‘What Have We Been Up To?’

Spring term 2021

The children enjoyed the snow at the beginning of term!

We have been busy taste testing; Haggis to celebrate Robbie Burns, Chinese rice and prawn crackers to celebrate Chinese New year, which is the year of the Ox. Unfortunately we were unable to make pancakes because of the closure on the week of Shrove Tuesday but hopefully we will do this later in the summer term.

Music and dancing is always a popular, fun activity and this term included Chinese fan dancing. Also the children had a go at yoga.

The children enjoyed World book day, dressing up and bringing in a book from home. This term’s topic was all about numbers the children have completed some wonderful number work too.

The children have been taking part in lots of Ester crafts and will be taking home a much deserved cone of chocolate treats for the Easter break. When we return we will be concentrating on healthy eating and Senses.

Autumn term 2020

This term we have been looking and exploring colours around us. The home links activity topic is ‘all about me’.

As the visit to Alan Berry’s Orchard for Apple pressing was not possible this year, the children picked apples from the apple trees in the garden instead. They helped wash and peel them, then Maria made a delicious apple crumble which everyone enjoyed. Yum!

Clare Vincent, from the Vets was able to make a visit again this year and the children helped some very poorly teddies and animals get better, with bandages and stethoscopes. They sat nicely asking questions.

On the last week before half-term the children carved pumpkins and put battery operated tea lights in them, ready for Halloween. They looked great.

For the second half of the term we have been looking at woodland animals and forest friends and the children loved the many crafts they have been doing and some are displayed on our wall.


We also spoke to the children about Remembrance Day and they did some lovely Poppy crafts too.

Spring term 2020

This term we have been looking at Superheroes and shapes. The children enjoyed making masks, shields, and mini heroes, linking many to the shapes we were learning about. These decorated our theme board really nicely.


We have also celebrated Chinese New year and Burns night, using chop sticks to eat Chinese noodles, and trying Haggis, which the children really enjoyed all wanting seconds. Some of the lovely crafts the children have made for Chinese New Year of the Rat, can be seen on our board.

For triangle week the children made pizzas choosing their own toppings. They were cooked in the oven and enjoyed for afternoon snack.

Mini beasts was the theme for the second half of the term and some of the crafts can be seen on the display board.


Autumn term 2019

The children enjoyed their annual visit to Alan Berry’s apple pressing farm, where they helped pick apples to be pressed and watched it being made. Then they were able to taste some already made. Yum!

Clare Vincent, the veterinary nurse visited the pre-school and showed them how to help animals using cuddlys and teddy bears. The children were all very good and sat and listened nicely. Then they were role playing as vets by helping the ‘poorly animals’ with bandages and stethoscopes.


Before we broke up for half-term, the children had a go at carving pumpkins putting a battery light inside, then dressed up as they wished for Halloween celebrations.


They also enjoyed making and tasting vegetable soup, toasting marshmallows and vegetable printing.


For the second half of the term we were looking at our senses, woodland animals and forest friends and enjoyed many different crafts.


For remembrance day the children painted poppies, linking them together to make a wreath, then walked to the church cemetery and placed it at the memorial.


Near the end of term the children put on an amazing performance of their nativity ‘Shine Star Shine’ in St Mary’s Church. It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers in the audience and lots of tea and cake was enjoyed afterwards at the Pre-School.

A Christmas disco was held at the Village Hall in the last week, run by the Committee, and a special treat for the children was a visit from Santa Claus!


Sadly Dinky Tennis with coach Jon has now been cancelled but hopefully there will be opportunities for other activities in the near future!

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