Pre-School 2018 - 2019

Mrs Ellis



Week beginning 13th May 2019

Hello everyone,

This week our children have been extremely busy further developing their ICT skills. They have been looking closely at ladybirds in nature and on the IPads. Our children then used the tools and their skills along with co-ordination to create their own representation of a ladybird. We think you will agree they have achieved a wonderful likeness.



During phonics some children are now working on phase 2 Letters and Sounds. We have been learning the first set of letters s  a  t p.

Together the children were able to sequence and act out the story narrative using the hand puppets. The children are becoming very confident at coming out and acting out the story line.


 Our children have been exploring the natural objects and have created their own representation of a mini beast. The natural objects are such a wonderful resource for the children, they hold so many learning opportunities and really allow children to develop their understanding of the natural world around us.


                                        Here is a snap shot of our busy week of learning opportunities.      

Again if you have any spare time and would like to come and help in pre-school or would like to be a ‘mystery reader’ do have a word with the pre-school staff.

Enjoy your weekend and we will see you all next week!


The pre-school team xxx



Call Out !

We are getting extremely low on children’s spare clothes so if you have any spare trousers, pants, socks or tops that your children do not need or have grown out of we could make good use of them for you. Thank you again for all your continued support.


The Early Years Foundation Stage 


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.



The Seven Areas of Learning and  Development:

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. 


Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. 


These three areas, the prime areas, are: 


Communication and Language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


Physical Development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. 


The specific areas are:


Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write.   Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials including books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.


Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.


Understanding The World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment


Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


Do  take a look at these websites!


Yourtube Mr Thorne does phonics.


Please remember to -

  • Put your childs name in all their belongings.
  • Do ring the office to let us know if your child will not be attending pre-school.


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Offley Primary Academy

Offley Road
Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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