Autumn Term One 2016


Swanwick Pre-school offers a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families.  
Welcome back to the older children.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays.
This half term we will be focusing on the following:

Themes - Autumn and Harvest

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Confidence and Self Awareness

Separate from main carer with support
 Understanding and following new/old routines
 Promoting independence when making choices

Communication and Language


We will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little
 We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel
 We will prompt children's thinking

Physical Development

 Moving and Handling

We will motivate children to be active through music and movement
 We will encourage children in their efforts to pour a drink and manipulate objects in their play



We will encourage children to fill in the missing word eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a ........
 We will focus on meaningful print such as children's names



We will sing counting songs and rhymes which help to develop children's understanding of number
We will be counting objects and comparing quantities

Understanding The World

The World

We will tell stories about places and journeys
We will develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using Media and Materials

We will encourage and support the inventive ways in which children add or mix media
We will talk about children's growing interest in and use of colours as they begin to find differences between colours

How can you help your child?

Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.
Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"
Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

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