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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 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

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.

The Owl and Pussy Cat

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14th May

Last week inspired by Sienna’s visit to Deal Castle we had great fun painting a large box grey creating a fabulous Castle in the Pre-School snug area. The honey sandwiches were deliciously sticky and tempting to munch only a few managed to make it home ha ha.

This week following on from the marriage in the 'Owl and the Pussy cat' poem and Royal wedding we are sharing the story of Cinderella.

Cooking: Nut free, Coronation Chicken & Quorn to eat at snack time.

Rhyme of the week: Shoe Maker.

Coming Soon : The Royal Wedding Picnic Thursday. Please feel free to dress up in red, white or blue or as a Princess, Knight or even dragon if you fancy it on whatever day you are in.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Do some Jersey Royal New potato printing in red white and blue.

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.

Sing A Song Of Six Pence

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7th May

Last week we got soaked, but we're determined to enjoy every minute we can in our lovely garden. The Blackbird pie was delicious and the children worked very hard at cutting out their masks.

This week we are sharing the story/poem of ‘The Owl and The Pussy Cat'.

Cooking: Honey Heart Sandwiches.

Rhyme of the week: Where Did You Get that Hat?.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can make a hat to wear to a wedding.

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.

St Georges Day

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30th April

Last week we were excited about the new Royal Baby, we held a vote to decide what we might call him, the name Harry won, Felix’s Granddad picked Louis well done!. We shared the story of St George and ‘The Royal Nappy’ , and we have been developing our fine motor skills painting shields and making dragon puppets.

On a sad note we said goodbye to our lovely student from Canterbury College Miss Price, she has been a great asset to the team and we will miss her. Good luck and a big thank you from all of us.

This week we are sharing the story of ‘The Kiss That Missed’ and making dragon masks.

Cooking: Black Bird Pie.

Rhyme of the week: Sing a Song of Six Pence.

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 bird watching and spot some real Blackbirds.

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.

 

Super Sunny Start to New Term

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23rd April

We hope you all enjoyed the open day, we were very lucky as the sun shone and we saw some old friends and made some new ones.

Last week the garden was completed and we have had the most amazing time playing with the Telly Tubby Hill and hiding in the tunnel. A BIG thank you to Mrs Linter for organising this. We shared the ‘The Queens Knickers’ story and made some pantastic bunting with our PGCE student Miss Wright from Canterbury Christ Church University we hope she enjoys her time with us.

This week following one of the children's visit to Dover castle and Margot’s trip to London we are carrying on investigating St George and all things Royal.

Cooking: Traditional British Scones

Rhyme of the week: Old King Cole 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can make some pretty bunting to decorate your bedroom.

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.

A Right Royal Crafter-noon

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16th April 18

Welcome Back we hope you had a lovely break this afternoon you are all invited to a ‘Right Royal Crafter-noon’, we will be sharing the story of the ‘Queens Knickers’ and making her Majesty a Birthday Cake and card hope you can make it.

This Week: Following Harrys visit to Walmer Castle in the holidays we will thinking about Kings, Queens, Knights and Castles.

Cooking: The Queens Hats Biscuits. 

Rhyme of the Week: Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.

Don’t Forget: Pre-School Open Day on Saturday 21st April 11 to 1pm.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can visit a Castle or look some up on line. 

Please 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.

Easter Fun

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29th March 18

Hedgehogs have a lovely Spring holiday, you certainly deserve it after the busy week you have had. You all looked amazing in your Easter Bonnets you are all so creative we loved them all. Caitlin had a good time with her Mummy and Friends at the Church Easter Service. We found lots of yummy eggs on the PTFA Egg Hunt and Viggo won the art Competition well done! Please send us a post card or ping us a picture to ana.ashmore@sheldwich.kent.sch.uk so we can share in your fun.

