July 2021 News

As we near the end of term, the staff, children and their families are all starting to dream of holidays and enjoying some sunny summer weather. But at present, everyone is still busy with activities and getting ready for our Leavers’ events. Unfortunately, Miss Woodward’s visit had to be cancelled, but the children are looking forward to a Zoom call with her before the end of term.

Preschool received both a generous money donation and a donation of traffic lights, zebra crossings and other exciting road-related things that will provide great scope for roleplay and road safety sessions. Thank you to our kind donors! The children also had a great week of activities based around the classic, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, including creating different insects from coloured playdough. This helped them strengthen their fine motor skills and develop their Knowledge and Understanding of the World, an important part of the Early Years curriculum.

Outside, they’ve enjoyed playing with the mud kitchen, ‘cooking’ with utensils and serving their friends delicious meals! They’ve also been using tapes and rulers to help them recognise numbers, and understand measurement and comparison, using mathematical language such as small, big, shorter, longer and taller.

Inside, they’ve been using pinboards to create pictures from shapes, and the ice cream shop in the home corner has been very busy! The children have enjoyed choosing their own flavours and toppings and have been busy making lots of sweet treats for the staff and their friends.

There are limited spaces available for September. In term-time, you can contact us on 01480 810600 to arrange a visit or apply for a place at Preschool. Over the holidays, the phone line is not manned, so please email Preschool at buckdenpreschool@yahoo.co.uk with any queries; emails will be checked periodically by staff.

Enjoy the summer, and we look forward to seeing our returning children and our new starters in September!

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