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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 October 2019

We have loved celebrating Book Week with the rest of the school; the children have taken part in lots of exciting book-related activities. Our main focus has centred around the story ‘Jim and the Bean stalk,’ including making our very own beanstalk that reached so high it was taller than the door! There was great excitement on Wednesday when we returned from lunch to find a very messy pre-school! Apparently Jack had been back up the beanstalk and taken some more of the giant’s belongings and he was having a lot of trouble finding them. We found the belongings using a list he had given us and returned them to his beanstalk. We were very impressed with the efforts everyone went to for dress-up day; we had pirates, Cinderella, Mary Poppins and even a rabbit in pre-school that day. I’m sure we all agree that a great week has been had by all.

Latest News 4th October 2019

We have enjoyed another wonderful week in the pre-school filled with exciting opportunities and experiences. We managed to make the most of a glorious afternoon on Wednesday and enjoyed a lovely walk looking the changes that autumn has brought to our surroundings. We have been learning about healthy and unhealthy foods and the children have used different collage materials to make their own plate of food for our display.

We had a fantastic time on Thursday morning when we joined the reception children for a visit to a forest school. The excitement began just with a ride in the school mini bus, but it was wonderful to explore and take part in different forest activities including making our own popcorn by the campfire and creating our very own forest art. A very muddy time was had by all and I’m sure there were lots of tired children who went home that day.

Latest News 27th September 2019

We have enjoyed a busy start to the term in pre-school. It has been lovely to welcome back our children and meet some new faces. Everyone has settled incredibly well; it really is a heart-warming sight to see new friendships forming. So far, we have been very impressed with all the children’s artistic skills, which they demonstrated when they painted some wonderful self-portraits. We have enjoyed some great adventures in the forest and explored the school during a walk on a beautifully sunny autumn day, as well as many other exciting activities. I really am looking forward to the year ahead, with lots of exciting times to come.

Latest News 12th July 2019

What a year! I cannot believe this is the final newsletter. It only seems like yesterday that we were welcoming our new starters at the beginning of the Autumn term and now, here we are, sending them off on the next step of their journey. I say every year but it is always with mixed feelings that I write this. Sadness at what is the end of a fantastic year and pride when I see journey each child has made during their time with us. I have truly loved every moment of this year and when I look back at the profiles of each child I am reminded of just how many different experiences and adventures each child has enjoyed, from Challenge Tuesday to Forest Friday and so many in between. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to spend time with each child and help them on their pre-school journey and I am sure that they are all ready for the next step of their learning journey.

Miss H Gallagher

Latest News 5th July 2019

We have been busy practising for sports day on the school field this week. This has also led on to discussions about keeping fit and healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle, which, I am very pleased to say is something that the children seem to have a good understanding of. All of our pre-school children seemed to enjoy their ‘moving up day’ and we have been hearing all about how they are now big boys and girls. I cannot believe that we are approaching our final week for some of our children, although I am happy to say, especially after listening to them on Thursday, that I think they are all ready for the next step in their learning journey.

Latest News 21st June 2019

Pre School News We have been thinking about the different seasons this week as we officially move into summer – although one child was quite sure it was autumn because it was windy and the sky was grey! After I convinced him it was in fact summer we moved on to explore our environment during the summer season and how it differs from other seasons.

The children have used paints to create some wonderful seaside pictures, drawing on experience of their own visits to the seaside.

We had a lovely time in the sunshine on Thursday afternoon when we joined Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 on the field for an extra P.E session; let’s hope summer really is here!

Miss H Gallagher

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