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A blog to show all that we’ve been up to in Pre-School.

Christmas Market 2022

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What a fantastic day to kick start Christmas 2022!

Visitors aplenty came to visit our second Christmas market, held in the Village Hall on 29th November. Despite the grey sky and drizzle people were full of festive cheer and seemed happy to be out and about making a start on their Christmas shopping. There were lots of stalls to choose from; beautiful cakes, cookies and sweets, handmade crafts, artwork, jewellery and gifts, to name just a few.

A huge THANK YOU goes to organisers Abbie Knights and Danielle Lamb, who worked tirelessly to raise funds for our wonderful preschool and to our kind sponsors Abode Town & Country. Many thanks to everyone who helped on the day or contributed to our fantastic stall of raffle prizes. Our very own Natalie hosted a ‘Guess the Reindeer’s Name’ game whilst happily entertaining any small people who came to visit!

A huge sum of £560 was raised in total for Preschool, a fantastic achievement!

Maths and Literacy in play.

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Throughout our sessions we are able to extend the children’s learning in all areas through play. We have recently had opportunities to include counting, numerals, shapes, measuring and capacity in our discovery play, shop role-play and construction activities.

Our shop role-play initiated by the children and enhanced by the addition of tills, shopping baskets etc included mark-making as we wrote our own shopping lists, and simple calculating, adding up the cost of the shopping, handing the shopkeeper the correct number of pennies etc. We just have to make sure the children don’t realise quite how hard they are working on these important skills!!

Celebrating Spring

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Spring is always a wonderful time to notice and observe the changes taking place around us.

We have also thought about growth, attempting to grow cress and plants from seeds and bulbs, learning about and ‘caring for’ soft and toy animals, as well as handling and looking closely at real creatures we have found in the garden. The children also requested our hospital enhancement basket which developed into a full hospital role-play area with the children thinking about our own bodies, looking after ourselves and looking after each other.

Finally we were able to use our Easter week to think about new life and lifecycles before finishing off with our End of Term Party and Easter Egg Hunt (in the snow!!).