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20 May 24

Last week: Inspired by Flo's Grandma giving us some sunflower seeds we learnt all about how to grow and care for sunflowers and how to care and protect ourselves when the sun is out. 

 This Week: We are learning all about ladybirds as we explore our wonderful world and linked to our story and Oscars interest in the police  we have an exciting visit from PC Gary Morris

:Book:  What the Ladybird Heard.

Rhyme: Ladybird Ladybird 

Write Dance and Disco Dough: Laughing Policeman and Lady's Night 

Cooking: Ladybird Transient Food Art                                                                                           

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.                

2) Share a story every night.

3)  Go on a walk or out into the garden to see if you can spot Ladybirds. 

        

 

13 May 24

Last week: Following a butterfly landing on Oscars finger  and on Benjamin's head we are learnt how to care for living things as we studied the life cycles of Butterflies, we are also thrilled that our Pre-School Spider had babies. We did some great potato print painting and danced to David Bowies 'Changes'.

 This Week: Inspired by Flo's Grandma giving us some sunflower seeds, we are learning all out how to grow and care for them and how to stay safe in the sunshine. 

Book: Sunflower and Daisy's Giant Sunflower.

Rhyme: Staying Safe in the Sun Selection box 

Write Dance and Disco Dough: Mr Blue Skies -ELO 

Cooking: Sunflower Bread                                                                                         

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.                

2) Share a story every night.

3)  Go on a walk or out into the garden to see if you can spot Ladybirds. 

 7 May 24

Last week: we celebrated Sheldwich History week, we made yummy school cake and on Wednesday morning we went for a walk to the village to see the old school house on the green, it was great to have Mrs Wiltshire, Mrs Mckay and Mrs Norris join us on our adventure, on the way back we walked through the sticky mud in the woods. On Friday  Mrs Biddle, Hugo and Penelope's Grandma and Mrs Poyiatizis Constantina's Grandma came in to tell us all about what school was like when they were little along time ago. A big thank you for taking the time to share with us your experiences.

 We are also thrilled to be blessed with a visit from Mr and Mrs Digby Baker and their  new born lambs, they were gorgeous. 

This week: Following a butterfly landing on Oscars finger  and on Benjamin's head we are learning how to care for living things as we study the life cycles of Butterflies. 

Book: The very Hungry Caterpillar.

Rhyme: Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf.

Write Dance and Disco Dough: Changes- David Bowie         

Cooking: Caterpillars                                                                                                                 

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.                

2) Share a story every night.

3)  Go on a walk or out into the garden to see if you can spot any Butterflies. 

 

29 April  24

Last week: we shared the story of ‘The Very Busy Spider’, we made scary spider models and discussed if we were frightened of them or not. We also celebrated St Georges day with yummy flag biscuits.

This week: we are celebrating Sheldwich History day. If you are free on Wednesday morning it would be wonderful if you could come along for a walk to the village at 10 am so that we can see the old school house on the green, I can imagine it will take us about an hour. If your child is not in on that day and you fancy coming along you are more than welcome to join us. On Friday  Mrs Biddle, Hugo and Penelope's Grandma will be visiting us to tell us all about school when she was a little girl.  Thank you to all of our visitors you really make the difference in providing an exciting curriculum for our Little hedgehogs. 

 We are also thrilled that the new born lambs have arrived and will be paying us a visit om Monday morning. 

Book: There's a Beetle in my Bathroom

Rhyme: Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Write Dance and Disco Dough: One Direction- We’ve Got a Whole Lot of History.         

Cooking: School Cake                                                                                                                              

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.                

2) Share a story every night.

3) Share some photos with your child from when you were little.

22 April  24

This week: Inspired by the Spiders we found in the Sand pit we are learning all about these amazing creatures. 

Last week: Inspired by Jasper's enthusiasm when he  discovered  a worm in the garden, we made a wormery and shared the story of Super Worm. We made some yummy herb worms and  for mathematics we compared  different worms we discovered. To extend our understanding of the world we were  thrilled to welcome Sofia's Mummy and Daddy  into Pre-School they told us all about how they  celebrated Eid and showed us a special video of Sofia enjoying her day.

