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18/01/2021

Good morning, we hope you are all well.

This week as part of our Wanderlust: A Nature Study Programme we are looking at Hibernation. We had a very busy week last week looking at Ice and Snowflakes plus so much more and this looks to continue this week.

We look forward to sharing our findings with you.

Pre-School Team

 

04/01/2021

Good morning and welcome to 2021 at Pre-School, we hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

As we are all aware we could be in for a few tricky weeks, we will keep you all informed regarding any information we receive and please do contact us if you have any concerns or worries.

Pre-School Team

 

14/12/20

Good morning

This week we looking at Christmas decorations, in a slightly different way to previous years as we are looking at natural decorations.

After such a tough year we are making this week as nice as we possibly can, with all our play and learning in our Christmas setting.

Becky

 

7/12/20

Good morning

This week as part of our Wanderlust: A Nature Study Programme we will be looking at Winter Trees.

On Friday the 18th December we will be finishing at 11.45 am, we are also having a little Christmas Party (please do see your emails for details) on the 18th for the Children.

 

30/11/20

Good morning

This week we will be looking at Stars and the Dark as part of Wanderlust A Nature Study Programme, we look forward to exploring these subjects with the children this week.

Becky

 

23/11/2020

Good morning, and welcome back in to Pre-School.

This week once again we will be settling the children in and getting ready for some fun packed weeks.

Reindeer Trail poster A4 (1)

 

Becky

 

 

03/11/20

Good morning we hope you have all had a lovely half term week.

We are in the process of getting ready for another lockdown, whilst some things are changing we at Pre-School will be keeping things as normal as possible.

This week we will be looking at Fire in our Wanderlust: A Nature Study Programme. We will be talking about Fire Safety and the good and not so good things about fire.

We will keep you updated with new guidance for this lockdown and of course are here when you need us.

 

12/10/20

Good morning

We had a lovely week last week looking at Apples and joining in with World Space Week.

This week we are looking at mushrooms!

Thank you to all of you who attended our Virtual AGM last Thursday, we are now in the process of writing up the minutes to get them out to you.

Becky

 

 

05/10/2020

Good morning

I hope you all had a nice weekend despite the wind and the rain.

October sees many learning opportunities and this Month sees;

Black History Month

Walk to School Month

Big Draw Month

This week we are looking at Apples and also World Space Week.

We look forward to sharing with you what we have been doing.

Becky

 

 

28/09/2020

Good Morning

Welcome to Owl Week at Cholsey Pre-School, we have already had some wonderful photos of Owl pancakes sent into us.

We are looking forward to finding out about Owls and other birds this week and we will keep you updated.

Becky

 

 

21/09/2020

Good Morning

I hope you all had a great weekend.

We realise at the moment things can be a little confusing when it comes to seasonal illnesses and COVID-19. There is a crossover in symptoms which can make it a little confusing.

If you have any concerns please call us or NHS 111 to get advice.

Becky

 

14/09/20

Good Morning

And welcome to our second week at Pre-School and what a lovely week it looks to be too, so don’t forget to put Suncream on.

We had a wonderful first week, the children settled in extremely well considering the circumstances, we have seen some lovely play happening already.

We look forward to seeing what happens this week.

The Pre-School Team

 

 

 

 

01/09/2020

Good Morning to you all

We are busy getting ready for all the children to start with us from next week and very excited we are too.

It has been a very different start to the new school year, but I am sure by working together and being adaptable we will all cope very well.

Please do talk about Pre-School and starting in a really positive fun way, and about their teachers and what they will be doing in their day.

We look forward to seeing you all

Becky

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/07/2020

Good Morning

I hope you all had a good weekend and rest after all we did last week.

This week I want to share you a few websites, this first one is from the NHS regarding looking after Children’s Wellbeing during this time, Children may display worry in different ways so please do look out for any changes.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/looking-after-children-and-young-people-during-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

The Second Website is for Children’s Oral Health, the Community Dental Health Services which also has a family fun page to help you and your children with their Oral Health.

https://communitydentalservices.co.uk/oral-health/oxfordshire-oral-health-improvement/

https://communitydentalservices.co.uk/oral-health/family-fun/

Becky

 

Well, last week we had two Bubbles in and, despite the heat, we had great fun.

The staff have completed some Hygge training during lock down and we have been implementing this into our day. Last week we had a station out for seed planting if the children wanted to join in, the children enjoyed getting the pots ready and choosing their seeds to plant, we look forward to watching these grow. This led to interesting conversations about where some of our food comes from. We had some wonderful mark making going on outside, full of colour and the children decided to use the squares of the slabs to create with. We had some down time with meditation, where we went on a wonderful underwater dolphin adventure.

We can’t wait to tell you what we have been up to this week

Becky

 

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20/03/2020

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Tuesday 17th March

17/03/2020

Coronavirus Response

Dear Parents/Carers

I’m sure most of you are aware of the changes the Government has put in place yesterday for the Coronavirus outbreak.

Once again, we just want to reassure you that we are following all the government guidelines, as well as introducing our own procedures.

