We are busy tidying up the Spinney, building Willow Fedges and a Willow screen to reduce the wind blowing through the shelter. We also have plans for a composting loo and maybe a small summer house.
Watch this space!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Preschool is open term time only throughout the year
Tuesday 9.00 - 3.00
Wednesday - 9.00 - 3.00
Thursday - 9.00 - 3.00
Thursday is our dedicated Forest School Day - all day, all weathers
LAST DAY OF TERM - WEDNESDAY 19th JULY
Family picnic by the river, all welcome
10.00am - 2.00pm
First Day of Spring Term:
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Spring Term Dates:
Tuesday 3rd January - Thursday 6th April 2017
Spring Half Term:
Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February 2017
Summer Term Dates:
Tuesday 25th April - Wednesday 19th July 2017
Spring Half Term:
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June 2017
We would like to welcome our Preschool children back to Preschool and offer a very warm welcome to our new children.
The first few weeks of this half term will be settling the new children in and establishing routines.
We have had a great start to the new school year Introducing some new elements to work along side Michaelchurch Escley Primary School.
We have introduced "Mind Up" a mindful approach to learning, Staff had training at the end of the Summer Term with ongoing online update training and a follow up in the Spring Term. The programme runs throughout the year with all the different year groups. Preschool have incorporated some of the Mindful activities into their daily routine, which includes learning how to calm ourselves down with breathing techniques, having a glitter bottle which we all made together and practicing using our senses, the first sense this term is listening and sounds. we will be moving on to taste, touch, sight and smells as we approach Christmas.
As always we follow the seasons, saying goodbye to the Summer and watching the beautiful colours arrive for the Autumn and getting colder ready for the winter months.
Each week we have been learning about a different phonics sound and a colour, over the first part of the Autumn Term we have listened to the sounds that the letters s,a,t,i,p & n make and have found the colours red, blue, yellow, purple, green and orange in our environments. The children have been enjoying mixing the primary colours together in different ways to make the seconday ones.
These themes run thought our Forest School days and are incorporated into a nature activity and we have seen the children making Conker spider webs and teasel hedgehogs as well as going on sound walks, we have been able to find the colours each week on our trees and plants and even made some yellow die using the budlia tree.
Songs for this term:
Good morning song
The Tall, Tall Tree
The Little Green Leaf
We are also going to start learning the Christmas songs... it's not long now. If you would like any of the words for these songs please let a member of staff know, although I’m sure the children will teach you once they get to know them.
Spring Term 2017
Preschool Spooky Halloween Raffle
Preschool would like to raise a smalll amount of money to buy a storage shelf system on wheels to help with our daily challenge of unpacking and packing the cupboard away.
We have received some fantastic prizes so far and would like to thank everyone who has contributed, prizes are still coming in...
Locks Garage – Petrol Vouchers x 4
Shepherds Ice Cream – Voucher
Solar Panel Cleaning – Window Cleaning Voucher
Hopes of Longtown – Children’s books
Battlelands – Paintball voucher for up to 10 people and 100 balls
Hereford Centre for Natural Health - £10 voucher
The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 1st November and winners will be contacted shortly after to collect their prizes.
Raffle tickets are being sold from Preschool or the School office and cost £1 per ticket.