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Friday  22 May  2020

  Fantastic, fizzy fishy Friday everyone we hope you all had a terric  Thirsty Thursday . Today  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes, especially 'Super Worm'.  Who did you write you song about?   As promised for the next week we will be learning more about different mini beasts, in preparation for after half term when we will be learning all about the very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybirds getting for our transition into Mrs Dixon's class.  

Take care Little Hedgehogs we miss you all, big air hugs 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Today's and half terms challenges 

1) Share the story of 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson from You Tube

(there are lots of different versions I liked M.E Children's Audi Books 181 views). 

2) Make a wormery.

3)  Learn the rhyme of the week.

4) Make up a book to show someone else how to make a wormery, and draw pictures and name all of  your  worms, using lots of alliteration.

EG: Super slimy Sid, Harry the Horrible hat worm, Gracie the giggling gorgeous worm. Ian the Intelligent worm.

 Routine 

9.00 Joe

9.45 Snack 

10.00 Prime Rhyme Time with story 

10.15.Challenge time 

10.15- 11.45 Child initiated Playing 

12.00-1.00 Lunch

1.00  Challenge Time  

1.15 -3.00 Child Initiated Playing 

3.00 Prime Rhyme Time with story 

3.15. Sing Shoe Mender and Time to go home song.

1) Prime Rhyme Time is central to everything we do at Pre-School so please join in with Primrose every morning and afternoon to secure layered learning. 

2) Scrap book / Diary your time together, include what the weather is like, what you are doing, going to wear, how you are feeling, add in any pictures you draw etc. 

3) On-Line

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19at

9am complete  P.E  with Joe live.   

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  code UKTWINKLHELPS    

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/   and of course Cbeebies. 

 

Rhyme of  Week: 

There's a worm a the bottom of my garden.

 

Primrose Time

Still image for this video

Prime Rhyme Time

Prime Rhyme Time, Prime Rhyme Time, stretch your body and your mind,

reach up high and touch your toes turn around and touch your XXXXXXX

OH NO!  we will have to do it again then wont we whoops!

Prime Rhyme Time, Prime Rhyme Time, stretch your body and your mind,

reach up high and touch your toes turn around and touch your nose.

Seven Days 

           There are seven days, there are seven days there are seven days in the week.                

                      Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday                             

There are seven days, there are seven days, there are seven days in the week.

 

Sunday is our Fun day       (thumbs up)

Monday is sticky Bun day     (rub tummy)

        Tuesday is our Snooze day  (pretend to sleep)

        Wednesday is our Friends day  (give yourself a hug)

Thursday is our grrs day (hands up like a tiger)

Friday is our tie day  (pretend to do up a tie)

                        and Saturday is our splatter day.  (big arms like a fan splattering)

       

Rhyming Hat 

Grab a hat put in 2 objects get your Hedgehog to do thumbs up/down as to whether they rhyme or not.

                                   Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy THIS and THAT what’s inside the rhyming HAT?

 

Number Rhyme of the week

1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 then I let it go again,

why did you let it go? because it bit my finger so,

which finger did it bite this little finger on my right.

 

Daily Shape Activity

Get an empty box, cut some 2D shapes out of card repeat with your Hedgehog.

What’s in the box? what’s in the box? what’s in the shape box today?

Who is going to look? who is going to look? who is going to look in the box today?

(Name) is going to look, (Name) is going to look (Name) is going to look in the box today.  

Pull out shape describe its properties and then look for another in the room / house to match it with.

 

Numbers in the Environment  

Cut out 10 squares of paper or on post-it notes write on numbers on 1-10. Put them up in a line somewhere your child will be able to see them eg: kitchen and refer to them throughout the day as you complete tasks such as we need 3 cups ask your Hedgehog to point to the number 3.

R U Ready?

A few families have been asking us what can they do at home to support their child’s transition to school. As an Early Years team we developed a list of activities to be working towards to enable your child to be more independent when they arrive in the Reception class in September. Remember you are your child’s first and most important teacher and every child develops at their own rate please don’t worry if your child cannot do everything or anything on this list.  It is not that your child cannot do it, its just they cannot do it yet !                                                                         

 September is 6 months away.  Good luck, have fun these are the wonder years.

Top Tips 

  1. Use the  toilet.
  2. Put their coat on, do zip / buttons.
  3. Put wellington boots on.
  4. Change for PE : put their clothes on, take their clothes off.
  5. Sit and listen to a story for 10 minutes each night.
  6. Recognise name.
  7. Write name:  start with the capital first letter then move on to the  lower case letters.                                           For reassurance my son Harry could only do down, down and across with a big fat paint brush when he started school, but he  got GSCE level 7 in English last August so don't worry they all get there in time. 
  8. Count to 10 out of order.
  9. Write numbers 1-5.
  10. Use scissors.
  11. Thread beads / pasta onto a pipe cleaner.
  12. Know some traditional tale stories: EG: 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks.
  13. Able to play a simple turn taking game. snap, pairs, snakes and ladders.
  14. Throw / catch / kick a ball.
  15. Pedal bike /trike.
  16. Know 8 rhymes, suggestions. 

Humpty Dumpty,

Incey Wincey,

Baa Baa Black Sheep,

Twinkle Twinkle,

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a

Hickory Dickory Dock

Jack and Jill

Hey Diddle Diddle.

17. Wash and dry hands properly.

18. Open packets/ lids off yogurt if they a packed lunch.

19. Hold knife, fork and spoon for school dinner.

20. Use a jug to pour out a drink for themselves.

 

 

Primrose on her listening walk

Primrose on her listening walk 1

Thursday  21 May  2020

  Thirsty Thursday everyone we hope you all had a Wonderful Wednesday . This week  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes, especially 'Super Worm'.  What did you find on your bug hunt , did you have to go far to find lots of different mini beasts, much to my surprise I found a huge spider in my conservatory, I put him carefully outside to meet up with his friends?  As promised for the next week we will be learning more about different mini beasts, in preparation for after half term when we will be learning all about the very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybirds getting for our transition into Mrs Dixon's class.  

Take care Little Hedgehogs we miss you all, big air hugs 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Today's challenges 

1) Share the story of 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson from You Tube

(there are lots of different versions I liked M.E Children's Audi Books 181 views). 

2) Make a model of one of the mini beasts you found yesterday out of a paper plate. 

3)  Learn the rhyme of the week.

4) Make up your own version about a member of your family

For example: 

There's a girl in my back bed room and her name is Grace-iana Grace-iana

There's a girl in my back bedroom and all that she can do.

Is smile all day and smile all night her Daddy  say shes a beautiful sight.

There's a girl in my back bedroom and her name is Gracie

G G Gracie,  G G Grace-iana (jazz hands)

Wednesday 20 May  2020

Wonderful Wednesday  everyone we hope you all had a terrific Tuesday. This week  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes, especially 'Super Worm'. How did you manage looking up how to make a wormery? I made one when I was at school, it was wonderful to look at the habitat that I had created  for my wriggly and slimy friends.  As promised for the next week we will be learning more about different mini beasts, in readyiness for after half term when we will be learning all about the very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybirds preparing for our transition into Mrs Dixon's class.  

Take care Little Hedgehogs we miss you all, big air hugs 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Todays challenges 

1) Share the story of 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson from You Tube

(there are lots of different versions I liked M.E Children's Audi Books 181 views). 

2) Make a special bug hunters hat with pictures of all of the different mini beast you hope to spot.  

3) Go on a bug hunt see if you can spot.

1) Spider

2) Worm

3) Snail

4) Ant

5) Earwig

6) Caterpillar.

7) Ladybird

8) Bee

9) Wasp.

10) Beetle.

Draw pictures and label any of your finds EG: Leg. wings, eyes. 

4)  Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Tuesday 19  May  2020

Terrific Tuesday  everyone we hope you all had a magnificent  Monday. This week  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes, especially 'Super Worm'. How was your sock friend did he look great?  For the next few weeks we will be learning a little bit more about different mini beasts and going on a bug hunt tomorrow getting ready for  half term when we will be learning all about the very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybirds ready for our transition into Mrs Dixon's class.  

Take care Little Hedgehogs we miss you all, big air hugs 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Todays challenges 

1) Share the story of 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson from You Tube

(there are lots of different versions I liked M.E Children's Audi Books 181 views). 

2) Look up how to make a wormery and start sourcing the resources ready for the weekend. 

3) Sort out the family socks into pairs, put them in order of size, smallest to the largest.  

