Alderley Edge Pre-school


What we have been up to this term! Autumn 2018!

Dental Play box! We had a visit from dental play box this term, we learnt about how long we should brush our teeth for, different types of foods and what foods are not good for our teeth! We all had a turn dressing up as dentist and checking out our puppets teeth giving them a brush!

Animals take over! We had a very exciting visit from lots of exciting woodland themed animals this term! We met a hedgehog, two owls, snake, rabbit, rat, frog and a giant snail! We all got to have at turn to either touch or hold the animals and learn all about them and how to look after them!

Forest School! This term we have been making our own bird houses and bird feeders, elder twig pencils, natural Christmas tree decorations and learning our fire safety rules and have begun to learn about fire lighting.

Halloween party! This year the children asked for their own pre school Halloween party! Dressing up was optional, we had some fantastic costumes! We had party food and played spooky games!

Welly walks! This term our welly walks have been on a Tuesday morning, we have been on a Gruffalo trail, woodland animal home hunt, listened to woodland stories and been on a weather sounds walk.

Spanish! Monday morning is Spanish! Kidslingo come out to lead our sessions, we have been learning about our emotions and how to say how we feel in Spanish! We have learnt colours and numbers, also looked at key words linked with Halloween and pirate topics. 

Shelter! Our children have loved watching our shelter being built! Now it is up and ready to use we have been going out there for small group activities on a daily basis! What a fantastic shelter we now have!

Sports - our younger children have been using the hall for some sports and movement activities on a Monday morning! They have loved learning to move like different animals, playing turn taking games, building and following simple obstacle courses. 
Thursday afternoon our older children take part in sports on the playground or field, we have been learning key skills linked to familiar sports including football, basketball and hockey.

Visits to the care home - some of our children have been visiting Cavendish Care home over this half term! We have built a lovely relationship with the staff and residents of the care home, our children have enjoyed sharing familiar activities on their visits and have loved having chats with the residents!