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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Involved and concentrating
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:24:00 +0000
It's been lovely watching the children settling back into the routine so quickly and confidently after an exciting break. Also how the older children have helped and supported the younger ones.
There have been many opportunities this week for the children to participate in group activities such as large floor puzzle building and table top board games. During the play children have used good listening understanding and verbal communication. They have recognised that print has meaning and negotiated taking turns.
The children have had the opportunity to use the bow saw at forest school. They are helping to cut up some of the branches which have been pruned and their sticks are being put aside for our fire at the end of the term. They are understanding their world and how to look after it as well as themselves when risk is involved.
The children have amazed us with their impressive mark making producing beautiful rainbow pictures learning all the colours by singing the 'rainbow' song, some of which are displayed in the corridor of the Childrens Centre.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR !
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 07:44:00 +0000
Forest School went well thanks to Sarah and Jo who assisted Mags cooking crumpets over an open fire with the children. Some of the children enjoyed having a taste adventure as Mags also roasted some chestnuts in the coals. Taking well planned risks gives opportunities for the children to become resilient and cope and forest School is a great environment for different experiences. Dressing by themselves for the weather is all part of the experience and having a go keep trying being involved are some of their characteristics of learning. Please remember though it's cold out there and providing Wellington socks gloves and hats is all part of it. Have a very joyful holiday season
TUESDAY 17TH DEC 2019
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The Nativity and Christmas prep
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 16:19:00 +0000
The children are enjoying exploring the story of Christmas through books; looking at the illustrations and showing an awareness how stories are structured. They have enjoyed setting up the nativity scene identifying the main characters and recalling the narrative of the Christmas story.
The children at both Playschools were taken to the church to see the Playschool Christmas tree beautifully decorated with their handmade decorations. They have produced some lovely snowman and tree Christmas cards for their families by printing with bubble wrap.
The children have showed an interest in kicking hitting and throwing the balls. This child led play has then been extended with the introduction of plastic racquets. Some have shown a keen awareness of controlling the balls direction and have been encouraged to play with each other hitting the ball 'to and fro'. It has been interesting to watch the different methods adopted by the children working out how to propel the ball with the racquet.
The children have exhibited all these characteristics as they've explored the Christmas story. They have develop skills (willing to have a go) through making cards and decorations. being involved in the community project with the URC church Xmas tree festival is important to develop a sense of community(finding out and exploring). This is also seen in the tennis games being played outside (playing with what they know).