 

Book: The Very Busy Spider  

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Spider Song Tatty Bumpkin

 

Rhymes: Incy Wincey  

 

Cooking: Spider Biscuits 

 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Mr Ashmore is scared of spiders and I  am scared of wasps and heights why not  as a family try to have a talk about what scares you and why?

15 April  24

This week: Inspired by Jasper's enthusiasm when he  discovered  a worm in the garden, where enthusiastically shared his  joy with his friends and from Pearl finding a spider on our Spring walk  this term we will be  investigating different aspects of the natural world, mini beasts that crawl,  birds that fly and worms that wiggle  in our 'Wonderful World'. This links into performing Arts Jazz week at the end of the term when we will be holding an ugly Bug Ball, and dancing to Louis Armstrong.  This area of investigation also draws  in many elements of  our exciting Natural Thinkers project where we are encouraging the children to develop self-regulation skills using the outdoor environment.  For Mathematics this week we plan to compare  the size of different worms we discover. To extend our understanding of the world we plan to make a wormery. We are also  thrilled to welcome Sofia's Mummy and Daddy back to Pre-School to share with us how they celebrated Eid. 

 

Book: Super Worm 

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Super Man- Black Lace.

 

Rhymes: There's a Worm at the Bottom of My Garden.  

 

Cooking: Cheese Worms. 

 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Discuss as a family who is your hero?. 

25 March 24

Last week: Inspired by Luna finding a daffodil in the garden, we  celebrated signs of Spring, we went on a  Spring walk, did some observational painting and had  some alliterative fun making Spring scones. 

This week: We will be going on an egg hunt around the school everyday. We will be decorating the eggs using  a special decoupage tissue paper method with Ms Burgess. We will sharing lots of stories and songs about Easter.

 

Book: The First Egg Hunt 

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Run Rabbit Run.

 

Rhymes: Spring Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Chocolate Nests 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go on an Easter Egg Hunt.

18 March 24

Last week:Following on from our amazing Book week on traditional tales we  investigated all about  the story of  'The Gingerbread Man'. We were delighted to welcome Iman  Issa from Canterbury Mosque to share with us traditions surrounding Ramadan. We had lots of crazy fun celebrating red nose day.

This week: Inspired by Luna finding a daffodil in the garden, we are celebrating signs of Spring, we are going on a Spring walk and having some alliterative fun making Spring scones. 

 

Book: Spring Watch

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Jump

 

Rhymes: Spring Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Scones . 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go on a Spring walk together. 

Celebrating Ramadan

It is offical Little Hedgehog Mummies are the best in the World

Arts Week - Inspiration from the National Gallery 'Take One Picture' Project Pieter de Hooch 1658 'The Courtyard of a House in Delft

             

11 March 24

Last week: We had an amazing time listening to all of the different teachers share stories with us from around the World.  We had a fantastic Crafter-noon, we really appreciated you all coming and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves.

This week: Following on from our amazing Book week on traditional tales we are investigating  the story of  'The Gingerbread Man'. We are delighted to welcome the Iman from Canterbury Mosque to share with us traditions surrounding  Ramadan. 

 

Book:  The Gingerbread Man

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Running

 

Rhymes: Spring Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Scone / Gingerbread persons. we had so much fun we thought we would have another go this week. 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go at making some Gingerbread at home. 

 

4 March 24

Last weekFollowing on from Mr Wolf's Pancake story, we shared the traditional tale of the 'Three Little Pigs'. We made yummy vegan sausage rolls and learnt lots of rhymes about pigs. We have also been busy  making one or two surprises for our lovely Mums. 

This week: Is book week, we are dressing up and sharing lots of different stories.

 

Book:  Fairy Story and Traditional  selection box. & My mum is Fantastic. 

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Mama by the Spice Girls. 

 

Rhymes: Spring Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Scones / Gingerbread Persons

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go at making Mum breakfast in bed on Sunday. 

