What a wonderful start to the term

 

The children have spent their first full 2 weeks back at pre-school & it has been wonderful. The children who have returned to us after the summer break have been simply marvellous, bouncing back through the door & settling straight back into the routine. Our new children have been equally amazing, happily separating from parents & beginning to explore the setting & make new friends.

We support these transition times by spending our entire morning with the children, supporting friendships, encouraging our older children to lead by example & offering assistance to our younger ones. We are actively involved in their learning & conversations, & are on hand to soothe any small bumps along the way. We make time at the end of session to feed back upon collection.

With such a positive first couple of weeks back, this term certainly looks like a fun one. The children are aware of our upcoming relocation & have already started to visit the new site in small groups. Maybe you have seen us in our hi-vis jackets walking through the village?

Well done to all our pre-schoolers for such a brilliant start to the term.

 

We’ve been Digging and Planting

We are very excited about our new allotment area and have been hard at work digging it over for planting. Follow the link to see what we are growing.

The parish council for West Wycombe have kindly donated the pre-school some land for planting. We have turned this into our allotment and have been very busy digging this over to get ready for planting. We have started planting seeds in trays and have chosen our favourite vegetables. We have carrots, potatoes, green beans and tomatoes. We have been learning about what plants need to grow big and strong and how their roots bury deep into the ground. We have even begun planting in our pre-school garden and can’t wait to see the colours that our bulbs grow into.

Our Baby Chicks!

The children have had an amazing time watching our 10 little eggs hatch in to fluffy chicks. Follow the link to read more.

The children have been closely watching our 10 eggs and had the best surprise when they came in one morning to find 4 had hatched. Day by day the children watched closely as more cracks began to appear until all 10 eggs had hatched into fluffy little chicks. The children loved naming each one and having cuddles before sending them back to the farm after a two week stay with us. We continued their learning by looking at how a chick forms inside the egg and how quickly our fluffy chicks grow into chickens or cockerels. We even finished our term with a visit from a big chicken called Goldie. We have loved having our baby chicks and can’t wait until next term when we have more little visitors coming to stay with us.

Easter Celebrations

We have been busy bunnies with lots of fun Easter activities in and out of the pre-school. Follow the link to see what we have been doing.

We have been very busy bunnies at pre-school making Easter Bonnets all ready for our Easter Parade!

The sun shone down on us as we paraded around St Paul’s church in West Wycombe along with the reception class children from West Wycombe Primary School. We were all shouting Happy Easter at the Mummies, Daddies and Grandparents and waving are little hands like crazy. We then sang our Easter songs loud and proud for everyone and danced like marvellous Easter Bunnies. Last but not least we enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt around the church grounds and had lots of fun with our families before making our way back to pre-school for a special Easter treat.