May 2022 News

During the last month, we’ve continued our nature and growth theme at Preschool. The children have collaged flower pictures and planted bedding plants, which they’re now looking after. This is providing opportunities to talk about what plants need to grow and use mathematical language about size. They have also been Read more…

April 2022 News

The children have had a busy time in the run-up to the Easter holidays, marking St David’s Day, and St Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day, and most recently Easter. Some of the children have visited St Mary’s Church, where they had an impressive behind the scenes tour of the church Read more…

March 2022

As promised, our home corner underwent a total transformation in February. It’s now equipped with armchairs, a dining table and chair set, a replica TV and a brand-new kitchen. The children were very excited! We also have a new, snug reading area. In our smaller room, we’ve set up an Read more…

February 2022 News

Another busy month at Preschool! The children enjoyed making their own pizzas—a fun and delicious activity that also provided an opportunity for learning in several different areas: fine motor skills, turn-taking, listening to instructions, mathematical language around size and shape, understanding of the world by talking about past experiences of Read more…

December 2021 News

What a busy month it’s been, even though in Preschool terms, it’s a short one! We started December by teaching the children about the Jewish festival of Chanukah with the help of our Book of the Week, ‘Sammy Spider’s First Chanukah’. The children loved the lit candles and the doughnuts! Read more…

November 2021 News

The children have been continuing to enjoy watching the work at the Valley and can’t wait to walk around when it’s completed. They’ve also been enjoying our outdoor art resources, sensory tray, and revamped mud kitchen. Pinecones, sheets, log slices, corks, sand and compost, plus utensils, crockery and scales, have Read more…

October 2021 News

What a busy October we’ve had so far! The children have settled well into the Preschool routine, learning our Preschool promises and showing us how creative they are. They enjoyed learning all out about daddy long legs and other insects and made their own using play-doh. They also worked on Read more…

September 2021 News

We’ve started the term with plenty of fun, engaging activities, helping our returners settle back into pre-school and our new starters feel at home. Our first Book of the Week was, appropriately, a Peppa Pig story called ‘Georgie’s First Day at Playgroup’. It’s been lovely to meet the new children Read more…

August 2021 News

A new school year is just around the corner. We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, and we can’t wait to hear all about it when we get back to Preschool! We’re looking forward to welcoming back our returning children and getting to know our new starters, along with Read more…

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, Read more…