                   

 

 Mother's Day Craft-er-noon 2.15               

Wednesday 6th March 24

Traditional Tales - Book Week 4 March 

As long as you feel confident and comfortable please wear whatever you would like everyday throughout the week.

26 February 24

Last weekInspired by Gracie's 'Bottomless' Pancake cake experience' we talked all about Pancake day discussing in detail  our favourite toppings. We had a go at making our own pancakes, it was great fun cracking the eggs and mixing in all of the other ingredients. We talked about stereotypes and  why the characters in the story did not want help Mr Wolf, whether they were right or wrong. 

This week: Following on from last weeks story we are sharing the traditional tale of the 'The Three Little Pigs'. We are also going to be busy making a few surprises for Mummy next week. 

 

Book:  The Three Little Pigs  

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Justin- Who is Afraid of the Big Bag Wolf

 

Rhymes: 3 Pigs Rap

 

Cooking: Vegan Sausage Rolls

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go at making your own sausage rolls at home. 

19 February 24

Last week: It sounds like you all l had a wonderful time relaxing with your  families. 

This week: Inspired by Gracie's 'Bottomless' Pancake cake experience' we are finding out all about Pancake day and discussing our favourite toppings. We will be talking about stereotypes why the characters in the story did not want help Mr Wolf. 

 

Book:  Mr Wolf's Pancakes.

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Big Bad Wolf. 

 

Rhymes: Pancake selection box.

 

Cooking: Pancakes  

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a go at making pancakes at home. 

5 February 24

 

Last weekInspired by Bertie's love of  Zog, we investigated Dragons. We shared  the story of 'Puff the Magic Dragon' and created some wonderful dragon puppets, interesting sprout soup and  yummy sugar 'wee beasties'.

This week: We are joining in with the main schools 'Arts Week' thank you to everyone who has already sent us photographs  of their attempts to recreate Pieter De Hooch famous 'A Courtyard of a House in Delft' . We appreciate all of your efforts. This week we will be combining Arts week with Chinese New Year, we will be thinking about what we would paint if we had a magic paint brush and imagining what it would be like to have a pet dragon. 

 

Book:  The Magic Paintbrush.

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Kung Foo Song  

 

Rhymes: Chinese New Year Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Chinese Noodle Soup 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Have a movie afternoon in half term make some pop corn and watch 'how to train your dragon'.

 

 

Coming Soon

Art Week 5th-9th February- Partnership with Parents 

This year we will be taking part in the National Gallery's 'Take One Picture' competition.

Using the picture  'A Courtyard of a House in Delft' by Pieter De Hooch as inspiration,

I would love each family to try and recreate the picture as a photograph  either a dressing up historical type version or modern version, you can either take a picture  of yourself and your child outside your own front door of if you are feeling adventurous find somewhere locally around Faversham. If you can find a third person - Dad / Granny to stand with their back to the camera that would be even better. Try really hard not look at the camera you should be looking at each other. This is just meant to be a fun family challenge. I plan to make a huge collage through an open door. If however, by some amazing stroke of luck we win your picture will be on display in the National Gallery, so if this is not for you please don't don't worry about sending me anything. The usual Hedgehog email will be great. 

29th January 24

 

Last week: we found out all about how to keep ourselves safe when we use a computer. Inspired by our Natural Thinkers training, we were excited to explore the new  'Happy Hut' in the garden and we really enjoyed making bird feeders, wind wands and a special house to keep the hedgehogs warm.  Our lovely Deputy Manager Mrs Scott has Scottish relatives so as nod to 'Burns Night' we  made Shortbread, flags and coloured special pictures. We enjoyed listening to his famous 'Mouse' poem when he called it the 'wee Beastie'

This week: Inspired by Bertie's love of  Zog, we are investigating Dragons further, we will be sharing the story of Puff the Magic Dragon and creating some dragon collages. 

 

 

Book:  Puff the Magic Dragon

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Puff the Magic Dragon. 

 

Rhymes: Snowman Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Sprout Soup- following on from last weeks Little Red Riding Hood where the Wolf ate the smelly soup in the end. 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Inspired by Burns night why not share your favourite poem with your children. 

