This week Hopscotch continued learning about senses using their noses and discovering all things smelly.  We used the book ‘Peter Follows his Nose’, where Peter Rabbit sets off on an adventure and encounters lots of delicious smells along the way.  We recreated the story using 
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This week in Hopscotch we have been thinking about one of our senses; touch.  The children have been using their hands and fingers to explore different materials this week. We started by wondering what senses were, and deciding which parts of our bodies were used 
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Our Hopscotch children have been learning about likes and dislikes with the book ‘The crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water’, by Gemma Merino.  Each day at snack time we tasted different foods such as pineapple, kiwi fruit, cream cheese and celery, and raw broccoli and cauliflower.  
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Hopscotch have had fun this week thinking about who is in their family.  We used the book ‘Who’s in my family? by Robie H. Harris, which is all about families.  We talked about how our families are all different, with some families having more or 
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It has been wonderful to welcome back familiar faces in Hopscotch, and to meet the new children who have joined us. The children have enjoyed learning about the rules we need in school and in our classroom.  We have shared lots of books in our 
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The older children in Hopscotch have been thinking about their next steps in their education as they transition into Reception Class.  They have been enjoying learning how to dress and change into their school uniform and PE kit.  Each afternoon they have been practicing different 
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Hopscotch have been enjoying centring their learning around Pirates and the children wanted to continue, as we hadn’t read all of our chosen books. Last week was therefore another pirate-themed week! The children were excited to use large construction to make pretend boats, and adapted 
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The children at Hopscotch enjoyed their previous book so much we kept the water theme and read ‘Sharing a Shell,’ written by Julia Donaldson, as our book as a hook to learning. We focused on how we can share with our friends and develop resilience, 
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Planning in pre-school last week followed the interests of the children, when they became interested in pirates after their recent water-themed topics.  They started the week by reading a book about ‘Pirate Pete’ and quickly learned how to become amazing pirates after spending some time 
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The children in Hopscotch have been very excited this week.  We read the ‘Rainbow Fish’ and wished we could have our very own fish in preschool to look after.  We used the story this week to focus on our personal, social and emotional development.  We 
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