Don’t Forget: Felicity’s Party on Sunday all welcome, back to school on the 16th April.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make an Easter Tree: Go on a walk to the woods, find a fancy branch, bring it home stick it in a pot and decorate it with ribbons and eggs. Please take a book from the ‘ 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 Felix in Poland.

Spring is Here

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26th March 

Last week lots of the Mummy’s came to the Mothers Crafter-noon, the children loved having you in to show off their Pre-School even if it did get a little bit messy with the hand massages. We had a fabulous walk to the woods, Monty showed us the den he had built with his Dad and we thought we saw a little snake, until we looked closer and it was a slow worm.

This week we are making Easter Bonnet Biscuits, sharing the story of Peter Rabbit and taking part in the PTFA Egg Hunt.

Cooking: Iced Easter Bonnet Biscuits

Rhyme: What a lovely Time of Year 

Don’t forget: Thursday : Easter Service 9.30am and 1pm Little Hedgehogs Class Photo blue jumpers / cardigans if possible. Sunday Felicity’s Easter Party at the Village hall everyone is invited.

I will be clearing out the lost property box please have a check before I send it to the Charity shop.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make an Easter Bonnet together.

Please 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.

 

It is official Little Hedgehog Mums are the Best in the World.

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19th March 18 Good News

 The postponed Mothers Day Tea Party Crafter-noon is this today hope you can make it.                                   

Last Week we enjoyed sharing Anthony Browns ‘My Mum' book laughing at the illustrations we have been busy practicing how to give hand massages ready for this afternoon.                                                                                   

This week we are following Felix’s interest in nature and stepping into Spring. The children are going on a spring walk on Thursday, and we will be making ‘Flora’ the Goddess of Spring out of wooden spoons.    

Cooking: Easter Biscuits

Rhyme of the Week: Daffodil Finger Rhyme                           

Don’t forget: Thursday PM Spring walk on to Church Plantation join us if you are free.                                                Coming Soon: PTFA Easter Egg Art competition and Easter Egg Hunt.                                                                              Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can make the Easter Biscuits at home get the Recipe from Pre-School.

3) Get creative and enter the PTFA Easter egg colouring competition.

Please 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 Monty.

Art Week Puppet Fun

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12th March 18

Wow! what a lot of fun we had last week, on Tuesday we met new friends from Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls who came in and made animal print bunting with us. The puppet show on Wednesday was very funny. The Crafter-noon on Thursday was great, everyone made amazing puppets or wrote apology letters to Baby Bear from Goldilocks. Thanks to all of the parents who came I know the children love having you in and showing you what their life at Pre-School is like. On Friday we saw ‘Sheldwich Got Talent’,we are looking forward to finding out who has won. The Children’s Art Work display was fabulous, what a creative bunch you all are. Miss Bristow said ‘Oh my gosh, I love it, you are a brilliant Artist Nancsi’ Mr Hawkins said ‘I’m really amazed with Felicity’s Art Skills’.

This week we are catching up following the snow looking at Mother’s Day.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can make .

Cooking: Sophies Grandads Special Apples .

Rhyme of the week: Old Mother Hubbard.

You are always welcome to borrow a  book  / story sack from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door,  or invite Shiny Bear on an adventure with you he is having a time with Ethan this weekend.

 

Snow Day !

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Monday 5th March 18

Welcome back friends we missed you last week but it sounds like you had a lot of fun, we have decided to continue with Arts week as we had so many lovely activities planned for the children. We will also be making Mothers day cards.

Cooking: Daddy Bears Chocolate Huff Puffs.

Rhyme of the Week: When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears.

Ideas to support your child learning at home.

  1. Learn the words to the rhyme of the week
  2. Get your child to help you lay the table and count the plates out.
  3. Make some porridge at home.

 

Don’t forget this week:

Wednesday bring in your Art work for the favourite place competition.

Arty Crafter noon on Thursday 8th March at 2pm

Mothers Days Tea Party on Monday 12th March at 2pm, please come along for a cream tea and hand massage.

