Each week we will be uploading activities for you to complete in the section below on the website. There are lots of lovely links as well to activities and games you might like to try. The learning explanation might reference the School Blog (Preschool's page) or the Video Resource Centre. These can both be found under the Children section of the website. Please visit these areas and watch the videos or comment on the Blog. We would really love to hear from you! You can even upload pictures of the work you have completed so that you can share it with your teachers.
Week beginning Monday 13th July
This week's theme is 'Summer and Starting School'.
Mrs Norwood, Mrs Hicks and the Preschool Team would like to say a big well done to the children for all of their super learning during this time. We would also like to say thank you to all parents and carers for your hard work and continuing support!
We wish you all a happy and safe summer holiday!
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'
Listen to stories on CBeebies Radio. There are lots of lovely activities and games for you to access on the CBeebies website as well.
A great website with lots of fun games and activities for 3 to 5 year olds.
You need to create a log in to use this site but it has lots of free books that you can share at home together.
Try these games at home. The Foundation Stage games which this link takes you to are great fun!
You can access Numberblocks videos and games here.
A great website with lots of Maths games for young children.
Other curriculum links
If you have some dough at home practise your fine motor skills along to this song!
An app with activities for young children. It is currently free to access.
A fantastic resource that we use in school. The log in information is contained in the home learning letter which you can find further down the page.
Activities to help your child keep active at home.
Activities for children between the ages of 0 and 5.
Joe Wicks is running free PE sessions for children to access Monday to Friday at 9am.
A range of outdoor learning activities and information.
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 back to Woodlands Preschool after February Half Term. We hope you had a lovely week. We are looking forward to seeing the children again as we have another exciting half term ahead of us.
Our classroom role play area is still based on visiting the zoo. The children are really enjoying using this area and taking on the different roles of people they might find in a zoo, such as a zoo keeper and a visitor. We will be continuing with our topic on wild animals for the first week back and are looking forward to decorating cakes and biscuits that we will then sell to raise money which will enable us to adopt a wild animal from the World Wildlife Fund. On Friday we are looking forward to sharing lots of animal themed activities with the children as they take part in our Wear it Wild Day.
Later on in the half term we will be learning all about animal colours and patterns. We will then be learning the story of Noah’s Ark before we move on to our Lifecycles topic.
At the end of the half term we will be learning about Easter. We will also be inviting you to our Spring assembly and will be practising hard for this over the next few weeks.
We will be continuing to visit the woods each week with the children. They love going outside and it is great to see the children exploring their physical capabilities in the woods as well as learning about the environment that surrounds our school.
In our PE lessons we will be continuing to practise moving in lots of different ways, e.g. crawling, jumping, hopping, skipping and running. We will also be practising our throwing and catching skills and having pancake races to celebrate Pancake Day.
We will be playing lots of Maths games in Preschool to help us to recognise numbers, sort and classify shapes and count a small number of objects securely. You can help us at home by recognising numbers whenever you see them in the environment such as numbers on buses or the house number you live at. You can also help by supporting your child to know numbers that are important to them such as their age and their birthday.
To help the children to develop their speaking and listening skills we will be continuing to split them into small communication groups where we will complete short activities and games to help children tune into the different sounds we make in preparation for learning phonics in Reception. We will also be continuing with Show and Tell this half term. Please help your child prepare for this by practising at home. We will be encouraging the children to ask questions and speak in longer more complex sentences.
We are really looking forward to the half term ahead with your children.
Try Dough Disco at home! All you need is a little pot of dough...