Week ending 18th November 2022
We have been talking about our emotions and why we might feel happy, sad, angry, frightened. We used emotion cards, pictures and stories to help with this.
The children have been extremely busy exploring preschool for numbers and we found them in lots of unusual places. This was our numbers and patterns activity.
We used talking boxes to discuss 'who', 'what' and 'where' to encourage the children to answer questions.
Our letters and sounds activity was 'favourite sounds' and we asked the children to think about sounds that they like and dislike. The children heard some sounds and lots of us liked the owl hooting.
We have been down to our Acorn patch to hang bird feeders that the children had made in the bushes and trees.
In P.E we played song and ring games and this week we played the game 'hoop cars'.
Week ending 4th November 2022
Our words of the weeks were Autumn and Fireworks and so we talked a lot about the seasons, changes and firework safety. We visited our Acorn Patch and were able to discuss the changing leaves and the different shapes. We also found natural items to make faces, had an outdoor listening moment and used conkers that we had found to make paint pictures.
In P.E we played the 'bean game' and used the parachute.
Our numbers and patterns activity was skittles. We guessed how many we might knock down and then we counted how many we actually did knock down.
In our letter and sounds activity we played the game 'describe and find it'. For this we used farm or jungle animals, describing if they had stripes, spots or how many legs.
Week ending 14th October 2022
Our words of the week has been 'different/same and challenge'. We challenged the children to 'build a tower of blocks as tall as Mrs Arlott' (photo). We will continue to introduce different challenges every week.
We have been making a paper plate representation of ourselves for our class of 2023 wall. We talked about hair and eye colour, how many eyes, ears, noses and mouths we had. We discussed hair lengths and if we all had the same.
In P.E we played animal games and took on the the challenge of an obstacle course.
Our letters and sounds activity was 'Mrs Tuck has a box' and we had to listen to the sounds the objects inside made and tried to guess what it was.
In our numbers and patterns activity we played 'feely socks' and tried to guess the autumn object.
We went down to our Acorn Patch to do some bark and leaf rubbings.
Week ending 30th September 2022
The children have continued to settle well into our routines and exploring all the activities.
We have been constructing with different kinds of materials to make models and we have used story sacks to retell stories in our own way.
We have been talking about our words of the week which were 'kind' and 'rules'.
Our numbers and patterns activity was 'one bear all alone' and our letters and sounds activity was a 'listening moment', for which we used a timer and we listened to what we could hear.
In P.E we used the parachute and played ring games with balls and hoops.
Week ending 16th September 2022
We would like to offer all of our members of preschool and their families a huge,warm welcome.
We have spent these first few days getting to know one another and exploring preschool inside and out.
The children have enjoyed activities such as planting plants and bulbs, constructing with mobilo, lego and stickle bricks. We have used small world toys, the fire station and the castle to inspire imagination games. The role play home corner has been very popular with the children where they can 'make meals', 'look after babies' and just socialise.
Week ending 24th June 2022
One of our words of the week was 'shape' and so we have had lots of activities involving using shapes, finding shapes and playing with shapes. We played the 'mystery shape bag' game where the children had to try and guess the hidden shape by seeing small clues, like a corner, a side etc. This was also our Numbers and Patterns activity.
Our other word of the week was 'summer' and so we've had lot of discussions about seasons, weather, what we could wear and what happens.
Our Letters and Sounds activity was 'sound story time' where we tried adding voice sounds, such as growling, squeaking and whispering to stories.
In P.E we played the 'bean game' and used the parachute on the playground.
Week ending 10th June 2022
We have been busy talking about and looking for patterns everywhere, bricks on the wall, on drain covers, on our clothes for example. We have also tried to recreate and make our own patterns. We made jubilee banners in red, white and blue.
Preschool also went over to the school to help make two jubilee felt wall art banners. We had to rub the wool and water on the banner to help turn it into felt. It was hard work but we began to see the Queen and her corgi on one of them.
Our words of the weeks were 'day' and 'pattern'
In P.E we did some sports races and played some ring games.
Our numbers and patterns activity was 'what comes next' and we encouraged the children to continue a pattern.
Our letters and sounds activity was 'singing songs'.
Week ending 20th May 2022
We have been looking at print, in books, at our names and at logo's. We used pictures of familiar logo's and wooden or magnetic letters to help with this.
We have also been talking about our feelings and the feelings of others in Preschool and made pictures depicting how we were feeling. 'Feeling' was one of our words of the week.
The children also used lots of different construction materials to build and construct models and used these to practice our words such as 'behind' to place objects. 'Behind' was also one of our words of the week.
We were able to spend some time on the field, looking at growth, the changing trees and to look at our area there.
Our letters and sounds activity was 'mouth movements' and our numbers and patterns activity was 'one or lots'.
Week ending 6th May 2022
We have been encouraging the children to talk about their feelings, why we might feel sad, angry or happy. We used feelings puppets and flash cards.
Our numbers and patterns activity was 'greedy puppet', the puppet took too many treats, so we asked the children if they could share the 'treats' fairly and equally, independently or with help.
Our letters and sounds activity was matching sounds. We used instruments and body percussion to make a single sound and asked the children to copy it, then we extended it to 2, 3 and 4 sounds.
In P.E we used the parachute, which the children enjoyed making large and small movements with and going under, and we played animal games and moved like different animals.
Our words of the week were, 'rhyme' and 'animal'
Week ending 22nd April 2022
We have been looking for and talking about numbers. We have sung lots of songs that included using our fingers to represent numbers e.g. '5 little ducks', '1-10 little dinosaurs'
We also have been discussing the different jobs people do and we asked the children to think about what they might like to do when they are older.
In P.E we played the 'animal game' and the 'hoop game'
Our Letters and Sounds activity was 'Mrs Tuck has a box' and our Numbers and Patterns activity was 'We're going on a number hunt'.