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Pre-School News

The latest news and updates from Hunter Hall pre-school.  Find out more about what our tiny tots have been up to each week.

Latest News - 11th December 2020

Wow, what a busy week! We have had so much fun performing our nativity this week.  The children have been brilliant and I am incredibly of them all.  As well as our nativity, the children have also enjoyed taking part in lots of Christmas crafts this week including, making Christmas wreath, halo’s and baubles.

 

There has been a lot of role-play, colouring and painting; all Christmas themed of course.  We have been busy decorating boxes – kindly supplied by Mrs Hutt – and filling them with treats and chocolates to take to the residents of the Croft Avenue Care Home; it is such a shame we can’t do our annual visit to sing our nativity songs but there will always  be next year.  

 

I love this time of year, full of busyness but always exciting and enjoyable.

Latest News - 4th December 2020

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in pre-school, with glitter and tinsel everywhere!  The children have been very busy creating a sparkly, festive, reindeer display, a nativity scene as well as taking part in lots of Christmas activities. There was great excitement when our elf returned to pre-school, after much debate we have decided to name him Tom Tom.  Our tree has been decorated with tinsel and Duplo; carefully placed to ensure it doesn’t fall off.  We have of course been continuing to practise our nativity songs, the children have been trying on their costumes this week; they all look adorable, I cannot wait for you to see them.   Although busy, this is my favourite time of year, I really am excited to see what the next couple of weeks will bring.

Latest News - 23rd October 2020

We have enjoyed exploring and celebrating the Harvest Festival in pre-school this week. We loved learning some new Harvest songs, along with some brilliant actions, as well as using the computer to research how food is harvested.  We had a great time painting with fruit and vegetables and peeling vegetables; which is a great activity for strengthening children’s pencil grip.

 

We have also been using apples and turnips to create some wonderful pumpkin pictures.

Our trip out on the mini bus to a nearby forest on Tuesday was very exciting; the children were able to take part in a variety of activities including sawing wood to make their very own Log Dog!   What a wonderful way to end what I feel has been a wonderful half term. I cannot wait to see what the next half term brings.

Latest News 16th October 2020

We have been back exploring autumn this week; leaves in particular.  The children have used magnifying glasses to examine them, paying close attention to the veins.  We have been using paints to turn some of our  leaves into some brilliant leaf people.

We had a lovely time outside on Wednesday when the children decided to become road workers, using the wheel barrows, spades and dumper trucks to transport the mud, ready to be spread along the road; there were some very muddy shoes that went home that day!

The beginning of the week saw us exploring our feelings and what they mean. Emotions and identifying them can be a really difficult topic for children so we are hoping to build on this and create an interactive display based around emotions in pre-school.

Latest News 2nd October 2020

We have been exploring the body this week in pre-school.  To begin with, the children drew around one of their friends the we discussed the different parts of the body and their uses; we then turned the drawing into a scarecrow for our autumn display.

There was great excitement on Thursday when we turned the home corner into a space station. The children decorated our telephone box and turned it into a rocket before flying to the moon! Once they arrived on the moon, they enjoyed a delicious picnic full of cakes, biscuits and fruit. We ended the day with the story, Whatever Next, which, I think was the inspiration for our day.  It is lovely to see children engaged in such wonderful and imaginative activities.