Wednesday 1st April 2020 – EASTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE
This morning I have made the difficult decision to close Pre-School during the Easter Holidays for Critical Workers during the COVID-19 crisis, due to the reducing number of children requiring care. We will be back to the “new normal” service for children of Critical Workers from Monday 20th April and apologise sincerely to the families who were looking for assistance. I will be available via email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need support during this challenging time.
Many Parents have approached me for work and ideas for activities for their children during the closure. It is difficult to set specific activities as all of our 50 children are at different stages of development and our planning tends to be focussed on individual needs. I will post links etc on this website during our closure but feel it is important to stress that the Early Years Foundation Stage has 3 core areas of Learning; Communication & Language, Physical Development & Social & Emotional Development. Spending time with your child playing, talking and taking your daily exercise together will benefit them greatly. The 4 specific areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design which could be covered by reading, drawing, counting, playdough and sharing your surroundings on a walk. Please don’t put too much pressure on yourselves to ‘teach’ your Early Years child as they are learning each and every day they spend with you at home.
However, watch this space… I will post some ideas here shortly to take us through the Easter Holidays. Please take care everyone, stay healthy!
From Monday 23rd March 2020, Millfield Pre-School has closed under instruction from the Government for all children apart from those of nominated Critical Workers in the COVID-19 crisis.
The situation saddens all the Staff and Committee greatly, as we work so hard to provide a friendly, safe and educational environment for our children and families BUT we understand how vital staying at home is to protect our community from this virus.
Please check for updates!
HAPPY NEW YEAR – WELCOME BACK!
A warm welcome to the new families that have joined us this term! We have become very busy since Christmas with most of our sessions being full and it is lovely to hear the buzz in Pre-School of all the children enjoying themselves while learning. Our topic this half term is ‘Our World’ and we have lots of fun activities planned.
Please remember to send your child in with a warm coat, hat and gloves (all labelled) as outside learning is very important to us and we try to go out whatever the weather!
Thursday 6th June 2019
Following last nights School Readiness meeting hosted by Su Brooks from Millfield Primary School I thought it may help you all feel more confident with phonics if I posted a couple of videos which take the mystery out of pure sounds and developing phonics skills. We use the ReadWrite Inc Phonics system which provides an excellent foundation to support your child in learning to read and write.
I will organise some home resource packs with letter sound flash cards to share with your child, so if you would like some, please ask me. Meanwhile, the Oxford Owl website is brilliant for Parents/Carers who want to try activities at home, I can highly recommend it.
Don’t forget we have lots of books to borrow and share in our Honesty Library and most importantly, try to have fun with books with your child!
Many thanks, Krysia
Tuesday 4th June 2019
Welcome back to Millfield Pre-School after Half-term! Our topic this term is ‘SUMMER!‘ and we hope to experience lots of seasonal fun in the sunshine!
We have a busy term ahead as our Saplings prepare for their transition to school in September 2019 and we support them with the move to their chosen school. We will be preparing to delight all the Sapling children’s Parents and families at our end of term show and celebration. The PRE-PROM will be on Friday 19th July 2019 – bring your tissues!
The annual sponsored PEDAL PUSH to raise funds for Millfield Pre-School takes place on Tuesday 18th June 2019. If your child is not in the setting that day, we encourage all children to join us – letters are in the folders.
Friday 10th May 2019
Today we had a visit from Elric at Angel Aquatics and Reptiles, North Walsham with some of their exotic animals to extend our “ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD” theme! Our Saplings met a Cane Toad, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon, Curly Hair Tarantula, Corn Snake and Royal Python – the children were braver than some of the staff around our unusual visitors.
Many Thanks to Angel Aquatics & Reptiles for taking the time to come out to see us.