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Alphabets Pre-School

Tuesday 12th November

We have had a busy and physical day at Alphabets today.

This morning the children enjoyed making a 'Hopscotch' out in the garden, using chalk and had great fun taking part in the game.

The children have also practised throwing balls in the hoops. We talked about 'High', 'Middle' and 'Low'. We counted the balls as we went along too.

In the afternoon, we had a visit from 1st Touch Football, to deliver a special football session, where all the children took part in various games, which involved obstacle courses, balancing and different ball techniques.

Everyone had lots of fun and showed great turn taking and teamwork ๐Ÿ™‚

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Monday 11th November 2019

This morning we talked to the children about 'Remembrance Day' and we all held a two minute silence to remember those who have helped to protect us.

The children also made 'Poppy' pictures and a Remembrance Day Wreath using their hand prints.

The children really enjoyed their creative morning. They also did cutting, mark making and colourful paintings.

We have also done lots of building and counting with an assortment of construction toys.

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We have had another busy week at Alphabets.

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Autumn Hunt Challenge, we have had great fun sharing our pictures at registration time and making Autumn collages with the items we have collected.

We have spoken about Remembrance Day and made some poppy pictures during creative time.

Whilst talking about Remembrance Day, it led to discussions on how we protect others and keep them safe.

This weekโ€™s theme at Debutots was Bonfire Night, Diwali and Fireworks, the children listened and took turns to join in with a story about โ€˜Fariaโ€™ the little firework who was left on the shelf after all the other fireworks has been chosen for Bonfire Night.

The session looked at the differences and similarities between the celebration for Diwali and Bonfire night, and the children creatively explored how fireworks move and sound using our bodies and voices. The children enjoyed doing firework paintings using a collection of bright colours.

We have looked at shape recognition, where the children drew arounds shapes, naming them and using their gross motor skills to draw large shapes with chalks in the garden.

We have also enjoyed using some of our new resources to "Make potions" Which involved investigating, exploring and blending various textures and liquids, these included : lemon water, strawberry water, cinnamon, tea, ginger and mint water.

Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

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We hope you have had a lovely Half Term break, our first day back is tomorrow (4th November)

We look forward to hearing all about your Half Term adventures.

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At Alphabets we have had another busy week, the children have participated in lots of activities, we have had a baby clinic in the home corner, where the children enjoyed role play feeding the dolls, and washing them and dressing them again.

We have also been talking about our feelings this week, and the children have participated in group activities about different emotions and been looking at themselves in the mirror.

During Debutots (Drama Sessions) they looked at the similarities and differences between each other. The children listened well and joined in with the actions.

The children have also participated in Diwali (Festival of Light) activities, where they have made colourful pictures, played with coloured rice and did hand drawings with patterns on.

Outside in the garden the children were using the large diggers to move around, this was then extended as we added gravel, pipes to create a construction site. We then also added sand, diggers to the tuff tray and also listened to an CD tape about diggers.

The children worked as a team to create a fantastic balancing line using different blocks, it reached from one end to the other.

We hope you all have a lovely half term week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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