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Opening Times

Breakfast Club: 7:30am-9am

Busy Bees Preschool: 9am-3pm

After School Club: 3pm-6pm

 

Spaces now available!

 

 

 

Diary Dates

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 

 

Lottery funded

Vacancy

 We have a vacancy for a Level 3 Preschool Assistant/Holiday Club Assistant.

You can find more information here:

http://news.herefordshire.gov.uk/Jobs/Jobs/View/?id=3159

 

Please contact us for an application pack.

Exploding Coke!

 This morning and this afternoon, we have been experimenting with what happens when a mentoes mint is put in a bottle of coke.

 

To begin with, the children were shown a bottle of water, bottle of coke and a pack of mentoes.  We thought about the experiment and what we could do.  

 

Worms!!!

 Today has shown us why it is so rewarding and beneficial to plan according to the children's interests.

 

This week, the children have shown lots of interest in worms which began when they found a worm in the playground.  This morning, Jodie made a sensory worm garden which she showed at circle time.

How....?

 This morning, we took a group of children in to the school playground to investigate how fast we could run, how fast we could jump a short distance and how many giant steps it took to travel from one area to another.

 

To begin with, the children used a timer to see how long it took their friends to run from one spot in the playground to another.  All of the children cheered each other on, shouting their names and giving them a clap when they finished.  They also travelled the same distance but by jumping and then using giant steps.  

 

The children behaved fantastically and were chatting about what fun they'd had when they returned to Busy Bees.  

 

"I ran so fast like a rocket"

"My heart was going beep beep inside"

"My heart was beeping faster"

"I did good jumping.  It was high."

"It made me sweaty!!"

 

Here are some photos of our morning:

 

Newsletter

 Please find the link below to view our newsletter for this week.  

Our newsletters will be issued fortnightly from this week.

Spring Term (2)

 We have really enjoyed the beginning of the new half term.  Although we offer free flow in all weathers, the improvement in the weather has definitely been a bonus!!

During our first week back, we were thinking about 'fish' and other pets as the children were showing lots of interest in our new pet fish.  The children were using nets to fish items from the water tray, investigating floating and sinking, sorting and counting fish, making collages, playing in our 'Vets' role play area and much, much more!

This week has also seen us celebrate Shrove Tuesday so we have had lots of pancake fun!  We made pancakes, flipped them and even raced with them outside.....there were lots of giggles!  We are currently extending the children's thinking skills by offering experiences were they think about 'how' including how far they could jump, how fast they can run, how fast things grow, and how tall they are.  It has been great for developing the children's mathematical skills with opportunities for language including:

* Tall, taller, tallest

* Short, shorter, shortest

* Long, longer, longest

* Big, bigger, biggest

* Small, smaller, smallest.

 

We have also been using time related language as well as developing the children's counting skills and ways of representing numbers including by counting on our fingers and making marks.

 

Here are some photos of the fun we have been having so far this half term:

 

"All aboard the train".  The children decided they were going to Malvern

 

We made pancakes at Preschool and After School Club

 

 

We enjoyed tossing the pancakes outside!

 

Practising our number recognition and counting skills

 

February Half Term Holiday Club

Our Holiday Club was open all week during February half term with a focus on friendships and things we love.

 

The children made friendship keyrings, wooden spoon friends, kites, badges and sewn hearts.  They were also baking gingerbread, biscuits and chocolate hearts.  

 

As well as having the opportunity to take part in an adult led activity, the children also have access to all of our usual resources including messy play, sand and water, role play, construction toys, books and ICT equipment.  As we are a free flow setting, children are able to play outdoors throughout the session apart from times when we all come together sucjh as lunchtimes.

 

Here are some photos of the fun we had during February half term:

 

Holiday Club - February Half Term

This half term ends on Friday February 14th and the new half term will begin on Tuesday 25th February.  During the break, our Holiday Club will be open every day from 7:45am - 6pm.

 

Our sessions run as follows:

7:45am - 1pm (£15)

10am - 3pm (£15)

1pm - 6pm (£15)

7:45am - 6pm (£25)

 

Butterfly Group - PE

 On a wet, cold and windy Thursday afternoon, the propspect of an outdoor PE session didn't seem very appealing!  However, the Children's Centre allowed us to make use of one of their rooms for the afternoon to allow our PE session to go ahead - thank you Jill!!

 

The children got changed at Busy Bees and then we walked the short distance to the Children's Centre.  Once there, the children began their warm up session with Jodie and Bev.  They stretched, jogged on the spot, twisted, turned and marched.  

 

Jodie: "what does it mean when we can feel our hearts beating faster?"

Danii: "we're all warmed up!"

 

 

Stay and Play - Chinese New Year

 On the morning of Thursday 6th February, we invited parents (and Grandparents!) to stay and play after dropping their children off at Preschool.  Parents were able to watch and listen as their children took part in circle time with Jodie - this is an important part of our day where we reflect on our current focus, listen to children's ideas and communicate our news with each other.  

 

After circle time, there was an opportunity to enjoy some chinese foods including rice, noodles, prawn crackers & toast, wontons and spring rolls.  We also offered a craft activity where children could participate in a craft activity with their family members - we made chinese dragon puppets!  

 

The morning was a huge success and is something we will be repeating next half term with an 'Easter' stay and play - look out on the newsletter for more information

 

Here are some photos of the morning: