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Preschool enjoy a fun packed week

It was lovely to see so many of you this week at our parent consultations. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing all of the wonderful achievements and progress that your child has made at school over the last term. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in helping your child with their learning and targets. Please do continue to add your child’s experiences and achievements from home to Tapestry, so that we can celebrate these wow moments at school.

All children have been learning about the importance of healthy routines this week, as we explored hand-washing through stories, practical activities and sequencing each step of the process. We used the book ‘I don’t want to wash my hands’ by Tony Ross to discuss different situations where we may need to wash our hands and what germs are. We then practically explored the process by sticking glitter to our hands to represent the ‘germs’. We then had to wash off the glitter, following the sequence cards. Children understood this concept really well and even commented that the teachers hadn’t managed to remove all of the glitter ‘germs’ off of their hands and that they might need to wash them again! We will continue to explore healthy routines next week; including brushing our teeth and healthy foods.

Children have had lots of outdoor play this week as we have enjoyed much calmer weather! Outdoor play has included: chalk writing, obstacle courses and making our own aeroplane model using the big bricks. A few of the children have recently been on skiing holidays and travelled on planes to get there. Following this interest, we created an airport role play area in Preschool. Children have been able to use their own knowledge and experiences of travelling to enjoy the new role play area.

Next week we will be looking at the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ which will enable children to explore the days of the week, plant growth and healthy food. You can support this at home by looking at growth of flowers and plants in the garden, visiting garden centres and talking about all the things that plants need to grow.

 We hope you all have a lovely weekend, The Preschool Team.

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