Last week we carried on our learning all about animals, this included playing vets and learning about how to use bandages and caring for others, did some stencil tracing and learning this new skill, we play dinosaurs in the tuff tray which then turned into a cave for the bears and tigers, we read lots of story’s containing lots of animals and also listened to a cd story ‘The tiger came for tea’. We also used some plates and other resources to make lion faces, talking about the different features and about how the boy lions have manes and then they create there own.

In the week we also talked about healthy eating we different types of food and coloured in pictures that described each food group we also talked about what was healthy and what was not at snack and lunch times. Well done Alphabets!
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This week has be an amazing first week back! It’s been great to see al the children and find out about there adventures.
This week we have been looking at friendships and learning about kindness with a few different activities, and throughout play using key words such as ‘be kind’ ‘friendship’ ‘sharing’ and also taking about there feelings at different times too.
Towards the end of the week the children expressed a strong interest in animals, so we used this to create a new interest table, this is a table all about information and activities that encourages there interest and expands there learning further, this well hopefully change each week to there interests.
Looking forward to seeing you all again next week. Take care
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3 months ago

Alphabets Pre-School

Caterpillar group
This week we will be looking at sharing and our feelings.
Here are some ideas and activities that we will be doing that you could have ago at home.
• Playing board games- this is a great way to have some family time and practising turn taking and managing how we feel when we may not win.
• Talking about how we feel - during the day when they emotions have changed after certain times we will ask the children how the are feeling and how we can help to make the feel more positive or how they could help their friends feel better if they are feeling sad.
• Block play- this is where they children can share the resources and we can play a game where the children have to take it in turns to place a brick on the tower so see how big we can get it and then take it in turns to knock down!
• Sand timers - throughout play we will use sand timers to help the children to visualise how long they will have to wait their turn to share the different resources such as playing on the tricycles outside or waiting for a pair of scissors to do their cutting.
Hope these activities help the children to understand more about their own feelings and feelings of others to then go onto helping to share with their friends.
From Sophie
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3 months ago

Alphabets Pre-School

Every Year R child is entitled to receive a FREE, healthy, nutritious and tasty two course school lunch when they start school and throughout KS1.

This year our fun and informative new school starter leaflet for all Year R parents, is now available to view and download via the HC3S website.

The new starter leaflet includes top tips every new Year R parent needs to get their little one school lunch ready. www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools

We know it can be a worrying time and new parents can be anxious about how their child will cope, but hopefully our leaflet we help them to know what to expect.

For those parents that have a child with a medical special diet, we are experts and have a complete section on our website that offers information and a guide to how to apply for a special menu.

Like and follow us on Facebook @hc3seducation and our new Twitter page @hc3s6, you can find out more about our award-winning school lunch service, as well as benefit from our hints and tips to know what to expect when their child starts school. We post the following days menu on Facebook at 3pm and 5pm on Sundays.
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3 months ago

Alphabets Pre-School

Caterpillar group
This week in caterpillar group we will be looking at music.
Music is a great way to develop confidence, imagination, language, muscles and listening skills along with many other skills.
Here are a few ideas that are great to explore sound and music.
• Using a stick, go outside and experiment with hitting it on different object to explore the different sounds and the effect and then use music language to talk about what they hear.
• Using different sounding objects (need 2 of each) hide one behind your back and make the noise, can your children identify the sounds and match to their instrument.
• Make some music shakers, this is a great way to explore different sounds if using different objects such as pasta, rice, raisins. Then your child can decorate them to extend this further.
• Throughout your day sing lots of different rhymes linking to what you are doing such as having a bath, singing tiny turtle or find a spider in the garden, sing Incy Wincey.
• Why not have a dance session with your favourite music and gets those bodies moving, and it’s also great fun!
• I have also attached some colouring for you all to enjoy to.

Hope these keep you busy and enjoy your noisy week
Love Sophie
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