The new guidelines are as follows:

If you or anyone else in your household has either a High Temperature or a New Continuous Cough then you should all stay home for 14 days.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

We are also asking if your child is unwell due to other illnesses to keep them at home, we do need to make sure staff stay well during this time to enable Pre-School to remain open.

If you feel the need to take your child out of Pre-School we completely understand and respect your decision, your child’s sessions will remain open for when you wish them to return. We will however need to keep in contact with you, this is for safeguarding purposes, we will do this via email or telephone. Please let us know if you are taking your child out of Pre-School for the time being.

We are in the process of putting together home learning activities and packages for those keeping their children at home, it will be important to keep going with their learning so they are ready for School.

We will keep you informed of any changes via email, telephone, Facebook or our website.

Once again we wish to reassure you that we are doing all we can during this time and want to reduce the worries children may have.

 

Kind Regards

Becky and the Pre-School Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Response 16th March

Dear Parents/Carers

We want to reassure and inform you all about the measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

To enable us to stay open we need to ALL make sure we follow the guidelines set by the government and also will be introducing new procedures of our own. We do not want the children to be worried/fearful during this time so all we do will be adapted to suit the children.
At this age children pick up a lot of illnesses and it is always important to be aware of how your child feels, we do ask that if your child is unwell they do not attend Pre-School because they will not be well enough to follow our busy routine and they may pass it onto other children or staff.

The recommendations for Coronavirus-(COVID19) are if you/your child has a fever please stay at home for 7 days; A temperature more than 37.5˚C is considered a fever.
If you have a dry persistent cough also stay at home for 7 days.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

What we are doing

As we said above we are following all the guidelines set out by the government, these may change and we will let you know when they do.

At Pre-School we have always taught the importance of handwashing and disposing of tissues, this will be continued.
As from Monday during drop off and pick up times we will be asking all parents/carers to drop their child off at the door and wait outside for collection (please don’t be concerned as this is also good practice for all when they move onto Foundation).

Children will then be asked to wash their hands on entering and leaving Pre-School as well as the normal times such as after toileting, being outside, after certain play and snack/lunch time.
We know that this may take extra time, we will do our best to make this as easy as possible. If you need to speak with a member of staff please let us know and someone will be with you as soon as they can.

Our cleaning routine will be a vigorous as ever.

If we are told we need to close we will be setting out a list of activities for you to do at home so your child doesn’t fall behind on their learning. This will be done via email as it will be the only way we can get it to you. This will be explained more if/when the time comes.

I hope this all makes sense, any questions please do get in contact. I’m sure if we all work together and look out for each other we will make this worrying time less so.

Kind Regards
Becky and the Pre-School Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you make your own hibernation den?
What could you use? What animal/insect/reptile are you?
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Spread the love by joining in with this Valentine's Virtual Balloon Race.
We can't see the people we would wish to see at the moment so how about getting a Virtual Balloon to say 'I Love You' for those you love and you can watch the race online together.
As well as having our own prizes for Cholsey Pre-School there are National Prizes too.
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Today's Spotlight is shining on Fliss.
Fliss started in Pre-School in 2016 as a Domestic and has flourished in her role. She also helps out as an extra pair of hands and eyes if we need her to and has a natural way with the Children.
Fliss tends to have a mischievous side and play's tricks on the other team members, which provides all of Pre-School with many giggles.
Fliss has a 17 year old son, who has gone through his GCSE's and is now doing his A levels during this strange time and is doing fine (This may help put some of your minds at ease).
Fliss also has another job so is a very busy lady!!
Fliss has a Pug called Gary and loves relaxing by watching TV.
We are very lucky to have Fliss as part of our Pre-School Team
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Change 4 Life

Change for life have some really good exercise ideas on there website, check them out using the following link.

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups/jack-jack-s-superhero-super-shapeshift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you make your own hibernation den?
What could you use? What animal/insect/reptile are you?
Is it a big den or a small den?
... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Spread the love by joining in with this Valentine's Virtual Balloon Race.
We can't see the people we would wish to see at the moment so how about getting a Virtual Balloon to say 'I Love You' for those you love and you can watch the race online together.
As well as having our own prizes for Cholsey Pre-School there are National Prizes too.
ecoracing.co/user/page/1299
... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

If you go for a walk today have a look around you and chat about what is missing compared to walking in the summer months. ... See MoreSee Less

24 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Today's Spotlight is shining on Fliss.
Fliss started in Pre-School in 2016 as a Domestic and has flourished in her role. She also helps out as an extra pair of hands and eyes if we need her to and has a natural way with the Children.
Fliss tends to have a mischievous side and play's tricks on the other team members, which provides all of Pre-School with many giggles.
Fliss has a 17 year old son, who has gone through his GCSE's and is now doing his A levels during this strange time and is doing fine (This may help put some of your minds at ease).
Fliss also has another job so is a very busy lady!!
Fliss has a Pug called Gary and loves relaxing by watching TV.
We are very lucky to have Fliss as part of our Pre-School Team
... See MoreSee Less

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