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Graduation and Party!

So the last day of term finally arrived and we had to say a sad goodbye to some of our children who are off to school in September. We had a little practice of graduation day earlier in the week and it was obvious that the children had listened carefully and understood their part in the ceremony. They all sat beautifully and patiently listening

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Fire Station Trip 2019

On 23rd May 2019 the pre-school hall was again being used for voting for the European Elections so we proposed a trip to our local Fire Station in Tillingham. The children have been learning about ‘people who help us’ so it fitted nicely with our theme. We met outside the hall in the pre-school garden and there was a good turn out with lots

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Barleylands Trip 2019

On Thursday 2nd May 2019 the pre-school hall was being used for voting (local elections) so a trip to Barleylands was organised for those who wanted to attend. It was a hot and sunny day and there was a good turn out. The children and parent/carers went on a tractor ride around the farm. They petted and fed the pigs, goats and cows and

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Planting

The children were invited by Stanley’s family to the allotment along Vicarage Lane to do some planting. Stanley’s family have purchased a plot and are allowing pre-school to plant seeds and water the growing plants. One morning after our daily run we set off to go up the lane to the allotment where we met Stanley and his family. The children were put into

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Easter Coffee Morning

We began our summer term after the Easter weekend with a coffee morning. It was lovely to see so many parents/carers supporting their children and having fun and enjoying the morning. The children arrived in their homemade Easter bonnets that they had made over the holidays. The bonnets were taken and put on top of the cupboards for safe keeping. We had lots of activities

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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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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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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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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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Children in Need Pyjama Day

On Friday 13th November we held a pyjama day in aid of Children in Need. All the children and, even the staff, arrived at the pre-school in their PJ’s, onesies, slippers and dressing gowns.

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