4)  Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Monday 18  May  2020

Marvellous Monday everyone we hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This week  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes and meeting a special friend called 'Super Worm'. We will also be  learning a little bit more about different mini beasts as we are going on a bug hunt on Wednesday. Just to whet your appetites after half term we will be learning all about the very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybirds ready for our transition into Mrs Dixon's class.

  

Todays challenges 

1) Share the story of 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson from You Tube

(there are lots of different versions I liked M.E Children's Audi Books 181 views). 

2) Make a super worm out of a sock. 

3)  Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Friday 15 May  2020

Fantastic Friday   everyone we hope you all had a Thirsty Thursday. For today and next week  we are continuing to  exploring  different heroes, thinking about what makes a hero and who is your hero. 

I hope that all of your postcards arrived it was great to have the opportunity to get in touch with you, it would be wonderful if you added them to your scrapbook / diary. See you soon 

 

Big 2m  Air Hugs love 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Weekend Challenges

1) Share the story On you tube by Sue Hendra:  Supertato - Story Time 

2) Make a potato print repeating pattern.

3) Make a vegetable soup. 

4) Set up a role play fruit and vegetable shop, remember to include social distancing spots on the floor. 

5) Dance to Super Man by Black Lace.  

6) Design a Harry the Hedgehog Hero. 

7 Learn the rhyme of the week and make up your own verse. 

Thursday 14 May  2020

Thirsty Thursday  everyone we hope you all had a Wonderful Wednesday, as we said yesterday for the next 2 weeks we are exploring  different heroes, thinking about what makes a hero and who is your hero. 

 

Big 2m  Air Hugs love 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Todays challenges

1) Share the story On you tube by Sue Hendra:  Supertato - Story Time 

2) We think all Mum and Dads are Heroes draw a picture of them as a Super Hero.

3) Make a list of all of the qualities that make a hero then together draw a Hero wanted poster.  

4) Do Disco Dough to Bonnie Tylers Version of 'I need a Hero.' 

5) Watch Fireman Sam and then role play pretend you are a Firefighter putting out a fire. You might need the garden hose, take a picture and add it to your scrap book diary. 

5) Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Wednesday 12 May  2020

Wonderful Wednesday  everyone we hope you all had a Terrific Tuesday, as we said yesterday for the next 2 weeks we are exploring  different heroes, thinking about what makes a hero and who is your hero. 

 

Big 2m  Air Hugs love 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Todays challenges

1) Share the story On you tube by Sue Hendra:  Supertato - Story Time 

2) Make a Mask.

3) Make a list of all of the qualities that make a hero then together draw a Hero wanted poster.  

Tuesday 12 May  2020

Terrific Tuesday  everyone we hope you all had a Marvellous Monday, as we said yesterday for the next 2 weeks we are exploring  different heroes, thinking about what makes a hero and who is your hero. 

 

Big 2m  Air Hugs love 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Todays challenges

1) Share the story On you tube by Sue Hendra:  Supertato - Story Time 

2) Make a Hero cape. 

3) Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Monday 11 May  2020

Happy Mondays everyone we hope you all had a wonderful weekend, for the next 2 weeks we are exploring  different heroes, thinking about what makes a hero and who is your hero. 

Big Air Hugs 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Today's challenges

1) Share the story On you tube by Sue Hendra:  Supertato - Story Time 

2) Make a Potato 'Supertato' character as demonstrated in the clip. . 

3) Learn the rhyme of the week. 

Thursday 7 May  2020

Wishing you all a thirsty Thursday and a lovely long weekend.

Tomorrow is VE day and lots people will be celebrating Victory in Europe.  

However, today we are continuing to share Mrs Scott's special story book. 

 

Air Hugs and a kiss for your pocket.  

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

This weekend's challenges

1) Make a Union Jack flag wave it tonight and tomorrow.

2) Watch the film Valiant - its about a pigeon in the war,

This  was one of my Mum's favourite films to watch with Harry and Gracie when they were young, do a film review on it marks out of 10 best part,

the bit that made you laugh etc. You might want to make up a family film review book, we did as a family, it is really funny looking back on it now. 

4) Draw a picture of a bird you have seen in the garden.  

5) Learn the rhyme of the week- make up your own verses.

6) Dance around your living room to the Temptations song 'Can't Get Next to You'. 

6) Share the story and then try the

Each Peach Pear Plum Quiz

No cheating ha ha 1 point for each correct plus 5 bonus points available for each round total of 50 points. 

Round 1

1) What is the back of the book called?

2) What is the front of the book called?

3) Who wrote the book?

4) How many ladybirds are on the front cover?

5) Which creature sniffs the pie on the title page?

For  5 Bonus Points 

Sing a nursery rhyme about a mouse. 

Round 2

1) Who is in the tree?

2) What is he doing?

3) What fruit is in the basket? 

4) Where is Tom Thumb?

5)What flavour jam is he eating?

For 5 bonus points sing 

Tommy Thumb all the way through with actions

Round 3

1) Where is Mother Hubbard.

2) What is Cinderella holding?

3) Who helps Cinderella go to the ball?

4) What has Cinderella got on her feet?

5) Who is looking through the window?

For 5 Bonus points sing

If you are Happy and You Know it with actions. 

Round 4

1) What happens Baby Bear to make his gun goes off?

2) Where does Baby Bunting land?

3) Who has lost her sheep?

4) Where does she sit to look for her sheep?

5) Who do Jack and Jill meet in the ditch?

For 5 Bonus points sing

Baa Baa Black Sheep. 

Round 5

1) Think of a word that rhymes with wood. 

2) Think of a word that rhymes with narrow it flies through the air so must be an ....

3)  Who is  tickling Robin Hood under the chin - do you think he likes it?

4) How many pieces of Pie does Mother Hubbard need to cut..

5) Who do you think did the washing up after the Picnic - give reasons. 

For 5 Bonus points  

 You -Tube or sing  and then dance to Teddy Bears Picnic song. 

Score

1-10 : You are good

11-20: You are great.

21-30 : You are wonderful

31-40 :you are  awesome

41-50: You are outstanding , I'm not just proud I'm super Proud!!!!

Wednesday 6 May  2020

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday, today is as always our favourite day of the week as it is our friends day. Although we haven't seen each other for a little while think about your best friend, why they are so special and and a funny time you had together. My best friend is my little doggy Hans he just loves cuddles but he is really tricky to walk, as he likes to sniff everything.

Today we are continuing to share Mrs Scott's favourite story book. 

Air Hugs Everyone 

Mrs Ashmore, Miss Clark, Mrs Scott, Miss Hills, Miss Bristow, Miss Burgess, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Kench and Shiny. 

 

 

Remember If you are starting school in September  to keep working on  the 'R U Ready' section at the bottom of the page.

Today's challenges

1) Share the story of Each Peach Pear Plum, You Tube: Kids story read aloud by Janet & Allan Ahlberg (ARC Stories)

2) Make some porridge for the 3 bears.

3)  Go through the story and  make a list of  all of the rhyming words, (there are a lot!)

4) Draw a picture of your best friend, label it with all of the things that make them special. 

5) Learn the rhyme of the week. (it is a long one)

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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 Ms K Scott - Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 4 Miss D Hills Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 5 Miss T Bristow Little Hedgehogs Assistant
Little Hedgehogs Staff 6 Miss G Burgess - Little Hedgehogs Assistant
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16 March 20

Last week: The Spring Assembly was amazing the children looked adorable with their  animal hair bands and face paints and they all sang beautifully. We are super proud of all their hard work in learning the words and actions to the songs.  

This week: Following Cassie's interest in drama and forthcoming Stage Coach show we are enjoying Performing Arts week. Mr Daintree who the children met during book week has organised lots of exciting events for us.  We will be listening to different musical recitals, taking part in a drama workshop with Ladybirds Class and watching Sheldwich has Got Talent.  On Thursday we are looking forward to spoiling someone special with a special tea party crafter-noon.  We will be developing out fine motor skills by writing Mother’s Day cards and drawing pictures of our lovely Mums.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Theme: Music from Movies : The Greatest Showman and I like to Move it Move it from Madagascar. 

Book of the week: Monkey Puzzle.

Cooking: Baking Biscuits.

Rhyme: Daffodil Finger Rhyme

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words the rhyme of the week.

2) Make someone special breakfast in bed on Sunday. (with help)

3) Share with your child some stories / photos about their Grandmas.

Please feel free 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.

 

9 March 20

Last week: We made some delicious sausage rolls and continued our investigations into the 3 Little Pigs. We have been enjoying playing ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ in the garden and talking about what our favourite food is.

This week: we are exploring signs of Spring and learning lots of new songs in readiness for the assembly.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: English Country Garden.

Book of the week:  Farmer Duck.

Cooking: Scones.

