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Week beginning 17th July 2017


Together we are going to be celebrating our last week with a party each day. We have lots of party games and food planned Everyone is looking forward to a fabulous week

Week beginning 1Oth 2017

Bob the Builder/construction

Last week the children enjoyed watching the big yellow crane move the new classroms into place on the playground. We have added the Bob the Builder and his friends to the sand tray and the children have been constructing houses and schools using the soft foam bricks. 

Week beginning 3rd July 2017

Floating and sinking experiments.

The children had enjoyed playing in the water last week so we are planning to do some experiments to see which objects will float or sink. We are going to go for a walk to collect different resource and carry out our experiments.

Charlie bears Uncle Sandy bear has written to us asking for our help to design him a boat he can sail at the seaside. Together we are going to be building and creating some fabulous boats 

Week beginning 26th June 2017

Finding NEMO

This week we have continued our under the sea theme. We are going to be reading the book 'Finding NEMO '

In the story NEMO starts his new school together we are going to be talking about our new teacher Miss Wilks.

We have lots of wonderful creative activities planned.

Week beginning 19th June 2017

'Sharing a Shell'

This week we are going to be talking about friendships, taking turns and been kind to others.

Together we will be reading the book 'Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson.

We have some amazing creative activities planned and icecream planned for an extra treat. Hopefully the weather will be nice so we can enjoy paddling in our rock pool looking for the crab and his shell.

Week beginning 12th June 2017

People who Help us

This week we will be learning all about people who help us. We are going to be looking at what jobs a fireman, doctor and nurses and lots of other important people do every day. We have lots of lovely activities planned.


Week beginning 5th June 2017

Alien in Underpants Save the World

This week we are going to be helping the Aliens to save the world. In our role play Space station we are going to pretend to be scientists helping the Aliens. In the story fire engines and police cars also join in to save the day. Together we will be learning about the different people who help us in an emergency. 

Week beginning 22nd May 2017

Charlie the class Bears 3rd Birthday party week.

This week we are celebrating Charlie Bears 3rd Birthday. We are going to be playing lots of party games and eating yummy party food. Together we are going to be baking a special cake and decorate it with lots of sweeties. The children shared their ideas of what special present we should get Charlie Bear. Thoughout the week Charlie will open a present each day open and enjoy playing game with the children. 

Week beginning 15th May 2017

Barry the Fish with Fish Fingers and the Scary Monster

This week the children have chosen to read the book Barry the Fish with Fish Fingers and the Scary Monster. We have enjoyed creating some fantastic clay fish with button and sequin decorations. Colin the seashores looked amazing after Barry the Fish had cut his monster hair. The children have also been creating some amazing hair styles in our role play hairdressers.

Week beginning 8th May 2017

Pete the Cat    I Love my White Shoe

This week Pete the Cat has come along to Pre-school to show everyone his white shoes. We are going to learn his song"I Love my White Shoe" What colours will his shoe change into? What will make his shoes change colour? We are going to start our week by painting  Pete in his white shoes then throughout the week we will be creating some more fabulous Pete the Cat crafts.

Week beginning 2nd May 2017


The children have chosen another fantastic Julia Donaldson book MONKEY PUZZLE to read. We are going to learn about keeping safe and understanding DANGER. We are going to help the monkey to find his Mummy. We have lots of messy creative activities planned.

Our role play has also changed to a Vets. The children have been caring for the animals and asked for a place to make them better. 

Week beginning 24th April 2017


The children have enjoyed last week activities learning about the Gruffalo. They have asked if we can continue with our Gruffalo theme for another week. The children are looking forward to their Gruffalo picnic

Week beginning 19th April 2017


We are  going to be starting our week back reading the book The Gruffalo. Together we are going to learn the Gruffalo song. We have some lovely creative activities planned and we are hoping to find the Gruffalo and his friends hidden around our room.


Week beginning 27th March 2017 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

This week The very hungry caterpillar will be wiggling his way into preschool. A few of his friends will also be coming to visit too. We will be reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar learning about the life cycle. The children can observe the different bugs looking through their magnifying glasses and counting how many legs they have. We have lots of colourful creative activities planned. 

