Countdown to Christmas!

With the countdown to Christmas well underway the pre-schoolers have been enjoying getting into character to practice our Christmas show, which this year is called “The Christmas Owls”. The owls are lost, and are trying to find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Luckily, with a little help from their friends, they find their way! This lovely twist of a much loved story as well as incorporating the Nativity theme proves to be highly effective in engaging all the children and sparking their imaginations. We are looking forward to families and friends enjoying this performance.

Our outing to the Victoria Art Gallery was a huge success, with all the children having such a great time and being fantastic ambassadors for preschool. They took part in an “All about me” workshop, allowing them to create self portraits which they proudly showed all their friends after. There was also an opportunity to dress up as some people displayed around the gallery – including a lieutenant and Henry the 8th!

With a leaking roof in the preschool room, the children have shown their super resilience and adaptability, and are having a lovely time in the hall, exploring the space in so many different ways. They have enjoyed yoga, Zumba, obstacle courses, and the large construction blocks allowing for open ended play creating pathways, houses and dens! Outside, the children have created a construction area, which provides them a safe space to dig, whilst dressing up for the job – in hard hats, hi vis, using headphones and other resources to support their play.

Before the end of term, we are very excited to be joined by Music for Miniatures, who will perform “The Snowman” on the last week of term. We are also going to be treated to watching the dress rehearsal of Freshford School’s performance, before venturing out on our last outing of the year to St. Peter’s church, to experience bell ringing and discuss the gift of giving. What a fun filled few weeks for the children to enjoy before Christmas. On our return, we will be welcoming some new children to our preschool family, as well as following the children’s interests to explore, create and discover many new learning opportunities in fun ways the children can extend and adapt freely.