I would like to thank you all for your very generous response to our fund raising trike ride which was held earlier this term, and I would also like to thank Diana for organising the event. We were amazed at the amount of money raised, and have already spent some of it so the children are already enjoying some new equipment.
During the second half of the summer term our theme at pre-school will be ‘Our Surroundings’. This will be split into the following topics each week:
- Week commencing 3rd June - In the garden
- Week commencing 10th June - Our families
- Week commencing 17th June - Our outdoors
- Week commencing 24th June - People around us
- Week commencing 1st July - Leisure activities
- Week commencing 8th July - Our neighbourhood
- Week commencing 15th July - Moving on to school
Please encourage your child to bring in anything linked to our theme that they wish to show us, and please make sure that it is clearly named.
On Thursday 20th June we will be holding another parents’ morning for those whose children will not be leaving pre-school at the end of this term. Parents of children who are leaving pre-school at the end of this term will be invited to look at, and comment on, their child’s transfer document which will then be sent on to their new setting. Further details about this will be sent out nearer the time, but we aim to have these ready during the week commencing 1st July.
Our Sports morning will be held on Wednesday 3rd July, and all parents, grandparents and carers are invited to come and watch, and maybe even join in! Weather permitting, this will be held in the garden, but if we are unlucky the event will still go ahead in the hall. Full details will be sent out nearer the time.
On the last day of term, Monday 22nd July, we will be having an end-of-year picnic in the garden (again weather permitting) after the session, to which parents/carers are all invited. Again, if bad weather prevents us from using the garden we will hold our picnic in the hall, and more information will be sent out nearer the time.
If you have any questions concerning any of the events for this half term please speak to any member of staff at the end of a session.
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we will be using the large equipment in the garden daily. As we practise for Sport's Day we will be looking at spatial awareness when running and trying different activities such as hurdling and javelin throwing! We will be talking about sun safety and what happens to our bodies when we get hot. We continue to encourage activities that help promote a pincer grip to help develop pencil control when mark making.
Awareness of the phonic sounds of letters continues to be encouraged through puzzles, songs, games and we will be using different mediums such as sand or foam to practise mark making, We continue to offer a wide range of books based on a theme e.g. as we approach Father's Day there will be a focus on families.
There will be opportunities for new role play scenarios that will include a birthday party, a school room, a cinema and a campsite. If the good weather holds there will be picnics and stories in the garden. There will be an opportunity to paint sunflowers as well as varied creative resources for the children to use.
Opportunities for conversations with others are an important part of the children's morning and we continue to promote this. We continue to introduce new words to familiar tunes to reflect the theme which helps extend their vocabulary and makes the singing circle fun!
The children will be helping to care for the fruit and vegetables we are growing in our planters. We will be looking at mini beasts in the garden and exploring our surroundings when we go on a scavenger hunt. The butterflies will be hatching into butterflies which the children can release into the garden. Using Bee Bots we will be planning journeys between local landmarks.
We continue to encourage number recognition using books, posters and puzzles and reinforce this learning when playing games and singing songs. We will continue to look at money when we plat shops in role play.
- Encourage your child to draw something related to the theme to bring in to show
- Talk to your child about sun safety
- Grow some seeds on a window sill and watch them grow. Let your child be responsible for the watering.
- Practise running races in the park
Sport's Morning - Wednesday 3rd July