Happy New Year and welcome back Ladybirds!


What a fantastic Autumn Term we had, ending with our very special visitor (thank you very much for visiting us Father Christmas!)

Much of December was spent preparing for Christmas, but what the children didn’t realise was that as well as making reindeer hats, cards, calendars, a giant Father Christmas and Holly Hedgehog Houses, they were developing fine motor skills, showing their understanding of the world and using literacy and phonic skills.

Even wrapping Christmas presents or filling pots with sparkly snow dough involves estimating and mathematical language.


But last term wasn’t only about Christmas of course. We carved pumpkins and made friendly spiders and lovely poppy wreaths using the children’s hand shapes:

Amy played lots of literacy games with the children, looking at letters and focusing on initial sounds:

And we had time to make rainbow fishes to go with our Under the Sea theme and lovely new display:

Thank you to all who supported us with the Christmas Hampers whether by donating goodies or buying raffle tickets – we made £90 towards Pre-school equipment. A special thank you to the Hare and Hounds for kindly selling tickets for us too.

We have lots of exciting things planned for this Spring Term – watch this space…..!