Activities and Weekly Topics
Hollies Pre-School term dates April 2017 – July 2018
Weekly topics Autumn term 2017 - you can download the following as a PDF to print here.
Each week we will be looking at a shape and a colour; we will be learning the colours at home by looking for objects using the colour of the week, we can share our treasures using our chatter bags and talk about them during show and tell at circle time. You do not need to fill the bag; one object is fine. We will also have a tray reinforcing the colour and shape of the week for the children to look at. Please encourage your child to go on a treasure hunt in and around your home to discover items that relate to the colour and shape of the week.
In addition to this, the children will bring home a different reading book for you to share with them and a nursery rhyme book. It would be appreciated if you could use these resources to reinforce your child’s experiences of pre-school at home; there will also be a diary if you wish to record any adventures for your child’s key person to build a closer relationship with your child.
The children will be progressing through the areas of learning by accessing a well-planned curriculum based on their play, interests, and experiences. Staff will continue to support and respond to their needs with adult led and child initiated spontaneous play.
Below is a list of planned activities for the term, but these are subject to change should the children’s interests take us along a different route.
For the first half term, the theme will be farmyard. There will be lots of activities each day that will be created to support this theme, however, the weeks listed will only highlight the craft that will support the children’s learning and any additional trips or visits. The theme will run through the pre-school to support all areas of the EYFS.
4th September - Tractor Trails. Colour blue, number 1, circle.
11th September - Pigs in Mud. Colour brown, number 2, square.
18th September – Woolly Sheep. Colour black, number 3, oval.
Outside the children will be using their creative skills decorating crates to make big sheep to sit on!
25th September – Vegetable Madness. Colour green, number 4, trapezium.
2nd October – Amazing Animals. Colour grey, number 5, rectangle.
9th October – Milk Mayhem. Colour white, number 6, diamond or rhombus.
16th October – Colours and Shapes. Colour purple, number 7, pentagon.
Inside we will be re-creating five little duck’s nursery rhyme by size ordering our ducks, the children’s work will be displayed in the home corner.
Holiday Club 23rd October – 27th October
The second half of the term we will be looking at different festivals. The children will be learning through their play as we recreate festivals throughout the following weeks.
30th October – Bonfire Week. Colour orange, number 8, triangle.
6th November - Remembrance Day. Colour red, number 9, hexagon.
13th November – Children in Need. Colour yellow, number 10, octagon.
20th November – Stir up Sunday. Colour pink, number 11, cuboid.
27th November - Christmas tree for the wall inside. Colour gold, number 12, cone or pyramid.
4th December - Christmas cards. Colour sliver, number 13, cube.
11th December – Christmas play. Colour bronze, number 14, cylinder.
In addition to the nativity, parents and grandparents are invited to enjoy a Christmas lunch with their child at Lower Park’s dinner hall; all dates will be issued later in the year.
|18th December – Christmas party. Colour crimson, number 15, sphere.
We will be celebrating the end of the term with our Christmas party, there will be a light snack and traditional party games over two days; dates to follow.
We would like to thank you for your continuous support with your child’s development and learning.
Please remember to label your child’s clothing – hollies tops, coats etc. and any toys they bring from home. If you wish to purchase name labels, please speak to Rachel who will be happy to supply you with an order form. Please bring your child’s waterproof coat into pre-school, whatever the weather, as it is so unpredictable.
Please remember to close the gate when entering and leaving the premises. We look forward to an exciting Autumn term.