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It's Summer Time in Pre-Reception

We have had a very busy and exciting term in Pre-Reception. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the summer season. We turned our role play area into an ice-cream parlour and beach shop, which Pre-Reception loved. They learnt all about new ice-cream flavours and we discussed what our favourite flavours were. Another fun part of learning about summer was making some crafts. The children made ice creams, sunshine’s, shells and of course Bumblebees!!
We also incorporated literacy and maths into our summer theme. In literacy we learnt the beginning sounds of new words such as summer, sun, beach, ball, flowers etc. In maths the children were beginning to create their own sums using summer objects. Their favourite was adding and subtracting shells. 
Another very important part of summer is spending lots of time outdoors and in the sunshine. When the sun was out, we took our learning outside. The children looked for shapes in the water, did number and letter hunts on the front lawn and name writing in the shade.  Outdoor learning is particularly important in early years as it engages them and introduces them to different environments and ways of learning.  For some younger children sitting down at a table for a period of time can be difficult and they can become un-motivated, so taking the learning outside kept their minds active and very engaged. 
We were also very lucky in Pre-Reception this term to have Mrs Hill teach us French. Pre-Reception have loved learning how to say hello in French and can even count up to three! We look forward to continuing to have French lessons in September, as it is very important for early year’s children to be introduced to new languages and learn about different countries. 
Miss Kavanagh, Miss Watson and Mrs Woods would like to wish all the children going to Reception in September all the best and we hope you enjoy big school. We have enjoyed teaching you! 
We hope you all have a fantastic summer and we look forward to what the autumn turn brings and seeing you all in the new term for some more exciting learning! 
Published on 12/07/2017