This week we have continued to look at how we move our body and how our body works as on Monday 30th June it will be our sports day.
On the games table, we had a game about the body which helped us to learn the names of all of the different body parts.
We have spent some time in our very smart garden (thank you again to everyone who worked on the garden) and have played in the sand-pit and on the climbing frame and slide and some children had a game of football. We have also been in the school hall to practice for sports day - we are getting very good at balancing bean-bags on our heads and eggs on spoons!
On the craft table, we have been making pictures with sparkly jewels.
The letter of the week is 'o'. We can sound 'o' in 'on' and 'off'
Thank you to everyone who helped out today! The garden day was a real success - we sanded and treated all of the planters, cleaned up the equipment, cleared out plenty of weeds, fixed the broken sand pit ready to have some fresh sand, trimmed the chestnut tree to allow more light into the garden and started painting the shed.
This week we have been looking at how we move our body because very soon (30th June) it will be our sports day.
On the games table, we played games which helped us learn about our body and how our body moves. We also had a super body puzzle which named all the parts of the body.
In the garden, we have used our arms and legs to help us climb in and out of the sandpit and to go up and down the slide. We have also been starting to practice for some of our races in sports day. And we have been singing about part of the body too - "heads, shoulders, knees and toes......"
On the craft table we have painted some wonderful big pictures on the easel and made pictures with big bits of paper and small bits of paper.
On Tuesday Miss Bell came into preschool to read a story which everyone enjoyed and on Monday, the older children went into Big School with Paula and Amber to spend an hour with class 1. Everyone had fun and behaved really well and Miss Bell said that by the end it was as if they'd always been there which is great to hear as it sounds like everyone will settle in really well in September.
On Saturday this week we will be having our garden morning and we hope that lots of people will turn up to help out
This week we continued to look at 'the farm' which helped us to get ready for our farm visit on Wednesday.
We have been outside lots - we went for a walk around the village and called into St Giles' church to look at the lovely flowers. We have built dens and played with the sand and we have also been playing skittles to help us recognise our numbers - some of the children were very clever and could recognise all of the numbers on the skittles.
On Tuesday, Mrs Bright (who is the teaching assistant in Class 1) came in to read us a story. This is the first of the events to help get the older children ready to start Big School in September.
On the craft table we have made animal masks and have also been making a very special card for Sunday so please watch out for it!
We are still looking at the letter 'g' this week.
The highlight of our week was the trip to the farm - it was wonderful! We saw cows and chickens and saw where the cows are milked and some of the children even fed the cows. We also all had a go on a tractor! At the end of the visit we were given a nice cup of cold milk from the farm. Thank you very much to Mr and Mrs Cox for a brilliant visit and well done to all the children who behaved so well during the trip.
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your half term holiday.
This week we are looking at the topic 'The Farm' in advance of our visit to Cox's farm next week.
On the craft table the children drew tractors and used the templates to draw some farm animals. We also used the play-doh to make models of animals.
We had the model farm out for small world play and played with the farm fuzzy felts. We also took the farm animals outside to play with and sang some farm songs.
We have been quite musical this week and have been playing ring games, singing along to familiar songs ('the Farmer's in his den' etc). We have also used the musical instruments, it is important in pre-school to learn about and show an interest in musical instrument sounds.
Our stories this week have had a farm theme. And on the games table, we played 'Old Macdonald Farm Lotto'; it is fun taking turns with our friends.
We also built a den and the children loved pretending it was a cave.
Our letter of the week is 'g' for goat and we have been practicing sounding it out.