Mon, 6th Jan 2020 - Fri, 14th Feb 2020

Our term's topic is Space

In previous terms some children have expressed an interest in Space (especially influenced by PJ Masks); therefore we will be turning the Pre-School into a far away Galaxy! Our home corner has been transported into a distant spaceship where the children can explore the depths of space. They will have the opportunity to join in with many space themed activities such as a space hunt, rocket building, making marble rolled planets and playing in foil dens with the aid of torches and sensory equipment. We will also introduce an early science experiment by creating Volcanic Moon Craters and enjoy making alien cakes.

As part of the Every Child A Talker Campaign, our children will take part in our ECAT rhyming challenge.  They will be learning 4 familiar songs and receive a certificate for participating. Please see Tapestry/notice board/Website Activities section for the songs and join in at home.

We are learning about shapes and will be talking about the different properties of each shape by singing songs and looking for shapes in the environment.  You could join in by looking for shapes at home eg: wheels are circles. We will be searching for hidden shapes in our garden too.

The children will be going on a walk around the field to look at nature and the environment, we will encourage them to observe the plants, birds, and natural and found objects, with telescopes that they will be making within preschool.

It will be Chinese New Year between the 20th and 24th January. The children will be able to try out the traditional Lion Dance, sample traditional Chinese food and make Chinese crafts. This year it is the year of the Rat.

We will be having a sponsored Wellie Walk on Monday 3 February. Details to follow.