Snowy ideas to share : Shiny has Spotted a Penguin in the garden.

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Wednesday 28th February

Little Hedgehogs is shut today due to the ‘Beast from the East’. For some of the children this will be the first time they have seen snow and they will be very excited, please take lots of photos and feel free email them to us as we would love to share in your fun.

Here are some snowy inspired activities / ideas to support your child’s learning at home.

1) Learn the words to:

5 Little Snowman Fat

Each with a funny hat,

Out came the sun and melted one and what a sad thing was that

Down, Down, Down Down.

 

(To the tune of a Big Red Bus)

A snowball

A snowball

A snow flake and a snowball.

A snowball, a snow ball a snow flake and a snow ball.

A SNOWMAN a SNOWMAN a snow flake and a snow ball.

 

Incy Wincy Spider

Climbed up the Winter Tree

Down came the snow and made poor Incy Freeze Brrrrr!

Out came the sun shine and melted all the snow

So Incy Wincy spider she had another go.

 

5 Years on an Iceberg over the ocean wide

Nothing to eat but Ice cubes nothing to do but slide 

Whoosh!!

Oh but it was freezing and how the frost did bite

You had to cuddle a Polar Bear to keep you warm at night. 

 

2) Make Snowball cakes out of melted white chocolate and rice crispies. yum!

 

3) Make up a new version of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears story about your child and the 3 snowmen.

 

4) If you can bear the cold go outside and make small, medium and large snowmen discussing size and shapes round and spherical. Alternatively put some snow in a washing up bowl and get creative in doors.

 

5) Make a snow flake out of folder paper, encouraging your child to make snips. talk to your child about the properties of snowflakes having 6 points and that everyone is unique.

 

6) Talk to you child about what makes them unique.

 

7)  Dance to ‘Walking in the Air’.

 

8)  Watch the snowman film together, ask your child how the boy felt at the start and end of the film, how would they feel if their snowman came to life excited /nervous.

 

9) Make a 3D junk model snowman out of cotton wool and kitchen roll tubes.

 

10) Go on the internet and do some research about Artic Animals, see if you can find a Penguin web cam.

 

11) Go sledging if you haven’t got a sledge a tea tray works well.

 

12) Make your favourite teddy / doll a hat and scarf out of old socks.

 

13) Feed the Birds, in your garden.

 

14) Make paper doll snowmen.

 

15) Make a Snowman puppet.

 

Monday 26th February 18

This week is Arts week, inspired by the children’s love of porridge at Friday’s snack time we will all be making Goldilocks puppets out of wooden spoons and 3 Bears puppets out of paper bags where we will be developing our shape, space and measure maths skills comparing the sizes of the bags and Bears. Following on from Mr Wolfs Pancakes last week we are sharing the story of Mr Wolf and the 3 Bears where he attempts to organise a party for Baby Bear and Goldilocks spoils things. On Friday we are looking forward to joinin the main school in watching ‘Sheldwich Has Got Talent’.

Cooking: Daddy Bears Chocolate Huff Puffs.

Rhyme of the Week: When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears.

Ideas to support your child learning at home.

  1. Learn the words to the rhyme of the week
  2. Get your child to help you lay the table and count the plates out.
  3. Make some porridge at home.

 

Don’t forget this week:

Wednesday bring in your Art work for the favourite place cpmpetition.

Arty Crafter noon on Thursday at 2pm

School cake sale on Friday

Pre-School Art Gallery please pop in on Friday at 3.30 to see your child’s fabulous Puppet creations.

 

Pancake Day

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Monday 19th February 18

A BIG thank you to Fireman Tony and his colleagues for an amazing visit thank you also to Mrs Klosek who helped arrange it the children were buzzing from it all week. The disco was great fun well done to everyone who dressed up. Inspired by half term Pancake celebrations we are sharing the story of ‘Mr Wolfs Pancakes ‘and ‘I like it when’ thinking about friendships.

