A very warm welcome back to Term 1. We hope you have all had a lovely summer!
Top Tip for talking: Talk about the pictures in your child’s favourite book; sharing or asking simple questions about pictures in a favourite book will add to the pleasure a favourite book gives and becomes a shared experience “Lovely rabbit, isn’t he?”.
Top tip for two’s: I can do it myself!
Even though it may take me ages to do something and I may not get it right; its really important I have a go. I may become frustrated if everything is done for me. You'd be surprised how much I can do given the chance.
Makaton sign we are practising: Good morning; start by putting your thumb up in front of yourself and then touching your shoulders moving from left to right.
Dinosaur: Arms tucked into your sides and move your hands in small circles in-front of yourself
School Open Days
During October lots of the local primary schools will be holding their open mornings ready for those who will be applying for school, with their children starting in September 2020. This will allow you to have a look around and see how the school is ran. Please see a list of open days below;
Chew Stoke= 15th October 10:45-11:45 or 1:15-2:30
Stanton Drew= 2nd October 9:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30
Bishop Sutton = 2nd October 9:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30
Winford= 14th October 2pm and the 16th and 18th October at 9am
Pensford= Every day is an open day so please contact 01761490470 to make a booking
Clutton= 25th October 1:30
Marskbury= Every day is an open day so please contact school office to make an appointment
Part of the Children’s development at pre-school is to learn about health and self-care, this includes managing their own basic hygiene needs, progressing towards using the toilet by themselves and the importance of washing their hands. In a preschool environment, germs can spread quickly but we can help to manage this by encouraging good handwashing by ALL children. At preschool we find children learn more effectively when things are fun. We are supporting children to understand the process of handwashing and encouraging through a new song. Parents /carers can help to support their child by discussing and supporting at home too. Our song is below if you would like to use with your children at home.
Hand washing song
(To the tune or row row row your boat)
Wash wash wash your hands
Wash them nice and clean
Fronts and backs
And in between
Get them nice and clean
After our long summer break, Forest club had become really overgrown, with the grass being really long and lots of brambles and nettles growing over out pathways. Being very careful Lynne and Pablo’s Daddy helped to clear the paths, using big sticks to do some bashing. Once it was safe the children also helped to do some bashing, using long sticks to bash down some nettles. The children really enjoyed being able to help clear the way and became so involved it took up most of our forest club morning!
The children have been showing some lovely imaginative skills over the past two weeks, role playing shops.
While role playing shops, the children were able to go shopping, choosing items which they may come across in their everyday lives. Items were provided by staffs and children’s recycling. Once the baskets were full of their required items the children would take it over to the tills where two children were scanning their items and asking for payment. Handing over their money enable children to develop their mathematical skills, exploring language related to money and engaging with adults about the value of money and receiving cash back.
Pictures below of our over grown forest club!!!!