I hope you all enjoyed our sports morning earlier this month, and thank you very much to Laura, Katie and all the other parents who helped with the refreshments, and to everyone involved in raising an amazing amount of money for the pre-school. I also hope you all enjoyed our end of year picnic yesterday.
During the first three weeks of the autumn term we will be introducing the new children to a variety of activities, and extending these activities for the older children, and for the following four weeks we will be thinking about autumn. This will be split up as follows:
- Week commencing 4th Sep - Painting and dough
- Week commencing 9th Sep - Collage, graphics, sand and printing
- Week commencing 16th Sep - Role play
- Week commencing 23rd Sep - Autumn weather – wind and rain
- Week commencing 30th Sep - Autumn animals
- Week commencing 7th Oct - Autumn gardening
- Week commencing 14th Oct - Harvest festival and autumn vegetables
The first lunch club of the term will be held on Thursday 5th September for those children who have registered.
Please encourage your child to bring into pre-school anything they feel is connected in any way to our theme each week, and please make sure everything is very clearly named, as the children are split into two groups at discussion time and what they bring in is sorted by staff at the beginning of the session.
On Tuesday 15th October we will be celebrating Harvest Festival, and all parents/carers are invited to join us in the hall just after 9.30am to hear the songs the children have learnt. A reminder will be sent out nearer the time.
We hope you all have a lovely summer break, and look forward to welcoming you back to pre-school on Wednesday 4th September for the start of the autumn term.
Autumn Term Curriculum- Introduction to activities and Autumn
Wednesday 4th September - Thursday 17th October 2019
There will be a focus on moving round the setting safely and using large equipment with control and co-ordination. We will be using resources such pegs and threading to help develop fine motor control. At snack time we will be looking at the children’s hand to eye co-ordination when pouring drinks.
We will be encouraging the children to wash their hands independently and supporting them when they use the toilets in the setting.
We will be supporting the children as they learn to recognise their name cards throughout the morning. There will be opportunities to mark make during role play, on a large scale and in different mediums.
We will be focusing on the stories from the ‘Percy the Park keeper to link in with our theme of autumn animals in week 5.
We will be supporting the children as they learn to play imaginatively in various role play areas.
A wide range of resources such as chalk, collage, paint and dough will be available to encourage creativity. There will be a focus on the colours found in autumn leaves
We will be encouraging the children to develop good listening skills and to take turns when talking to others. We will be introducing the children to new vocabulary through a wide range of songs and supporting their understanding of the routine of the morning through a timeline of ‘widget’ pictures.
We will be talking to the children about the Seasons and the changes that occur in the autumn
There will be activities related to the weather and a focus on weather related songs.
We will be celebrating the festival of Harvest and making baked apples for the children to bring home. The children will be visiting the church to learn how harvest is celebrated by the Christian community
We will be learning to count using songs, stories and puzzles and practising number recognition using paint and collage resources.
With older children we will be focusing on comparing objects by height, width, length and weight by using tape measures and scales
- Encourage your children to put on and remove their coats themselves
- Talk to your children about the week’s theme and help them choose something to bring in for discussion. Please make sure it is named!
- Talk to your children about how the trees change in the autumn
- Practise counting leaves, conkers and seeds
Tuesday 15th October at 9.30am