New & Events
We have a Facebook News page to help keep you updated with life at Pre-School. Please search for 'West Hill Pre-School News' (or go to https://www.facebook.com/West-Hill-Pre-School-News-190361658104061/) and send a friend request so we can add you. Please note the Facebook page will not be checked each morning so please call or text us if your child is going to be absent.
We are very pleased to announce that Katie Murray will be returning to Pre-School to do live dance classes on a Friday! We have really missed having Katie in Pre-School and cannot wait to get the children dancing again. Look out for pictures appearing on our Facebook page.
Forest school is a lovely session that runs on a Friday morning, the children all go to a designated Forest school site with a qualified Forest School Practitioner. They enjoy being outside exploring and investigating the natural world, challenging themselves and building a life-long love of the outside world. We enjoy den building, climbing, swing building, mud kitchen, and much more! The session are focused around the children's interests and help build confidence and self-esteem.
As part of the Forest school Friday we set the Pre-school up to reflect the session, we follow the Forest School ethos of natural resources and exploring nature. By extending Forest School into the setting it helps embed the learning that happens at the Forest School site.
The children moving on to school in September are taking part in our Rising 5's sessions with Hillary.
These mornings give the rising 5’s a unique opportunity to work on listening and school readiness skills. We work very closely with West Hill Primary School to ensure that the transition to School is smooth and that the children are ready to learn.
Alongside working on the weekly phonics theme we will be focusing on our daily routines such as hanging up coats, putting on own shoes and coats and good hygiene such as hand washing and toileting. We will also be reflecting the register taking at school and circle time where there will be activities, games and stories. We will also be doing lots of fun playing and creating.
We still have spaces available for a September 2021 start so if you would like a space for your child in our amazing Pre School please email [email protected] or phone 07926691995 and we will be happy to help.
Themes this term
This term we have been exploring space, earth and under the sea. The children have loved learning about all the planets and we are really looking forward to ending the term 'going back in time' looking at dinosaurs and volcanoes! Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more photos and weekly updates of what we have been doing.