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Autumn Term  2017:

First day:  Tuesday 5th September

Half term:  Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

Last day:   Friday 15th December


Spring Term 2018:

First day:   Wednesday 3rd January 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

Last day: Thursday 29th March


Summer Term 2018:

First day:  Monday 16th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 7th May 

Half term:  Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 

Term ends: Friday 20th July 


Forest School Exploration

 This week, we are thinking about our senses at Preschool.  For circle time, we read our book of the week, 'What the Ladybird Heard.'  After using the puppets to tell the story, we closed our eyes and listened carefully to see what we could hear in the classroom.  As the door was open to outside, we could hear the birds singing and Bev setting up the area for us to play in.


We decided to investigate further so we all got our wellies on ready to explore the Forest School area.  There were lots of things for us to see, hear, smell and feel so we were very busy bees.  

We listened to the sound made when we used sticks to brush the leaves and bark.


We turned over the logs to see what was underneath.  We couldn't find anything under some logs whereas under others we found slugs, worms, woodlice and centipedes.


We collected some of the minibeasts in bug viewers so we could get a better look.  Fay found a beautiful moth on a log which we enjoyed examining in more detail.


The children enjoyed using the magnifying glasses, walking around the area hunting for things to view using it.


The children were very keen to talk about what they had seen!


We used our fingers to stroke the bark on the trees "it's bumpy"


The children particularly liked hunting for worms.  They used mathematical language when talking about the size as well as positional language when looking for them:

"under that log"

"behind that one"

"I found a big long one"