What a busy, sunny week we’ve had in Preschool! Felicity the fairy has had a marvellous influence on our tidying up skills and lots of the children are now doing this much more independently, which is great to see! We hope that Felicity is helping the children to tidy just as much, at home! We will now be linking our learning to routines and behaviours at home to reinforce the skills they have learnt at Preschool. The fairy garden is looking magical with lots of sparkles, children’s work and some beautiful, kindly donated butterflies. This area of the garden has really captured the children’s imaginations and will continue to as the newly planted flowers begin to bloom.
We have been practising more subtraction songs this week, with the children singing ‘5 currant buns in a baker’s shop’. Children have completed practical activities based on the song, including making playdough buns, singing the song in groups and having a go at exchanging pennies for buns in our own currant bun shop! Many children have really taken on board the concept of taking away and now know that the group of objects becomes smaller when you take one away.
Thank you very much to parents who have provided PE kits this week. The children were able to change themselves with support, which is a great step forward to becoming independent in their self care. We will continue to practise this each week.
Next week promises to be a very exciting one, with the upcoming royal wedding being our focus! A separate letter will be sent out about this event. We will be continuing our topic of London in relation to the royal family and where the Queen lives. We will be exploring celebrations and what a wedding means across different cultures.