A New Year

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We have settled back into preschool after the Christmas break.  Many of you saw the great selection of food we have been able to buy with money raised from refreshments at the Nativity.  It total we raised £114 for East Grinstead Food Bank.

Today Issy led an amazing morning of building.  After attending a course last term and getting lots of great ideas we used tape, rolls of paper and newspaper to create a huge castle.  The children then had the opportunity to lay inside the castle in the dark with finger lights.  The children seemed to really enjoy the whole experience. 

We have also welcomed back Coach who will be at preschool every Thursday for rugby lessons. 

This Week

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It’s a very exciting week we have our Nativity on Thursday (7th December) starting at 11.45am.  We need need a little help with this event.  After the Nativity we will be selling tea, coffee and cakes.  All the money raised from this will go towards buying food and supplies for East Grinstead Food Bank.  We will need cakes, mince pies and sweet things for the children and adults.  *NO NUTS PLEASE*

We will also be holding a raffle (proceeds going to preschool) after the Nativity.  If we could ask for dontions towards the raffle prizes such as vouchers, bottles of wine or Christmas treats. 

We will also be taking orders for the preschool Christmas cards.  Each child helped to make one of the baubles which hang on the tree.  The completed tree is now hanging on the board in the hall. 

Thank you for your support.

Autumn

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Over the last few weeks we have been out and about looking for signs of Autumn.  We have collected beautifully coloured leaves, acorns and conkers to create pictures and make salt dough impressions.  We have talked about Diwali, made cakes and soup.  Last week we lit a fire in the garden after talking about being safe around fires. We are also looking forward to our weekly visits from a football coach.  

What has been happening at preschool?

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We may have been a little quiet on the blog, but we have been really busy at preschool.  We have invited new people to preschool which have included rugby coaches and dance teachers. This has been a great opportunity for the children to try something new and we have found they have been really engaged.  We have also been investigating sinking and floating, magnets, the body and using money. 

We have visited the church to talk about harvest, where our food comes from, helping others and had fun collecting food around the church.  We also made apple crumble to take home for lunch. 

Wow Moments

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We will be sending home more ‘Wow Moment’ notes. We know that children do some amazing things at home too, and we want to hear all about them. Whether it’s building an amazing lego tower, swimming a length of the pool, writing their own name or recognising numbers up to 10 we would like to know all about it. It’s really important for us to work in partnership with our parents to aid your child’s learning journey. These slips will be added to your child’s Learning Journal and will help us to individually plan our next steps.