29.11.21

Preparations for Christmas started in earnest at the Pre-school this week. The children painted plant pots and planted bulbs for their Christmas box. Played with the small world Christmas themed tray. Filled baskets with Christmas shaped pasta using scoops. Decorated Christmas tree shapes with cedar leaves. Rode and drove the sleigh. Fed Rudolph and marked …

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22.11.21

Planting bulbs and smashing ice were just two of the different outside activities the children enjoyed this week. Practicing their fine motor skills by matching the coloured spots to the pipe cleaners and pushing them into the cardboard helped children develop colour recognition as well. Mathematical skills, exploring length and problem solving skills were needed …

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15.11.21

Lots of spot themed crafts and activities for the children to get involved with were offered this week including, design Pudsey, finger paint spots on the bandana, painting conkers, and using pom poms for the spots. On the way to the green for a number hunt we stopped to admire the new boat outside of …

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08.11.21

Finishing off their Candles on the Hill bags, and making poppies the children also made car tracks and hand prints on cardboard, placed pegs into peg boards, and slid into an empty cardboard box! With lots to do at the allotments, the children made cakes, rolled tyres, fed the birds, cut the grass and jumped …

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01.11.21

Lots of colourful creativity occurred this week. Decorating the bags for Candle on the Hill, painting poppies for Remembrance Day, Firework chalk pictures and tissue paper collage. On a cheeky visit to Muddy Patches Wednesday we had a leisurely stroll around the fairy garden and came away with some lovely goodies. Thursday afternoon we walked …

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18.10.21

We can always depend on Marj’s ability to produce the best pumpkins and marrows, and she never lets us down. The children loved rolling up their sleeves and exploring the insides. Although I fear she may have competition next year as Steve and Sandra’s (Abbotsbury Old Schoolhouse Tea Rooms) home grown carrots provided lots of …

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11.10.21

Hand/eye coordination was definitely needed this week as the children hammered golf tees into a butternut squash using mallets. Out and about the children enjoyed collecting different coloured/shaped leaves and later used them to make playdough creatures and hedgehog collages. After several requests recently to walk to the chapel we finally managed it. A quick …

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04.10.21

There was lots going on this week for the children to enjoy and help develop their skills in all areas. Leaf rubbing, opening conkers and conker rolling, digging at the allotments, making cakes, sorting fruit, guess what’s in a sock, cornflour messy play, and painting a butternut squash. Thank you to Abbotsbury Old Schoolhouse Tea …

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27.09.21

Chargrilled pineapple – we made these simple and delicious little slices of sunshine on Monday. For more fun ideas look at Change4life https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes Tuesday we went to the green as lots of work needed doing. Collecting pears and leaves was a never ending task. A nice relaxing afternoon to end the week found us exploring …

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20.09.21

Thank you Muddy Patches for inviting the Pre-school to look around your fairy garden and hobbit area. It was fun watching your tortoise eat a tomato and meeting Tracey. The children loved their goody bags, full of great ideas to make our own fairy garden. We will be back, and not just for the swing! …

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