Cooking: Pancakes

Rhyme of the Week: Tommy Thumb.

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 their favourite pancake topping, make a family pancake recipe book .

Love Crafter-noon and a visit from Faversham Firefighters

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Monday 5th February 18

  1. part of internet Safety week we will be sharing ‘Digi Duck’s Big Decision’. The children go on a journey into the future with Digiduck and Wise Owl looking at the consequences of his actions if he forwards a silly picture of ‘Proud Pig’. We are thrilled to announce on Wednesday we are having a visit from Harry and Abigail’s next door neighbour Fire Fighter Tony and his Fire Engine. Inspired by the Fire Fighter Visit and children’s interest and excitement around the school Valentines disco we are sharing the story of ‘Fireman Piggy Wiggy’ ‘Hug’ and ‘Pigs Might Fly’.

Cooking: Jam Tarts.

Rhyme of the Week: The Queen of Hearts .

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. Have a go at making jam tarts at home.
  3. Talk to your child about their favourite place then draw, paint, collage a picture for the school competition.

Hickory Dickory Dock

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Monday 29th January 18

Inspired by the bad weather last week where Monty declared ‘There’s a storm coming Mrs Ashmore’ and the children’s interest in transport we are sharing the story of ‘Thomas and the Hurricane’. The children are very excited as Mrs Scott is kindly bringing in her son’s Daniels collection of Thomas the Tank Trains.

 

Cooking: Gruffalo Crumble.

Rhyme of the Week: Hickory Dickory Dock.                                               

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. Have a go at making Gruffalo crumble at home.
  3. Talk to your child about time and show them clocks analogue and digital around your home and when out and about.

Don’t forget the Crafternoon on Thursday at 2pm and school Valentines Disco on Friday afternoon.

 

Burns Celebrations

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Monday 22nd January 18

With the children’s continued fascination with building and the  we are sharing the True story of 'The 3 Little Pigs' from the Wolfs point of view.  We will be busy creating 3D stick, straw and brick collages and learning the words huffing and puffing to the 3 Little Pig Rap. On Thursday Burns Night Mrs Stiles, Monty’s Mummy is coming to show us some Scottish Dancing and sharing the Scottish version of the Gruffalo.

Cooking: Shortbread.

Rhyme of the Week: 10 Fat Sausages

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. Have a go at making short bread at home.
  3. Play your favourite pop song when you where at school and dance and sing together.                              Shiny is off Skiing with Connie have fun and come back safely.

The Three Little Pigs

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Monday 15th January 18

Inspired by Reggie’s, Sophie’s and  Felix’s love of construction and building we are investigating the 3 Little Pigs.

Cooking: Sausage Rolls Meat and Veggie.

Rhyme of the Week: This Little Piggy Went to Market.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

  1. the words to the rhyme of the week please take a copy at the Pre-School door.
  2. 2) Talk to your child about different houses and what your home was like where you grew up.

Winters Here! Walking in the Air

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Monday 8th January 18

Welcome Back we hope you have all had Merry Christmas and wish you all a happy New year. This week inspired by Monty’s visit to his Grandma in Scotland where he saw snow we have been investigating Winter, sharing the story of ‘Betty the Yeti’ and making stone rock friends.

Cooking: Miss Clarks Famous Melting Snowmen.

Rhyme of the Week 5 Little Snowmen Fat .

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) Try to make a Winter scene collage using snowy scene Christmas cards, sticks, cotton wool and glitter.

Christmas Woodland Walk and Church Visit

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Monday 19th December

What an amazing Winter Woodland Walk we had, to Church Plantation the sun shined on us and the children loved sharing ‘Stick Man’ making their own ‘Sticky Friends’ singing songs and meeting Father Christmas. In the afternoon we walked to the church and got to see the Christmas Crib.

A big thank you to everyone who made cards and gave us gifts we felt very special and wanted you to know your kindness is much appreciated. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break see you next year.

