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Welcome to Preschool!

In Preschool,  Miss Kinsella is the Class Teacher.

Mrs Magee and Mrs Smith work in Preschool as Teaching Assistants.

We operate an open-door policy, so if you have any questions or queries, please pop in to see us and have a chat. You can also email Miss Kinsella:  sarah.kinsella@hungerfordacademy.org

The Preschool classroom is located in the infant building and shares a playground with Reception children, which is accessed through entrance M from the Foundation playground.

 

A.M./P.M. Sessions

Although we still run two Preschool sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, we are now able to be more flexible in which sessions your child attends and to offer parents additional hours which can include staying in school for lunch. Please speak to any member of the team for further details. 

Morning Session: Drop off at 8:45             Pick up at 11:45

Morning Session: Drop off at  12:30         Pick up at 3:30

Whole day Session: Drop off at 8:45         Pick up at 3:30

 

Topics

Autumn Term 1: Traditional Tales

Autumn Term 2: Twisted Tales

Spring Term 1: Our Favourite Things

Spring Term 2: All About Me

Summer Term 1: Down At The Bottom Of The Garden

 

P.E.

Children take part in PE on Mondays. From Monday 24th January children will require a kit of shorts/leggings, a t-shirt and pumps in a bag that is all clearly labelled. 

 

The Great Outdoors

In Preschool we spend a lot of time outdoors, in most weathers. Please make sure the children have a labelled, waterproof coat in everyday and be prepared for the possible results of a little messy play. If you would like to send spare clothes in for the children should they need them please make sure they are also clearly labelled in a clearly labelled bag. 

 

Trips & Visits

To be confirmed!

 

Reading

Although it seems like a long time away we are beginning to think about the transition into ‘Big school’ in September.  One of the focuses that we as a school have is on the importance of reading. We strongly believe that you as parents can have a massive impact on the progress your child makes in reading, even at this early stage. Whilst we give the children the chance to choose a new book in school once a week, reading books that they know gives them the opportunity to confidently retell stories and ask and answer questions about what is happening. In Reception, the children will change their reading books several times a week, so it would benefit the children to get into the habit of regularly sharing stories with you now. The main focus at the beginning of Reception is telling a story using just the pictures in a picture book which is what they do with reading books at the first level.

 

Tapestry Learning Journeys

Every child in the Foundation Stage at Hungerford has an online learning journey. This learning journey can now be accessed by school staff and a child’s own parents and is password protected. Passwords and login details have now been provided. The learning journey details any observations made by school staff or parents supporting an individual child’s development. Please ensure school has updated email addresses so that you get notifications when a new observation has been made.

 

Water Bottles

Water bottles are welcomed into school, and can be brought in each day. Please ensure that all bottles are named and contain water, only.

Good News:

 

Preschool News Items:

 Please remember to name all clothing items.

 

Preschool Letters Home:

Please keep an eye in your children's bookbags for letters coming home as well as on this page.

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