Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Kingsley Road, Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset BS23 3TZ

Headteacher: Lyn Hunt BA(Ed) PGDip
lyn.hunt@windwhistle.extendlearning.org
01934 629145

"Achievement by building confidence"

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Pre-School

Term 1 Preschool update (17 images)

The Bear Necessities has been our theme this term; and the children have been learning the bare necessities of life in Preschool. Our children have been exploring their new environment and developing relationships with the grown-ups who care for them at Pre-school. They have been learning routines and how to look after themselves; such as washing their hands – especially to ensure Covid-19 safety. We spent some time finding out about where they lived and the people in their families. We have been focussing on the books ‘Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?’ and ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. These stories have helped develop resilience and independence skills in the children, such as having a go, keeping on going and solving problems. Eddie the classroom teddy helps them think about their learning and what will help them to learn. For example, we learnt the ‘whoosh’ method of putting on their coat – where they had to keep on trying and not give up. They have certainly enjoyed trying out new experiences and developing new skills.

Created: 4 Nov 20 11:43 | Last modified: 4 Nov 20 11:48

Term 4 preschool website update (23 images)

We have had lots of fun this term continuing our learning with traditional tales! We made gingerbread men and our parents and carers came in to help us decorate them. We absolutely oved dressing up and acting out the story with our friends! We painted pictures of daffodils to make cards for the people who are special to us – whether that is our mum, dad , nanny or someone else who looks after us. We also made the most of opportunities inside and outside until our learning was interrupted by the Covd-10=9 situation. We made sure we had lots of play around hospitals and the NHS to help children understand the situation; as well as teaching them to wash their hands whilst singing 1,2,3,4,5; once I caught a fish alive. We can’t wait to see our children back in Pre-school as we really miss them!

Created: 5 Jun 20 11:09 | Last modified: 5 Jun 20 11:32

Preschool website update term 3 (37 images)

Since the last update, in Preschool we had a mince pie and hot chocolate morning – the children made the mince pies and then enjoyed sharing them with their parents. We also had a visit from Santa! This term we had a ‘big breakfast’ – parents and carers joined us for a bowl of porridge and some juice – in the afternoon we had a ‘big brunch’ with bagels and juice! We had been learning about the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears and we had a special visitor! Mummy bear came to give all the children a book to keep forever! Despite the bad weather we have managed to get outside a lot – the children have been enjoying playing ‘teacher’. We have been checking out our garden and making signs to remind children (and cats) not to dig up our plants.

Created: 5 Jun 20 10:35 | Last modified: 5 Jun 20 11:00

Term 2 Preschool update (9 images)

Term 2 is full of exciting events and we enjoyed welcoming parents and carers to a Halloween themed stay and play day! The children enjoyed exploring pumpkins – feeling how heavy they are, hammering ‘nails’ into them, planting the seeds, comparing different types… so much to learn! We also created a huge artwork in response to bonfire night and learnt lots of new words to describe what we had seen, heard and smelt. We have been exploring some favourite stories and beginning to learn them really well so that we can retell them. We have also been getting very, very messy in our mud kitchen and exploring gloop!

Created: 5 Jun 20 10:18 | Last modified: 5 Jun 20 10:21

Term 1 Preschool update (15 images)

Our children have been exploring their new environment and developing relationships with the grown-ups who care for them at Pre-school. They have been learning routines and how to look after themselves; such as washing their hands. We spent some time finding out about where they lived and the people in their families. The children enjoyed recalling our home visits! It’s really great to get to know our new children and learn about their interests. We have found out we have some budding future musicians, artists and gymnasts so far! They have certainly enjoyed trying out new experiences and developing new skills.

Created: 5 Jun 20 09:36 | Last modified: 5 Jun 20 10:16

October 2019 (18 images)

Our newest children are settling quickly into Preschool. It is important to encourage children to feel safe and secure with us and to develop friendships. We also encourage children to be kind and helpful towards each other. They are certainly enjoying exploring the opportunities on offer together! This term has flown by! Our theme of ‘Bear Necessities’ means that we have been exploring colour and mark-making. This means the children have also been learning some self-help skills, such as washing their hands after painting. We have really enjoyed making our own books, learning stories really well, listening to stories and retelling them together. We think reading is the most important skill children can have and especially to enjoy reading books. Music and rhythm play an important part in this so we have enjoyed lots of songs and music-making as well.

Created: 8 Nov 19 10:13 | Last modified: 8 Nov 19 10:24