Rhyme of the week: Spring Time  Selection Box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words the rhyme of the week.

2) Go on a signs of Spring walk.

3) Try making some junk modelling daffodils out of egg boxes and green garden canes.

Please feel free 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.

 

2 March 20

Last week:  After sharing the story of Mr Wolfs pancakes the children enjoyed cracking eggs as they made delicious pancakes and investigated the size and weight of different frying pans. On Friday Mrs Dixon came across and shared a Biff and Chip story with the children.

This week: We will be role playing the story and developing our fine motor skills by making 3 Little Pigs zig zag story books.  

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf by Mr Tumble.

Book of the week: The 3 Little Pigs.  

Cooking: Sausage rolls.

Rhyme: The 3 Little Pigs Huff Puff Rap.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words the rhyme of the week.

2) Make a pig puppet to act out the story. 

3) Try re-telling the story using words alone. 

Please feel free 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.

24 February 20

Welcome back after the half term we hope you feel rested and ready for an exciting half term.

This week inspired by the children spotting a huge lorry  delivering  concrete we are investigating the story of The Three Little Pigs and linking in with pancake day. 

Book of the week:  Mr Wolf's pancakes.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Big Bad Wolf.

Cooking: Pancakes

Rhyme : Huff Puff Song & This Little Piggy

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a Pig Mask.

3) Try retelling the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ without a book.

 

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’, borrow a story sack or

take Shiny on an adventure with you.

 

Dates for your diary:

Spring Assembly: 2.30-3.00 Thursday 12th March in the hall.  

Mothers Day Crafternoon: 2.15-3.00 Thursday 19th March in the hall. 

Everybody including  Dads and siblings are more than welcome.  Please park off site if your child is not in that day and you are coming  along  due to car parking constraints, a big thank you in anticipation of your understanding and support in this matter. 

 

 

10 February 20

Last week: the children really enjoyed junk modelling with all of the donated non-recyclable craft materials and the soup was surprisingly tasty.

This week: we are celebrating the creative Arts. On Monday  we are joining Ladybirds class in the hall for a talk from Faversham Free Plastic on recycling. On Tuesday we will be going along in small groups to the hall to add some special Little Hedgehog touches to the whole school Mural. On Thursday we are having a crafternoon please come along to make character props to support the re-telling of the Hug story.                                     

Book of the week: Hug

Write Dance/ Disco Dough: Madness : It Must Be Love.                                                                          

Cooking: Jam tarts                                                                                                                                            

Rhyme: Queen of Hearts

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a funky recycled friend out of a CD.

3) Tell someone you love them and why.

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’,

borrow a story sack or take

Shiny Bear on an adventure with you.

Don't forget to sign up for the Crafternoon this Thursday at 2.30pm

3 February 20

Last week: the children had an amazing time with Alex's Mummy Ms wong. She was very popular and the children were thrilled completing the craft activity with her.

This week: inspired by Ernie’s love of tractors and the schools up and coming recycled Art week we are investigating diggers and recycling.

Book of the Week: Dig Dig Dig 

Write Dance/ Disco Dough: Car Wash.

Cooking: Recycled Soup: from leftovers.

Rhyme: Recycling Song.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Play tractor I Spy on the way to Pre-School.

3) Look at and discuss how you recycle at home.

 

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’, borrow a story sack or

take Shiny Bear on an adventure.

You are cordially invited to the

Crafternoon on Thursday 13th February 20

27 January 20
Last week: the children enjoyed learning all about Isla and Agnes Scottish heritage. We made some delicious shortbread and enjoyed some traditional dancing.

This week: we are learning all about the Lunar New Year of the Rat. Ms Wong, Alex’s Mummy, is coming in to make lucky red rat cards with us and tell us all about how she and Alex decorate their home when they celebrate this special festival.  We will be developing our fine motor skills by decorating envelopes.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Traditional Chinese Dragon Dancing Music.

Book of the week: The Magic Paintbrush.

Cooking: Noodle Soup.

Rhyme: Lunar New Year Selection Box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a Lantern out of an old Birthday/ Christmas card.

3) Why not try a fortune cookie.

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ borrow a story sack

or take Shiny Bear on an adventure with you.

You are cordially invited to a 

Crafternoon at 2.30pm on Thursday 13th February

 

 

 

20  January  20

Last week: Inspired by the children’s passion for penguins we learnt lots of different facts about them and drew pictures of them.

This week: We shared the Scottish version of The Gruffalo and we are learning a poem by Robert Burns, practising our Scottish dancing and making an igloo.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: The Proclaimers ‘I would walk 500 Miles’

Book of the week: Gruffalo's Child

Cooking: Shortbread.

Rhyme: Robert Burns selection box.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Design your own family Tartan.

3) Try some Haggis meat or veggie its yummy.

 

Please feel free 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.

You are cordially invited to a 

Crafternoon at 2.30pm on Thursday 13th February

13 January 2020

Last week: We found out how Christians celebrate Epiphany and made crowns. We enjoyed learning a new snowman nursery rhyme and playing with some fake snow which was very, very slippery. We developed our fine motor skills with some Winter wonderland threading.

This week: Inspired by the children we will be investigating and learning lots of different facts about penguins and going on a Winter walk. 

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Walking in the Air.

Book of the week: Penguin 

Cooking: Rock cakes .

Rhyme: 5 Little Snowmen

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a cotton wool collage snowman- don't forget to bring in a picture to show us. .

3) Go on line/to the library  to see if you can find out about any countries that have snowy Winters.  

Please feel free 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.

6 January 2020

Happy New Year 

Welcome back everyone; we hope you all had a fantastic break. We cannot thank you enough for all of the kind words you wrote in our Christmas cards and the amazing goodies you gave us, you are all too kind, we felt thoroughly spoilt, you shouldn’t have but we are glad you did.

This week: We will be finding out all about the seasons and looking at Winter and snow. We will be developing our fine motor skills with some Winter wonderland threading and making Epiphany crowns.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Walking in the Air.

Book of the week: Betty and the Yeti.

Cooking: Melting snowman cookies.

Rhyme: A Chubby Little Snowman

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a cotton wool collage snowman and don't forget to bring in a picture to show us. .

3) Go on line / to the Library  to see if you can find out about any countries that have snowy Winters.  

                                  Family Christmas Woodland walk                                                          Everyone is welcome Songs, Sticking, stories.

Friday 13th December at 2.00-3.15pm  

If you would like to come on this please sign up. If your child is not in Pre-School this day meet us in the hall 2pm.  If your child is in Pre-School and you would like to come please collect them from Little Hedgehogs at 2.00pm and meet Mrs Ashmore in the hall.   

 

Christmas Party Prime Rhyme Time

Come along to hear the songs we have been learning.

Wednesday 18th December at 1.30 to 3pm.

In the main school hall

All welcome please wear Christmas / Nativity fancy dress. If your child is not in Pre-School that day you are welcome to attend but please park OFF site as it can become very congested in the car park.

Thank you for your support in this matter

16 December 19

Last week: We continued are investigations into Christmas traditions, we went on a wonderful woodland walk to Church Plantation shared the Stickman story and sang songs whilst the church bells rang. Christmas dinner on Wednesday was delicious it was great to sit in our key groups and share the lovely lunch.  On Thursday we went along to the polling booth in the hall and democratically voted for our favourite biscuits. We are still busy practicing for our Christmas Prime Rhyme Time sing-a-long.

This week: We will be watching the infant nativity play in the hall, some of us will be going along to the Church to see it. We will be busy wrapping presents for Father Christmas and on Wednesday we will be having a great big end of term Christmas sing-a-long party, we hope you can all join us for the fun as we have a special surprise visitor coming.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

Book of the week: Just the Job for Santa.

Cooking: Christmas Pudding Crunches.

Rhyme: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time Selection Box.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a Stickman.

3) Go on a woodland walk.

Please feel free 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.

9 December 19

Last week:  We practiced our emergent writing skills by writing letters to Father Christmas. On our walk to the village to post our letters we were very excited to see a huge blown up inflatable Father Christmas on Isla and Agnes roof. On Friday the Postman came in to share the ‘Jolly Christmas Postman’ story with us

This week: We are continuing are investigations into Christmas traditions and we will going on a walk to make Stick men. On Thursday we will be encouraging the children to think about the British  Values focusing on democracy and the children will have the opportunity to go to the polling station set up in the hall and vote for their favourite biscuit. We are really looking forward to our special Christmas dinner on Wednesday and Woodland walk on Friday and we will be busy practicing for our Christmas Prime Rhyme Time sing-a-long.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Step into Christmas

Book of the week: Stickman

Cooking: Christmas Cookies

Rhyme: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time Selection Box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a Christmas tree decoration.

