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17.01.22

There was great excitement at the allotments this week. Whilst digging in the mud the children found a centipede. After several minutes of watching it move around the wheelbarrow, we released it back into the grass. Other activities included threading pasta, pruning the plants, mixing in the mud kitchen and watching the horses in the …

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10.01.22

It was great to be back again with our old and new friends after the long Christmas break. The children settled back in really quickly to the Pre-school routine. Rolling out playdough, setting up the dolls house, sliding on the climbing frame and enjoying snack together were just some of the activities this week.

13.12.21

At the Christmas party the children were brilliant acting out the story ‘Careful Santa’ in front of their loved ones. After singing some Christmas songs we had an exciting visit from Santa. Pass the parcel was enjoyed by all and the children took home their Christmas boxes containing all the crafts and gifts they had …

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06.12.21

Christmas activities continued this week with the children’s enthusiasm not wavering. Making Christmas cards, decorating the Christmas tree, sorting Christmas shaped pasta into baskets, and icing their Christmas cakes were just some of the activities offered. The children have also been busy practicing acting out our Christmas story.

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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