                                                                                                      

22nd January 24

 

Last week: We shared the story of penguin, we had fun learning a new song and dance routine.

This week: we have been sharing the story of 'Dididuck's Famous Friend' and

we discovered that people are not always who they appear to be as the ‘Famous Friend’ the animals in the story                               

 were excited to meet was in fact their Teacher ‘Wise Owl', pretending to be someone else. This                                   

 made us think about other stories where people pretend to be something they are not for                                       

example the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ in Little Red Riding Hood. We talked about that even though it is                                      

 Granny’s house it wasn’t  Granny in the bed. We sensitively shared that sometimes the internet                                            

 can sometime be like this and we should always turn the computer off and tell a grown up if                                             

 we see or hear something that frightens us like the Big  Bad Wolf.      

 

Book:  Little Red Riding Hood.                                                    

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Red Riding Hood from film. 

 

Rhymes: Snowman Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Honey Sandwiches for Granny

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Why not have a go at making your own wind wand. 

                                                                                                      

A Space Man visits Pre-School

Fantastic Friday Nails

Epiphany with Rev Peter

15 January 24 

 

Last week  Inspired by Grace we had great fun, painting our nails and bathing the babies.  It was nice to meet Rev Peter and he told us all about the special presents baby Jesus got from the wise men. 

This week: Inspired by Benjamin we are sharing the story of Penguin and thinking all about how we can be a good friend. 

 

Book:  Penguin                                                      

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Ben by Michael Jackson

 

Rhymes: Snowman Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Penguin Biscuits 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Why not have a go a painting your nails at home. 

8 January 24 

 

Last week  we had an amazing start back to the term, it was lovely to hear all about your Christmas presents, what a lucky bunch you all were. We were excited to see the snow and shared the  story of the 'Snowman' and we made some beautiful colourful Snow-persons  in our key groups.

This week: Following Marks Mum's visit we will be having a visit from Rev Peter and  making Crowns for Epiphany.

 

Book:  Betty and the Yeti                                                           

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Black Betty 

 

Rhymes: Snowman Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Rock Cakes and special gem biscuits. 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Make a crown at home for your teddy bear. 

4 January 24 

 

Last week  we had lots of fun at home unwrapping our presents. 

This week: Inspired by the weather we will be investigating everything to do with Winter.  Following Marks Mum's visit we will be making Crowns for Epiphany.

 

Book:  Snowman                                                               

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Snowman 

 

Rhymes: Snowman Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Snowman Biscuits. 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go for a Winter walk. 

The Christmas Jingle and a Mingle

Wednesday 13th December from 2-3pm,

This is  an informal fun event  where we can share with you some of the Christmas songs we have been learning. We have a little story, a few party games and craft activities.

Everyone is welcome, please collect your child from Pre-School  and meet us in the hall. 

To avoid congestion may I respectfully ask everyone to please park off site.

If you or your representative cannot attend please don’t worry your Little Hedgehog will be having loads of fun back at Pre-School as starting on the 11th December we will be having party snack and games each day so that no child misses out on the fun.

11 December 23

 

Last week:  Inspired by Rosalie's visit to the Natural History Museum we found  out all about Dinosaurs.  We had a fantastic visit to the Church on Wednesday where we met Rev Peters and saw the crib, we were surprised to discover two tiny Hedgehogs under the altar.

This week : We are going Christmas crazy we are posting our letters to Father Christmas. We will be learning our songs as we  prepare for the Crafternoon on  Wednesday. 

 

Book:  The Jolly Christmas Postman.

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Stop Wait a minute Mr Postman.

 

Rhymes: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time

 

Cooking: Christmas Cookies 

 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Make paper chains to decorate your home.

 

4 December 23

 

Last week  inspired by Broden enjoying the Gruffalo spin game we shared the story of the Gruffalo, we went on a Gruffalo hunt to see if we could find him in the woods  and we  made some delicious  Gruffalo Crumble.  It truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Little Hedgehogs  as we have been busy making beautiful angels for the school Christmas tree.  As part of the RE Christmas Festival Day, we were very lucky to welcome  Ms Burgess Mum  Rev Burgess and  Mrs Norris, Bertie's Mummy who works Tesco's to tell  us all about how they celebrate Christmas. We  were thrilled to have the snow on Friday as you can see from the photos. 

