Another fantastic week of learning this week at preschool. The children have embraced the Owl topic at group times and have retained some fantastic knowledge.
The children’s favourite fact, and the one they found particularly funny was Owls are nocturnal. As well as learning facts about Owls the children have also enjoyed listening to the Owl Babies story, making owl masks and owl pictures using feathers and leaves and using the owl babies props during play to re tell the story.
The children also made some owl nest cakes with Miss Sharon and Miss Hayley, they talked about the importance of hand washing before the activity started and there was some great waiting to do the mixing. They discussed how owls made their nests and what they might use to make them cosy! The children may have had a taste test once the nests had been put into the cases.
There has been a great deal of role play happening again this week. Inside the children have made a bus out of chairs and have really enjoyed playing with the babies that Miss Sharon has let us borrow. They have shown some great care giving skills.
Outside in the garden the pretend bricks have been used in a variety of ways, the children have worked so well together to build a campfire and a racing track. The children particularly enjoy sharing their ‘family books’ with their peers, if your child hasn’t got one at preschool please do send us some photos to print and we can make a book for your child or alternatively Freeprints also have an app to make photo books.
Bank Holiday: Monday 19th September
October Half Term: Monday 21st October – Friday 28th October
Christmas Break: Monday 19th December – Monday 2nd January
Inset Day: Tuesday 3rd January
Tax Free Childcare
We accept payment for fees via the government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme. For more information please visit: Tax-Free Childcare – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or ask Miss Joellen.
Next Week’s Topic…
Apples and Mushrooms.
If the children would like to share anything related to this week’s topic, they are more than welcome too. This could be books, photos or home-grown produce.