‘What Have We Been Up To?’

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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!

Summer term 2019

This term we were learning about some of the cultures of different countries around the world. Starting with Mexico, then Australia, Italy and Switzerland we will learn about what makes them special, famous landmarks, foods, language and flags among other things. Home links, this term are animal prints.

The children made salsa and enjoyed tasting it with nachos, while listening to Mexican music. They followed the world map to see the route from England to Mexico.

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Then they went to Croc Creek in Australia, where they had a go at playing the digeridoo and learning the special art of Aboriginal painting. We also read the stories ‘Ouch in my Pouch’ and ‘Wombat stew’.

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Dinky Tennis with coach Jon still continues on Fridays.

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Upcoming ‘special’ events and activities

  • Easter after-school fun
  • Bingo in the village Hall