Christmas Crafter-noon and Prime Rhyme Time

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11th December 17

We had a glitter-tastic crafternoon on Tuesday a big thank you to all of the Parents and Grandparents who came along, joining us for story/song time and helping us to wrap carrots for Rudolf, mix sparkly reindeer food, write letters to Father Christmas and make/pull crackers. We are all feeling very festive now. On Friday we got to see the Infant Christmas production of ‘Lights Camel Action’ the children loved seeing all of the singing and dancing and waving at their brothers and sisters who were on the stage. It was an amazing production, so lively and funny with great scenery, thanks for inviting us.

This week we are carrying on with our investigations into Christmas traditions and inspired by Sienna who made delicious gingerbread with her Mummy we are making some Christmas cookies. We are being busy elves helping Father Christmas wrap lots presents for our friends. We are looking forward to our Christmas dinner on Wednesday and seeing our old Friends in the Reception class Nativity play. On Friday we are seeing the and the Pantomime.

Please come along and join your child for Christmas Prime Rhyme Time on any of the following dates :

  1. Morning 9am, Wednesday Morning 9am & 3 pm. Thursday Morning 9am and 3pm. Friday at 3pm.

Dressing up is optional YES your child can be Mary, a star, cracker, both or just themselves. You will be sitting next to your child so that they won’t be nervous and the event is designed to share in a fun, appropriate and uniquely Little Hedgehog way the Christian Christmas story.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Winter Woodland Walk on Monday at 9am.

Cooking: Christmas Gingerbread.

Rhyme of the week: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

  1. Learn the words to the rhyme of the week. 2) Go on a Winter walk to see the Christmas lights. Don’t forget to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door.

If you’ve been wondering where Shiny is? he is off on his holidays to South Africa with Sophie see you in the New Year.

Christmas Fun

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1st December 17

It was great to see lots of old, new, furry and Spiky friends at the Open Day and School Fete. We have had a fantastic week and it is beginning to look and feel  a lot like Christmas at Pre-School, we even had a few snowflakes much to our excitement. The puff pastry pin wheels put us in the festive mood with the smell of cinnamon spice floating around the Pre-School. This week we will be sharing the Jolly Christmas Postman, writing  to Father Christmas and having a special visitor (fingers crossed).

Cooking: Mince pies.

Rhyme of the week: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make up your own 12 days of Christmas with 12 story books to share.

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 to see the Christmas lights.

Christmas is coming Crafternoon is on this Tuesday the 5th December at 2pm. Thanks to Miss Smith and Mrs Hill for the creative Cracker suggestion please bring along a Christmas joke to share.

Little Hedgehogs at Little Hedgehogs

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25th November 17

We are looking forward to seeing lots of old, new and furry friends at the Open Day and School Fete later on today. We have had a fantastic week the children got to place their beautiful crackers on the school Christmas tree and heard 'The Young Voices Choir' sing carols. The ‘Traffic Light Jelly Investigation’ into changing states looked amazing but none of us could quite agree on what our favourite flavour was. We have been trying to open up padlocks it was a bit tricky and some of us ‘cannot do it yet’ but we are getting there. The children have also done some careful observational drawings and junk modelling of buses. This week we are continuing with our investigations into different types of transport following: Tom', Arlo, Monty and Tommy’s interest in cars, Ezra’s passion for Trains and Kelly’s love of horses. We will be sharing the funny story of ‘She Will Be Coming Round the Mountain’ and 'The Little Red Train Goes Chuff Chuff.'

Cooking: Cinnamon wheels.

Rhyme of the week: She will be coming round the mountain

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Get junk modelling and make yourcuddly bears/dolls and other furry friends a box train you could even give them tickets.

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 had a super sleep over with Tommy and Taylor this week.

