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A BUSY WEEK AT LITTLE HEDGEHOGS PRE-SCHOOL

Little Hedgehogs Staff

Little Hedgehogs Staff 1 Mrs A Ashmore - Little Hedgehogs Teacher
Little Hedgehogs Staff 2 Miss C Clark - Little Hedgehogs Senior Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 3 Mrs J Pugsley - Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 4 Miss D Hills - Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 5 Ms K Scott - Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 6 Miss G Burgess - Little Hedgehogs Assistant

Welcome to the start of something great.

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Welcome back, old and new families. We hope you all had a wonderful safe Summer holiday.                                    Good luck, to our reception class children, you all look so smart, Mrs Dixon told us how well you are doing with your counting, we are so proud of you all. 

A big ‘Thank You’ to all of the children and parents who gave the team cards and presents, we were quite overwhelmed with the thought, love, time and generosity that went into them you are all too kind. We are very excited about the Hedgehog house and we are looking for the ideal spot to put it, if you have any suggestions let us know.

May I add a personal note of thanks to the the OUTSTANDING Hedgehog 'Dream Team' : Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Mrs Pugsley and Miss Burgess for all of their hard work and dedication to the children throughout the year and for surprising me on the last day of term you all are amazing and the children learn so much from you Thank You. 

 

This week: As we have so many new starters we have been sharing the story of ‘Elmer and The Stranger’ which encourages us to make new friends.  HELP! please could your child bring in an empty milk carton so that they can make a junk model of Elmer. 

Cooking: Preparing our own tasty snack.

Rhyme of the Week: Polly Put the Kettle on.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week please take a copy at the Pre-School door.

2) Talk to your child about your friends and how you met them.

3) Do a drawing of Elmer.

Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or take Shiny Bear on an adventure with you.

Lovely Leavers

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9 July

Last week: A big thank you to everyone who contributed food and who came along to the leavers / end of term party. The children were each presented with a book and certificate to remember us by and had a splendid time. We will miss you. The children had an amazing time with TJ who came in with his parachute to teach us about keeping our bodies fit and healthy.

This week Inspired by the book ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs Start School’ and Jacob we are investigating everything to do with dinosaurs, and still enthusiastically following the world cup, fingers crossed for Wednesday night.

Cooking: Cheese Dinosaurs.

Rhyme: Starting School Selection Box.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) Discuss with your child what you might do and how you might feel if you saw or found a baby Dinosaur in real life, would you keep it as a pet?

Dates for your diary:

Crafter-noon - Wet and Wild Monday 16th July, 3.30-4.00. please come along with your Pre-School child and siblings for a splashing good time. You will need to wear something you don’t mind getting wet in and bring a towel. Children in After-School club will be looked after as usual

Sports Week

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2 July

Last week: was Sports week on Monday we went in small groups to have a bounce on the ‘Extreme Vortex’ bouncy castle.

A big thank you to everyone who turned up for Sports Day, so sorry that we ran out of time and only got to do one race. I will look at the timings for next year to see if we can make improvements.

On Thursday we went inside an inflatable whale and the children learnt how to protect marine wildlife and go ‘plastic free’.

The football shirt designs look great, please see if you can spot your child's on the display. The smoothie making was messy and noisy so just a typical day at Little Hedgehogs ha ha.

This week: Inspired by Jacobs snake discovery at Church plantation we will be sharing the story of 'Skipping Rope Snake.

Cooking: Pastry Snakes and friends.

Rhyme: A Snake is very Slippery.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) Discuss with your child what it was like inside the whale then make a junk model jelly fish out of a plastic bag and wool/string.

Dates for your diary:

Leavers/End of Term Party Tuesday 3rd July 2-3.30. Hope you can all make it, everyone is invited, if your child is not in that day please bring them along and stay for the fun, please sign up to bring a plate of food.

Unique Story Meetings : Please make an appointment to see your child’s key person, to collect their end of term report and review their Learning Journey folder.

Water Fun Fight Monday 16th July 3.30-4.00. please come along with your Pre-School child and siblings for a splashing good time. You will need to wear something you don’t mind getting wet in and bring a towel. Children in after-school club will be looked after as usual.

A Walk to Church Plantation

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25 June

Last week: we had a super time in the woods looking for signs of Summer, Jacob thought he saw a snake, it really has arrived with a flourish. The cheesy snails were delicious and Reggie found the most enormous shiny beetle in the garden

This week: is Sports week. On Monday we will be going in small groups to have a bounce on the ‘Extreme Vortex’ bouncy castle, on Wednesday it is Sports Day please come along to cheer your child on. On Thursday we will be going inside a inflatable whale and the children will be learning more about how to protect marine wildlife and go ‘plastic free’. Inspired by Felix, Ezra and Arlo’s interest in the world cup we will be practicing our Free Kicks and designing football shirts.

Cooking: Healthy Smoothies

Rhyme: This is the Number 1 Keep fit song.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) Discuss with your child what it was like inside the whale and how you could make some plastic free swaps at home and in their lunch box.

Dates for your diary:

Sports Day: Wednesday 27th June at 2.45 If your child is in we will be taking them across, if your child is not in you are welcome to join us, as always it is very low key the children will be taking park in 2 races, running and pillow case sack race.

