We have been finding out about recycling over the past few weeks, looking especially at what items in our lunch boxes (and snack time) can be recycled. The children have cut out pictures of recyclable items and put them on the correct bins in pre-school to help everyone understand.
We have also been looking at healthy eating and some children made a fruit salad to take home. The children joined in with discussions about what food is healthy and they helped to cut up the fruit. We also had activities to build up their scissor skills, using magazines to find healthy food, cutting pictures out and sticking them on plates. Following on from healthy eating we have also been doing exercise at pre-school and talking about the importance of washing our hands.
The children have also been showing an interest in numbers and we made our own dinosaur number book. The children chose to either sponge paint or draw using stencils, these pictures were then placed in the book. We used our counting skills to write the number of dinosaurs on each page, this book is now accessed by all the children who enjoy seeing their own work inside a book.
This term has also seen pre-school host a fundraiser on February 12th at the Lord Eldon. Pete Deane very kindly hosted a music/general quiz night which was well attended by staff and parents with everyone having a fabulous social evening. Many thanks to Pete for arranging and hosting, all the staff and parents (and family and friends) that attended.
Colleen joined the staff in January and has settled well into her role in pre-school and also our routines and activities.
We are continuing to go to the Egerton Primary School hall for dancing, ring and action and we have been using the large equipment for balancing, jumping and climbing which the children have really enjoyed. On the days we don’t access the hall we are using our Sticky Kids music in the playroom and also using the parachute outside. We continue to do our small groups for musical instruments, Kid Talk and joining in with repetitive phrases in stories (letters and sounds).