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Shapes to start the week…..

Shapes to start the week…..

We began the week looking at shapes, identifying them and using them to make arrangements. We did this with large shapes on the floor as a group and with smaller shapes on paper to take home. At the end of the week we read/watched and talked about the story of 'The...

The Hungry Caterpillar exploring numbers

The Hungry Caterpillar exploring numbers

Our second week back has been a lovely mixture of maths learning and exploring outside. We have made lots of mess in the outdoor kitchen with flour and water as we imagined ourselves chefs and made everything from porridge to gourmet cookies. We have recognised...

Welcome back to preschool!

Welcome back to preschool!

We are back! The children have all been amazing this week and taken all the changes in their stride as we got down to some serious fun and learning. It was great to welcome their smiling faces, see how much they have all grown and hear about the things that they have...

Let us know about your child’s ‘WOW’ moments!

Let us know about your child’s ‘WOW’ moments!

We know that our children are all growing quickly, making progress and achieving new things at home as their learning does not stop! Has your child accomplished something new, learnt new skills, tried something for the first time - had a 'wow' moment? We would love to...

Easter comes early this year….

Easter comes early this year….

It has been a very strange week for everyone. Thank you to all of our families for their patience and support as we followed government advice and made plans for the forthcoming weeks. As we finished a week earlier than planned, we brought some Easter activities...

Celebrating British Science Week, 9-13th March

Celebrating British Science Week, 9-13th March

We have been celebrating British Science Week at Addlestone Preschool. The children have been exploring, creating their own experiments and learning a lot about how things work, what materials can be used to create explosions/get things moving, when to use...

We are all story tellers at preschool…..

We are all story tellers at preschool…..

Our book themed week has been a lot of fun as we visited the library, dressed up and made our own story books. Our home corner became a library this week and we used a scanner, made bookmarks and stamped library cards as we role played. We also had a Tiger themed tea...

Every picture tells a story….

Every picture tells a story….

We have been exploring the 'Gingerbread Man' story this week and our morning children have enjoyed acting out the scenes, using picture cards to sequence the story and walking along our large story path to think about the beginning/middle/end of the story. We learnt...

What sticks to a magnet? Why does ice melt?

What sticks to a magnet? Why does ice melt?

We have been busy little researchers this week, trying to find the answer to the questions 'What sticks to a magnet?' and 'Why does ice melt?' We have been exploring, making predictions and testing our ideas throughout the week. We used magnets to find objects in the...

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

We have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week as we took part in a Pyjama Drama session to understand why and how this special event is celebrated. We made dragon masks and danced around preschool, created money tree pictures and tasted some Chinese food....