Christmas is coming the decorations will go up on the 1st  of December, please pop in if you can spare an hour from 2pm to help the children place the baubles on the tree. Crafternoon is on Tuesday the 5th December at 2pm, inspired by suggestions from Miss Smith and Mrs Hill at the last Crafternoon we are going to be having a ‘Cracking Time’ please bring along a Christmas joke to share

Traffic Light Jelly

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20th November 17

Wow! What a lot of spotty fun we had for Children in Need you all looked amazing, the Teddy Bears Picnic was great fun and you all worked really hard to learn the Pudsey version of Twinkle Twinkle Pudsey Bear. This week inspired by Ezra’s love of Trains and Monty’s love of cars we are sharing the story of ‘The Train Ride’ and investigating different types of transport. We are also busy making decorative crackers for the School tree in the hall. Hopefully you can make to the Open Day and School fete on Saturday 25th November to see your child’s work.

Cooking: Traffic light jelly.

Rhyme of the week: The wheels on the bus.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a steering wheel out of a pizza box to go on a journey with.

3) Make your child a book advent calendar wrap up 24 books to be opened each day and shared 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.

 

 

 

Children in Need

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13th November

Wow Pre-School is looking amazing with all of the lovely Bonfire pictures and rockets up didn’t you work hard. The children also took part in a minutes silence along with the main school as an act of Remembrance. Thank you to Grace for making the paper dolls picture of all of us we love it and for sharing with us the ‘Paper Doll’ book it a beautiful story and one we hadn’t heard before. Also a big thank you to everyone who brought along luxury food items for the school fete you support it much appreciated.

This week inspired by the Pudsey Bear Children in Need the we are sharing the story of the ‘Teddy Bears picnic’ and ‘It’s the Bear’. The children are baking Pudsey Biscuits in the new cooker. Don’t forget to wear bright clothes or come dressed as someone who helps us on Friday.

Rhyme of the Week: Pudsey Bear selection Box copies at the Pre-School door.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Share with your child a story about a special cuddly bear toy/doll you had when you were little.

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.

 

 

Poppy Day

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Wow what a lot of Scooby Doo fun we had and it was so lovely to have Daniel, Mrs Scott's son who plays football in to teach us all some ball skills. The children really enjoyed going on a treasure hunt to find the hidden pumpkins and developing their fine motor skills by using hammers to tap nails into a pumpkin. We had great weather for the annual walk to the village bonfire on the green. As well as the pumpkin soup the children made Miss Clark's Bone Cake mmm it was crunchy and delicious.

This week we will be carrying on with the firework theme sharing the story or ‘Animal soup’ and making junk modelling fireworks.

Cooking: Edible Sparklers

Rhyme of the Week: Bonfire Night selection Box copies at the Pre-School door.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Bring in some tubes and boxes to make the rockets and fireworks with discuss with your children the different shapes.

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.

Scooby Doo week and Making New Friends

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 Wow! What an amazing ‘Prickly Crafternoon’ we enjoyed with lots of singing and hedgehog inspired fun. Thanks to everyone who attended; I know how much the children enjoy having you all in to play. The children enjoyed having a 'special visitor' for the day, Little Miss Ashmore. She had a lovely time and is looking forward to visiting you again soon to share more stories.

 

This week, inspired by Margot’s book week fancy dress costume and Dilek's drawing of a ghost, we will be sharing the story of ‘Meg and Mog’ and having lots of Scooby Doo adventures. Please feel free to come in fancy dress if you fancy it.

Cooking : Super spooky cakes / Pumpkin Soup.

 

Rhyme of the Week: Bats Are Sleeping

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

 

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

2) Make yourself a Scooby Doo inspired pumpkin lantern.

3) Make a Pumpkin pie.

 

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.

 

 

Monday 16th October

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Inspired by Charlie discovering a spiky seed casing and declaring he had found a ‘Hedgehog’ in the garden we will be sharing the Percy the Park Keeper story of ‘The Hedgehogs Balloon’. A big thank you to Viggo for lending us the animated version it will be good to compare the two. Jacob decided he would like to dance with a balloon so we danced with balloons to Dilek’s favourite track that she sings in the garden ‘Call Me Maybe’. Don’t forget the crafternoon on Tuesday 17th at 2pm. 

