We are located within Langham Community Centre on School Road in Langham, Colchester, Essex.

Our postcode is CO4 5PA.  Please call- 07930963638 to arrange a visit.

For term dates please see our notice board below

 

By langhampreschool, Dec 16 2017 07:06PM

The children were very excited on their arrival to Pre-School on Monday to share with us the fun they had in the snow on Sunday. Unfortunately, due to the weather and after carrying out a risk assessment, we decided that the pavements were too icy for us to walk down to watch Langham Primary School’s Nativity Rehearsal.


We did however, manage to venture outside. So with wet-suits, coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots on the children enjoyed playing outside in the snow making snowballs, snowmen, snow angels and comparing the different prints they had made in the snow.


The children have been able to notice the changes in the weather over the week and lots of lovely language was explored such as ‘snow’, ‘icy’, ‘frozen’, ‘dripping’, ‘melting’, ‘winter’ and ‘cold’.


The children have continued to enjoy the festive music, singing and dancing and lots of Christmas Stories have been shared with the children.


On Friday we held our Children’s Christmas Party with lots of fun and games including musical chairs, musical statues and pass the parcel. We welcomed one of our grandparents Graham who played some festive tunes on his guitar for the children to sing and dance to. The children also enjoyed some party food. To finish off the party we had a special visitor who had taken time some out of his busy schedule to deliver a present to all of the children. And out of the mouths of one child ‘Is the big man visiting?’.


Thank you for sharing your adventures with us on your child’s Tapestry page. Please continue to share your memories made.


Finally we would like to thank you all for the Christmas Cards and gifts that we have received. We would like to wish all of our families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope you all have a happy healthy holiday. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Pre-School on Monday 8th January 2018.


In the meantime, why not take a look at our advert in the Dedham Parish Magazine.








By langhampreschool, Dec 9 2017 11:18AM

We started the week with our Annual General Meeting followed by our Children’s Nativity performance, watched by parents, grandparents, friends and Langham Primary School Class 1 and 2. The children looked great in their nativity costume and sung beautifully.


To continue in the festive mood, the children have enjoyed listening to festive songs and have enjoyed dancing to music this week.


This week the children have been making salt dough decorations. They have moulded the dough with their hands, rolled the dough with a rolling pin and used cutters to cut out their desired shape. The children have observed the changes to the dough from soft to hard and decorated their shape with lots of paint and glitter. The decorations will be able to take pride and place on their Christmas tree.


Outside the children have been wearing wet suits to protect their clothes from getting dirty and wet from the typical British weather. The children are getting very good at putting these on themselves and enjoyed going outside in the rain with their wellies on to experience jumping in puddles.


Finally, parent’s feedback is important to us. We welcome comments and feedback at any time and we take on board all the feedback, making changes where necessary and possible.


Some of our feedback received from our Annual Questionnaire:-


‘My son has only been attending for a short while; however we are very happy with our choice of Pre-School.’


‘We can’t thank you enough for making my Childs time at Pre-School so much fun. He has always enjoyed it and continues to attend without any problems. We love hearing his stories about his day, whether they are true or not.’


‘Langham Pre-School has lovely staff and very helpful in every way.’


‘Langham Pre-School is an amazing Pre-School. The staff are lovely and have made my daughter want to come every day. I have seen her grow in confidence and she is always happy after a day of Pre-School.’


‘Very happy with my daughters progress. She loves it at Pre-School. Thank you ladies keep up the good work.’


Your opinion really does matter to us, so thank you if you have completed one of our questionnaires.


Next week on the Monday we visit Langham Primary School to watch their Christmas production and on Friday we look forward to our Christmas Party with a special visitor planned to take time out from his busy schedule to pop in and see the children. We will also be fundraising by wearing a festive jumper for a £1 donation for Text Santa to help give hope this Christmas.



By langhampreschool, Dec 2 2017 01:53PM

The children have been getting very festive and creative making lots of sparkly Christmas crafts. They have been exploring paint with their hands and feet and also practising their scissor skills by cutting out pictures of toys from catalogues to make their own Santa letter.


The children have enjoyed learning our nativity songs and continually ask if they can have the music on whilst they play, singing along to the songs and dancing.


Our Christmas tree is now up and has been beautifully decorated by the children.


To end the week, we welcomed a grandparent who played traditional Christmas songs on his guitar for the children to sing and dance to. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed this, and Graham has kindly volunteered to come in again to perform on his guitar for the Children’s Christmas Party on the 15th.


On Monday we are looking forward to performing our Nativity after our Annual General Meeting. A raffle will also be held for a chance to win one of our luxury Christmas Hampers.



By langhampreschool, Nov 25 2017 08:30PM

We started the week off with the children posing for photographs with Ian from Bardel Photography. Ian always captures fantastic pictures of the children using different props. Parents will definately have a very difficult task choosing from the photographers.


This week the children have been enjoying playing in the soil and planting some pumpkin seeds. We talked about how the soil keeps seeds warm and helps to feed the seed to help them grow and how plants need sun, soil and water to help them grow. As a worm popped out of the soil the children showed delight as they watched it wriggle and move across the soil. The children decided to call it ‘Wiggly Woo’ after the song there’s a worm at the bottom of my garden.


The children had great fun throwing the leaves up and watching how they float and catch the wind. With brooms the children worked together sweeping the leaves and putting them in a wheelbarrow. We looked at the different colours, shapes and sizes of the leaves and how the leaves change colour and fall off the trees during the autumn season.


To finish the week off, we had a visit from a policeman. He talked to the children about road safety and stranger danger and how to keep ourselves safe.


As we approach Christmas the children are busy getting creative and learning new songs for our nativity on Monday 4th December. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the children perform on the stage in the Community Centre, Langham.




By langhampreschool, Nov 18 2017 04:55PM

We have been supporting Children In Need all week. The children have been wearing their pyjamas, onesies, or Pudsey t-shirts and Children in Need merchandise for a donation. We have also been baking cakes with the children with Pudsey toppers on and selling them at the end of sessions. Cooking is always a popular activity with the children as they follow a pictorial recipe, measure and stir ingredients and use their senses watching the changes to the mixture. However, tasting the cakes is always the best!


On Friday all the children took part in an Obstacle Course outside in their pj’s or onesies. They thoroughly enjoyed this activity by going over, under, through, up and down equipment moving freely, with pleasure and in a range of ways.


We were fortunate to welcome a photograph from the Colchester Gazette to cover this event and capture the children having fun!

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/15669665.Record___50million_raised_for_Children_in_Need/


We have been talking to the children as to why we are collecting money, to make them aware that they are raising money for children who are not as fortunate as them.


Even the staff wore their pj’s or onesies for this worthwhile cause.


All the money we collected was placed on Pudsey and we have raised just over £50.00 for Children In Need. This is a great achievement for a small rural pre-school, so a big thank you to all our parents who donated. Our aim is to see if we can completely cover Pudsey!


On Monday 20th we have a professional photographer visiting our setting.



 

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