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Cygnets Pre-School

Welcome to Cygnets Pre-School


We hope all the children have had a fun first week at pre-school. It was lovely seeing so many smiley and happy children ready to start their new adventure with us.


Our approach to learning is play based and every half term we choose a different topic. This half term our topic will be `Who lives in my house? ` This will be introduced by sharing the treasure boxes that the children have been making over the summer holidays. We will be encouraging the children to talk about their families, interests and their home life. This topic will then continue to be supported by small group games and planned activities based around children’s interests to help them become more confident in their new environment.


Our main focus will be on learning the rules and routines of pre-school. We will be doing lots of ‘getting to know’ you activities to help the children get to know each other. We will be practising our sharing skills and playing nicely together. We will help them to settle and learn how to be independent with their belongings and look after the equipment at pre-school.


Our role play area is set up as a home environment and we will be encouraging the children to use their imagination to act out scenarios which are familiar to them. In our maths area, we will be introducing colours, shapes and numbers in a variety of child initiated activities. The children’s fine motor skills will be developed in many different ways including, threading, painting, peg boards, etc. Gross motor skills will be developed in our outdoor area and through our dough gym activities. We will be using our bodies to travel in different ways and learn how to control big and small movements.


During this half term we will be making observations and assessments on the children’s interests and development in order to plan our future curriculum.