Welcome to the preschool page
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Welcome to Holy Innocents Preschool, our names are Ms Eldridge (Preschool Manager) and Mrs Gregory (Preschool Assistant Manager). We believe it is important that you the children's parents and Carers have the opportunity to see what they do when they are in preschool. This is just a small part of all of the exciting things we do, we try to update it weekly throughout the term we think you will enjoy sharing the journey with us and the children.
Autumn Term 1 - Topic "All about me" and the season Autumn.
This term our topic is "All about me", learning about themselves is a fundamental part of childhood development, they will explore what makes them the same and what makes them different from others. We will also be looking at the Autumn season as exploring the changes to the world around us.
Week 6: The children have had an amazing first term and we are all really pleased with how the children have settled into preschool. Our topic has been "All about me" and the children have talked and shared stories about themselves and explored what makes us and our families unique and although we are all different we are all friends. We have had lots of fun and the children always try their best with all the activities we have been doing.
We also planted some bulbs ready for them to grow in spring, we talked about what they need to grow.
We also made poppy cookies measuring and mixing ingredients and decorating the cookie. We enjoyed eating the cookies at snack time.
Week 3: We are making the most of the mild weather and enjoying lots of outside play, it is great to see the children sharing taking turns, helping each other and making friendships.
Week 4: This week with the start of Advent next week we talked about church and how we can sometimes see messages in the windows. We made our own stain glass windows and talked about the messages of kindness and happiness we would like to see in them.
Week 6: We joined the rest of Holy Innocents Primary School this week, to enjoy a very tasty Christmas lunch with Crackers, Party hats and fun Christmas songs which we sang along to.
The children enjoyed making Christmas Robins using different shapes.
Week 7: Finally the children enjoyed a very well deserved preschool Christmas party with crackers, our Christmas hats, yummy food and lots of dancing and party games. We all had lots of fun!
Spring Term 1 - This term our topic is Space and Winter. The children will be talking about Day and Night, The Solar System, planets and of course our planet Earth. The will explore the stars and the moon and look at Astronauts and how they travel into space. We will also explore Chinese New Year and how and why it is celebrated.
Week 1: This week we explore day and night and what we may see in the world around us at these times.
We read the book Owl babies together and the children made their own props for the story.
Week 2: This week we are looking at the planets in our Solar System, we talked about their names, size and colours and what order they are from the sun.
Week 3: This week the children became astronauts and mapped out their own journeys to the different planets in their own preschool rocket.
The children used the junk modelling area to make their own colourful rockets. They talked in groups about where they would like to fly their rockets.
Week 5: This week we have looked at Chinese New Year, who celebrates it and what the celebration means. We listened to the story about the great race and that this how each year has its own animal. This year it is year of the tiger.
We looked at what happens to prepare for the Chinese New Year celebrations, and we decorated the home corner.
One of our children and their family celebrates Chinese New Year and brought in the lions head that his daddy used when he was a child. We showed all of the children at circle time and talked about what it was for. We watched a clip of the Lion dance in China which the children really enjoyed.
The children made chains and lanterns to decorate the home corner with.
The children took part in a scissor control activity, cutting and sticking to make a Year of the Tiger picture.
The children worked together to make there own lion ready for their own lion dance where they used brightly coloured scarfs and used instruments.
The children made their own fire work pictures by joining in with the splatter painting activity outside.
Week 6: We looked at the moon and stars. We watched the first men to walk on the moon and the moon rocks they collected.
Spring Term 2 - Mini Beasts and Life Cycles
This term we will be will be exploring the outside world and looking for mini beasts in our preschool garden. They will learn and compare the living environments, of many mini beasts and how to recognise them in the environment. The children’s understanding of the world will be amplified as they take the journey through the different life stages of living things. They will learn about different life cycles and transitions in the lives of the various living things that they will be looking at in this term.
Week 1 - Understanding the World - Minibeasts
Book of the week: What the Lady bird heard
The children painted their own ladybirds.
The children went on their first preschool trip to Holy Innocents Church, they all set a good example and showed everyone what amazing children we have a Holy Innocents Preschool. The showed Deacon Michael how well they could listen and learn about what the could see see in church.
Week 2: Minibeasts...Mini explorers
Week 3: Lifecycle of a Butterfly
Book of the Week: The Hungry Caterpillar.
Week 4: Lifecycle of a Frog
One of our children celebrates came Holi the Hindu festival, also known as the festival of spring, festival of colours or the festival of Love.
Week 5: Lifecycle of a Plant
book of the Week: Jack and the Beanstalk.
The children planted their beans and talked about what they needed to grow.
Summer Term 1 - Animals and where we might see them and Transport
This term the children will be learning about different animals and where they might see them, the farm, Pets, Jungle/Zoo and Under the Sea.
Week 1: Farm Animals