The Vine Inter-Church

Primary School

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Welcome to Our Pre-School class

Mini Gems and Little Gems 


Weekly learning


Physical Tuesdays:-

We will be having our PE lessons on a Tuesday morning. We will not be getting changed into PE Kits this term but we will be removing our shoes and socks, to build independence it will be helpful for your child to wear shoes that they can put on by themselves 9Velcro straps rather than shoelaces), it is also easier if your child wears leggings and socks on a Tuesday rather than tights. During our PE session we move our bodies in lots of different ways as well as using the equipment to climb and balance so wearing suitable clothing to move about in on a Tuesday is best. 

Welly Wednesdays:-

Every Wednesday we will be having our Forest School sessions which we normally run in the mornings.

Outdoor learning within the forest environment has been proven to not only offer exceptional learning experiences but also benefits children's over all health and mental well-being. We undertake Welly Wednesdays in all weathers so that children can learn and experience different activities in different circumstances it is therefore important that children are dressed in the correct attire for the weather. 

Therefore please make sure your child has their wellington boots, a warm coat, hat and gloves and suitable layered clothing for the day. Pre-school do have some waterproof suits and trousers that are provided when it is wet. 



Outdoor Play:-

We are very lucky in pre-school to have our very own garden where we can undertake lots of outdoor play including riding bikes, balancing, playing in the mud kitchen, explore water and play in the sand. We also set up outdoor activities such as giant painting, ice exploration and building tasks that the children can choose to undertake. On occasions we are also able to use the rest of the school grounds to play in, where we enjoy using the trim trail and the Jungle Gym.

Indoor Play:-

At pre-school we undertake lots of different learning inside. We have busy learning where we can choose what we play with as well as circle times where we come together as a group to join in with a phonics, maths, singing, a topic of learning and story time. Each term we will look at different topics linked to our learning and the skills that we need to develop ready for starting school.


Termly Learning

Autumn Term:-

We have started our pre-school journey off by exploring our new surroundings, making new friends, learning all about ourselves and each other whilst settling into the new routines of the setting. We have settled in really quickly and everyone has been impressed with our independence and great listening skills. We have all enjoyed painting, water play, the mud kitchen, sand pit and construction toys.
During our circle times we have been sharing stories focused on the preschool rules, such as being kind and helpful, always being gentle, and honesty the children have all worked on following the rules and routines earning themselves marbles for the jar to celebrate their success.
In Phonics we have been working on the foundations for reading and writing through phase one phonics which starts with environmental sounds, we have listened to sounds on the interactive white board as well as going on an environmental walk around the school. We have also started to look at rhyming words and have enjoyed hunting for these in our play.

In Maths we have been learning about counting through singing lots of different number songs, undertaking number actions and learning our number aerobics.
In RE we have been learning about our school vision and values by learning our pre-school prayer, whole school prayer and the importance of the cross and the bible.