Little Bears Forest Preschool

Little Bears Forest Preschool

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Don't forget, next Thursday 7th April is our last day of term. We finish the Spring term for 2 weeks and will return on Monday 25th April to start our Summer Term.
Our topic for April is Literacy. We always have lots of fun during this topic and are looking forward to some great topical days.
Cephalopod... What's that?!

Did you know that this type of drawing is called a cephalopod - a child's first human representation when it comes to drawing people. The head and face is the main focus, with the arms and legs usually coming from the head!

Children move from random lines and lots of movement (often described as a scribble) to a representation of someone who is important to them.

Children go through these processes on their journey to writing and making more meaningful marks and representations in their drawings. As they gain more muscle control in their fingers and hands these skills develop during a child's vital early years.
Here is today's Top Tip for Talking.

Listen carefully and give your child time to finish talking. Take turns to speak. Your child might need up to 10 seconds to think and respond.
A great resource if you'd like to rotate toys at home or have some specific toys to support your child's learning needs!
Parents/carers, if you haven't done so already, please check your emails for an important notice that was sent out this weekend! 🐻
We've done lots of maths this morning!
'What's that?' Wednesday.

Today we look at schemas and what they are πŸ‘‡
Here is today's Top Tip for Talking!

If your child says something incorrectly, say it back the right way, e.g. β€œGoggy bited it.” β€œYes, the dog bit it, didn’t he?”
Have a look at this short video explaining how young children learn through play and why.

Play is essential and the best way for children to learn about the world around them. The EYFS was updated to ensure that children in nurseries and preschools can have more play based experiences with engaged practitioners to support them; removing them from unnecessary paperwork or tick lists.

We love to play and explore at Little Bears. We follow the children's needs and interests and have lots of child initiated experiences 😊

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/amazing-toddlers-clever-tots/zf2snrd
Are you up to date and sure of what to do if you or your child becomes unwell with covid-19? Here is some easy guidance to follow πŸ‘‡

We are a small privately owned preschool, run by a local family with dedicated, highly qualified and We accommodate children aged from 2 years up to 5 years.

We are a small privately owned preschool, run by a local family with dedicated, highly qualified and experienced practitioners. Our location is unique in Portsmouth, based in the newly created Milton Common Local Nature Reserve. Our beatiful surroundings ensure that our Little Bears have every opportunity to explore, discover and learn in a wonderful natural environment including the seashore of L

Operating as usual

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 25/09/2023

We've been finding and identifying bugs in our garden, and found a devil's coach horse which we learned about in our ID book πŸ›

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 25/09/2023

It's harvest time and we have been picking our ready vegetables and enjoyed sweet, crunchy carrots for our snack today which we grew from seed πŸ₯•

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 20/09/2023

You may have noticed our new addition out the front, so here is a sneak peek inside πŸ‘€

There are books you can take/borrow, information leaflets, second hand uniform and shoes so if you'd like to take a look at what's inside just ask at drop off or pick up time 😊

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 20/09/2023

As autumn approaches we've been digging up our potatoes and looking at conkers this week! πŸ‚

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 08/09/2023

To end our week we've had the watercolour palletes out for experimentation and creativity. With the sun we have also been noticing shadows and some children drew around the shadow of a dinosaur toy πŸ¦–

In another area of the garden, there was a lot of construction using the pipes and wooden blocks to create a water slide.

A fun first week back in the sun β˜€οΈπŸ˜Œ

05/09/2023

🌞 This week the weather will be very hot, so please remember to apply suncream before your child starts preschool and make sure they have a sun hat, water bottle and suncream that we can reapply 🌞

04/09/2023

Tonight Faye has read us a lovely story called Goat goes to playgroup, by Julia Donaldson ❀️ 🐐

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 04/09/2023

We're back to preschool today! The children have been talking about how tall they are now so we have been measuring and comparing, climbing trees, cooking in the mud kitchen, drawing and playing with herbs and play dough. It's lovely to be back with our Little Bears and we are looking forward to welcoming our new children next week 🌞 🐻

14/07/2023

There aren't enough superlatives, verbs or adjectives to describe these ladies! Wonderful.. intelligent.. dedicated.. funny.. creative.. sensitive.. caring.. loving.. innovative.. superb.. unique!

We have the most fabulous team and we're beyond grateful for you all. Happy end of term!

