During their second week of learning based around the theme of Spring, Hopscotch enjoyed lots of fun activities designed to develop their Early Years Curriculum knowledge and skills, including placing specified numbers of ‘spots’ on ladybirds, making repeating patterns with different coloured spring flowers (and 
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During ‘Spring Week 1’ the children in pre-school spent some time looking for signs of spring. They then did some observational watercolour painting, taking inspiration from the work of Vincent Van Gogh, to paint flowers that staff had picked. Before starting staff and children spent 
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During Three Little Pigs Week the children loved listening to the story and helping the wolf by huffing and puffing. Staff then used the story to teach the children about first, then and next. The class worked on this by sequencing the story and working 
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Gingerbread Week was very exciting, involving lots of problem solving and exploration of ideas! The children used shape dice to help them create a gingerbread man, by rolling the dice to see which shapes they could use. This really encouraged them to be creative and 
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During ‘Oi Frog’ week in pre-school, there was a key focus on rhyming-a really important part of early phonics understanding, inspired by the rhyming in the book. In their phonics lessons the children worked with staff to rhyme objects with their names. The children loved 
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Hopscotch used the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep to aid the children’s learning last week. The children used their fine motor control to use pegs to pick up cotton wool to dip in paint as a way of mark-making a sheep. They practised their scissor 
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This week our young learners have been busy thinking about the nursery rhyme Ring a Ring O’ Roses.  As part of this theme the children had an exciting trip to Webbs Garden Centre, where they saw lots of lovely plants and flowers, including roses. In 
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Hopscotch pre-school visited Webbs Garden Centre on Tuesday, to find out the answers to some of the children’s questions about fish.   Before looking at the fish we saw some other animals. There were some fluffy looking rabbits, that made us laugh. We also saw 
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Our Hopscotch children learnt a new rhyme this week with ‘One Two Three Four Five, Once I caught a fish alive’.  They thought about how to ask questions, using their communication skills to discover facts about fish, such as: Where do they live? What do 
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Hickory Dickory Dock was the perfect nursery rhyme for the children to explore their learning last week.  The children used clocks to learn to recognise and read numbers, then explored the value of those numerals using counting skills.  Children sorted things we do between those 
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