Pre-School 2020 - 2021

Miss Coen

Mrs Rosson

Welcome to Buglawton Preschool!

Class Teacher: Miss Coen

Preschool Assistants: Mrs Falato and Mrs Sturge

 

Our Learning Journey 

Our Learning Journey

19.10.20

We’ve had a lovely week in Pre-School. We have been reading a variety of stories this week. After reading ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson, the children decided they wanted to make their own potion and see if they could use it to make their own magnificent broomsticks. The magic potion worked! 

I hope you are all have a lovely half term!

Miss Coen x

 

12.10.20

This week we have been exploring Autumn. The children went on a Woodland Walk and found lots of different autumnal objects to make their own Autumn Crowns. We discussed where pinecones, acorns and conkers come from and why the leaves change colour!

Next week, we will continue to explore Autumn and the events which happen throughout this season through a range of stories.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Coen x

 

 

05.10.2020

This week we have been looking at people who help us. We have learnt all about the police force, the fire brigade and postal services! The children particularly enjoyed writing their own letters and posting them!

Next week, we are going to begin looking at Autumn. Can you collect any autumnal items over the weekend?

Miss Coen x

 

 

28.09.20

Wow! What a busy week we’ve had in Pre-School this week. We have been looking at how we take care of our bodies. The children have thoroughly enjoyed playing in the role play area and pretending to be dentists and doctors. It’s great to see the children using what we have talked about in circle time in their role playing.

The children have enjoyed this week so much, I have decided to follow their interests and continue to look at people who help us next week!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Coen x

21.09.2020

In Pre-School we have been looking at our bodies. We have painted self-portraits and discussed what we look like and what makes us unique. The children loved looking at themselves in the mirror with their friends and discussing what made them the same and different.

Next week, we will be looking at how we look after our bodies and our feelings. How about having a look at how we take care of ourselves over the weekend?

Miss Coen x

 

14.09.2020

This week we have been looking at Space and the Solar System. On Monday, we had a rocket land in Pre-School and an astronaut had left us a video message asking us to look after it for him! The children were very excited to have a go inside the rocket and fly into space. We discussed what we might see in space and have made our own mini rockets! I have been so impressed with the children’s imaginations and creative play.

Next week we will be looking at our bodies. How about having a look at the parts of the body over the weekend?

Miss Coen x

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04.09.2020

This week we welcomed the Pre-School children in for their first full sessions. I am very proud of how well the children have settled in. They have adapted so well to their new environment, rules and the pre-school team.

For our learning this week, we have been looking at the Earth through the story of ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. We have been creating Earth Marbling art work whilst discussing what the green and blue represent.

Next week we will be continuing our learning through the story ‘Here We Are’, but will be adapting this to look at space and the Solar System. How about having a look at what planets make up the Solar System at home this weekend?

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Coen x

 

Absence from School:

IMPORTANT - If you are off school due to illness or isolation, then our school learning will be available on Tapestry.  Please refer to the email details that were sent out of how to access your child's Tapestry account.

Buglawton Preschool

“1.6. Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in their care. They must use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child, across all areas of learning and development.” Early Years Framework

Preschool is a wonderful time for your children to immerse themselves in new and exciting opportunities and experiences. We hope that by developing secure relationships with both our children and parents we can build on children's interests and recent experiences, creating a vital home-school relationship. 

We aim to respond to and enhance children's learning opportunities through a variety of topics and 'in the moment'. This approach ensures children's natural curiosities and ideas can be discovered with the support and encouragement of skilled practitioners and supports our whole-school vision to create curious, life-long learners.

 

Welcome to Pre-School!

We are all really looking forward to welcoming your children to Buglawton Pre-School. We can’t wait to get to know all the children and their parents/carers to support the transition into school.

To begin our journey this year, we will be completing a whole school project based on the book ‘Here We Are-Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Preschool Curriculum: 

The pre-school’s curriculum follows the foundation stage guidelines drawn up by the DFEE and is organised into 7 areas of learning. The Early Years Framework is underpinned by three vital themes: a unique child, positive relationships and an enabling environment which when effectively working together create quality learning and development opportunities for all children.

We endeavour to ensure that our practice supports and enhances these themes by responding to our learners 'in the moment' through skilled questioning and open-ended resources. Our children are encouraged to seek experiences within our provision that both inspire and challenge their learning. Children are given the opportunity to choose what or where they would like to play, rather than being directed to an activity by a practitioner. When the practitioner engages with the child, they carefully observe and enquire about the learning taking place, which in turn presents exceptional 'teachable moments'.

Our teaching team follows a three-step structure to our assessment of our learners:

1. The Initial Observation (and possibly the assessment)

2. The teaching of the appropriate next step

3. The Outcome

These assessments are recorded using our online tracking tool 'Tapestry' which can be accessed by parents/carers. Observations are linked to both the 7 Areas of Learning and Development and supported by the Characteristics of Effective Learning (playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically). 

Our Learning Environment: 

The Preschool offers a bright and large indoor space with direct access into an inspiring outdoor area, allowing free flow throughout the day. It is our aim to ignite a child’s natural curiosity. We believe that our learning environment is the 'second teacher' and work hard to ensure that our environment is enhanced following our children's curiosities.

What does a day in Preschool look like?

Please see the Social Story about Preschool to read through with your child here.

Our usual Preschool day begins at 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11:40. Our afternoon session begins at 11:50am ending at 2:50pm and includes lunch. 

From September our Preschool drop off and collection times will be slightly different to reduce the amount of people on site at any one time. Our day will start at the usual time of 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11:45. Our afternoon session will begin at 11:30am ending at 2:30pm and includes lunch. All drop offs and collections will take place at the Preschool gate where you will be welcomed/dismissed by Miss Coen or a member of the Preschool team. 

Admissions Enquiries: 

Although spaces are filling up fast, from September 2020 we will have availability Monday through to Friday, where we will be offering both full day and half day sessions. Our preschool day begins at 8:40am with our morning session ending at 11.40am, our afternoon session begins at 11:50am until 2:50pm and includes lunchtime.

A 15-hour funding allocation entitles your child to the equivalent of 2 full days and 1 half-day (either morning or afternoon) in our setting. You can of course choose to increase these sessions by 'topping up' your child's hours. 

For all enquiries for September places please email: admin@buglawton.cheshire.sch.uk

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