Spring and Easter activities

Recently, we have been celebrating spring time with the children. On a beautiful sunny Monday before the holiday, we took them for a walk around Hope village to see what we could find! After crossing the road we walked through the churchyard to experience the beautiful daffodils, then crossed two more roads and headed to […] Read More

All about Birds

To celebrate the annual RSPB Bird Watch and also because some of the children have shown an interest, we have been learning about birds this week. Bird Watch will take place over the final weekend in January. You can take part by watching the birds outside your home if you wish. Just register online and […] Read More

Welcome Back!

All¬† being well, Hope Pre-school will welcome children back after the Christmas holiday from Wednesday 6th January. We hope you’ve all had a restful Christmas break and that you are all well.    

Christmas Celebrations

The Pre-school children have really enjoyed the traditional Christmas activities in the last week of term, before breaking up for a well-earned Christmas holiday break. Christmas crafts such as making Christmas cards, decorations and pictures and singing carols and Christmas action songs had everyone involved in the festivities. At the beginning of the week we […] Read More

Seasonal activities

The children have been enjoying some autumnal activities in Pre-school over the week. We made bread (under strict covid safe measures!) to eat with our pumpkin soup. Pumpkins are not just for decoration! Spooky activities for Halloween included watching a pumpkin being carved and helping to clear out the seeds! We had story time with […] Read More

Building Physical skills

  Over the last few weeks we have given the children lots of opportunities to practise both large and small physical skills. There have been mark making opportunities to create pictures, paintings, models and a variety of crafts. Some children have made super hero capes and story masks for The Three¬†Billy Goats Gruff, and on […] Read More

Activities in the Sun

Over the last two weeks we have taken advantage of the lovely sunshine to enjoy lots of outdoor play activities in the fresh air. Please may this kind weather continue! We have introduced some new resources in the yard to create more variety in our outdoor play. These include a “water wall” which combines funnels, […] Read More

Party day!

The Pre-school children enjoyed a fabulous end of year party! The children came dressed up and played on ride on cars, bikes and scooters, they chased bubbles, had fun with balloons, danced and climbed the climbing frame.We played musical bumps, musical statues and pass the balloon under you legs and over your head! Snack time […] Read More

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Hurray! The rain stopped falling and off we went, with our backpacks on our backs, looking forward to our Wakes Week Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We used the walking rope to walk to the footpath then it was a short distance to the river. Everyone climbed the stile that led to the footpath. We came across […] Read More

Pre-school sports morning

Despite a rainy outlook, we had a super morning on Hope sports field practising running, jumping and throwing events together. The children worked hard to learn the different rules, such as starting on “Go,” keeping going even when knocking a hurdle down, not holding the quoit on your head, working together in a relay team […] Read More