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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. no

We are Learning and Growing together. no

smileyFun at the local park.smiley

We are Super Shape Spotters!

We walked all around school spotting shapes. We found circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds and ovals. no

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.


Week 1

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.

smileyHave a lovely Easter break!smiley

At the end of this term, we said goodbye to our lovely student Rhianna! wink

We wish you lots of luck for the future and come back and see us soon.xx

What a fantastic day at Smithill's Open Farm!

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


smileyYou all looked amazingsmiley

We are learning and growing together!no

Happy BIG Birthday to Lisa!!

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.

A BIG thank you to everyone who donated to Chatterbox Challenge. We had a lovely afternoon at Robin Park, singing nursery rhymes.

High five to the all the parents who joined us for the

Did you know?.............In China they use Chopsticks to eat food!! We have been practicing using them to eat was very tricky. Did you know?.......In China, children are given a red envelope containing a lucky penny. We used our super scissor skills to make our own envelope. We even put a lucky penny inside.

We have been tasting lots of yummy Chinese food, such as, noodles, prawn crackers, rice, chicken curry and  sweet and sour. It was delicious!

We have been watching videos of how the Dragons dance during the celebrations for Chinese New Year. We used different materials to make our own Dragon then danced with it during Outdoor Play.

On a Thursday morning a small group of children have been accessing an outdoors intervention programme with the Active Living Team.

This will run for 8 weeks and will encourage the development of the children's Personal, social and emotional development and also their Communication and Language development. 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed every session so

Week 1 - Mud Kitchen and Den Making

Week 2 - Clay modelling and Story telling.

Week 3 - Making Bird feeders and Bird ID.

Week 4 - Bug House, minibeast hunt and mmmmmm hot chocolate!

We are becoming Confident Climbers! This week it was Finley, Ayesha, Areebah and Evie's turn. Well done!

smileyWe are learning and growing together!smiley

smileyWe met two real life Superheroes!!smiley

Sue the Lollipop Lady and PC Ged.

They told us all about how they help us everyday.

Sue, the Lollipop Lady told us all about how she helps us cross the road safely. We know we need to hold our grown ups hand and wait for Sue to stop the cars. We even dressed up as a lollipop person.

PC Ged talked about how he helps us! He told us about the different uniform he wears and what equipment he uses. He even let us try on the different hats. The Pre-school grown ups were very good volunteers!


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