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Operating as usual
Our story this week was Goldilocks and the 3 bears, the children have all enjoyed making their own porridge.
We have also loved the sunshine this week, the children have been very helpful with washing all the big vehicles and the dolls. ☀️
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This week the children have been retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. They have made red pictures, dressed up and we had a nice discussion about how Little Red Riding Hood could have made friends with the wolf. The children have also had mini picnics. We discussed what they would put in their picnic basket and what was healthy and unhealthy choices.
This week we have been telling the story of The 3 Little Pigs🐷
The children have enjoyed a lot of construction! They used shaving foam to join bricks together, retold the story through small world play and we had a group discussion about how the wolf may have just wanted to be friends with the pigs 🐷
We have had a very busy start of the new term Pancake day and World Book Day!
The children really enjoyed tasting their own pancake at snack time along with cutting out a face to put onto their pancake picture. They loved the sensory tray of mixing ingredients together.
We also loved seeing all the children dress up for World Book Day and had a lot of fun reading lots of stories together :)
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We have had such great fun learning about space this term. To finish the topic we have enjoyed making our own aliens! Using loose parts, clay and slime. 🪐🚀
Next term we are exploring fairy tales! Have a lovely half term and see you all on the 28th Feb 😊
It has been decided by the Committee Chair that Pre-School and Out of School Club will be closed tomorrow (Friday 18th February 2022).
Friday has now been given an Amber weather warning with the possibility of an increase to red, with very strong winds.
It is very dangerous conditions to travel, and we need to think of the safety of our staff and families alike.
We are apologies for the late notice, and we hope everyone understands the difficult decision that has been made.
We hope everyone has a safe half term break.
The Pre-School & Out of School Club
We had a great discussion about the Queen, what she wears and what her favourite breed of dog is. The children decorated their own crowns and listed other queens and princesses (mainly Elsa and Anna) and made different shaped playdough biscuits for her dogs
Happy Chinese New Year!
We have been talking about Chinese New Year. The children have tried using chop sticks, decorated lanterns, spoken about the lucky colours and the Dragon
This week we have looked at the planets. The children had a go at designing their own planets and made their own Earths. We have listened to planet songs and watched a story read to us by an astronaut on the space station. The children have had so much fun this week we are continuing with planets next week too :)
This week we've been to the moon!
We've made rockets and spoken about what we would be able to see if we landed on the moon 🌛
The children have enjoyed stars this week. We have had fun counting them, creating our own starry night pictures and making star patterns in the sand ⭐
Next week we are focussing on rockets 🚀
Welcome back 🙂
We've had a nice few days getting back into the Pre-School routine. Our topic this term is Space! 🪐
The children have helped create a space rocket for the home corner and next week we will be looking at stars ⭐️
Thank you to all parents/carers and children for your continued support this year, the cards and gifts were very kind and thoughtful.
We hope you have a lovely safe Christmas and ready to see you on Wednesday 5th January 2022 where we will be blasting off into space for our space topic.
Father Christmas will be making an appearance at 5pm on the 24th December down the very festive Meadowbank if you would like a chance to meet him before the busy night!
Goody Bags are now available to buy from Pre-School & Long Crendon Manor Farm Shop!
We have been getting into the Christmas Spirit this week!
The children have been very busy, We have had snow, lots of Christmas stickers, wreath making, many different sensory activities and lots and lots of singing.
Christmas has arrived at Pre-School!
The children have decorated the tree and Beth has very cleverly made Santa's Grotto!
If anyone has any spare Christmas decorations we would be very grateful 🎄🎅
Pre-School have discussed what Thanksgiving is and how it is celebrated. We also had a group talk about what we are all thankful for.
The children have also had fun making turkeys in a range of ways.
World Nursery Rhyme week!
Pre-School have been signing lots of different songs this week! They have started to make up different verves and create their own songs too.
We have had lots of toys out to help us sing the different songs and our own little farm for Old MacDonald.
We have spoken about Remembrance Day this week. The children have taken part in different activities to represent poppies. We've used collages, paint and playdough.
We are also taking part in the 2 minutes silence later on today.
Just to remind you Friday the 12th is an INSET Day, Pre-School will be closed.
Have a nice weekend, see you all Monday :)
We've had a busy week settling back after the half term! We have spoken a lot about Diwali the festival of light this week. The children have created lovely Rangoli patterns and decorated hands like Mehndi. We have also spoken about fireworks! The children have enjoyed making firework pictures, mark making and we described what they may sound like!
Have a lovely weekend :)
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This week Pre-School have enjoyed getting messy! We have investigated a pumpkin, the children enjoyed scooping the seeds out and cutting it up.
The children have also loved sensory potion making trays especially using the slime.
Have a lovely half term and see you all on the 1st Nov! 😊
Goody Bags for the Spooktacular Trail are now available to buy at Pre-School!
£4 for a bag and a map
£2 for a bag or a map
This week we have looked at our faces and our emotions. We enjoyed looking at ourselves in the mirrors, making playdough faces and drawing ourselves. We also enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted with splatter painting and sand drawing 🌞
Next week Pre-School is also taking part in walk to school week with the school 🙂
This week we have looked at the food we eat. We made smoothies with different shaped cereals, apple printing and colour sorting. We had a discussion over which foods we should eat more of and learnt where they come from.
We also had a lovely play with a sensory tray all about Autumn and numbers!
This week all the children have earned their toothbrushing badge! We have enjoyed learning a new song and cleaning teeth with toothpaste and toothbrushes!
Next week is all about the food we eat and we will be talking about the Harvest Festival.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
We have 2 new areas at Pre-School!
We have made an emotions wall, where children as they come in pick up their picture and with an adult discuss how they are feeling today.
We have also introduced loose parts to our malleable area filled with beads, corks, shells and sticks to add to children's creations.
This week has been about eyes and circles! The children have enjoyed the opticians in the home corner and designing their own glasses and eyes, while also making circle pictures with stickers and paint.
Next week is all about teeth!
Have a lovely weekend and see you next week 🙂
This week has all been about doctors and bones! The children enjoyed making playdough bones, putting together a body puzzle, learning new words and they set up their own doctors surgery!
Next week our shape is a cirlce and we are looking at eyes.
See you next week have a lovely weekend 😀
Just a reminder that the AGM will be held tonight at 7.30pm.
We are in need of a new Trustees as well as the following roles;
Chair person, Treasurer and Secretary
Without these 3 roles being filled the Pre-School & Out of School Club will not be able to run.
We look forward to seeing you tonight.
Last week we said hello to many new faces joining us at Pre-School. We did lots of singing, dancing and learnt what our new favourite toys are. Frozen is still very popular!
We have been talking about doctors, enjoying the sun while it lasted, looked at lots of different squares within our toys and spoke about what to do if your friend is sad or hurt (the common answer was, have ice cream!)
This week is all about doctors and bones! Our song this week is Miss Polly had a Dolly
We would love to welcome you all to our annual AGM meeting which will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 14th September at Long Crendon Pre-School.
Please come along to hear more about how our Pre-School is run and how you can become involved.
Welcome back everybody! We hope you all had a great summer break!
We would like to wish all the leavers good luck with your new adventure at big school have a great time, we would love to know how you get on!
Welcome back to new and existing children, We have lots of fun, games and activities planned for you!
Our focus this term will be on Body and Health looking at doctors, dentists, our bones, the food we eat and our feelings. We are introducing a shape of the week too.
Look forward to seeing you 😊
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