Welcome to Woodlands Preschool!
Mrs Hicks, Mrs Bryan and Mrs Smith
Welcome to Woodlands Preschool! We are really looking forward to working with you and your children this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us. We look forward to creating lots of happy memories this year with the children.
Welcome to our first half term at Woodlands Preschool. During the first few weeks we will be spending lots of time with the children helping them to settle in and learn some new routines. This can be an exciting and also a worrying time for parents so please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you ever have any concerns or want to check how your child has settled in.
Each week we will be sending home a newsletter and it will be uploaded onto this webpage. The newsletter will tell you in more detail what we will be learning that week and it will also contain reminders and notices. Please make sure you read this each week as it contains lots of information about whole school events as well as Preschool information. We will also be putting photographs of your child on this webpage (if you have given consent) so that you can have a look at what they have been learning in our classroom.
We will be starting this term with a topic called Autumn at School. The children will be encouraged to talk to others about themselves regularly in small groups to help build their confidence and communication skills. We will be finding out all about the children in this way as they will be finding out all about Woodlands Preschool and learning our rules and routines.
We will be sharing lots of stories with the children, singing lots of songs which will help the children with our new routines and also working with the children to develop their number and shape skills. In preschool we place a high value on communication, listening, interacting successfully with each other and also physical development. These aspects of learning will be a focus throughout preschool.
We will set out activities for the children to practise their fine motor skills and we will also be taking them to the woods each week and having a short PE lesson each week to help develop the children’s gross motor skills. Small communication groups will run several times a week to help children with their speaking and listening skills and we will also be focusing on children’s social skills. To help with this we will play alongside the children and role model language and behaviours that we expect of them in turn.
We have a large classroom and outside space which will be set up for the children to access independently and they will be taught how to do this over the next few weeks.
We are very much looking forward to the half term ahead working with you all!
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