3) Go on a walk to see the Christmas lights.

Please feel free 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

Stop! Wait a minute Mr Postman

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2 December 19

Last week: As part of the schools harmony investigations linked to Science week we had an exciting time investigating different aspects of DIVERSITY.  The children loved learning about the different diverse types of wildlife living in the layers of the rain forest.  They enjoyed dressing up as scientists taste testing 4 types of apples and biscuits. Jazz apples and custard creams were the firm favourite and we discovered that rich tea were the best dunkers.  

This week: we are celebrating the start of Advent by writing and posting letters to Father Christmas in the village and we are very excited about meeting a real life Post Man.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Stop Wait a Minute Mr Postman.

Book of the week: Jolly Christmas Postman.

Cooking: Mince Pies

Rhyme: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time Selection Box.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make an advent book box.

3) Make a paper chain

Please feel free 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.

 

 

Diversity Harmony Science week investigations

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25 November 19

Last week: we had a wonderful time dancing to Tiger Feet and the children really enjoyed using their new jungle counting game, it was wonderful to see so many of you at the Crafter-noon as always the children loved having you in to see all of their work. The stone hugs were beautiful.  

This week: As part of the schools harmony investigations linked to Science week we will be investigating different aspects of DIVERSITY.  We will be exploring the layers of the rain forest and dressing up as scientists  as we taste testing different types of apples and biscuits and experiment which biscuits are the best dunkers.

Write Dance / Disco Dough: Roar.

Book of the week: Down in the Jungle.

Rhyme: The Crocodile.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2)  Make a Rain Forest ABC book / poster.

3) Lift up some rocks in the garden to discover your own mini beasts. 

Please feel free 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.

A Special Visitor

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18 November 19

Last week: we were super proud of all of the children as they  learnt about the importance of Remembrance Day and gave generously to Children in Need. The cakes were delicious, a BIG thank you to everyone who contributed. It was wonderful to see Miss Burgess and Elsie. The children were thrilled to have such a special visitor.

This week inspired by Miles tiger onesie and Ernie’s interest in Monkeys we have turned the den into a jungle scene and will be dancing to Tiger Feet.

Book of the week: Hug

Rhyme: 5 Cheeky Monkeys

Cooking: Onion Soup

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Collect more stones to make your own ‘Hug rock family’.

3) Have a go at learning the Tiger Feet song with your child.

Please feel free 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.

 

11 November 19

Last week: We had a super time walking to the village to see the big bonfire and dancing to Katy Perry’s Fire Work song. The edible sparklers were so delicious that only a few made it home.

This week : On Monday we will be joining in the whole school for 2 mins silence and are paying our respects to people who have fought and sacrificed their lives for freedom in the past by laying a wreath at the local WW1 memorial. Following on from this we will be having some spotastic pyjama fun dressing up for children in need. Please wear your pyjamas / onesie any day you are in and feel free to bring in a donation for the tasty iced biscuits.

Cooking: Iced Poppy and Pudsey Bears

Rhyme: Pudsey Selection Box

Craft: Christmas Decorations and spotty bears.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2)  Make and decorate a bear paper chain - we would love to see your efforts.

3) Visit the library to look for bear books.

Please feel free 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.

 

Dates for your Diary:

Crafternoon 2.30 pm Tuesday 19 November

Mrs Burgess and a special visitor Thursday at 2pm come for  cuddle. 

 

 

Congratulations to all of the hardworking Hedgehogs

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4  November 19 

Last week:  We had a wonderful time dancing to Ghost Busters, making delicious pumpkin soup and dressing up as Scooby Doo characters.

This week: Inspired by Gretel's 'Owl Sewing Book' we are sharing the story of Owl babies and walking to the village to see the big bonfire.

Cooking: Edible sparklers.

Rhyme: Owls at Midnight.

Craft: Firework Pictures and Shape Rockets.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Watch a firework display and talk about the colours. 

3) Make a junk modelling rocket. 

Please feel free 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.

Scooby Scooby Doo where are you?

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28 October 19

Welcome back we hope you all had a wonderful week off and are ready for the wetter weather and nights drawing in. With that in mind it would be great if you could provide Wellington boots for your child to be left at Pre-School.

Last week: we had a super time sharing the story of ‘Whatever Next’ making aliens and dancing to ‘Star Man’.

This week: we are sharing the story of ‘Funny Bones’ and ‘Spiders Busy Day’. We are  dressing up as Scooby Doo characters, and ordering different sized skeleton dogs.

Cooking: Pumpkin Soup

Rhyme: My Little Bat called Dave

Craft: Spiders

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Carve / Pick a Pumpkin together.

3) Go on a walk to spot some spiders. 

Please feel free 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.

14 October 19

Last week was Book week.  The fancy dress costumes you all came in were amazing. Once again you did yourselves proud with your ingenuity and creativity. We had a wonderful time starting the week with Mr Daintree sharing the story of ‘Bob The Man on the Moon’ with us on Monday. On Wednesday we had a real treat with the Badgers Class visiting us to share different stories. In the afternoon a few of us were lucky enough to go to Mrs Dixon's class to make ‘Space/Sock Puppets’ with Mrs Hayhoe. We all enjoyed dancing to a range of space songs, ‘Walking on the moon’ proved most popular.

This week:  inspired by Mrs Scott’s costume we are sharing the story of ‘Whatever Next’ and dancing to more space songs and making alien pictures.

 

Cooking: Space Rock Cakes

Rhyme: Zoom Zoom Zoom

Craft: Shape Rockets and Alien Pictures.

Don’t Forget

 

Parents evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Bake some rock cakes at home. Please get the recipe from Mrs Ashmore.

3) Go star gazing, there is a full moon this week, see if you can spot Bob.

Please feel free 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.

Alien Babies Inspire Space Book Week

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7 October 19

Last week: we made some delicious bread rolls inspired by the ‘Zeds Bread’ story. We went on Autumn walks to the woods and collected lots of lovely leaves and sticks. I am sure you will agree the leaves collages look amazing hung around the room.

This week : Following the whole school theme of ‘Space’ we are celebrating book week by sharing Julia Donaldson’s  new book ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’,  We are doing Write Dance to Rocket Man and Disco Dough ‘To Walking on the Moon’, the children and staff are very excited your child is welcome to dress up any day they are in but on Friday everyone will be.  dress up if you feel like it

 

Cooking: Moon and Star biscuits.

Rhyme: 5 Little Aliens

Craft: Junk Modelling Rockets and dare I say it Christmas Cards.

Don’t Forget

 

Please sign up for the Crafter-moon ha ha on

Tuesday 8th October at 2.30

All Welcome for a fun afternoon of stories, singing and sticking.

 

Sign up for Parents evening to discuss your child’s progress.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Talk together with your child about if their Grandparents remember the first moon landing.

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door, borrow a story sack or take

Happy Harvest

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Early Years Foundation Stage Talk

30 September 19

Last week we made interesting salty Hard Tack Biscuits and decorated beautiful balloons to think about why  ‘Sunday is our fun day’ in our days of the week rhyme.

This week : We are investigating Autumn and Harvest, we will be going on a walk to the woods to look at the changing seasons. We will be sharing the story of ‘Zeds Bread’ and ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’.  On Friday a few of us will be taking out dry produce to the Church to watch the main school in the Harvest festival service.

 

Cooking: Harvest Rolls

Rhyme: Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

Craft: Autumn Leaf Collages

Don’t Forget

 

 

Dressing Up Book week starting

Monday 7th October theme Space – Aliens out of this world.

Please sign up for the Crafter-moon ha ha on

Tuesday 8th October at 2.30

All Welcome for a fun afternoon of stories, singing and sticking.

 

Sign up for Parents evening to discuss your child’s progress.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

2) Talk together with your child about why ‘Sunday is your Fun day.’

Please feel free 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.

 

23 September

Last week we walked the plank, wrote messages to our friends in Ladybird Class and made carrot soup to remind us of the punchline of the ‘What's Orange and rhymes with Parrot joke. It was a triumph well done Miss Clark and all of her salty ship mates.

This week we are sharing the story of Barry the Fish with Fingers and continuing with all things Sea inspired, exploring the properties and beauty of shells.

 

Cooking: Hard Tack Biscuits.

Rhyme: Days of the Week Nursery Rhyme.

Craft: Colourful Sunday is our Funday Balloons.

Don’t Forget

  School Photographs are being taken on Monday morning your more than welcome to bring your child in even if they are not in on this morning ( just stay with them).

