Parent and Child Voice
On this page we link to our blog, where we will be publishing the latest news about the playschool. You can follow the blog directly by clicking the link below but - for your convenience we display the last 5 posts here. If you have comments to make on our posts, this can be done by viewing the blog.
Some of our children's comments
- "i like the biggest bike"
- "i like playing on the bikes"
- "i love the bikes - i like the fast motorbike the best"
- "playing with cars and the big builder and the garage"
- "i like painting alot- i like painting houses"
- "i like playing in the mud and climbing on the climbing tree at forest school"
- "i like to play shops where my friend come to buy things"
- "i like going on the 'puter- i like 'the three bears' the best"
- "i like drawing - my favorite colour is pink"
- "i like water play and filling the shapes with waters and colours you know"
Parents comments for questionnaires and thank you cards
- "the staff at playschool provide a good family atmosphere that makes you feel immediately at home"
- "thank you you have made our first experience of education lovely"
- "playgroup has been fantastic want to thank everyone who has helped me and my son"
- "thank you to the playschool staff - your support has meant everything"
- "goodbye playschool we shall miss you"
- "playschool is lovely and we shall miss you all"
- "our family will miss you playschool ladies now the children have gone to school"
- "playschool staff are very helpful"
- "we will still wave at you through the (school) fence"
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CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS ..........
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:53:00 +0000
Tap tap art took off this week with some lovely creations being made that children were very proud of. The children managed to keep the pins mostly in the pot on the table!
The children worked well together and also with a little adult help managed to create some great vehicles using the meccano. We saw wheelbarrows, cranes and fire engines being built.
All the children have also been busy making all manner of Christmassy creations !
Broadway Playschool two year olds went down to the church and to look at the reindeers decorations they had made hanging on the Christmas tree. Many of the children recognized the one they made.
At Forest school there was lots of delightful use of the mud kitchen in the forest digging area this week.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - FRIDAY 14TH
WEAR ANYTHING CHRISTMASSY - BRING A POUND HELP US raise money for CHILDREN IN NEED
REMEMBER DONATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY HAMPERS
TREE FESTIVAL REINDEERS
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:19:00 +0000
REMINDER - any child with sickness and/ or diarrhoea - even if only one bout CANNOT attend Playschool for 48 hours FROM THE LAST BOUT.
This ensures the prevention of spread of infection and protects the staff, who if we all get sick -there will be NO PLAYSCHOOL !
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:14:00 +0000
This week we did an experiment to see how and why sharks float. The children shared their thoughts "fins", "water", tail". The children also made their predictions but also said how the experiment could be done differently to get a different result.
Great sawing in the Forest School today. Children learnt and repeated safety rules - understanding about keeping safe
and assessing risks. Having sawn the disks from branches in the Forest School, all the children have done some drilling. Even the ones who were a little reluctant at first enjoyed the new experience and they seem to be very happy with their finished 'reindeer' decorations.
We will walk down to decorate the tree ourselves and our decorations will be displayed on our tree at the URC church hall (upper high street) over the next two weeks and at the Broadway Late Night Shopping events - this Friday and following Friday 7th December.
There have been some lovely collage pictures being done this week - all very creative and children talking about what they have made
some starting to put their names on their pictures: one child told me she had "made a beautiful butterfly"!
Outside some amazing construction has been taking place. Children really using communication skills to negotiate and instruct each other.
COME AND SEE OUR REINDEER DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH !
Friday evenings -30th and 7th and over weekends too!
BONFIRE NIGHT AND REMEMBERANCE POPPIES
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:38:00 +0000
We looked at fire safety this week. The children did 'good listening' as we all sat and talked about Bonfire night, fireworks and sparklers and how to keep safe. We also passed around a lit candle for the children to feel how hot they get and talked about how only adults handle matches.
The children enjoyed making the chocolate 'bonfire cake'. We used melted chocolate that they ch enjoyed breaking up, then working out how to melt the chocolate. It was suggested we put it in hot water we tried this but that resulted in- "no yuck ! ". So we discussed what else do we use and it was agreed a bowl over hot water might work- IT DID ! We then showed the children the box of rice crispies which had a crocodile on the front …."what do you think is in here? " they were asked - their replies were "crocodiles "!
On Tuesday we put sparklers in the 'bonfire' cake then enjoyed the cake for snack time. The children also made firework paintings.
The children are really enjoying listening to the story of the Princess and the Dragon. They are listening well and are talking about what happens next in the story.
The children enjoyed making 'poppies' prints using halved apples to print on a banner of lining paper and rolling green paint on for the grass, and drawing stalks on the poppies. It looks really lovely - please take a look in Playschool.
We have also seen some amazing role play, acting out the roles of fire fighters and building of 'boats'.