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Welcome to Steephill Pre-School.

 

  • Where we aim to enable each child to learn through a rich, warm, safe, secure, caring environment.
  • Offering a wide and varying continuous provision both in and outside the classroom.
  • We engage in activities that allow children to learn independently and at their own pace.
  • Giving children opportunity to experience wonder/awe/magical and spiritual activities.
  • Learning is fun with a balance of child/adult led activities.    

22.6.18

 

Time is going so quickly. Only three more weeks until the end of term!

How are your sunflowers and runner beans doing?

The ones that we kept at school are doing well.

 

So to the competition for the sunflowers. Can you send pictures and height of your sunflower during week beginning 9th July. Competition winner will be announced on Thursday 12th, so make sure that you send in before 12th. 

Picture 1 Asmi and Shereen showing off our growing!!
Picture 2 They are as tall as Shereen.
Picture 3 Asmi looking at the red flowers on the bean plant.

We have harvested our potatoes that we planted back in early Spring.

Today we cleaned, boiled and ate them. They were very good!

Picture 1 Oh no! Dirty potatoes!!
Picture 2 Clean boiled potatoes.
Picture 3 Yum! Eating our boiled potatoes!!
11.6.18 - Owl display.
Picture 1 What a lovely start to a Monday morning,
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Friday afternoon after the farm visit.
Picture 1 Shaving foam fun after the farm.
Picture 2 Shaving foam fun after the farm.
Picture 3 How messy!!
Picture 4 Play dough sharing.
Picture 5 Play dough sharing.
We had a lovely morning at the farm. The weather was good to us. Farmer John and Farmer Bill were very patient and kind.  The dog was very friendly. 
Picture 1 The ducks!!
Picture 2 Feeding the ducks.
Picture 3 Goose chase!
Picture 4 Feeding the geese.
Picture 5 Lots of ducks gather for food.
Picture 6 Lots of baby ducks to feed.
Picture 7 Feeding goslings.
Picture 8 Having fun on the play equipment.
Picture 9 Farmer John's dog.
Picture 10 Sitting on the wing of a plane.
Picture 11 Hey, look at me!!
Picture 12 The tractor is here.
Picture 13 Watch me spin!
Picture 14 All aboard.
Picture 15 Is the dog coming too?
Picture 16 This is fun.
Picture 17 Looking at the geese.
Picture 18 It was very bumpy!!
Picture 19 Yes the dog did come too.
Picture 20 Hold on tight!
Picture 21 What was that noise.
Picture 22 We need to take the box for our rhubarb.
Picture 23 Tractor driving.
Picture 24 Beep beep!
Picture 25 All aboard we are off.
Picture 26 Thank you to Farmer John and Farmer Bill.
Picture 27 A talk about pulling rhubarb.
Picture 28 Here we go.
Picture 29 No you need to pull from the root!
Picture 30 That's better!
Picture 31 Two leaves.
Picture 32 What a big leaf.
Picture 33 Looking at the chickens.
Picture 34 They have laid eggs.
Friday children are off to Broadditch Farm this Friday 18th May. Don't forget to log in to see what we have been doing!
This Thursday 17th May is Pre-School Assembly. It starts at 9.10 and last 15 - 20 mins, you are welcome to come and watch. I am sorry but only children who attend on Thursdays will be involved. 
Picture 1 Where has the ball gone.
Picture 2 Making a den with dry grass.
Picture 3 Looking at buttercups and daisies.
Picture 4 How is the den building going?
Picture 5 Not very well!!
Picture 6 Team work.
Picture Updates 8th - 14th May. 
Picture 1 Sloppy sand pancakes!
Picture 2 Look at my hands!
Picture 3 Making pies in the sand.
Picture 4 Building castles and looking for treasure.
Picture 5 Cooking food, sorry what was your order again?
Picture 6 Waiting for dinner!
Picture 7 Self service!.
Picture 8 Dinner at last!
Picture 9 Making fish using triangles.
Picture 10 This looks interesting!
Picture 11 Bubbles!!
Picture 12 Well done, super star!.
Picture 1 Busy making a robot using square shapes
Picture 2 Busy making a robot using square shapes.
Picture 3 Bubble fun.
Picture 4 Bubble fun,
Picture 5 Bubble fun.
Picture 6 More bubbles.
Picture 7 The three musketeers.
Picture 8 Hoop hopping.
Picture 9 Sharing a hoop.
Picture 10 Time for a rest.
Picture 11 Daisy picking.
Picture 12 Play tray time.
Picture 13 Play tray time.
Picture 14 Having fun on the computer.
Picture 15 Small World play.
Picture 16 Small World play.
Picture 17 What a messy house girls!!
Picture 18 Building a castle.

 

Hooray sunny weather!!

More Leeds Castle.
Picture 1 Leeds Castle
Picture 2 A beautiful black swan.
Picture 3 Walking by the moat.
Picture 4 Taking a break. There was a lot of walking.
Picture 5 Role play - Sybil the Cygnet.
Picture 6 Role play Sybil the Cygnet.
Picture 7 Role play Sybil the Cygnet.
Picture 8 Role play Sybil the Cygnet.
Picture 9 We had lots of fun within the story.
Picture 10 The friendly owl.

