Welcome to Woodlands Preschool!
Mrs Hicks, Mrs Alexander and Mrs Bryan
Welcome back after May half term. We hope you have had a lovely week off and we are looking forward to enjoying the last half of the summer term with your children. We can’t believe how much they have grown up this year and how much progress they have made; we are really proud of all the children.
Our topic this term is all about transport on the ground, in the air and on the water. We will be learning more about cars, bikes, trains and planes – how exciting!
We will be starting off the topic by having a sponsored Wheelie Event. Parents and carers are welcome to stay for the event; we really appreciate your support with this event.
Later on in the half term we will be inviting you to our Preschool Sports Morning. This is a chance to have an enjoyable morning watching the children compete in different races. We will be practising for this event over the next few weeks.
For the rest of this half term we will be helping the children begin to prepare for their Reception year in school. We will be continuing to work on number recognition and supporting the children with their 1:1 number correspondence. This means that the children recognise that every time they count another object they count on one number.
We will also be continuing to work on sound discrimination. This is a really important precursor to learning phonics. You can help at home by playing games such as I Spy…something that sounds like…and then give children the start sound of the item you are looking for. You can also help your child by supporting them to recognise and write their name if they can’t already do this.
We will be continuing to support the children’s physical development and this includes encouraging them to be able to get dressed without support and do up their own shoes and coats. This also includes developing their fine motor skills through fun games and activities in the classroom.
We really value the support we have received from all parents and carers this year. If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to come in and talk to a member of staff.
We look forward to the final half term ahead working with you and your children.
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