World Book Day

World Book Day

Thursday 5th March

If your child wants to dress up as their favourite character from a book they are welcome to.

Spring Term Two 2020

Spring Term Two 2020 

Themes/Special Days

Pancake Day
World Book Day
Mother's Day
St Patrick’s Day

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self confidence & Self Awareness

We will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends.

We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting their own coat on.

Communication and Language


We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel.

We will talk to children about what they have been doing and help them to reflect upon and explain events

Physical Development

Health and Self Care

We will support children's growing independence and talk about the importance of hand washing.

We will encourage children to notice changes in their body after exercise.



We will encourage the children to make marks in different ways both inside and outside.

We will support children in recognising and writing their own name


Shape, Space and Measure

We will use descriptive words such as big and little in everyday play situations and through books and stories.

We will encourage children to talk about the shapes they see and use.

Understanding the World

The World

We will be learning about different parts of the body as well as looking at the difference between children and adults.

We will look closely at similarities and differences

Expressive arts and design

Being Imaginative

We will observe and encourage children's make-believe play to gain an understanding of their interests.

We will carefully support children who are less confident.

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.
Talk to your child about road safety eg red man means stop

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

Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 11th February 2020

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Swanwick Pre School are Celebrating Safer Internet Day on 11th February! Find out how you can also get involved at  Information packs will be sent home with children.

Dates and Diary Events

Swanwick Pre school term dates

Spring Term

6th January 2020– 14th February 2020

24th February 2020 – 3rd April 2020

There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in March

Summer Term

20th April 2020 – 22nd May 2020

1st June 2020 – 17th July 2020

Pre School Diary

Quiz Night – Steampacket pub Tuesday 12th November

Children in Need – Friday 15th November (in session)

Christmas fair- Saturday 7th December 

Christmas Quiz Night – Steampacket pub Tuesday 17th December 

Christmas play – 18th December 9.30am

Tuesday 3rd March -Quiz Night Steampacket Pub 

World book day – Thursday 5th March

Sponsored Adventure Course – The week of 20th April in session

Open Day – Saturday 25th April

Registration evening for new starters Tuesday 19th May 5.30pm – 7.00pm

School Trip to Chatsworth – 25th June 

Summer Party – Sunday 28th June   

Leaver’s Ceremony- Saturday 11th July

Applying for Primary School

If your child lives in Derbyshire and was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you need to apply to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for them.  The closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.
Guidance for parents is available at
If your child has an Education Health Care Plan contact the county council's SEND Central Team on 01629 536531 or 01629 536547.

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