A FEW LEEDS CASTLE PICTURES. MORE TO FOLLOW.

A FEW LEEDS CASTLE PICTURES. MORE TO FOLLOW. 1 Lunchtime and play area.
A FEW LEEDS CASTLE PICTURES. MORE TO FOLLOW. 2 Lunchtime and play area.
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A FEW LEEDS CASTLE PICTURES. MORE TO FOLLOW. 4 Lunchtime and play area.
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A FEW LEEDS CASTLE PICTURES. MORE TO FOLLOW. 6 Lunchtime and play area.
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Playtime at school.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY. 1 A beautiful sunny day
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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY. 12 A beautiful sunny day
19.4.18 This morning in Forest School.
Picture 1 Base camp.
Picture 2 Holly on the climbing tree.
Picture 3 Sofia's turn.
Picture 4 Fun with friends.
Picture 5 Whittling.
Picture 6 Fun with friends.
Picture 7 identifying leaves.
Picture 8 Sharing.
Picture 9 Making a boundary.
Picture 10 Top of a den.
Picture 11 In the climbing tree.
Picture 12 Gruffalo and friends.
Picture 13 Learning to whittle.
Picture 14 Follow the leader.
Picture 15 More whittling,
Hooray!! It is sunny today.
Picture 1 Looks like Summer. Making daisy chains.
Picture 2 This is fun!!

FOSS Easter Fun

 

We had lots of fun at the Easter egg hunt. Thank you FOSS. 

Picture 1 Easter fun!!
Picture 2 Easter fun!!
Picture 3 Easter fun!!
Picture 4 Easter fun!!
Picture 5 Easter fun!!
Picture 6 Easter fun!!
Picture 7 Holly won the egg rolling competition. Well done!

Pre-School - Learn to Code.

 

 Wednesday, 21st March. Miles' mum came into school today. She showed the children how to code a caterpillar; moving it in different directions. Thank you very much for coming, the children had a lovely time and really enjoyed it. They have been talking about brains all afternoon!!

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Steephill Young Growers 

On Tuesday 20th March, we visited Millbrook Garden Centre. Where we were able to sow sunflower and runner bean seeds, with the help of Chris and Lauren. A drink and snack was also provided. Thank you Millbrook!!   

 

 

 

 

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Mother's Day - 11th MARCH, 2018

 

Pre-School children have worked very hard with their sewing this term. We hope that you enjoyed the outcome!! The children started making these back in January and completed just in time for Mother's Day, (due to the fact that we lost a week with snow!!). Here are some pictures of the finished cushions.

Picture 1 Mother's Day cushions
Picture 2 Mother's Day cushions
Picture 3 We made flower basket cards.

Tuesday 6th February, 2018.

Science Day At School.

We had so much fun. The children had lots of ideas as to how they wanted to use materials available to them. I don't think that we have ever had such a quiet class!! 

I think that you can see by the concentration and expressions on the children's faces that they had a really good morning.
Picture 1 Building towers with unifix.
Picture 2 Tiyi worked from a picture to build this.
Picture 3 More unifix tower building
Picture 4 Marshmallow/kebab stick weightbearing tower
Picture 5 How tall can i make this?
Picture 6 Play dough and spaghetti pyramid.
Picture 7 Lego man admiring the view!!
Picture 8 This was difficult spaghetti broke easily.
Picture 9 Our imaginations - lots of communication.
Picture 10 We helped each other - team work.
Picture 11 Wow - this is looking great.
Picture 12 Ooops! sorry upside down. Good concentration girls
Picture 13 Look at this.
Picture 14 Real determination with straws and mallows.
Picture 15 This reminds me of the O2.
Picture 16 We explore and work together.
Picture 17 This is looking busy.
Picture 18 Outdoors construction.
Picture 19 We share and have fun.
Picture 20 What a lovely smile!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

It was very busy in Pre-School on the lead up to Christmas. All the Christmas craft, our Nativity Children From Around The World, Christmas lunch and not forgetting the Carol service down at the church!!

 

International Day 21st November,2017

Pre-School enjoyed listening about facts from other countries. A lovely show of costumes. They were each able to say a few words hello/goodbye and some counted to five in the language of country that they represented. It was interesting to hear the greetings in Yoruba (A Nigerian Language), Greek and Spanish. Miles spoke about Greece from the picture that he had made. Asmi and Sofia counted to five in Punjab.

They were all confident and spoke out to the rest of the school during International Day Assembly. 

Picture 1 Miles talked about Greece.
Picture 2 Shereen and Josie said hello in Spanish
Picture 3 Tiyi
Picture 4 Alexander
Picture 5 and Temikemi said Hello/bye in Nigerian
Picture 6 Sofia and
Picture 7 Asmi counted to five in Punjabi
Diwali Celebrations
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We had a great party; dancing, party food and games. We had pass the parcel!! Sofia won the parcel prize. Well done!!
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Crusty and Tiny came to visit before hibernation
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Lunch time play  
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Some activities
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