Queen Eleanor Pre-School

Queen Eleanor Road
Far Cotton
Northampton
NN4 8NN

Newsletter for Spring First Half 2019

Happy New Year

We would like to remind you that if your child will be attending school in September 2019 then you must register them for a school place by 15th January 2019.

The staff and children enjoy having parents join in with activities at Queen Eleanor Pre-School including painting, reading stories or helping at snack time. If you would like to ' stay and play ' there is a parent ' s rota sheet on display in the foyer.

Please inform pre-school if you have changed your phone number so that we can update your child 's details form.

Week beginning 7thJan. − Winter weather

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Weather chart EAD,CL,UW,MD
Straw painting EAD,UW,PD
Activity sheets EAD,MD,PD,CL,L
Weather painting EAD,UW,CL,L,PSE

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Water experiment/freezing UW,PSE,CL,MD

Activities to try at home − Put a small amount of water in a plastic cup and leave it outside overnight. What happened?

Week beginning 14thJan. − Winter Weather

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Painting birds UW,EAD,CL
Bird feeders PPD,UW,CL,PSE
Chalk pictures EAD,CL,L
Raindrop pictures EAD,UW,CL,L

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Exploring outside UW,PSE,CL,PD

Activities to try at home − Draw a picture of one of the birds who visits your garden

Week beginning 21stJan. − Colours

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Colour hand painting EAD,UW,PD,MD
Colour matching PSE,UW,CL
Colour collage UW,PD,EAD
Mixing colours UW,EAD,CL,L

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Colour chart PSE,CL,UW

Activities to try at home − can you match the colour of your socks together to make a pair?

Week beginning 28thJan. − Shapes

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Shape rubbings EAD,MD,PD
Shape printing MD,CL,PD
Shape collage MD,CL,EAD
Observational drawing EAD,UW,MD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Shape construction PSE,CL,PD,EAD

Activities to try at home − look for shapes on the way home from Puddleducks e.g. wheels are circles

Week beginning 4thFeb − Chinese New Year

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Chinese lanterns EAD,PD,UW
Pig Painting EAD,UW
Pig Maks EAD,PD,UW,CD
Chinese dancing PSE,CL,L,UW,EAD,PD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Chinese dragon dance EAD,PSE,CL,UW,PD

Activities to try at home − pretend to be a fierce dragon, describe him to your mum or dad.

Week beginning 11thFeb. − Chinese New Year

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Chinese Fans EAD,UW,PW
Tasting Chinese food PSE,UW,CL
Chinese Writing UW,CL,PD
Dragon collage EAD,UW

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Chinese-restaurant/role-play PSE,CL,L,UW,EAD

Activities to try at home − try to eat your lunch/tea using chopsticks. Try some Chinese food.

Queen Eleanor Pre-School will close for half-term at 3:30pm on Friday 15thFebruary and re-open on Tuesday 26thFebruary at 9:00am.

To help you understand which of the seven areas of learning are covered by each activity please use the key below;

Key Description
PSE Personal, Social and Emotional Development
PD Physical Development
CL Communication and Language
L Literacy
M Mathmatics
UW Understanding the World
EAD Expressive Arts and Design
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