Foundation Stage 1

Weekly Highlights

6th December 2023

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Pre-Prep! The Head Boy and Head Girl Team did a fantastic job of helping Mrs Gill to decorate the tree after school on Thursday. The children also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and a festive treat, before being entrusted with the prestigious job of selecting the winner and runners up for our tree topper competition.

In FS1, the children have been busy making Christmas cards and calendars, and investigating the ice and frost that appeared in the playground, discovering how it melted in their hands.

Over in FS2, the children have enjoyed listening to their current key text, ‘Stick Man’, and they drew some wonderful story maps to explain the events in the story. They have transformed their home corner into a Christmas house, where their role-play has taken on a festive, cosy feel!

Year 1 children have been busy with their reading in Read Write Inc. sessions, and have been working on their subtraction and addition in maths. In art, they have learned how to quill paper and have applied the skill to make a 2024 calendar.

Children in Year 2 wrapped up warm to enjoy a frosty outdoor learning session in our purpose-build Forest School area. The choir are working hard to prepare for our Carols by Candlelight afternoon next week, an event for all the children and parents to come together and sing Christmas Carols around the tree. In literacy, the children have been using the story of Hansel and Gretel to develop their comprehension skills, with a focus on how they can use adjectives to make their writing interesting. The children have been investigating the strength of various types of paper in science, making predictions before carrying out an experiment and concluding the results.

Our school hall has been a hive of activity this week with nativity rehearsals. The sounds of the children singing and perfecting their lines have been drifting around the school. Our little stars can’t wait be on stage in front of their families this week!

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