This week: Inspired by Rosalie's visit to the Natural History Museum we have been finding out all about Dinosaurs.  We will be going to the Church on Wednesday to see the crib.

 

Book:  Harry and The Dinosaurs Christmas Wish.                                                              

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Walk Like a Dinosaur 

 

Rhymes: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time

 

Cooking: Mince pies . 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go for walk to post a letter to Father Christmas 

Little Hedgehogs meet Rev Peters at St James Church

Snow Day at Little Hedgehogs

Dear Father Christmas ...

 

27 November 23

 

Last week  inspired by Rosalie and her cuddly hedgehog we investigated everything to do with Hedgehogs we shared the story of Hug and  made some yummy Hedgehog bread. We were very excited last Thursday as we got to put up the decorations and decorate the Pre-School tree.

This week inspired by Broden enjoying the Gruffalo spin game we will be sharing the story of the Gruffalo, going on a  walk to the woods to see if we can  spot him and making tasty Gruffalo Crumble.  It truly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as we have been making beautiful angels for the school Christmas tree and writing letters to father Christmas. As part of the RE Christmas festival Day, we are very lucky to welcome  Ms Burgess Mum who is a vicar and  Mrs Norris, Berties Mummy who works Tescos to tell us how they celebrate Christmas. A big thank you to them both for taking the time to talk to us.

Book: Hedgehog- Gruffalo                                                                         

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: I wish it could be Christmas everyday.  

 

Rhymes: Christmas Prime Rhyme Time

 

Cooking: Gruffalo Crumble - mince pies . 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go for walk to see the Christmas lights.

20 November  23

Last week: we walked to the  War memorial in the church yard for Remembrance Day. We had a fantastic visit from Berties Daddy who told us all about life in the Navy and showed us his medal.  We  learnt all about how to keep our teeth clean with Poppy from the Childrens Centre. On Friday we had a  lot of spotty fun with Pudsey Bear and iced some yummy biscuits.

This week: Inspired by Rosalie we will be investigating everything to do with Hedgehogs. 

Book: Hedgehog-Hug                                                                              

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Falling   

 

Rhymes: Pudsey bear Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Hedgehog  Bread - Iced Spotty Biscuits. 

Partnership with parents encouraging your child's learning at home:

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Complete your Pudsey Bear home work.

 

Remembrance Day - Least we forget

 

13 November  23

Last week: We joined in with the  main schools Movie Mayhem STEM week,  we carried out a range of different exciting activities inspired by some of our favourite movies, Lego Movie especially for Mark and Oscar Madagascar for Fireworks, Up Balloons. We made delicious Ratatouille and conducted an exciting Frozen Ice experiment. 

This week: we will be going to the War memorial in the church yard for Remembrance Day we will be having a visit from Berties Daddy who is bringing in his Medal he got when he was in the Navy. We will be learning all about how to keep our teeth clean with Poppy from the childrens centre and  on a Pudsey Bear Hunt on Friday. Please feel free to wear spots if you fancy it. 

Book: Bear Hunt                                                                             

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: In the Navy  

 

Rhymes: Pudsey bear Selection Box 

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - Honey Sandwiches 

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Complete your Pudsey Bear home work.

6 November  23

Last week: we all had an amazing time exploring everything to do with Scooby Doo, and we had an exciting walk to see the village bonfire.

This week:  Inspired by our visit to the Bonfire and joining in with the main schools STEM week we will be carrying out a range of different exciting activities inspired by some of our favourite movies, especially for Mark and Oscar the Lego Movie, Madagascar for Fireworks, Up Balloons. We will be making Ratatouille and conducting an exciting Frozen Ice experiment. 

Book: Red Rockets                                                                            

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Katy Perry Firework? 

 

Rhymes: Bonfire Night Selection box

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - Bread Stick Sparklers and Ratatouille

 

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Make some pop corn and watch your favourite film together.

