Activities and Weekly Topics
Hollies Pre-School term dates January 2019 – July 2019
Weekly topics Spring term 2019 - you can download the following as a PDF to print here.
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 ‘Numbers’, whilst the second half of the term we will be exploring ‘shape, space and measure’. We will be exploring the curriculum through the environment around us, testing out our ideas through trial and error. This will allow the children to extend their knowledge and understanding of not just our imagination but using our bodies to explore all different media and sensory exploration. 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. In addition to the activities planned we will also be playing lots of math board games throughout the weeks.
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/
Hide and Seek number game, using a number line to order.
Easter Holiday club
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.