(For a list of Weekly Topics please see our Activities page).
After freeplay the children are encouraged to help tidy the toys away. Then we sit in a circle and sing rhymes and songs for approximately 10 minutes, before going into story time.
After story time the children leaving at 11.30 will be seated in the rainbow room ready for their parents / carers to collect them. The children leaving at 12.30 will be collected from the butterfly room. At the end of the day the children will be seated at the tables with their work, lunch boxes etc placed on the table in front of them.
Your child will have a diary which we will write in each day – how they have settled, what they have been playing etc. Parents are welcome to write in this diary – days out, interests etc – we can use this information at pre-school when talking to your child and when planning activities.
Each child will receive a book bag when they join the Hollies. This bag is for them to keep and they can bring it into pre-school to change their book as often as they wish. Bags are named, but it may be advisable to put a key ring on the handle so your child can recognise it easily.
The children will take it in turns to bring an animal home to look after. They will keep him for one week, returning him to pre-school on the same day of the following week. There will be a diary in the bag should you wish to write comments about the weeks events – what he has eaten, going shopping etc. Your child will have the opportunity to talk about his week looking after the animal at circle time.
We also have rhyme bags that will be sent home with your child occasionally. These include a game and a rhyme for you to share at home. You will be able to keep this bag for a week, retuning it on the same day the following week.
You can find out more about the Hollies activites here.