30 October 23

Last week: we all had an amazing time for half term and we have come back full of enthusiasm for the new term.

This week: motivated by Benjamin's fantastic fancy dress costume and inspired by the PTFA's fun run we are investigating all things to do with Scooby Doo.  

 

Book: Funny Bones                                                                                 

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Scooby Doo - where are you? 

 

Rhymes: Scooby Doo Selection box

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - Pumpkin Pie 

 

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go for a walk to see how many pumpkins you can spot. 

16 October 23

Last week: We shared the story of Hug and Dangerous and thought all about the names we call each other we decided that our favourites were friend and kind.  

This week: Inspired  by Rosalie's conker collection we will be investigating everything to do with Autumn. We will be going on an Autumnal walk and creating beautiful collages. 

 

Book:  Owl Babies                                                                                     

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Falling by Harry Styles 

 

Rhymes: Owls at Midnight 

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - Autumn coloured biscuits. 

 

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go for a family walk to kick up some lovely leaves. 

9 October 23

Last week: inspired by the book River brought in Ed's Egg  we had a fantastic visit from Little Hedgehogs old friend Logan’s Grandma Mrs Digby – Baker and her chicken and piglet. We welcomed the start of Autumn and Black history month, we shared Benjamin Zephaniah’s Hedgehog poem and made some yummy seasonal soup.

This week: Following on from sharing Dangerous and Hug we will be learning all about Jungle Animals.  

 

Book:  Walking through the Jungle.                                                                                        

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Jungle Boogie  

 

Rhymes: 5 Cheeky Monkeys

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - Banana Bread Buns 

 

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Go on line and look at some jungle animals, if you have been to a zoo before get out some old photographs and talk about your day out. 

 

2nd October  23

 

Last week: We shared  the story of  Zed's Bread and The Scarecrows Wedding. Inspired by Mrs Biddle- Hugo's Nanna we had a wonderful Harvest Craftenoon with our lovely Grandparents . We were quite overwhelmed by all of your generous gifts for the Faversham Food Bank.  We made yummy bread with Mrs Ashmore and Miss Newman. 

This week: Inspire by the book that River brought in 'Ed's Egg'   we  will be continuing our investigations into Harvest and meeting a real life chicken with Mrs Digby Baker Logan's Grandad.  We will be learning about how to use kind words to our friends as we share the story of  Dangerous.

Book:  Dangerous  & Ed's Egg                                                                                         

 

Disco Dough & Write Dance: Friends.   

 

Rhymes: If your Happy and You know it

 

Cooking: Seasonal Soup - A Hug in a Mug 

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night..

3)  Have a go at developing those fine motor  skills by creating a pasta necklace.

25 September 23

 

Last week: We shared  the story of  'Crocodiles Don't Clean There Teeth' and thought  about how  to keep our teeth clean. We sang new songs and cleaned 'Shiny's teeth.  We discovered that  milk and  vegetables make our teeth healthy and strong. 

This week: We will be getting ready for Harvest.,  

 

Book:  Rosie's Walk and The Scarecrows Wedding.                                                                                                                      

Disco Dough :  I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester 

 

Rhymes: Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

 

Cooking: Bread 

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night..

3) Try sorting food from your store cupboard into groups which will make your teeth 'happy' or 'sad' .

18 September 23

 

Last week: We  shared the story of Giraffes cannot dance and thought about different ways to develop our resilience. We made delicious chees straws and made a good start on our coping wheels painting the plate in a range of stunning colours creating beautiful patterns. We were very excited as we celebrated Mrs Linters very special Happy Birthday.

 

This week: We will be sharing the story of  'Crocodiles Don't Clean There Teeth' and thinking about different ways to keep our teeth clean.

Book:  Crocodiles Don't Clean There Teeth.                                                                                                                         

 

Disco Dough :  Crocodile Rock

 Rhymes: Row Row The Boat

Cooking: Banana Smoothies 

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night..

3) Try brushing your Teddy's teeth. . 

