This week at Pre-school

Autumn Term 1 – 2019

Week commencing 14th October 2019 – We all got lovely and messy this week as we mixed up primary colours to see what happened!  We made colour monsters and used our pippets to squeeze different colours into shaving foam and them mix it all up!  It was great fun trying to guess what colour we would make and a fantastic way to use our gross and fine motor skills to mark make in the gloop!   Our Green Bods practised their scissor control this week by cutting out a folded triangle and finding out we had made a kite shape.   They were all brilliant and decorated their shapes beautifully.



Week commencing 7th October 2019 – We made some delicious yellow banana muffins this week as we looked at the colour YELLOW!  We had to mix and mash all the ingredients together and then baked them ready to take home.  We explored slimy flubber watching as it changed and oozed around our tuff spot.  We were able to compare it to the sand in our mud kitchens outside when we mixed it with lots of water and noticed that the mixture did not feel the same or move like the flubber!  We also made some lovely yellow paper plate chicks using different shapes.  Our Green Bods played a game of skittles.  We threw a bean bag and had to count how many were still standing and how many we had knocked down.   There was some super counting!



Week commencing 30th September 2019 – It has been all things GREEN  this week at Pre-school.  We have enjoyed doing a spot of green collage using lots of different textures and lots of glue!  At storytime we listened to the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and then used circles to make our own wiggly caterpillars remembering to put on lots of legs!  We also used our fine motor skills to carefully drip paint into blobs of shaving foam and then used our gross motor to mix it all up together.  it was great fun exploring the feel of the shaving foam and noticing the patterns as the paint moved around in the foam.  In the  Knowledge and Understanding group we made colourful rainbows which looked beautiful.   In our Green Bod small groups we played a parachute game where we had to work together to move the parachute up or down, side to side and quickly and slowly.  Everyone was really good at it!



Week commencing 23rd September 2019 – We have had great fun exploring the colour BLUE this week.  The weather has been awful so we have had lots of water to play both in our water tray as well as that falling in great quantities from the sky!!  We played with dinosaurs in blue paint where we could explore the feel of the paint and make lots of different sized footprints too. We had lots of fun filling and emptying containers discovering which held more, less or even the same amounts of water even when they did not look the same!  We also fitted in some lovely blue collage as well as finding blue objects around our setting.  Our Green Bod children worked in their small groups to draw self-portraits.  We had to try to hold our pencil correctly to draw an anti-clockwise circle for our faces.  Once we had done that we had to carefully add our eyes, nose and mouth thinking about where they needed to be and what colour we needed.  We were able to use a mirror to check how we were doing.  We are sure you will agree they look brilliant!


Week commencing 16th September 2019 – It has been all things RED At Pre-school this week as we begin looking at primary colours.  We made some fantastic red rockets to woosh up into the sky and explored red paint by using red duplo blocks to make marks and patterns on paper.  We had great fun drumming with our red rhythm sticks on the top of our red sand tray!    In their small groups our Green Bods have been talking about our rules of ‘Be Kind’, ‘Be Safe’, and ‘Be Careful’ and what they mean.



Week commencing 4th and 9th September 2019 – We have had a busy couple of weeks as we settle back into Pre-school after the long summer break and welcome new children starting with us this year.  Our role play kitchen has been really busy with cooking and tea making as well as babies to look after!   There have been some fun activities to explore such as playdo, cornstarch gloop, pasta and some hungry dinosaurs in the tuff spot!!!  We have been learning the names of our friends and those of the staff by playing fun turn taking games as well as exploring the setting and learning routines.   Our Green Bods have been introduced to the friends they will be with in their small group activities.