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 11/07/2023

Today's snack courtesy of our allotment is cucumber and lettuce! πŸ˜‹

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 11/07/2023

A Little Bear in Brazil! Thank you for the pictures Elly 😍 we miss you all and love catching up on your journeys 🌎 πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 10/07/2023

This afternoon we had a look around an ambulance! We heard the sirens and saw the flashing lights πŸš‘ and put the pulse and observation monitor on our fingers.

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 10/07/2023

Allotment peas and lettuce for snack today! Everyone tried and LOVED them 😍

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 05/07/2023

Today we celebrated Father Bear's birthday, observed wildlife in the garden and some of us made fairy wings!

03/07/2023

At Little Bears we have lots of imaginative role play and socialisation, it's wonderful to see and help develop 😍

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 29/06/2023

Today looked a little like this πŸ‘‡

Some children read The Paper Dolls and worked together to make a paper doll chain, others did threading, cutting and sticking. We also had fun in a den playing and chatting together! πŸ‘ͺ

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 21/06/2023

Today is the summer solstice, and we have been basking in the sun and giving it our thanks! We've said thank you for helping our vegetables grow and for giving us light and warmth.

Some of the children joined in a sun salutation routine, we sang sunny songs and even made flower crowns πŸ‘‘

21/06/2023

"I found love hearts" πŸ’“

We used this as an opportunity to think and talk about what we are grateful and thankful for, especially today for the summer solstice. "I love my friend and my mummy and we are happy". Love and kindness in all it's glory 😍

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 13/06/2023

Here's some progress pictures of our allotment! Our peas are coming along as well as juicy strawberries, courgettes, cucumbers and raspberries!! The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking after our allotment and seeing it transform week-to-week.

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 13/06/2023

Frozen watermelon for snack today went down a treat! Try it at home because the children loved it and helped to keep us cool today πŸ‰

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 12/06/2023

Thanks to all who came to our informative parent workshop tonight on school readiness 😊

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 12/06/2023

It was a bakery sort of day at the mud kitchen today!

10/06/2023

We had a wonderful time at Picnic on the Green today, it was lovely to see so many little bears past and present too!

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 08/06/2023

We're looking forward to being at picnic on the green on Saturday! Come along and say hello and join in with all the fun πŸ˜„

24/05/2023
Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 24/05/2023

This morning the children have been mixing, pouring, stirring and experimenting πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒΌ
We have also been sitting and watching the birds in the garden, where we've had lots of baby starlings!

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 23/05/2023

Today has seen much creativity and expression, being inspired by our natural world! πŸŒ±πŸ•·

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 18/05/2023

The past couple of days there's been lots of exploration and experimentation. Some children painted with natural paintbrushes making beautiful marks, and we even made a collage out of our paintings πŸ–Ό

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 15/05/2023

We have been planting and growing in our new allotment area, with lots of fruits and vegetables to grow for our snack! 🌱

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 15/05/2023

Last week we celebrated the King's Coronation with dancing and games and Meg came in to play her violin for us 🎻 🎢

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 27/04/2023

Today we had a bear day and enjoyed a teddy bear picnic at snack time with marmalade sandwiches, read lots of bear stories and even did some happy breathing with our teddies. Charlotte made some delicious cakes for the teachers, too! 🐻

26/04/2023

A story from Little Red Riding Hood tonight, thank you Katy!

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 26/04/2023

Today it was fairytale day and our fun has continued! Keep an eye out at tea time for another bedtime story about a girl going to visit her grandma... 🐺

25/04/2023

Here's a special super hero themed bedtime story from Charlotte! πŸ₯”

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 25/04/2023

Today is a super day! We're being brave and heroic and having lots of fun already πŸ’’πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 24/04/2023

Here is just a snapshot of our princess and pirate fun so far! ☠️ πŸ‘Έ

02/03/2023

Here is a bedtime story for World Book Day πŸ“–

Keep an eye out for more from other staff members over the coming weeks to share with your children πŸ‘€

Photos from Little Bears Forest Preschool's post 02/03/2023

Here is just some of our World Book Day fun! We enjoyed reading our stories, going on a book hunt, making George's marvellous medicine and so much more!! πŸ“š πŸ“–

21/02/2023

Next Thursday it's World Book Day! Staff and children are invited to dress up and/or bring in their favourite story to share.

We have plenty of spare dressing up clothes if you are unable to find or buy a costume, just ask a member of staff!

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Videos (show all)

Bird watching!
Staff egg and spoon race! πŸ˜†
Video bloopers
Flower bombing!
Feel good Friday - The Big Garden Birdwatch!
Feel good Friday - Mindfulness and connecting with nature

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Langstone Church, Shore Avenue
Portsmouth
PO48NB

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
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