Date for your Diary

Dressing Up Book week starting

Everyday from Monday 7 October :Theme Space – Aliens out of this world.

Please sign up for the Crafter-moon ha ha 

Tuesday 8 October at 2.30

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Visit the Library to choose a 'Space' inspired book and then start thinking about your costume, hint :Whatever Next, Bob The Spaceman.

 

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door,

See Mrs Scott to borrow a story sack or take

Shiny Bear on an adventure with you

 

"Ahoy Me Hearties!"

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16 September

 

Last week the Sun shone, and we were very busy in the garden watering the new herb garden and picking tomato’s. We created some beautiful ‘collage friends’, they look lovely on the wall and remind us of our Days of the week nursery rhyme.

 

This week we inspired by Taylors adventures on the big Pirate ship we are celebrating ‘Talk like a Pirate week’, we will be learning some silly Pirate jokes and writing messages in bottles to our friends.

Cooking: Carrot Soup.

Rhyme: When I Was One.

Craft: Making Treasure Maps.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) As a family talk together about your favourite day of the week and why?  

 

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door,

See Mrs Scott to borrow a story sack or take

Shiny Bear on an adventure with you

Welcome to old and new Friends

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9 September

Last week we met lots of new friends shared the story of ‘Elmer’ and discovered the difference is between a bounce and a jump.

 

This week we are continuing to explore Elmer’s world appreciating that we all have things that make us different and unique and yet we all have similar feelings.

 

Cooking: Elmer's colourful trunk biscuits.  

Rhyme: Elmer’s counting song.  

Craft: Make a collage friend to remind ourselves that 'Wednesday is Friends Day'.

Please sign up for the

Early Years Foundation Stage Talk

on Friday 13 September at 3pm.  

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Go colourful car spotting how many yellow ones you can count on your journey into Pre-School?. 

 

Please feel free to take a book from the ‘Little Library’ at the Pre-School door,

See Mrs Scott to borrow a story sack or take

Shiny Bear on an adventure with you

4 September  

Welcome Home

 We hope that you all had a great Summer and feel ready for the Autumn Term.

 A BIG thank you to everyone who gave us cards and gifts at the end of last term, it was very kind, you shouldn't  have but we are glad you did we all felt thoroughly spoilt it is nice to know how much you appreciate us as a team.  We felt quite overwhelmed  we are simply doing our job and it is a joy and privilege to work with your children. 

This week we will be super busy settling back into the routine making new friends and sharing the story of Elmer. 

Shout out! Can you help? 

We are collecting plastic milk containers so that we can make some junk modelling Elmers next week,

please rinse and bring them in. Thank you. 

Cooking: Elmer colourful cookies.

Rhyme: An Elephant goes like this like that. 

Please sign up for the

Early Years Foundation Stage Talk in the Rainbow Room at 3.30 on Friday 13th September  at 2.30pm and

 

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Have a go at making your own picture of Elmer at home. 

 

Please feel free 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

24th June

 

Last week: we shared the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’,  made craft ladybirds and went on a Summer walk to the woods, we were very quiet so as not to wake the Gruffalo or disturb the bears shhhh.  

This week we are sharing the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’ its getting very exciting we are all wondering what Hefty Hugh and Lanky len will try to steal next.

Cooking: Ladybird Biscuits

Rhyme: Two Little Snails Sitting on a leaf.

Please sign up for the

Stay and Play Friday 28th June at 2pm -very informal.

Sports Day on the 10th July the time is still to be confirmed

Please come: ‘Race Track Ready’ wearing sun-cream, shorts, T-shirt and plimsols

 

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhyme of the week, it might sound very familiar.

2) Make an ‘S’ for Summer poster cut out and stick things down that start with the ‘S’ Sound.

3) Play family alliteration think of exciting alliterative adjectives to describe each member of the family EG: Marvellous Mummy,  Daring Daddy, Wonderful Wendy.

 

Please feel free 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.

17th June

Last week: It was brilliant to see so many families at the Crafternoon, the children absolutely love having you in to play for the afternoon, so sorry if your ‘Super Worm’ was a little salty.

 

This week we are sharing the story of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’, we will be making craft ladybirds and going on a seasonal Summer walk to the woods, you are welcome to join us if you are free.

Cooking: Ladybird Buns

Rhyme: There is a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf.

 

Please sign up for the

Summer Fair Friday 21st June straight after Pre-School if you can help.

 

Sports Day on the 10th July the time is still to be confirmed

Please come: ‘Race Track Ready’ wearing sun-cream, shorts, T-shirt and plimsols.

 

If your child is not in that day please bring them along and stay with them. 

We appreciate Sports Day is not for everyone, if your child does not want to join in, we will be encouraging them to watch the proceeding from the familiar environment of the Pre-School garden, they might feel more confident next year.

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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10 June

Last week: Wow! what a fantastic start to the new term, the children have been having an amazing time in the garden in rain and shine. The Hungry Caterpillar sandwich looked and was tasty. Grace decided that she would eat biscuits if she was 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and Luke said Spiders UGH!  

This week: we are sharing the story of ‘Super Worm’ and making cards to some special people in our lives to tell them how much we love them.

Cooking: Bread Stick Worms.

Rhyme: There a Worm at the Bottom of my Garden.

Please sign up for the

Crafternoon

Thursday 13th June at 2.30pm

 

Summer Fair

Friday 21st June straight after Pre-School

If you can help please see Mrs Twyman (Miles Mummy),

if not please come along and try your luck on the  Hedgehog spin  Stall. 
 

Sports Day

10th July the time is still to be confirmed

Please come: ‘Race Track Ready’ wearing sun-cream, shorts, T-shirt and plimsols.

 

If your child is not in that day please bring them along and stay with them.

We appreciate Sports Day is not for everyone, if your child does not want to join in, we will be encouraging them to watch the proceeding from the familiar environment of the Pre-School garden,

they might feel more confident next year.

HELP!! we need to borrow Prams / Buggies as

we would love to have a Pram race if we get enough.

 

Family Wet and Wild Night 

Thursday 18th July  3.30-4.30, bring a change of clothes, towel.

 Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Try making bread at home.

3) Thinking  about special people  talk to your child about someone who was special in your life when you were young, it could be a Dad, Grandad, Uncle, Neighbour or pop / film star someone who inspired you. Your child will love it if you add funny details it doesn’t have to be factual just fun they will probably want you to re-tell this story over and over again.  

Please feel free 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.

Humpty Dumpty Fun

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3 June

Welcome back, we hope that you all had a great week off and feel ready for Summer Term.

 Well done to everyone who made it to the Crafternoon it was great fun congratulations to Amy and Josh who managed not to break their Humpty Dumpty eggs.

Following on the children’s interest in mini beasts his week we are sharing the classic story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ we are using the book and ‘Talk for Writing ‘ techniques to help us retell it and Mrs Scott will be developing the children’s communication skills and vocabulary this week by  encouraging them to think about what they might eat if they were a 'hungry caterpillar'.

Cooking: Cucumber Sandwiches shaped into a Caterpillar.

Rhyme: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf.

Please sign up for the

Crafternoon on Thursday 13th June at 2.30pm and

Sports day on the 10th July Time TBC.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Have a go at making some shaped sandwiches, or if you are feeling really inspired by looking at the Frozen cake Sienna made with her Mummy try making a ‘Hungry Caterpillar Cake’.

3) Thinking about the days of the week show your child your calendar / diary planner at home and  talk to about the different things that you do on each day, try making a ‘Special Day Diary’.

Please feel free 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

20th May

Last week: Inspired by Rapunzel we made some delicious lettuce sandwiches and discovered that Rapunzel’s hair was longer that all of her friends. Thanks to Amelia’s lovely Mummy giving us lots of Little Red Riding Hood props we have been role playing and acting out the story in the garden.  

This week: following on from the children’s interests in traditional tales and Reggie’s love of running we are sharing the story of the Gingerbread man.   

Cooking: Gingerbread Biscuits.

Rhyme of the Week:  Run Run Run

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Bake some biscuits at home.

3) Make and colour in a  Gingerbread Man paper chain

Please feel free 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.

13th May

Last week: We made some delicious shortbread and thought carefully about what we would put in our basket of goodies for Grandma, Amy suggested sweets as Grandma hasn’t got many teeth and she would be able to suck them. Good thinking Amy.

This week: following on from Primroses interest in Princesses and the amazing pictures of the hairy cress head you made and have been diligently  watering at home we are sharing the story of Rapunzel. We will be doing ‘Write Dance’ and ‘Disco Dough’ to the Jimmy Osmond classic ‘I Will Be Your Long Haired Lover form Liverpool’ and investigating who has the longest hair between Rapunzel and her friends. We have also added a number of hair-styling props to the environment to support the children's interest in this area.  . 

