are becoming more confident every week.
We are Learning and Growing together.
Fun at the local park.
We are Super Shape Spotters!
We walked all around school spotting shapes. We found circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds and ovals.
When we found a shape, we used a pencil to mark a tally on our shape sheet.
On a Tuesday morning, for the next 5 weeks, the children will be taking part in a physical session called 'Let's get movin''
which is run by the Active Living Team.
This week the children were introduced to Adam and Ryan who will be leading the Let's get movin' session.
The children have been learning about exercise and what effects it has on their bodies, such as, feeling hot, heart beating fast etc.
We played games with the parachute and exercised and danced to different songs.
Pre-school will finish for the Easter holidays, after session on
Wednesday 23rd March and re-open on Monday 11th April.
Have a lovely Easter break!
At the end of this term, we said goodbye to our lovely student Rhianna!
We wish you lots of luck for the future and come back and see us soon.xx
The children went on a tractor ride and fed the donkey's with bread, held chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs, bottled fed lambs, went on a donkey ride, played on the park and hand fed goats and sheep.
Spring has sprung!
We have been focussing on the story of 'The very hungry caterpillar!'.
We have been learning about quantity when discussing the fruit the caterpillar eats, recalling events from the story and repeating phrases and observing the life cycle of a butterfly by watching our own caterpillars grow, bigger and bigger and fatter and fatter!
We have 5 hungry caterpillars which we have named -
Spiderman, Batman, Thomas, Elsa and Olivia!
They have now each turned into a cocoon and will be butterflies
within the next 2 weeks!
Meet Dotty Dog and Lenny the Lion, our class teddies!
If your child attends on a Monday or a Thursday, they may get the opportunity to take home Dotty or Lenny for the week.
Then your child can share with the class all the lovely things they have been up to when there not at Pre-school.
Who will Dotty and Lenny choose this week?.......................................
High five to everyone for joining in with
WORLD BOOK DAY!!
You all looked amazing
We are learning and growing together!
For the first two weeks of this term, the children are participating in two enhancement weeks to boost their Physical development.
In week 1 the children will be concentrating on the Health and self care aspect and on week 2 Moving and handling.
Week 1 - Health and Self Care
We have been using the puppets to practice brushing teeth!
Do you know....... you should brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes!
We have been talking about and discussing unhealthy and healthy food.
We made a shopping list of what healthy foods to buy from the shop.
We walked to the shop (because walking is good exercise) and bought the foods on our list.
We bought a variety of lovely, healthy vegetable's and when we got back to class, we copped them up to make a delicious vegetable soup. Mmmmmmmmmmm
Week 2 - Moving and Handling
On week 2 of Physical fortnight, we have been focussing on keeping our bodies fit and healthy through exercise and movements to build our muscles. This includes, participating in Zumba sessions in class, walking out and about in the environment, climbing wall session, chopping fruit (to build the muscles in our arms) and a trip to Wacky Warehouse for a physical play session with the Friday children.
Pre-school will finish for February half term,
after session on Friday 12th February
and re-open on Monday 22nd February.
We met two real life Superheroes!!
They told us all about how they help us everyday.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A SUPERHERO??
The children always show a big interest in Superhero play.
We have changed our group room into a Superhero room with capes, masks, figures and a den!
We have been encouraging the boys to give meaning to their marks as they draw through inviting them to draw a picture of their favourite Superhero.
Jacob - "I want to draw Hulk smash, he is green and he is big too. Batman has a cave."
Jessica - " My Mummy is Supergirl."
Austin - "I've not drawn Captain."
"He's getting a shield in a minute and his eyes, that's his eyes."
Liam - "I'm going to draw Batman, I need to draw another Batman."
Alongside our Superhero theme, we have been focusing on the story 'Superworm'
The children have been digging in the mud to find Superworm.
"Superworm, oh Superworm, come out Superworm." - Gabrielle.
"I found nothing! No Superworm in here." - Jessica.
"I making dinner for Superworm Batman." - Mason.
"I want to call Superworm Elsa." - Kayla-Marie.
"We digging, got 2 worms in the bucket." - Lily L
The children have shown a lot of interest in playing hairdressers. We decided to change our role play area to suit the children's interests. We made a shopping list and walked down to Robin Park to buy the resources on our list.
The children said we needed scissors - this led to a discussion about how only grown up hairdressers are allowed to cut hair - we decided to call the hairdressers 'The no chop hair shop!'
We walked to the local hairdressers to see what happens!
A big welcome to Charlotte, Evie, Edward, Jack and Neve who have started Pre-school this week.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Parents/Carers and Children in Pre-school Room 1.
Busy, busy , busy........ we have been using our cutting skills to make Christmas cards, sensory skills to make calendars and reindeer food, baking skills to make mince pies, creative skills to make snowmen
and fine motor skills to make baubles.
We practiced our pen grasp and used the felt tips to draw a picture of what we would like for Christmas. We stuck a magic stamp on the envelope and then walked to the post office to post our pictures to Father Christmas........
we hope he replies.
"I'm a Stickman!"
We have been reading and learning about the story 'Stickman.' We visited the ALP's to make our own Stickmen.
We collected sticks and then used pipe cleaners to twist around the sticks.
As parents/carers, the information you provide us about your child plays a crucial role in how our pre-school works.
We would love for you as parents/carers to have an input into the planning we provide each week.
In the cloakroom you will see a display - Parent/carer Planning.
Next to your child's photo is a speech bubble -
please can you provide us with some information each week as to what things your child has shown an interest in, this can be anything at all from trains to drawing to superheroes, or, anything your child has achieved such as getting dressed themselves or any new words they've used.
This will enable us to plan more effectively to meet the needs and interests of the individual children.
PLEASE, PLEASE CONTRIBUTE EVERY WEEK!
We have been learning about Remembrance day, what it is and why we have it.
We made our own poppies and went to Wigan on the local bus to lay them at the Cenotaph.
We have been developing our fine motor skills whilst investigating Halloween!
We used the wooden hammers to hammer golf tees in to the pumpkins. The boys especially loved this activity.
We used tissue to wrap each other up as spooky mummies!
Whilst investigating bonfire night, we used blow painting to explore the different colours of fireworks we had seen.
We talked about and listened to the different sounds the fireworks made.
"Pop, pop, pop!" Jacob Said.
"Go bang!" Alexander said.
"Bang, bang, bang." Said jack F
We discussed keeping safe on Bonfire night and talked about how to use sparklers safely.
"Fires very dangerous for dogs and they might get burned." Said Holly.
"When its finished you put it in some water." Kayla said.
"You can burn your hand off!!" said Archie.
What a fabulous time we had at our Autumn trip to Haigh Hall!
We played on the swings, explored the Autumn leaves, watched the diggers building the new park
and went on a 'Bear hunt' in the woods.
We splashed and sploshed in the puddles, squelched and squerched in the mud until we found........A BEAR!!!!!! But it was a friendly Liam bear, phew!!