Welcome to Spring Term 2 with lighter nights and hopefully warmer weather!   This term the children will be looking at the changes that Spring bring to our weather and our environment too.  We will look for leaves appearing on the trees, bulbs poking up through the soil and using thermometers to study how the days are getting warmer.  Alongside this we will be thinking about people who help us through role play, creative activities and hopefully a few visitors along the way too!!

Week 1 – w/c 26th February – letter ‘c’  –    St. Davids Day and World Book Day                                                 We will be making colourful cats and cars and discovering crunchy textures in our tuff spot.  We will talk about our favourite books for World Book Day and take home a daffodil for St. Davids Day.  Our role play this week will be a cafe with lots of yummy cakes to choose from on the menue.  We will need to carefully take orders and make sure we take the right money.  Our Green Bod children will build on their large group phonic work by playing a ‘Cross the River’ game involving segementing and blending.

Week 2 – w/c 5th March – letter ‘e’ – Our main creative focus will be on making Mothers Day cards ready to give to those we love on Sunday 11th March.  We will also be making Elmer the Elephant pictures and elephant ears where we can stomp around the garden pretending to be animals!!   We will be filling and emptying egg boxes with egg shells and other interesting things.  Our Green Bod children will be predicting how many marbles they can hold in their hand and then carefully cheking to see if they are right.

Week 3 – w/c 12th March – letter ‘u’ – Mums, Sisters, Grannies, Aunties Are all invited into Pre-school to play this week (remember you are all welcome anytime to come along and join in the fun!)  The letter ‘u’ is a difficult one to cover but we will be making umberellas and travelling under things!!!  Our Green Bod children will listen to the story of the Colour Monster who has difficulty understanding how he feels.  He soon feels better with the help of a friend.

Week 4 – w/c 19th March – letter ‘r’ –  17th March St. Patricks Day and Charity Cake Bake (for Cancer Support Centre)  A busy week as we make rainbows, rabbit pictures and rainmakers as well as Shamrocks for St. Patricks Day.  We will be baking lots of yummy cakes to sell for this years chosen charity.  Bring along your pennies to buy a cake or too (Donations of cakes gratefully received too)  Our Green Bod children willbe using the cake baking to focus on weighing and measuring as well as change as things are combined together and baked.

Week 5 – w/c26th March (Finish Thursday 29th) –  EASTER!  –  Lots to do this week so there is no letter of the week.  The children will be decorating Easter pictures, having Easter egg treasure hunts and colouring in paper eggs ready for treasure hunt on Thursday.   Easter Bonnet Parade This is open to all of our Pre-school children -further information will be provided nearer to the date.