Cooking: Lettuce Sandwiches

Rhyme of the Week:  Fuzzy Wuzzy

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Go for a walk around the town and investigate different hairdresser/barber salon names.

3) Why not try a different hairstyle out:  spiky, plaits, scrunches or bunches might be fun.

Please feel free 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.

 

 

Fee Fi Fo Fum Little Hedgehogs have lots of Fun

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7th May 

 

Last week: we made some interesting 'Flap Jacks', acted out the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' story and made Zig Zag books.  

This week: following on from Jack and the Beanstalk we are planting beans  and inspired by the new 'Grandma's House' role play area in the garden, we are learning about the traditional tale of 'Little Red Riding Hood', making puppets and dancing to 'Hey there Little Red Riding Hood'. 

Cooking: Shortbread Biscuits

Rhyme of the Week:  In celebration of Claudine and the new umbrella she brought into Pre-School on Friday,

'It's Raining its Pouring'.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Plant some beans.

3) Write/telephone your Grandma or other relation and tell them how special they are. 

Please feel free 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.

29th April 

We had an amazing Open Day and it was great to see so many old and new face. We are so glad that the windy weather did not put you off! 

Last week: we had a great start to the new term, singing  and dancing to 'Puff the Magic Dragon' and retelling the story of St. George with puppets. 

This week: we are learning about the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', planting some cress heads and acting out the story and dancing to 'I am Giants' by Rag and Bone Man. 

Cooking: Flap Jacks

Rhyme of the Week: Little Jack Horner

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Plant some beans.

3) Make a cress sandwich.

Please feel free 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.

 

23rd April

Welcome back; we hope that you all had a splendid Spring break. Well done to everyone who made an Easter bonnet, they all looked amazing and really put us in the mood for some traditional Easter celebrations. A big thank you to the PTA for organising the the Easter egg hunt. It was wonderful to see so many families come and view our Harmony project. We are beyond proud of all of the children's hard work; their enthusiasm and skill are amazing. 

This week: we are thinking more about Spring and following  Margot’s interest in Puff the Magic Dragon, we are cooking: St Georges Day biscuits.

Rhyme of the week: Spring Time Selection Box & Humpty Dumpty.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a St. George's Day flag.

3) Share a story together.

Please feel free 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.

Easter Fun

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1 April

 

Last week: we had a wonderful time celebrating all of our fantastic Mums and Dads it was great to see you all at the Crafter-noon. The children used their gentle fingers to mix the flour and butter into a bread crumb consistency and scones were delicious.

 

This week: We are learning about  the Christian tradition of Easter.  We have lots of exciting crafty projects planned and we are still looking after the snails.

 

Cooking: Chocolate nests.

Rhyme of the week: Spring Time selection box

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make the scones again at home (you are welcome to take a copy of the recipe).

3) Make an Easter hat to wear to Pre-School on Friday.

 

Please feel free 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.

 

Come and see the BIG Harmony project in the main school corridor

outside the hall and Pre-School on Friday the 5th April.

 

 

Little Hedgehog Parents we salute you!

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25 March

Last week: we were very busy completing work for the Harmony project, it is looking wonderful and we cannot wait to show you. We went on a wonderful Spring walk where the sun shined, and we saw lots of beautiful daffodils. The Palmiers were delicious the children rolled the double spirals up very carefully. Well Done! The frog spawn is thriving and we are still taking great care of our snails.

 

This week: We are celebrating Mothers Day and in homage to you all of the wonderful Little Hedgehog Mums we are doing Disco Dough to the Tina Turner classic ‘You’re Simply the Best’.  We are making cards and enjoying the fine weather and new sand.

Cooking: Traditional English Scones.

Rhyme of the Week: Spring Time Selection Box .

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Go on a family Spring walk.

3) Make an ‘I spy Spring book.

Don’t forget to sign up for:

Unique Story Meetings 

Mothers Day Crafternoon Thursday 28th March at 2.30.

Come an see the BIG Harmony project on the 5th April.

Comic Relief : Red Nose Day

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18th March 19

Last week: Everyone looked amazing on Friday, wow! you all made a fantastic effort for ‘Comic Relief’ the children loved playing ‘Pie Face’ and the jokes were hilarious. Thanks for all of your donations your support and generosity as always is appreciated.  We were also really excited to have some snails and slugs visit Pre-School we have had a great time thinking up names for them, we are looking after them very carefully and they seem very happy in their new environment. 

We were very busy investigating Fibonacci Spiral geometrical designs and created wax relief pictures (which will be joined to create a ‘whole’ piece of Art work symbolising the ‘Unity’ of Harmony), salt dough snails with Miss Hills, crazy snail shell designs with Miss Clark and given poor Mrs Scott a headache hammering wooden spirals. The cheesy Snails were delicious and sent an amazing aroma around the room. All of this is working towards a big display which you can come and admire on the last Friday of the term the 5th April.

 

This week we are continuing our Harmony investigations into Fibonacci spirals. Dorothea and Matilda have kindly  lent us some Frogs spawn from their pond so we are learning all about life cycles and sharing the story of ‘Down By the Cool’ of the pool. We are planning a field trip their sometime in the future.

 

Cooking: Double Spiral Palmiers.

 

Rhyme of the Week: 5 Little Speckled Frogs.

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Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Visit a local pond together.

3) Make up your own ‘Family’ joke book.

 

Please feel free 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.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for:

Unique Story Meetings 

Mothers Day Crafternoon Thursday 28th March at 2.30.

Come an see the BIG Harmony project on the 5th April.

 

 

 

11th  March 19  

 

Last week we were once again super busy sharing the story of ‘Mr Wolfs Pancakes’ and making our own individual pancakes, every child got the opportunity to crack an egg and make their own batter, they were delicious. We naturally had to do some research to support our data handling activity and discovered that chocolate was the favourite flavour of topping yum.

 

This week and next we are following on from Arts week Harmony investigations and we are working on a BIG geometry project investigating Fibonacci spirals. We are sharing the story of ‘Norman the Snail with the Silly Shell’  doing snail puzzles, looking for snails around the school and making snails out of play dough.

All of this is working towards a big display which you can come and admire on the last Friday of the term the 5th April. We have lots of fun planned for Friday so please dress up in Red and bring a joke in to share with your friends. 

 

Cooking: Cheesy Snails .

 

Rhyme of the Week: There’s a snail at the bottom of my garden.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make and toss pancakes at home.

3) See if you can find out some facts about Wolves.

 

Please feel free 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.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Unique Story Meetings 

Mothers Day Crafternoon Thursday 28th March at 2.30.

Come and see the BIG Harmony project on the 5th April.

4th March 19

 

Last week: What a fantastic start we have had to the new term; it’s been amazing seeing all of  your Winter pictures. You worked really hard and the results are impressive. The children have been busy learning the '3 Pig Rap' and Mrs Scott has supported them in developing their fine motor skills whilst at the same time producing an exciting  ‘This Little Pig went to Market’ display. Well Done!

Pre- School  looks amazing -  have you seen your little pig? 

 

This week: Following on from ‘The 3 Little Pigs’, we are sharing the story of 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes',  finding out all about the Christian tradition of  ‘Shrove Tuesday’ and creating a pictogram of our favourite pancake flavour;

Mmmm … what’s yours?  We are also  going on a hunt for Mr Wolf after he blew the straw and sticks houses down.

 

Cooking: Pancakes .

 

Rhyme of the Week: Pancake Selection Box.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make and toss pancakes at home.

3) See if you can find out some facts about wolves.

 

Please feel free 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.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Unique Story Meetings and/or

Mother's Day Crafternoon  on Thursday 28th March at 2.30pm.

All You Need Is Love

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25 February

Welcome Back! we hope that you had a wonderful half term and that you have recovered from all the fun of the Valentines Disco and Crafternoon, thank you to everyone who managed to attend.

Last week: we investigated everything to do with 'Love'. The heart jam tarts and biscuits we made were delicious, we went on a hunt for 'Little Miss Hug' who was hiding in the Library and sent our friends cards to let them know how special they are to us and how much we love them.

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This week: Following on from the children making pig masks to celebrate Chinese New Year, we are sharing the story of ‘The 3 Little Pigs’, playing ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and investigating how different building are made.

 

Cooking: Veggie and Meat Sausage Rolls.

 

Rhyme of the Week: The 3 Little Pig Rap.

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Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a junk model of a pig.

3) Have fun playing ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ at home.

 

Please feel free 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.

