Langham Pre-School Blog

November 20, 2020
Week commencing 16th November 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

We have had a fantastic two weeks with the children, we began our countdown to Christmas with decorating our Christmas tree, and putting decorations around the room! We have begun our Christmas wall display, and the children painted the Christmas tree and fireplace for their own decorated stockings! The children have started to make decorations […]

November 6, 2020
Week commencing 2nd November 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we got a new resource, a sensory mood table, this encouraged the children to explore colours and how they change, and to observe the changes of colour on the table and how that changes the coloured looking discs. The children also really enjoyed decorating the box that it came in, and they spent […]

October 23, 2020
Week commencing 19th October 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we have continued our Halloween crafts. We have been making witches hats and decorating them with a variety of resources such as Halloween themed sprinkles, glitter and plastic spiders! The children also explored real pumpkins and helped to remove the innards. They used their imaginations to create their own pumpkin recipes using the […]

October 16, 2020
Week commencing 12th October 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we have started to make pumpkin pictures for Halloween, and decorations for our Halloween party which is next Friday. We have also made pictures of "me", this encouraged the children to talk about themselves, their features and what clothes they are wearing. They were able to find the colours of their clothes and […]

October 9, 2020
Week commencing 5th October 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we have continued our dough gym, with lots of malleable movements and rotation, the children followed the instructions really well and like the silly music! We played "Shopping list" and other memory games is week to encourage turn taking and talking through play, as they correctly identified the shopping and who may need […]

October 2, 2020
Week commencing 28th September 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been coming together as a group to do playdough gym. The children experienced squeezing the dough and moving to music whilst they listened to instructions from an adult. We have also been to the woods in small groups to explore and collect resources to bring back to Pre-School for the mud […]

September 25, 2020
Week commencing 21st September 2020 - Our week at Pre-School

This week we have had our outdoor flooring resurfaced! The children have enjoyed watching the process. On Monday, the workmen pulled up the old green flooring and were here until Wednesday when they laid the new tarmac flooring. The children were able to recognise some of the tools the workmen were using. Whilst this was […]

September 18, 2020
Week commencing 14th September 2020 Our week at Pre-School

This week has been fun filled; activities have included crafts to create pictures to go on our new display board. Some pictures have been painted, glued, or drawn. We have left the choice down to the children and all have been very pleased with their creations. We have been practicing our fine motor skills this […]

September 11, 2020
Welcome back!

Welcome back everyone! It's been a great first week and brilliant welcoming so many new families. Be sure to say hello to any new faces you see. All children have settled in well and have enjoyed exploring the home corner with the new toys that we were gifted in July from families. We have enjoyed […]

July 20, 2020
Pre-School's out for summer!

The last week of pre-school was lots of fun. We did lots of mark making outside with the chalks. We used the floor as a piece of paper and filled it up with shapes, houses and even made a treasure map on it. We used water in a tray and added ducks. The children had […]

July 10, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week has been fun packed! We have been making obstacle courses out of resources in the outside area. The children have been using planks of wood to make a plank to walk across. The children have been putting their arms out to help them balance when walking across the plank. We have been exploring […]

July 3, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

What another fun and enjoyable week at pre-school. The weather has been very up and down but we have explored different weather with the children. We had a talk about the big storm that we had on Thursday. The children observed this from the inside and we spoke about how storms are made. We have […]

June 26, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week has been full of sunshine and fun! The children have enjoyed plenty of water play this week. We've taken small groups onto the field to run through a sprinkler if they wish. All the children enjoyed this as a way of staying cool.As well as water play on field, we had some new […]

June 19, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week we've had a fun packed week. We started off by taking Woody (our pre-school rabbit) to the vets on Monday morning. He went for his yearly injections and a nail trim. He was very good and when he got back to pre-school, we treated him with lots of vegetables.We've also been doing some […]

June 12, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week has been our second week back since lockdown and the children have all settled in well and starting to get back into our pre-school routine. This week the younger children (bears/ cubs) have enjoyed exploring vehicles as well as painting the fence with water. We have again used the water wall this week […]

June 5, 2020
Welcome back!

Welcome back everybody! It's been a brilliant week welcoming lots of our families back. The children have loved being back with their peers and telling the adults what they've been up to. Many children had been on walks with their families on their bikes, scooters etc and said they've enjoyed spending time at home with […]

March 20, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been making surprises for the special ladies in our life to give to them on Sunday 22nd March 2020. All children have made a special card and gift. We hope you like them. We have been getting creative by cutting and sticking, using our new creative station which has been replenished […]

March 13, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week we’ve been able to access the outside area a lot more than usual! The weather has been much brighter which means the children have explored things such as the insects outside. This led to trying to find other insects that lived outside in our garden such as snails, ants and spiders. The children […]

March 6, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been exploring the mud kitchen and adding ingredients such as oats, rice, soil and more into there. The children have loved this and have been making lots of oaty cakes and pretending to make curry and rice. They have also been making mud cakes with the soil. On Tuesday it was […]

February 28, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed your week off. This week has been very exciting for us as we started our new music, story and play session on Wednesday. We had many new families come along and lots of existing families too. Thank you to everybody who came, and we hope you enjoyed it […]