Cooking : Hedgehog Bread.

Rhyme of the Week: A Hedgehog is very prickly.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

  1. Keep on the look out for hedgehogs in your garden at night.

3) Make a hedgehog house instructions at the Pre-School door.

4) Go on an Autumn walk.

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.

Monday 9th October

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As Part of the Main school Book Week theme being ‘You have seen the film now read the book’ we will be dressing up as a different characters each day and sharing the story of ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ . We chose this book as any film from Cinderella, Robin Hood, Hoodwinked, Into the Woods and Shrek to name but a few would link. The children enjoyed writing their own book with the author Charlotte Firmin.

Cooking: Plum Pie

Rhyme of the Week: Oranges and Lemons copy at the Pre-School door.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Watch on of the films as a family and see if you can spot the characters, comparing what they are doing in the film to what they do in the book.

3) Join in the Giuseppe Arcimboldo whole school creative project and make a face from food, details at the Pre-School Door.

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.

Monday 2nd October

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Inspired by Harry bravely holding an Owl we are sharing the story of ‘Wow said the Owl and Owl Babies’ and following on from an observation of Graces making cup cakes for her mummy in the mud kitchen we decided to bake some real cup cakes .

Cooking: Cup cakes.

Rhyme of the Week : Owls at Midnight.

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) Watch on of the films as a family and see if you can spot the characters, comparing what they are doing in the film to what they do in the book.

3) Make cup / fairy cakes at home together, we would love to try / see a photo of them.

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.

Monday 25th September

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Inspired by Sophie riding on her Grandads tractor and linking in with the main school celebrating Harvest we are sharing the story of ‘Zeds Bread’ and dancing to ‘I’ve got a Brand New Combine Harvester. We will be walking to Church the at 9.30 on Friday at it would be great to see as many of you as possible to hear the children sing. If you are able don’t forget your donation to the food bank.

Cooking: Bread.

Rhyme of the Week: Harvest Prime Rhyme Time/ Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

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) Watch on of the films as a family and see if you can spot the characters, comparing what they are doing in the film to what they do in the book.

3) Visit a bakery / bakery aisle at a local super market to see all of the different types of bread.

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.

Monday 18th September

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Inspired by a cardboard stage that Mrs Hayhoe kindly donated to the Pre-School, which the children quickly turned into a boat we will been celebrating ‘Talk like a Pirate’ week and sharing the story of ‘Mrs Pirate’ and ‘Pirate Gran’.

Cooking: Carrot Rhymes with Parrott soup.

Rhyme of the Week When I was One.

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.

  1. Make some Carrot soup.

3) Write a message in a bottle and send it out to sea.

Monday 11th September

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Inspired by Tilly going to a family Wedding we have been sharing the story of.. ‘And No Body Noticed the Mouse’ about a Little Mouse who is an uninvited guest at a wedding.

Cooking: A Mouse in a House.

Rhyme of the Week: Three Blind Mice

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) Visit a pet shop to see some mice/rodents.

3) Go on a walk an see how many times you can spot the number 3 e.g. Car Number plates, front doors, Birthday cards, packaging.

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.

 

Welcome Back Wednesday 6th September

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Welcome back we hope you all had a wonderful safe Summer holiday and a big ‘Thank You’ again to everyone who made food and helped at the end of term leavers party.

As we have so many new friends to make at the start of term we have been sharing the story of ‘Spots and Stripes’ which encourages us to celebrate our differences. As the children started the week on a Wednesday we have been making special collage friends to remind us that ‘Wednesday is friends day’.

Rhyme of the Week: Seven Days of the Week Rhyming Song.

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) Visit a wall paper shop to look at different spotty/ stripy patterned papers.

3) Get a paper plate and make up you own spotty creative collage.

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.

 

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