Don’t Forget we would love to see you at the next Crafternoon where we are celebrating

Mothers Day Crafternoon Thursday 28th March 2.30pm 

'Art is a Harmony - parallel with Nature' : Paul Cézanne

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11th  February 2019

Last week: ‘Harmony in Nature’ was the theme for ‘Arts week’. The French artist, Paul Cézanne said that ‘Art is harmony parallel with nature’ so using his inspiration we made our version of his ‘Tulips in a Vase’ picture using a print technique. We did some careful observational drawing and still life pictures and made individual snowflakes that joined together to make a big snowflake; it looks amazing if you lie on the floor!

 

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Amy told us all about her auntie from China.

We shared the story of ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ and discussed what we would paint if we had one. We made lanterns, lucky red envelopes, piggy masks and delicious noodle vegetable soup. Phew, it was a very busy week.

 

This week: Following the seasons, we are investigating ’Valentines Day Traditions and Love’. We are sharing the story of ‘Hug’ and ‘Diggy Ducks’ internet adventure to highlight the importance of staying safe when out and about and online.

 

Cooking: Queen of Hearts 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.

2) Make and send a Valentines card.

3) Walk through the high street to see how many hearts you can spot in the different display windows.

 

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.

We would love to see you at 

Crafternoon on Thursday 14th February at 2.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 February 19

Last week: We were very excited about the snow in the garden. We danced to the Yellow Submarine, made delicious sub rolls and models of submarines.

 

This week: Following Reggie’s interest in Pre-School calendar that Mrs Ashmore brought back from her holiday we are investigating Chinese New Year. It is also ‘Arts week’ and we are exploring the concept of Harmony in Art. We are making snowflakes and doing still life pictures inspired from Cezanne’s ‘Tulip’ picture.

 

Cooking: Chinese Noodle Soup.

 

Rhyme of the Week: Chinese New Years Day Song.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Make a beautiful lantern out of an old Christmas card.

3) Visit a supermarket or florist to look at different flowers.

 

Please 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.

Don’t Forget we would love to see you at the

Crafternoon at 2.30 pm on Thursday 14th February.

 

 

 

 

 

28th January

Last week: We did 'Write Dance' to Rod Stewart's classic song, ‘Sailing’ . We went on an exciting treasure hunt and made some delicious carrot soup. We also had a nod to Robbie Burns on Friday by having porridge for our snack.

 

This week: We are continuing with our 'under the sea' investigations,  making  junk model ‘Yellow Submarines’ so please send in any old plastic bottles or tubes you have.

 

Cooking: Bread Sub Rolls.

 

Rhyme of the Week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive.

 

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Why not visit a pet shop to look at the fish.

3) Wrap up and go to the beach. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

21st January

Last week: inspired by sharing the story of 'Betty and the Yeti' we made delicious rock cakes and had a Winter walk adventure in Church Plantation woods.  We walked along logs and played in the Yeti's house.

 

This week: Following Claudine’s interest in pirates and Lyra’s birthday trip to the London Aquarium we are investigating all things fishy, 'Under the Sea' and 'Pirates'.

 

Cooking: Carrot 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.

2) Have a go at painting a rock friend, like the Yeti in the story.

3) Go for a walk to the woods to see if you can spot the Yeti; you need to be very quiet as they are very shy.

 

Please feel free 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.

Don’t Forget

'Love Crafternoon' on Thursday 14th February at 2.30pm

 

14th  January

Last week: We made some delicious melting snowmen and did an exciting sizing snowmen activity, inspired from the rhyme of the week. Have a look for your child’s work on the display.

 

This week: We are continuing with our explorations into 'Winter' and going on a Winter walk. You are more than welcome to join us on Monday morning if you are free. We will be sharing the story of ‘Penguin’ and ‘Betty the Yeti’ and making rock friends. Please bring in a rock/ stone if you have one.

Cooking: Rock Cakes

Rhyme of the Week: 5 Days on an iceberg.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Go out and search for a rock/stone to bring into Pre-School to make your friend.

3) Look through all of your old Christmas cards and sort out all of the snowy picture ones to make into a collage.

 

Please feel free 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.

Don’t Forget

Please bring in a rock/ stone to decorate.

Winter walk Monday 14th January from 9am

Crafternoon on the 14th February 2.30pm

 

7  January

Last week: We told each other about our Christmas adventures and what Father Christmas had brought us. Inspired by the frosty weather we have started to make Snowmen collages for the wall.

This week: We are having Christmas Prime Rhyme Time every morning and afternoon, please pop in and join the children for sing song and ‘mini nativity’ if your free we know that they would love to see you.

Cooking: Icing melting snowmen biscuits.

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.

2) Dance together to the ‘Walking in the Air’ Snowman song.

3) Make some paper chain snowmen.

 

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.

Don’t Forget

To bring in your little house for the  Porch Light homeless charity. 

 

 

 

 

 

3 January

Welcome Back everyone we trust that you had a jolly Christmas and wishing you all a 

Happy New Year 2019.  

A Big Thank You

to everyone who gave us lovely cards and gifts, you were all very generous and thoughtful, you shouldn’t have but we are glad you did, it was very kind and truly appreciated by the whole team. Thanks. 

This week: we are sharing all of our Christmas adventures and getting back into the routine of life at Pre-School.

        Don't forget

To bring in your little houses for the Porch Light Charity. 

17 December

Last week: On Monday we watched the fantastic infant Christmas production in the hall. On Wednesday we enjoyed Christmas Dinner together cooked for us by Michelle and Sam, thank you it was delicious we don’t know how you do it. On Thursday we went on the Winter Wonderland walk to the woods and met Father Christmas by the village Christmas tree. Thanks again to Mr Griffiths and the PTFA for all their time and support. On Friday Josh’s Dad caused great excitement when he left the children with a giant box..

 

This week: We are having Christmas Prime Rhyme Time every morning and afternoon, please pop in and join the children for sing song and ‘mini nativity’ if your free we know that they would love to see you.

Cooking: Icing Christmas Biscuits.

Rhyme of the Week: Christmas selection box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to Christmas Prime Rhyme Time.

2) Go on a holly hunt see if you can spot any bushes, on wrapping paper or cards.

3) Make some paper chains.

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.

Don’t Forget

First day back after Christmas is the 3rd January.

Please bring in your Little House for Porch Light.

 

 

10th December

Last week: We were extremely busy with all of the Christmas preparations and I am sure that you will agree with me that Pre-School is looking fantastic with al of the children’s art work on display.

 

This week: On Monday we are watching the infant Christmas production in the hall. On Wednesday we are having Christmas Dinner together and on Thursday we are going on the Winter Wonderland walk to the woods to meet Father Christmas and sing around the village Christmas tree. On Friday Josh’s Dad is coming in to tell us all about his job as a delivery driver.

Cooking: Baking Christmas Cookies.

Rhyme of the Week: Christmas selection box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to Christmas Prime Rhyme Time.

2) Share a story with your Child about what Christmas was like when you were little.

3) Draw, write and send a Christmas card.

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.

Don’t Forget

Winter Wonderland Walk: 9.15 Thursday 13th December 18

Unique stories various dates.

Christmas Prime Rhyme Time various dates.

 

 

 

4 December 18

Last week: We linked in with Schools Science week and had an amazing Crafter-noon exploring all of our different senses. Some of us were very brave and tried the sour lemon juice, whilst some of us experimented using the different drums to discover which would make the most noise.

This week : We are on the countdown to Christmas, we are putting the tree up and writing letters. We are looking forward to a visit from Josh’s Dad on Friday, he is coming in to tell us how he helps Father Christmas deliver all of the presents. We are also talking to the children about people who are homeless. The children will be able to decorate small cardboard houses which they will be bringing home with them, if you would like to donate please return the filled house week beginning 7th January all of the money will go to Porchlight a local homeless charity.

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Cooking: Christmas Trees

Rhyme of the Week: Christmas selection box

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to Christmas Prime Rhyme Time.

2) Decorate your tree at home together as a family, don’t forget to ping us a picture we would love to see them.

3) Go for a walk to see the lights.

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. He had a fab weekend making a den with Margot and saw the Pantomime with Miles, ‘Oh no he didn’t, Oh yes he did,' he even went on the big screen, he is famous, such a lucky Bear having so many lovely freind to look after him. 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Walk: 9.15 Thursday 13th December 18

Unique stories various dates.

Christmas Prime Rhyme Time various dates.

