Berinsfield pre-school news
Children were working really hard and brought their Easter bonnets for our competition. All the bonnets were magnificent and it was really hard to choose the winners. Congratulations!
Our preschoolers were very busy. We planned and carried out lots of activities to cover all areas of learning, for example:
We were talking about ourselves. We were looking at the mirror and were describing the colour of our eyes and hair. Then we drew ourselves on a silhouette: we placed facial parts in the correct places and we used the correct colours to match our eyes and hair.
We were also talking about our oral hygiene. We separated food items into two categories: healthy and unhealthy and we understood that the healthy food make our teeth happy and the unhealthy food make our teeth sad. We looked at a demonstration how to clean our teeth and we also had a go at cleaning pictures of teeth using a toothbrush.
We asked the children if they could draw around a plate. We then asked them to cut the circle (with adult supervision). When they had finished, we asked them what their favourite food was. When they had told us, we asked them to draw or colour it. They all done a fantastic job.
Children we also asked if they could be the hungry caterpillars amd thread through the holes on our leaves. All the children did a fantastic job and only had some help to start the threading.
One of our literacy activities were drumming activities when we used "Boogie Mites" programme to practice rhythm in a spoken word. Preschoolers were drumming to the rhythm, practiced banging 1,2,3 or 4- syllable words and had a go at checking how many beats their name had.
Another activity that we done this term was practising recognising our names, trace over our names and also copy them. We also practised holding our pencils correctly using a tripod grip (between a thumb and two fingers). All the children were trying very hard and did a magnificent job!
Today was the last day of the academic year 2019/2020. We had our pre-school deep cleaned. All the surfaces, equipment and toys inside and outside were sanitised by electrostatic gun. Please find attached pictures of the process:
We would like to add two new links to give you extra ideas that your children may like to do at home. If you would like to send us more pictures of any of the activities that you have done at home, we would be very happy to publish your pictures on our website.Thank you!
One of the topics we will be using this term is "Summer" to introduce pre-schoolers to different areas of learning. If your child wouldn't be attending the pre-school just yet, here are a few ideas you can try at home:
- During the summer it is nice to cool down our drinks with ice cubes. make some ice at home; your child can draw some pictures to tell us how you did it. And why don't you share it with us by sending them to us via e-mail so everybody can admire them on our website?
- When you are playing outside,ask your child to look at their shadow. Is it as big as them or smaller? Is it always the same size? Does it always follow them or does it sometimes move in front of them? Let the child find out as much as they can, and the parent can write us an e-mail and told us about it.
- Make different kinds of ice lollies. They can be easily made in small yoghurt or fromage frais pots.Fill the pot about three quarters full with fruit juice/ or whisk 100ml sweetened condense milk with 400ml fresh semi skimmed milk (not whole as lolly will crystalise)/or mix fromage fraise with little milk. Cut a card circle which is just large enough to cover the pot. Make a slit in the circle and push lolly stick through it. Once the lolly is frozen the card can be removed from the lolly stick. Ask your child what happened to the lolly.
- Practise cutting skills- draw a dotted line on a piece of paper and help your child cut the paper along the dotted line, there are also examples on Twinkl website,
- Ask your child if they can think of 5 words that start with a particular sound, i.e. 's' for summer. They may then draw a picture of each one.
- Clapping syllables game- How many claps in a particular word? For example: mon-key=2 claps, te-le-phone=3 claps.
- Ask your child to draw a picture of a flower with 8 petals. Colour 4 petals red. How many petals have they got left? They can choose another colour for these petals.
- Place a piece of paper in the garden, place a few toys on its edge and ask your child to draw round toys' shadows.
- Decorate penne pasta and make a necklace.
- Practise positional language-describing where a toy is: i.e. ON a chair, UNDER the chair, IN FRONT OF the chair, BEHIND the chair, NEXT TO the chair, IN a box, IN BETWEEN OF the chair and the box.
- Hot and cold game- looking for a hidden toy by saying "cold, colder" if the child is far away from the hidden toy, or "warm, warmer, hotter, hot"-if they're close to the toy.
- Prepare and do an ice cream shop role play to practise language of money.
- Talk to your child about how to stay safe in the sun.
- Draw a picture of somewhere that you would like to spend a holiday. Let your child to use their imagination- it can be anywhere, real or imaginary!
Good luck and have fun!
"Growing Minds" has shared a link with us to a free on line show for 2-8 year olds called "Little Tim and the brave sea captain". Enjoy!
We would like to celebrate some of the amazing things that our pre-schoolers have created and done over the last couple of weeks.
Blake has been drawing, painting, looking for snails and give them rides in his dumper truck, looking for leaves in the garden and then painted them.
Luke has been making dens, baking, splashing in puddles, lots of play in the garden, Easter egg hunting, colouring, singing, puzzles, helping daddy do gardening and washing the car and also has started potty training which is AMAZING!!! Well done Luke!
Mazie has some wonderful news! She has become a big sister of baby Lilly! Mazie has been busy helping out with her new sibling!
Philippa has been baking, making pizza, drawing, painting, making creations out of playdough, making Easter cards.
Sal has been tracing numbers, drawing, counting in the garden.
Please check our PHOTOS for all the wonderful pictures that some of the parents sent. Thank you very much for that!