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Hi parents/carers,

I will be updating the preschool page as we commence each new topic going forward. I will share photographs, details of activities and key information. 

I thought a brief round up of the last two terms would be beneficial. We covered topics of Winter, The three little pigs, Spring, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dear Zoo. We comprehensively plan each topic to cover each aspect of the EYFS with multiple and varied activities. Our planning is always displayed and we would be happy share it with you and answer any questions. Each of our topics has a home learning challenge - these come home in book bags and we hope you are finding them useful as an extension of the children’s learning. 

The children have been learning initial sounds since Easter, and we have focused on s, a, t, p, i and n. Some children can also identify letter sounds from their names which is great. You may hear or see the term Oral Blending in the setting - this involves hearing phonemes (the smallest unit of sound) and being able to merge them together to make a word. We’ve been having lots of fun playing games such as Metal Mike and Cross the River from Phase 1 Aspect 7 of Letters and Sounds. 

Our last topic of this year is Summer. We plan to visit the trim trail often, play large outdoor games, enjoy stories outdoors and prepare our Rising 5 children for their transition to school amongst many other things. Look out for details of our Leavers presentation and the party on the last day of term with disco kindly provided by Mr Weston - our last week of term looks set to be a fun, if a little emotional! Annual reports are also being prepared for our children so look out for these. 

Picture 1 The Gelli Baff was a big hit!
Picture 2 Another tweezer activity
Picture 3 Pond dipping by Mr Donnelly
Picture 4 Some children practicing mark making
Picture 5 Brief snack stop during our trip to Ferry Meadows
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The children thoroughly enjoyed our core story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ - painting beanstalks, building them and shelling broad beans before weighing and measuring them. 

We return to preschool in September with an ‘All about me’ topic. The key groups for September have been amended slightly - details to be communicated shortly. 

 

As the academic year draws to a close I would like to thank you for your continued support. I wish all our Rising 5’s a wonderful transition to Reception, wish all our families a wonderful Summer break and very much look forward to seeing our little learners again in September along with some new faces. 

Warmest regards,
Amy and The Owls Nest Team - Jane, Emma, Emma, Bryoney, Sara, Lucy

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