26 November 18

Last Week: We guessed which colour car would be the most popular. When we went out and counted them Matilda  guessed correctly that it would be white. Mrs Garrett was thrilled with her Big Red Bus, the other buses are up in the ‘Rainbow Room’ waiting for passengers. The traffic light jelly was wobble-licious a delight for the senses. We also saw 10 apple trees being planted to mark Prince Charles 70th Birthday (7 schools had 10 each). We are delighted that they are opposite our garden it will be lovely to watch them grow throughout the year. 

This week : We are linking in with Schools Science week with the focus on Biology we have been given ‘Senses’ this links in beautifully with 'taste, touch, sight and smell when we made the jelly. 

Warning glitter is still in use!!

Thank you to Williams Mummy and Daddy for the rolls of paper, they have already been put to good use. 

 

Cooking: Sweet and Sour experiment.

Rhyme of the Week: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes.

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) Go on a sensory walk.

3) Make jelly at home.

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. Oscar told us all about the pretty lights he had seen with Shiny Bear last week and we are now looking forward to Christmas. 

 

Crafternoon: Thursday 29th November at 2.30

(later time as so many sleepers).

Winter Wonderland Walk: 9.15 Thursday 13th December 18

Unique stories various dates.

Christmas Prime Rhyme Time various dates.

 

The weather has got colder this week, and it can get chilly at Pre-School as the door is often open to let the children free-flow between the room and garden, with this in mind it can be a good idea to layer children up with vest and leggings / tights underneath their clothes and hats and mittens. Please label everything, Thank you. 

 

 

19 November 18

Last week: The children were amazing and we are super proud of them. They walked beautifully to the church in the rain and respectfully laid their wreath at the at the village Great War Memorial.

On Tuesday we went to the Cinema to see ‘Little Foot’ (albeit some of us slept through it ha ha) a big Thank you to Mrs Garrett for organising it all.

On Friday for Children in Need  we dressed up, iced biscuits, coloured in Pudsey pictures with our ‘dobber pens’ and did an exciting ICT activity with Miss Clark, helping Pudsey Bear find his lost Bandana, we raised lots of money, thank you to everyone who donated.

The glittery cones are already on the school Christmas tree, they are all labelled see if you ca spot yours when you are at the Christmas fete.

This week : Following Toms interest in Transport, we are counting cars, making Traffic Light Jelly and making Big Red  Buses one for every Key Person and one for Mrs Garretts office. (shh it’s a surprise for her)

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Cooking: Traffic Light Jelly

Rhyme of the Week: Wheels on the Bus.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) See if you can spot your age number on a number plate.

3) Get crafty and make a junk model car.

 

WOW! Shiny had an amazing time looking at the lights with Oscar, and he is looking forward to his next adventure. Please feel free to borrow a book from the library.

Please sign up / dates for your diary coming up

Christmas Fete Saturday 23rd November 18

Crafternoon: Thursday 29th November at 2.30

(later time as so many sleepers).

Winter Wonderland Walk: 9.15 Thursday 13th December 18

Unique stories various dates.

Christmas Prime Rhyme Time various dates.

 

 

 

 

12 November 18

Last week: Felix brought in an amazing Bonfire picture he had made at home, thanks for sharing we loved it. The children enjoyed doing Bonfire inspired pictures out of marbles with Mrs Scott the effects were amazing. Margot’s sweetie hunt was a triumph even when the heavens opened on us it was great fun.

This week : ‘We are never forgetting to remember,’ inspired by Remembrance Day the children are going on a walk to the church yard to lay a poppy wreath they have made at the village Great War memorial. We are encouraging them to understand that this is a way of saying ‘Thank You’ and showing ‘respect’.

To celebrate our OUTSTANDING Ofsted grading on Tuesday everyone is invited to the cinema at Faversham to see ‘Little Foot’, if you would like to go please hand your form in.

On Thursday and Friday for Children in Need we will be icing biscuits , dressing up in spotty clothing or as Mickey Mouse/Disney Characters, we have a donation pot if you would like to contribute.

Warning be prepared for a glittery bath in the coming weeks as we are busy making decorations for the Christmas Fair. 

Cooking: Iced Biscuits

Rhyme of the Week: A Pudsey Bear assortment of Nursery Rhymes.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

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

2) Go for a walk to the woods and bring us back some pine cones to decorate.

3) Make your own potato print poppy picture.

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.

 

 

 

 5 November 18

 

Last week: we had a fantastic time dressing up, making spooky cakes and skeletons, it was lovely to hear abut all of the different adventures you had. It was great to see how your fine motor skills are developing as you tapped the nails into the pumpkin head. 

This week : inspired by Bonfire night we are walking to the village green to see the huge Bonfire, making marble-ous Bonfire firework pictures out of marbles and junk modelling sparklers and rockets. Margot has suggested we have a sweetie hun, which we all thought was a great idea so finger crossed we can arrange it.

Cooking: Edible Fireworks.

Rhyme of the Week: Bonfire Night Selection Box.

Ideas to support your child’s learning at home

1) Learn the words to the rhymes of the week please take a copy.

2) Go to see a display, the Sheldwich village put on a lovely one.

3) Make your own firework picture.

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.

 

Dates for your Diary  on Tuesday the 13 November you are most welcome to take your child to the cinema to watch Little Foot, if your child is in that day but you are unable to attend do not worry we have a few surprises install for them.   

 

 

30 October 18

Welcome back we hope you all had a fabulous half term. Congratulations and many happy returns of the day to Mrs Scott we hope your special day was as lovely as you are. 

Last week: The children found a beautiful spot for the hedgehog house and we are hoping to get some special visitors in it  soon. The weather has been amazing and the children are enjoying finding Ladybirds, Bees and caterpillars in the garden. 

This week : inspired by Scooby Doo and Andres  home grown pumpkin we are planning on having a super spooky time. The children will be developing their fine motor skills tapping nails into pumpkins.

Cooking: Not fairy cakes but Scary cakes.

Rhyme of the Week: Scooby Doo Selection Box.

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) Make an enormous scooby snack sandwich. (Please ping us a picture)

3) As a family watch an episode of Scooby Doo.

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.

 

 

15 October 18

Last week: We all had a fantastic time dressing up and choosing books from the Travelling Book Fair. It was great to

meet a real life author and illustrator. We went on a Gruffalo hunt to the woods and a book treasure hunt.  A big thank you to Mrs pugsley for organising everything. 

This week : inspired by the seasons and Primroses fabulous Autumnal coloured coat bought for her by her Grandma we are investigating Hedgehogs and Autumn. The children are deciding where to place the amazing hedgehog house, we are having a walk to the woods and making Hedgehog leaf pictures.

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 please take a copy at the Pre-School door.

2) Make a model Hedgehog out of salt dough and straws.

3) As a family go on an Autumn leaf collecting walk.

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.

8 October 18

Last week: The Gruffalo Grumble AKA Grumble was delicious a big thank you to Miss Hills who made it with the children

This week:  Book Week, this year’s theme is Bed Time Stories, as always at Little Hedgehogs everyday is dress up day, please fell free to come in character or your cosy pyjamas / onesies.

Thursday 11th October is Crafternoon at 2.30.

The time is slightly later than usual, as we have so many afternoon sleepers having a power nap.

Cooking: Bed Time Cookies.

Rhyme of the Week: 10 in the Bed.

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) Share with your child the book you enjoyed most when you were little.

3) Go on your own Gruffalo hunt. (shhh remember you have to be very quiet to see him.)

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.

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.

1 October 18

Last week: some of us enjoyed going down to the Church for the Harvest festival, a big thank you to everyone who made a donation to the Food Bank. 

This week: inspired by Amy’s visit to the theatre with her Mum to see ‘The Gruffalos Child’ we are investigating everything to do with the Gruffalo.

Cooking: Gruffalo Crumble AKA Grumble

Rhyme of the Week: Little Bird.

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) See if you can draw/ paint a picture of the Gruffalo.

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.

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.

24 September 18

Last week: We had an amazing time in the garden, the children were so excited to pick the pumpkins and  the soup was surprisingly delicious. 

This week: We are investigating Harvest traditions, sharing the story of 'Rosies Walk' and 'Zeds Bread'

Cooking: Baking  Bread.

Rhyme of the Week: 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) Look at the different crops growing locally  in the fields. 

3) Make a family scarecrow at home.

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.

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.

17 September 18

This week: inspired by Margot's fabulous birthday cake we are celebrating and investigating  the world of colour and rainbows. We are sharing the story of 'Spots Colourful day. We are planning to harvest the Pre-School Pumpkins from the vegetable garden to make soup.

Cooking: Pumpkin soup.

Rhyme of the Week: Little Boy Blue

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) See if you can draw/ paint a rainbow picture.

3) Go on a blue treasure hunt.

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.

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.

10 September 18

 

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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