February 14, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

On Monday we continued to practice our phonics and our daily yoga, we did a cooking activity for Valentine’s Day, the children made the mixture and then decorated them with icing for their chosen loved one, we also made a card, which the children coloured in. We also had a cornflake train track, and the […]

February 7, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

On Monday the children helped make the playdough. This was started by a group of children who were in the home corner and were pretending to make some dinner. An adult then asked if they would like to make some playdough so that they were then able to create the foods they’d like to serve […]

January 31, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

On Monday we continued to practice our phonics and our daily yoga. We also decorated our own lanterns in aid of Chinese New Year. We spoke about Chinese New Year and what people did to celebrate this. On Tuesday the children took an interest to our musical instruments. To extend their thinking, we made our […]

January 24, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

On Monday we did small scale sticking with various small media, such as buttons and wool, we had lots of fun in the dolls house and the dinosaurs came out to play as well! We also practised our daily yoga and our phonics, with the lions doing work on reading their tricky words. On Tuesday […]

January 17, 2020
Our week at Pre-School

On Monday we continued to practice our phonics and our daily yoga. We also continued to experiment with black and white, and used black ink on white paint to drag the ink and make marks. We also got a new game, Crazy Blender! The children loved throwing in the ingredients and shouting out what they […]

January 10, 2020
Our week at pre-school

Welcome back and Happy New Year! On Monday we played with large scale lego and created lots of walls and towers! We did a variety of sponge painting using different textures and media, and had a playdough kitchen, and the children really liked making pies and cakes and pies and putting them in the oven! […]

December 19, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

What a fun week we’ve had! On Monday we had our Christmas nativity. The children did so well, and we would also like to thank the families of the children that came to the nativity and supported us all. We had a fantastic party with lots of party food and games. On Tuesday, Santa came […]

December 13, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week has been another busy week at Pre School. On Monday we decorated Gingerbread men with icing and covered them with sprinkles, we also had the Gingerbread shape mats out with the playdough so the children could make their own faces and bodies. On Tuesday we did several small construction activities to encourage sharing, […]

December 9, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

First, we would like to thank everybody who brought raffle tickets for the charity night last Saturday night (30th November 2019). We raised an amazing £540 which got split between ourselves, Langham Community Shop and The Langham Community Centre. This week, we explored playdough with glitter and pasta. The children made lots of funny faces using […]

November 29, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been very busy and we've had lots of fun! On Monday we went to the farm down the road to see lots of animals, we even saw a ferret! When we returned, the children drew pictures of all the animals that we saw! We played our Christmas Shopping game and have […]

November 22, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

We have had a very busy week this week! On Monday we had a busy day with the photographer, and all the children participated in having pictures done. The photographs are ready to collect and look beautiful! On Tuesday we continued our Christmas craft by doing window silhouettes and continuing with our Christmas board. On […]

November 15, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been continuing with our Christmas board and creating Christmas cards for you to purchase. If you have not received your child’s card, please speak to a member of staff. We have been exploring large scale messy play, including shaving foam, paint and other textured items. We have also had playdough in […]

November 8, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been making some decorations, for our Christmas board. We looked at different textures and what happens when you mix them.  The children choose different ingredients to mix and had so much fun. The children decided that the gap between the benches was a river and that it was shark infested; they […]

October 11, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we went on a nature walk to find some Autumn treasure. We looked at Autumn colours and also saw a horse and a cat along the way. We collected some leaves and sticks and tiny cones, which we bought back to pre-school to show our friends, we then made some Autumn pictures. We […]

October 5, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we looked at ourselves and what makes us special, children were invited to draw themselves and then talk about why we are special. We had picnic fun indoors with our Friends. Lilly got sick and needed a doctor and a nurse, so we made a hospital. We made pizzas and spoke about ingredients […]

September 27, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we looked at Autumn and made some window pictures for our display. We have also been looking at various textures, the children have had so much fun with this. We practiced cutting cabbage for our fine motor skills, which we then gave to Woody for breakfast. We are still getting to know each […]

September 20, 2019
Our week at Pre-School

This week we have been looking at the changes of the plants and environment as Autumn sets in. We collected some Autumn leaves and flowers that we found around Langham and made a potion and some soup. We have explored sand and water and tipping and pouring. The children have also been looking at phonics […]

September 14, 2019
Welcome Back!

Welcome back to our new term. All our children have settled in well and are busy exploring inside and out. The children that have come back are all excited to be lions (School starters 2020). The weather has been on our side this week and we have had fun with our new areas: Water wall, […]

August 30, 2019
Starting at Pre-School

So we are nearly starting back at preschool! Lots of nervous and excited children (as well as parents too). All parents are invited to stay with their children until they are settled, there is no hard and fast rule. All children are different. We are all looking forward to seeing how much your children have […]

August 26, 2019
Children's Groups (Lions/Bears)

I am sure your children have informed you if they are becoming a lion this term! Some children were so excited. If your child starts school in September 2020, they are now a lion. If your child starts school in September 2021, they are now a bear. The lion’s day is more structured towards learning […]

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