Leavers/End of Term Party Tuesday 3rd July 2-3.30. Hope you can all make it, everyone is invited, if your child is not in that day please bring them along and stay for the fun.

Water Fun Fight Monday 16th July, 3.30-4.00. please come along with your Pre-School child and siblings for a splashing good time. You will need to wear something you don’t mind getting wet in and bring a towel. Children in after-school club will be looked after as usual.

 

 

Summer is Here!

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18 June

Last week: We were really busy at Pre-School watering the lettuce and our sunflowers, we are getting very excited about who will have the tallest one.

Thanks to everyone who came to the crafter-noon, I know that the children love showing you around the Pre-School, it was really nice to see some new faces, everyone enjoyed making kites and hammering with the nails and blocks.

It was great to see so many families at the Summer Fair a big thank you everyone who helped, donated prizes and who turned up on the day. A mention in dispatches should go to Mrs Twyman and Mrs Hayhoe for organising it all, you did a fantastic job, Miss Hayter who spent hours baking cakes, Mrs Wilson-Smith and her magnificent Minion cake, Mr Brett on ‘Tin Can Alley’ and to Gracie and Tav for running the ‘glitter swish stall’ all of your skill, time and effort was very much appreciated.

This week: Inspired by all of the mini beast hunting that has been going and the talk from Plastic Free Faversham, we are sharing the story of ‘Rainbow Fish’ and ‘Mouses Summer Muddle’. On Wednesday we will be enjoying a walk to Church Plantation to spot signs of Summer. If your child is not in that day you are welcome to join us.

Cooking: Cheesy Snail Swirls

Rhyme: 1,2,3,4,5.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) Practice bouncing in a pillow case in preparation for the sack race on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or invite Shiny Bear on an adventure with you he is having an amazing time with Jacob this weekend.

Dates for your diary:

Sports Day: Wednesday 27th June at 2.45 If your child is in we will be taking them across to the main field, if your child is not in you are welcome to join us, as always it is very low key the children will be taking park in 2 races, running and pillow case sack race.

Leavers/End of Term Party Tuesday 3rd July 2-3.30. Hope you can all make it, everyone is invited, if your child is not in that day please bring them along and stay for the fun.

Water Fun Fight Monday 16th July, 3.30-4.00. please come along with your Pre-School child and siblings for a splashing good time. You will need to wear something you don’t mind getting wet in and bring a towel. Children in Night Owls  will be looked after as usual.

Plastic Free Faversham

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11th June

Last week: Hannah and Kate from ‘Plastic Free Faversham’ visited and discussed with the children how they could help marine wildlife. The children heard about ‘Duffy’ Lucky Escape’ a story where a lovely turtle swallows a plastic bag and has to go to hospital. The children then looked at how they could make good choices swapping tin foil for cling film and say “No straw thank-you”. We also had a very exciting time when a frog escaped in Pre-School, we are delighted to say he has now been caught and released into the wild.

A Big thank you to Mrs Simler for the train track table the children love it, also to all of the children from the main school who pop in from time to time giving us lovely boats, cars, puppet theatres and books we really do appreciate it.

 

This week: inspire by Hannah and Kate, Grace’s visit to the Marlowe in the holiday and the visit from Mr Frog we will be sharing: ‘Sharing A Shell’, ‘The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly’ and ‘Down in the Cool of the Pool’.

Cooking: Fruit Kebabs

Rhyme of the Week: 5 Little Speckled Frogs.

                                                       Crafter-noon:  Friday 15th June at 2pm.

    Sheldwich School Fun Day Saturday 16th June 12.30-4

Please come and join us.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

  1. Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.
  2. 2) See if you can make a repeating pattern picture.

Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or invite Shiny Bear on an adventure with you he is having an amazing time with Jacob.

 

Spider Spotting

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4th June

Welcome back after a lovely half term, we hope you had lots of fun and we are looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.

This week inspire by the children’s observations of Spiders creating delicate webs in the play house we are sharing the story of ‘The Very Busy Spider'. On Wednesday we are looking forward to Kate and Hannah visiting us from ‘Faversham Free Plastic’ to tell us all about the work they do.

Coming Soon: Crafternoon 15th June 2.30 , School Fun Day 12.30-4 on Saturday 16th June, please come along to see us the garden will be open.

Cooking: Spider Biscuits (we will be using our careful counting fingers to count out the legs.)

Rhyme: Incy Wincy Spider.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) See if you can spot any webs around your garden in the early morning.

3) Do the recycling together.

Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or invite Shiny Bear on an adventure with you he is still having an amazing time with Jacob.

 

The Royal Wedding and Making Friends

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21st May

Last week some of us went to see the Hedgehog release in the village which was amazing. We all enjoyed a fabulous picnic in the sunshine to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

This week we have been inspired by Alice baking delicious Ladybird heart biscuits with her Mummy and Charlie going to see the play of ‘What the Ladybird heard’ and we are exploring the world of Ladybirds and sharing the story of ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird and ‘What the Ladybird heard’.

Cooking: Ladybird Biscuits.

Rhyme: Ladybird Ladybird.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week.

2) See if you can go on a mini beast hunt to find a Ladybird and count its spots.

Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or invite Shiny Bear on an adventure with you he is having an amazing time with Jacob this weekend.

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