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

Spring Term Two 2018

Spring Term Two 2018


Themes/Special Days

Spring
St David’s Day
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.

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

Spring Term One 2018
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

AUTUMN TERM TWO 2017

Halloween
Bonfire
Poppy Day
Children in Need
St Andrew’s Day
Christmas


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Feelings and Behaviour
 Children will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routines
 We will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of others


Communication and Language

Speaking
We will use language as a powerful means of widening contact, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts
We will use talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next


Physical Development

Health and Self Care
We will support children’s growing independence and talk about the importance of hand washing
We will observe the effects of activity on our bodies


Literacy

Writing
We will encourage the children to make marks in different ways both inside and outside
We will encourage children to give meaning to marks as they draw and paint

Mathematics

Shape, Space & Measure
We will use descriptive words such as big and little in everyday play situations and through books and stories
We will show an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects


Understanding the World

Technology
We will seek to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment
We will encourage children to show an interest in technological toys eg torches, cameras, remote control cars


Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative
We will being to make believe by pretending
We will create movement in response 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 about colours and shapes and look for colours and shapes around them
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school


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

Term dates 2017/18

Swanwick Pre School term dates



Autumn Term


4th September 2017 – 20th October 2017

30th October 2017 – Wednesday 13th December 2017 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


Thursday 4th January 2018 – 16th February 2018

26th February 2018 – 23rd March 2018

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

Summer Term


9th April 2018 – 25th May 2018

4th June 2018 – 20th July 2018


Reports will be presented in July

Summer Term Two 2017

SUMMER TERM TWO 2017

Fathers Day
Holidays
Transport
Sports Week


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making Relationships

We will be learning about sharing and taking turns to support children in developing positive relationships

We will plan activities which require collaboration eg ring games

Communication and Language

 Listening and Attention

We will listen to similarities in sounds at the beginning of words

We will play lots of fun games to encourage children's listening skills

Physical Development
  
Health and Self Care

We will become aware of being healthy and how to maintain good health

We will take increasing responsibility for managing our own hygiene

Literacy

Writing

We will talk about the marks children make

We will plan mark making opportunities during role play and other activities

Mathematics

Shape, Space & Measure

We will sort and match different objects looking at similarities and differences in size, colour and shape

We will explore patterns and create our own patterns

Understanding the World

People and Communities

We will talk to children about their families and friends and why they are important

We will encourage children to talk about significant events in their own life and find out about other people's experiences

Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative

Children will engage in imaginative role-play experiences with their peers eg going to the seaside

We will build stories around toys

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
Children about to start school - promote independence eg using knife and fork, fastening own coat

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

Summer Term One 2017

SUMMER TERM ONE 2017

Spring and Growing



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.

Spring Term Two 2017

Themes/Special/Days
Spring
St David's Day
World Book Day
St Patrick's Day
Mother's Day
Easter

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self Confidence and Self Awareness
We will be learning about sharing and turn taking and making new friends
We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting our own coats 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 look closely at similarities and differences
We will be learning about different parts of the body as well as looking at the difference between children and adults

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 Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions

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




Spring Term One 2017

This term we will be learning about winter.

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.
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

Autumn Term Two 2016

Autumn Term Two 2016

Bonfire, Poppy Day, Children in Need, St Andrew's Day, Christmas


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Children will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routines


We will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of others


Communication and Language

 Speaking

We will use language as a powerful means of widening contact, sharing feelings, experiences and thoughts

We will use talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next


Physical Development

Health and Self Care

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

We will observe the effects of activity on our bodies


Literacy

Writing

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

We will encourage children to give meaning to marks as they draw and paint


Mathematics

Shape, Space & Measure

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

We will show an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects


Understanding the World

Technology

We will seek to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment

We will encourage children to show an interest in technological toys eg torches, cameras, remote control cars


Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative

We will being to make believe by pretending

We will create movement in response 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 about colours and shapes and look for colours and shapes around them
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school



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

Term dates 16/17

Swanwick Pre School term dates



Autumn Term


5th September 2016 – 21st October 2016

31stOctober 2016 – Tuesday 13th December 2016 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


Wednesday 4th January 2017 – 10th February 2017

20th February 2017 – 7th April 2017

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

Summer Term


24th April 2017 – 26th May 2017

5th June 2017 – 21st July 2017

Reports will be presented in July
Dates for your diary

Pre School coffee morning- Saturday 17th September 10.00am – 11.30am

AGM – Monday 3rd October 7.30pm

School photographer – Friday 28thth October

Children in Need – Friday 18thNovember (in session)

Christmas fair- Saturday 3rd December

Christmas play – TBA

World book day – Thursday 2nd March  (in Session)

Open Day – Saturday 6thMay

Registration evening for new starters Tuesday 13th June 5.30pm – 7.00pm

School Trip – Wednesday 21st June


Autumn Term One 2016

AUTUMN TERM ONE 2016

Swanwick Pre-school offers a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families.  
Welcome back to the older children.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays.
This half term we will be focusing on the following:

Themes - Autumn and 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 TERM ONE 2016  -  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

Autumn Term 2015

AUTUMN TERM ONE 2015


Autumn
Harvest
Halloween


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.













































































Term dates 2015/16

Autumn Term


7th September 2015 – 23rd October 2015

2nd November 2015– 11th December 2015 plus additional dates to allow for the Christmas activities the following week
                                                                             
There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in October

Spring Term


4th January 2016 – 12th February 2016

22nd February 2016 – 24th March 2016

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

Summer Term


11th April 2016 – 27th May 2016

6th June 2016 – 22nd July 2016

Reports will be presented in July


Spring Term Two 2015

 


Themes/Special Days
 
Body
Pancake Day
Spring
Traditional Books
World Book Day
Mother's Day
Red Nose Day
St Patricks 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 promoting independence when making choices.
 

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 observe the effects of activity on their bodies.
 
 

Spring
Term 2 
 2015






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 tell stories about places and journeys.
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.
 
Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

Spring Term One 2015

Spring Term One 2015

This term we will be learning about winter, healthy eating, recycling and nursery rhymes/poetry.

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.

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
















Reminder

Don't forget term ends on Friday 19th July and  we return on Monday 2nd September 2013.  We hope you have a fun summer break, and look forward to seeing everyone September.

Term Dates 2014/15

8th September – 24th October 2014
3rd November -12th December 2014
5th January- 6th February 2015
16th February 2013- 27th March 2015
13th April- 22nd May 2015
1st June- 24th July 2015