Queen Eleanor Pre-School

Queen Eleanor Road
Far Cotton
Northampton
NN4 8NN

Newsletter for Spring Second Half 2019

The following sections list some of the activities we will be carrying out over the rest of the Spring Term until Easter. Don't forget to dress up as a princess or a pirate on Friday 15th March for Red Nose Day

During this term we are inviting parents to 'stay and play' on Monday mornings from 9:00 − 10:00am. Please feel free to join in with activities with your children, talk to staff about learning intentions or help at snack time

Week beginning 25thFeb. − Pirates and Pricesses

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Gold coin counting MD,UW,CL
Pirate and Princess painting EAD,PD,CL,PSE
Pirate and Princess drawing EAD,UW,CL
Fairy wands and Pirate hooks EAD,PD,PSE,CL
Flags EAD,UW,CL

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Music and Movement PSE,PD,EAD

Activities to try at home − build a castle using sand, bricks, boxes or fabric. You can make it under the table or inside a big box. Take a picture to show all the children.

Week beginning 4thMar. − Pirates and Princesses

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Collage Castle UW,PSE,CL,EAD
Fairytale painting UW,EAD,CL
3d Castles EAD,PD,
Pirate and Pricess puzzles MD,PD,CL
Handprint parrots EAD,PD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Fairytale role play PSE,CL,L,UW,EAD,PD

Activities to try at home − make a pirate ship out of a cardboard box and sing 'row, row, row your boat' .

Week beginning 11thMar. − Pirates and Pricesses and Red Nose Day

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
treasure maps EAD,UW,CL,MD
Boat threading EAD,UW
Pirates and Princess's hats EAD,PSE,CL
Counting Pirates and Princesses MD,CL
Telescopes EAD,UW,PD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Exploring outside for treasure PSE,CL,L,UW

Activities to try at home − make a map of your garden or bedroom and hide some treasure. Come to pre−school dressed as a princess or a pirate for Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March.

Week beginning 18thMarch. − Numbers

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Painting numbers CL,MD,EAD
Exploring for numbers UW,CL,MD
Number writing CL,PD,MD
Number threading CL,L,MD,PSE

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Number rhymes CL,L,MD,PSE

Activities to try at home − What number is your house? Can you see any other numbers in your street ?

Week beginning 25thMarch − Easter and Mothers Day

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Easter egg painting EAD,PD
Activity sheets MD,CL,EAD
Thumbprint chicks EAD,PD
Mothers day card CL,L,EAD,UW

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Easter crispy cakes MD,CL,UW

Activities to try at home − look at Easter Eggs in the shops, talk about shape, size and colour. Don't forget to give mummy a big hug and remember to help tidy your toys away.

Week beginning 1st April − Easter (continued)

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Easter egg threading EAD,PD
Rabbit painting EAD,UW,CL
Easter cards EAD,UW,CL,L
Rabbit ears EAD,UW,MD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Rabbit races PD,PSE,MD
Easter egg hunt UW,PSE,MD

Activities to try at home − have your own Easter egg hunt in your garden. Have a boiled egg for breakfast. What colours are inside" Is the shell hard or soft, smooth or rough"

Queen Eleanor Pre-School will close for Easter at 3:30pm on Friday 5thApril and re-open on Wednesday 24thApril at 9:00am.

To help you understand which of the seven areas of learning are covered by each activity please use the key below;

Key Description
PSE Personal, Social and Emotional Development
PD Physical Development
CL Communication and Language
L Literacy
M Mathmatics
UW Understanding the World
EAD Expressive Arts and Design
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