Week beginning 20th March 2017


In our outdoor area the children had found a really long wiggly worm. Working together they collected different natural resources, leaves, twigs and a sprinkle of mud and they made the worm a home. We have chosen to read the book SUPERWORM who is super long and super strong. During our picnic we had also noticed the birds and listened to them singing. We are planning to make a bird spotting den were we can use our binoculars to watch the birds. 

Week beginning 13th March 2017


This week SUPERTATO has asked for our help to save everyone from the Evil Peas. The vegetables have been hidden around the room and together we are going to rescue them. We have lots of creative activities planned balloon printing to create our Evil Peas and collage Fab ice creams. Together we are going to be making superhero vegetable soup for snack time. What superhero will everyone choose to be? Do they have any special powers and can you catch the Evil Peas and put them back into the FREEZER...

Week beginning 6th March 2017

Pirates Love Underpants:

This week we will be reading Pirates Love Underpants. Yo ho ho! The pirate ship Black Bloomer will be arriving this week looking for the fabled pants of gold. We are going to join the pants pirates special quest hunting for their treasure. We are hoping to find some special chocolate golden coins using our treasure maps. 

Week beginning 27th February 2017         

What the Ladybird Heard:

This week we are reading the story What the Ladybird Heard. We are going to be making Ladybird sun catchers and  more animal crafts. The Ladybird has left us her special map and together we are going to use this to find the prize cow and her special treasure. We are going to learn how to play dominoes counting and matching the spots. 

On Tuesday we are planning to have pancake races throughout the day and together we are going to try some pancakes with special toppings

We are dressing up for World Book Day. Come along dressed as your favourite book character. Looking forward to seeing everyone.  

Week beginning 13th February 2017        

Mr Men Books : 

This week we are going to be reading the Mr Men books. We have chosen these books as we are going to be learning about shapes. We are starting the week off by reading Mr Happy. Other books we will be looking at are Mr Strong however in the old book Mr Strong is shaped like a square but his undated character is more like a  triangle with a six pack. Mr Rush will be arriving at the end of our very busy week. The children will be hunting for shapes indoors and outdoors. We are going to work together using the large shape mats to build rockets, cars and trains adding lots more shapes from around the room. 

Week beginning 6th February 2017          

Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs:

This week we are reading Harry and his Dinosaurs go to school. In the story Harry shares his toys with his friend Charlie together we are going to talk about sharing our toys and taking turns. In the story we meet Harry's sister Sam in circle time we are going to talk about who has a brother or sister. We are planning to have a dinosaur egg hunt in our out door area. How many chocolate Dinosaur eggs will we find? 

Week beginning 30th January 2017          

Elmer the colourful elephant:

Elmer the elephant has arrived this week looking for a lost teddy in pre-school. Working together we are going to help Elmer find the baby elephants teddy. We are going to be talking about our feelings and friendships this week. Would you be sad if you lost your teddy/ special toy and who their friends are? It's going to be a very colourful week with lots of creative activities planned. We plan to have a picnic indoors as it's too chilly outside. We are going to make our own honey teddy sandwiches for the picnic with lots of special treats too. 

Week beginning 23rd January 2017          

Dear Zoo:

This week we are going to be reading the story Dear Zoo. The children had been playing with the zoo/ farm animal and were pretending to be going to the zoo. We have started our week drawing pictures of which animal we would want the zoo to send to us. We have been talking about the different sized animals and placing them in order of size. We are also going to use our Giraffe height chart to measure everyone this week, who will be the tallest. 

Week beginning 16th January 2017          

The 3 Little Pigs:

The children have chosen our next story The 3 Little Pigs. The boys all wanted to be the wolf trying to blow the houses down but they didn't all quite have enough puff. Together we used different materials to build the 3 little pigs houses. The children decided that they wouldn't build houses using straw and twigs because the wolf would eat them and they all needed a house like their Mummy's and Daddy's made of bricks. The wolf was so pleased with all our fantastic work this week he sent us a special present, some Marks and Spencer's Percy pig sweets. Yummy! 

Week beginning 9th January 2017            

The Gingerbread Man:

Pre-school have begun their new theme of Traditional stories / Favourite stories. This week we have been reading the story The Gingerbread Man. The children have enjoyed lots of creative activities our wall display looks amazing. Together we made a large chocolate rice Krispy Gingerbread Man and everyone enjoyed eating him however we did get rather messy. 




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Shavington Primary School

South Bank Ave,
Shavington, Crewe,

Tel: 01270 661527

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