11 September 23

 

Last week: We shared the story of Elmer and started to develop our understanding of Diversity as we learnt all about how we are  different.  We have invited every family to share their heritage with us so that we can add all of the information to our 'Heritage Wall' to help us in planning an exciting, rich and  bespoke curriculum . We iced yummy Elmer biscuits and designed our own elephants. Ocsar told us all about his chocolate Birthday cake and we had a go at making one.  We all took home books to read, please bring them back in on your child's first session of the week.

This week: We are having fun at Pre-School.  We will be sharing the story of Giraffes cannot dance and thinking about different ways to develop our resilience. 

Book:  Giraffes Cannot Dance                                                                                                                             

Write Dance & Disco Dough: 'I Cannot Dance' - from High School Musical.

 Rhymes: Elephants have Wrinkles.  

Cooking: Cheese Straws 

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night..

3) Make a favourite colour collage. 

4 September 23

Welcome Home Little Hedgehogs

We have missed you and we are delighted to reconnect with old friends and meet new families. We cannot wait to get to know you all, we are going to have lots fun and many exciting  adventures together. 

Firstly we must start by saying a big thank you for all of the amazing cards and gifts we received, as a team we were totally overwhelmed by your generosity  and kind words, we are simply doing our job. We are super proud of all of  our leavers who are starting school we just know  you are going to fly, please send us a picture of your first day. 

A gentle reminder please:

1) Wear shoes that can be done up easily and that you can run and dance in.  

2) Label everything and bring in some wellington boots.

3) Inform us of any medical changes / dietary  requirements / allergies your child may have.  

4) Key People everything is staying the same Mrs Ashmore, Miss Burgess, Miss Molly and Mrs Scott will be continuing with their children. 

5) SEND Mrs Lay the SENCO will be coming in doing her usual start of the year observations to ensure that every child within Pre-School has their needs met and that they make progress from their individual starting points. If you have any concerns or questions please come and talk to Mrs Ashmore. 

 

Last week: we were having fun on holiday.

This week: We are having fun at Pre-School.  We will be sharing the story of Elmer, designing our own elephants and discussing our favourite colours.

Book:  Elmer                                                                                                                              

Write Dance and Disco Dough: Nelly the Elephant, Getting To Know You - From My Fair Lady.                                  Rhymes: Elmer's Counting song. 

Cooking: Iced biscuits

Ways to support your child's learning at home.

1) Learn the rhyme of the week -  good rhymers make great readers.

2) Share a story every night.

3) Play Thumbs Up Thumbs Thumbs Down each tea time as a  family discussing your child's day  for example:

Thumbs up this Pizza is delicious. Thumbs down I don't like olives. 

Thumbs up my  favourite animal is a dog because they are friendly,  thumbs down my least favourite is a chicken because I don't like feathers. This simple activity will develop your child's voice and and vocabulary.

4) Decide on your favourite colour then each member of the family can look for it as you go on a walk.

Coming Soon October Black History Month

Are You  Ready Starting School 24?  

Top Tips for Starting School

September seems a long way ahead but it will come round in the blink of an eye, as an Early Years team we have developed a list of activities to be working towards to enable your child to be more independent when they arrive in the reception class next year. However please 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 on this list.  It is not that your child cannot do it, its just they cannot do it yet.                                                                   

Good luck and  have fun these are the wonder years

 

  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 the initial letter of their name / name.
  7. Hold a pencil.
  8. Count to 1-5 
  9. Use scissors.
  10. Thread beads / pasta onto a pipe cleaner.
  11. Know some traditional tale stories: EG: 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Jack and the Bean Stalk.
  12. Able to play a simple turn taking game. snap, pairs, snakes and ladders.
  13. Throw / catch / kick a ball.
  14. Pedal bike /trike.
  15. Good rhymers make great readers try so try  learn  8 rhymes between now and September. 

Humpty Dumpty,

Incey Wincey,

Baa Baa Black Sheep,

Twinkle Twinkle,

1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive.

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

Giraffes Can't Dance Disco Dough : High School Musical 2 song 'I Can't Dance'

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