This gallery is intended to give you a snapshot of topics and events celebrated during each week. We provide updates on our closed Facebook page for parents including lots of photos and whiteboard photos outlining daily activities. We also have new Forest-School style sessions which take place in the grounds of the Scout and Guide HQ directly behind the preschool. These we have named “Small Steps into Nature” and can be seen here also.
We have had lots of fun learning about a variety of topics including; All About Me, Colours, Chinese New Year, Autumn, Harvest, Diwali, Fireworks, Animals, Remembrance Day, Transport and Christmas and we try to link each topic to a book for example: The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Gruffalo. We have “You Choose” Literacy and Numeracy trollies out every day where children can choose their own activities other than what has been selected for them as we set up in the morning.
Making Bird Feeders at Small Steps into Nature
Room on the Broom inspired activities both in setting and planting up cauldrons in Small Steps into Nature.
Setting up for the day: our number station
Our giant face display and self portraits.
Our rainbows – we spent a week exploring colour.
Autumn and Harvest
Our Vegetable display
Autumn sensory exploration
Autumn sensory playdough
Diyas for Diwali
Our Remembrance Poppies.
Diggers in cereal
Cheese straw aeroplanes.
Drawing with cars
As well as coping with the rain, we have watched caterpillars change into butterflies, made clocks and talked about time, planted vegetables, and discussed the beach and sea.
Topics include Dinosaurs, mini beasts and plenty of opportunities for outside play and cake making.
We looked at growing as a topic, celebrated Easter and of course Mother’s Day!
Activities include party week, Valentines Day, and Chinese New Year.
We made calendars, celebrated Burns Night by making flags and lots of porridge, Bird week, and Pirate week.