Christmas Party 2018

Christmas jumpers have been worn, Christmas crafts have been done, decorations are up………it’s party time!!! The children took part in lots of practice in preparation for their Christmas performance. The week before the end of term they visited the ‘Wednesday Club’ at the cricket pavilion and sang their play songs for the group and everyone seemed to really enjoy the experience. On the last

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Autumn Term 2018

Lots of new children have joined the pre-school this term and so we have all been getting to know each other and as well as helping everyone settle in and learn the rules and the routines! We have introduced the ‘Daily Mile’ to our everyday routine which the children (and staff) have embraced with eagerness and enthusiasm. This ensures that everyone moves around more

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Summer 2018 and Graduation

Well, we have come to the end of a busy and very hot and sunny term. The children have spent a lot of time outside engaging in water play, taking part in sports day, using our mud kitchen and generally having lots of fun!  As well as going to watch the St Nicholas School sports day and country dancing festival, we were invited to

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Easter Fun 2018!

At last we have come to the end of Spring Term and into the Easter Break. On Wednesday, during the last week of term, we invited our parents/carers to stay and play with their children. The children arrived in the morning, proudly wearing their very colourful homemade Easter bonnets or carrying their fabulous Easter baskets. Lots of parents/carers stayed to join in with the

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Christmas 2017 – What a performance!

What a busy term we have had leading up to Christmas! The children attended a Remembrance Service outside the church in Tillingham in November and stood really nicely listening to the older children reading their stories and poems before two minute silence was held after the bells rang at 11 a.m. We had a pyjama day to raise some money for Children in Need

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Party Time! – Graduation 2017

Well another term has come to the end! The children have enjoyed making Fathers Day gifts and cards, flower show crafts and had lots and lots of practice for our sports day. The older children have had visits to their new school to meet their teacher to help ease their transition in September and seem to have grown up overnight! We went to watch

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Marsh Farm Fun

On Thursday 8th June 2017 pre-school had to close so that the village hall could host the voting booths for the General Election so instead lots of our lovely children and parents/carers had a day out at Marsh Farm in South Woodham Ferrers with Annette, Sharon and Sam. We checked out the weather forecast at the beginning of the week and Thursday was looking

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Mad Hair and Roosters!

We have come to the end of the first part of the spring term and we have had lots of fun. The children have made some crafts for Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Rooster and the children used their developing scissor skills to cut out shapes to make their own rooster. Lots of the children were able to use

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Christmas 2016

On Monday 12th December we held our Christmas Jumper Day and it was lovely to see so many varied and colourful Christmas jumpers.  Many thanks to everyone who joined in and paid their donation which will go to a great charitable cause. Everyone gathered in the village hall for the last day of term before the Christmas break. First the children performed their nativity

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Children in Need 2016

On a very cold Friday 18th November the children and staff arrived for the pre-school session in their Pudsey outfits, their pyjamas and their onsies for a special Children in Need day. The children looked bemused at the pre-school ladies looking different to their normal red tops. Everyone donated £1 for this very good cause which will be used to help children and families

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Graduation and End of Term Party 2016

On the last and one of the hottest days of the school year, 22nd July 2016, we held our Graduation Ceremony for the children leaving us to go off to Big School in September. Karen gave a little speech (without crying!) before beginning. She called the children up one at a time to receive their red class of 2016 sash, their Learning Journey, a

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Toddle Waddle July 2016

What a hot day for the Toddle Waddle with temperatures soaring into the high 20’s! Our previous date in Promenade Park had to be cancelled due to the biblical weather but today was the other end of the weather scale! It was lovely to see so many children and parents taking part in our annual Toddle Waddle for charity. Everyone gathered in the village

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Tropical Wings Trip

Thursday 5th May 2016, the Village Hall was closed due to voting, so our annual trip this year was to Tropical Wings. This tied in nicely to our ‘home’ topic and we were all very excited to see what types of houses the animals lived in. Karen, Susie, Katie and Emma met the children and parents outside at 9.30, stickers and information sheets were

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Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty!

Today, 21st April 2016, is the Queen’s 90th birthday and in recognition and celebration of this the children each made a crown and a crown shaped biscuit.   First, during circle time, we looked at a picture of the Queen in her crown. Some of the children recognised her but some didn’t know who she was. We chatted with the children about the Queen,

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Pancakes, Dragons and Picnics!

Chinese New Year We have had a really busy week at pre-school beginning on Monday celebrating Chinese New Year.  At snack time the children had a vegetable stir fry with noodles to eat and most of them really seemed to enjoy it.  Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year and this year it is the Year of the Monkey.  During the week your

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