AUTUMN TERM ONE 2019

Autumn
Harvest

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Confidence and Self Awareness
 Separate from main carer with support
 Understanding and following new/old routines
 Promoting independence when making choices

Communication and Language
  
Understanding
 We will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little
 We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel
 We will prompt children's thinking

Physical Development

Moving and Handling
We will motivate children to be active through music and movement
We will encourage children in their efforts to pour a drink and manipulate objects in their play

Literacy

Reading
We will encourage children to fill in the missing word eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a ........
We will focus on meaningful print such as children's names

Mathematics

Numbers
We will sing counting songs and rhymes which help to develop children's understanding of number
We will be counting objects and comparing quantities

Understanding the World

The World
We will tell stories about places and journeys
We will develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time


Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using Media and Materials
We will encourage and support the inventive ways in which children add or mix media
We will talk about children's growing interest in and use of colours as they begin to find differences between colours

How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

Summer Holidays

Term ends on Friday 19th July

Pre-School reopens on Monday 2nd September


SUMMER TERM ONE 2019



Growing and Spring 



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Children will be thinking about their emotions.


Children will talk about our rules and how we can make things fair


Communication and Language

Speaking

We will be encouraging the children to talk about their interests

The children will have lots of opportunities to develop their speaking and listening through a variety of activities


Physical Development


Moving and Handling

Energetic play will take place daily

Opportunities will be provided for children to practice manipulative skills


Literacy

Reading

We will focus on meaningful print eg children's names

We will be looking at Traditional stories and discussing the characters with the children


Mathematics

Numbers

We will learn numbers by singing counting songs

We will encourage children to count the things they see and do eg jumps


Understanding the World

Technology

We will be encouraging children to acquire basic skills when operating ICT equipment

We will encourage children to speculate on the reasons why things happen or how they work


Expressive arts and design

Exploring and Using Media and Materials

Children will be encouraged to experiment with blocks, colours and marks

Children will experience different painting techniques eg marble, printing, finger


How can you help your child?
Continue to talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.



Ready for School in Derbyshire

The 10 keys to unlocking school readiness*

  • I can settle happily without my parent/carer
  • I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need
  • I can take turns and share when I am playing
  • I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands
  • I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself
  • I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross
  • I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy
  • I am curious and want to learn and play
  • I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions
  • I enjoy sharing books with grown ups


*If a child is developing typically for their age

World Book Day

If your child wishes, he/she may dress up as a character from a book for World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019

Thank you

Spring Term Two 2019


Themes/Special Days

Spring
World Book Day
Mother's Day
St Patrick’s Day
Easter



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self confidence & Self Awareness

We will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends.

We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting their own coat on.


Communication and Language

Understanding

We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel.

We will talk to children about what they have been doing and help them to reflect upon and explain events


Physical Development

Health and Self Care

We will support children's growing independence and talk about the importance of hand washing.

We will encourage children to notice changes in their body after exercise.


Literacy

Writing

We will encourage the children to make marks in different ways both inside and outside.

We will support children in recognising and writing their own name


Mathematics

Shape, Space and Measure

We will use descriptive words such as big and little in everyday play situations and through books and stories.

We will encourage children to talk about the shapes they see and use.


Understanding the World

The World

We will be learning about different parts of the body as well as looking at the difference between children and adults.

We will look closely at similarities and differences.


Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative

We will observe and encourage children's make-believe play to gain an understanding of their interests.

We will carefully support children who are less confident.


How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Talk to your child about road safety eg red man means stop

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.



Spring Term One 2019


Spring Term One 2019

This term we will be learning about Winter,  Road Safety, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year
Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships
We will be welcoming many new children.  
We will be focusing on:
  •  getting the children to understand and follow new routines. 
  •  making relationships through shared experiences 
  • forming good relationships with peers
Communication and Language: Listening and Attention
We will be encouraging children to:
  • learn each others’ names
  • recognise sounds
  • anticipate phrases in rhymes
Physical: Moving and Handling
We will be encouraging independence. 
Physical exercise will take place daily.

Literacy: Reading
We will be filling in missing words in rhymes eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a .........
We will be discussing characters in books and predicting outcomes

Mathematics: Numbers
We will be counting objects and comparing quantities.
We will sing counting songs and rhymes using fingers to represent numbers

Understanding the World: People and Communities
We will be talking about the environment and children's experiences
Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials
We will create sounds, talk about texture and move to music


How can you help your child?
Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Talk to your child about road safety  eg the red man means stop
Count objects on the way to school eg “How many red cars can you see?”
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school
Encourage children to put their own coats on
Remember: Staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child

Children in Need

Children in Need Friday 16th November

Children are welcome to dress up for Children in Need.

Any donations received will be passed on to Children in Need.

Applying for Primary School

Applying for Primary School

Applications can be made from 12 November 2018.

Applications must be made by 15 January 2019 for a place at infant/primary school

To apply online go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions.

If you cannot access the internet call Derbyshire 01629 533190

If you apply online or by phone please make a note of your username, password and unique identification numbers. You will need these to log on to change your application or get your decision.

You will be notified of your child's place on 16 April 2019.

Term dates 2018/19

Autumn Term


3rd September 2018 – 26th October 2018

5thNovember 2018 – 14th December 2018 plus additional dates to allow for the Christmas activities 
                                                                             
There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in October

Spring Term


7th January 2019 – 15th February 2019

25th February 2019 – 12th April 2019

There will be an opportunity to talk to you child’s key person in March

Summer Term


29th April 2019 – 24thMay 2019

3rd June 2019 – 19th July 2019

Reports will be presented in July


Dates for your diary

Pre School coffee morning- Saturday 22nd September 10.30am – 12.00pm

AGM – Monday 1st October 7.30pm 

School photographer – Friday 2ndNovember

Children in Need – Friday 16th November (in session)

Christmas fair- Saturday 1st December 

Christmas play – Tuesday 18th December 9.30am

World book day – Thursday 7thMarch

Open Day – Saturday 11thMay

Registration evening for new starters Tuesday 11thJune 5.30pm – 7.00pm

School Trip – Date to be arranged

Leaver’s Ceremony- Saturday 13thJuly

Look out for events through 2019 to celebrate our 50thanniversary