Activities and Weekly Topics
Hollies Pre-School term dates April 2017 – July 2018
Weekly topics Summer term 2018 - you can download the following as a PDF to print here.
Each fortnight we will be looking at one letter within our first stages of phonics. The first term we will cover s, a, t, p, i, n. We will be learning the letter sound and matching the sound with an object from home using our chatter bags. You do not need to fill the bag; one object is fine. We will also have a tray reinforcing the letter sound 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 letter sound of the week.
The children will be progressing through the areas of learning by accessing a well-planned curriculum based on their play, interests, and experiences. Our theme for the first half of the term will be ‘Our Environment’, whilst the second half of the term we will be exploring ‘Transport’. We will be exploring how we travel, through role play, sensory, creative activities such as mark making; we will also be reading lots of amazing stories and singing songs and rhymes linked to our theme. Staff will continue to support and respond to the children’s needs with a balance of 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.
There may also be some extra activities or trips during the term, we will keep you updated with any additions. We are going to be using Makaton in Pre-school. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols designed to support children and adults to communicate. Lisa Hand is our Makaton contact point at pre-school. Please use the link below to access the Makaton website to find out more. https://www.makaton.org/aboutMakaton/.
16th April, Letter /s/
Making paper bricks
23rd April, letter /a/
30th April, letter /t/
7th May, letter /p/
14th May, letter /i/
21st May, letter /n/
11th June, letter /s/
**** Special Day Alert – Father’s Day. We will also be making a card for our Daddies or Special Person.
18th June, letter /a/
25th June, letter /t/
We will be jumping on board our big red bus, but we need our tickets first, the children will be using their creative skills to make tickets for your day at the Hollies.
*** Fun bus visit, we are hoping to have the big red fun bus for the children to play on. This will be on the weekend of 30 June/1 July (TBC) and will include other activities for the children to enjoy. We will be treating this day as a fundraising day, with a BBQ and other items to purchase. Dates to be confirmed later in the year, we are very excited about this and hope you an all make it. Siblings and family members are welcome too, the more the merrier!
The day will also be a good opportunity for parents to come together before some of our children leave us for big school and for others to have an opportunity to get to know each other
2nd July, letter /p/
9th July, letter /i/
16th July, letter /n/
Date to remember - Saturday 21 July – end of term party Further details to follow
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 note, if you would like to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have, you are very welcome to discuss these with your child’s Key Person. Alternatively, please speak to a supervisor who will arrange a suitable place and time for you to discuss any issues with your child’s Key Person.
Please remember to close the gate when entering and leaving the premises.