Abbey Park Pre-School – Bumble Bees

Our Amazing Work!

This week we have been thinking about who can help us in our family.

We have focused on our Mummies. We made special cards and decorated pots and chose a plant to pot up to give to our Mum on Sunday. We made lots of lovely crafts for our Mums.

We watched Tee and Mo a bag full of love.  Whilst we were watching we talked about how much we are loved by our family.

We cleaned the dolls in a bubble bath, like our family help us have a bath.

This week we have focused on firefighters. We have been able to use key language such as fire engine, hose, fire station.

We made hoses from water bottles and cardboard tubes.

Preschool enjoyed world book day. Dressing up and sharing stories together.

This week we have been learning how to cross the road. Our key language has been stop, look and listen.

The children enjoyed using the road signs in role play and dressing up to make ourselves visible.

This week we have shared the book Guess how much I love you?

We have talked about people we love and who loves us.

We’ve iced biscuits, made potions with fragrant tea bags and flower petals.

This week we wrote to the zoo to send us a pet. Every day we took delivery of different animals, some were too big, jumpy, cheeky or tall, so we had to send them back.

We enjoyed exploring the wild animals and listening to the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.

Our story theme this week was Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
Preschool have enjoyed mixing porridge and then trying it. Most of us thought it was just right and gobbled it all up.
We made a house for the 3 bears with the building bricks.
We used forks in the paint to make it look like fur.
We are becoming excellent story tellers.

Our story this week was the 3 little pigs. The children have enjoyed retelling the story with puppets and props. We blew paint like the wolf. Shaving foam was our cement to make a strong safe house for the pigs to live in.

Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.

The children have loved our story this week, we have made gingerbread men out of play dough and grated ginger into it. We retold the story with props in the rice play.

We have been exploring snow and ice in preschool. We have designed our own Olaf snowman, explored the slippery cold ice and enjoyed some sensory snow.

Christmas fun in preschool 🎅

Pre-School and Nursery Christmas Songs to parents – 14th Dec 2022

Lots of parents came in to see our little singing show and then many parents stayed on for a mince pie!

Here are some of the parents’ comments…

“Absolutely wonderful; well organised, children looked great”

“Lovely how it was put together, hard work from staff, thank you”

“Heart warming. I felt emotional”

“Considering their age, amazing”

“Lovely, very nice”

“Brilliant, my daughter was very excited this morning”

“Loved the costumes”

“Nice to have normality”

“Loved every minute of it”

Preschool enjoyed a visit to see Father Christmas at St Peters garden centre. We had so much fun.

We have been enjoying lots of sensory play in preschool, we have enjoyed mixing scents that you would associate with winter – pine, cinnamon, chocolate, oranges and mixed spices.

Preschool are thinking this week about birthday celebrations.

We enjoyed lots of filling and emptying activities, making cakes, hats and cards.

Preschool enjoyed celebrating and dressing up for children in need.

This week preschool have taken part in World nursery rhyme week. We enjoyed activities around the rhymes – 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive, 5 little speckled frogs and twinkle twinkle little star.

Preschool watched the CBeebies poppy film, to help us think about why we wear a poppy.

We talked about how scared the rabbit was, we saw him trembling we thought he might be scared. He felt safe under the soldier’s helmet with his friend snail. When the bangs stopped the poppies grew in the fields and the rabbit was happy.

We then painted our own poppies with our fingers and red and black paint.

Preschool watched some fireworks on the big screen, we then used play dough, glitter and fine sand to explore what the fireworks looked like.

We used language to describe what the fireworks did – up,up,up, bang, whoosh, sparkle and pop.

What a wonderful morning! Pre-School had another Stay and Play for parents today.

Parent feedback from this morning….

“I loved seeing all of the activities he’s been enjoying.”

“It was fantastic to see the things Arthur enjoys to do at Pre-School.”

“Really enjoyed seeing where and what he plays with”

“Lovely morning, loved seeing all the things that Billy enjoys. So much fun!”

“Fab morning, loved it, thank you”

Preschool enjoyed some Bollywood dancing to celebrate Diwali.

Preschool have enjoyed lots of Autumnal walks this week. Looking for signs that the season has changed.

We are learning to understand our world.

Bubble Fun

We looked ourselves in the mirror, we could find our facial features.

We are learning how to brush our hair, we practiced brushing the dolls and ponies hair.

We are painting our houses using duplo bricks.

Rolling with conkers

We are learning about ourselves, we have looked at our faces and enjoyed painting our hands.

Exploring Pre-School

Pre-School children have enjoyed exploring their new environment.


Last few days in preschool for this school year. Fun, laughter, dancing and cuddles.

Bye, Bye Butterflies

Our caterpillars, grew bigger and bigger, they made a cocoon and after a big sleep they changed into butterflies

Preschool enjoyed activity afternoon this week. It was lovely to have some many parents join us on a sunny afternoon.

This week we have been delving into the deep blue sea to discover what lies beneath.





This week we have been focusing on the story of the hungry caterpillar.

We even have our own caterpillars which we are enjoying watching getting bigger and bigger.

Our topic is “It’s a Wonderful World”

We are looking this week at the tiniest of creatures – bugs.

We have enjoyed exploring our environment with magnifying glasses and binoculars. We have been excited to find lots of different creatures and we are learning their names.

The PTFA paid for the animal lady to visit us.

We were very excited to see lots of different animals, and some of us were brave enough to hold them.

Our new topic is our wonderful world.

We are thinking this week of animals that live in the jungle.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

We have had lots of fun celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We have listened and sung to the National anthem, made flags and crowns.

Air Travel

This week we have been thinking about air travel.

The children enjoyed a airport role play and thinking about where they would go, a popular choice was the beach.

Mud Kitchen

We love to explore in our mud kitchen. We enjoyed filling and emptying the rain water.

You Choose

We have been looking at the You Choose book by Nick Sherratt and thinking about our favourite ways to move about our world.

Strawberry Plants

We were gifted some strawberry plants to put in our trug.

We carefully dug a hole and placed the plant inside.

Whilst we were digging we were excited to find millipedes and wood lice. We enjoyed watching them move through the soil then disappear underneath.

Easter Bunny!

The Easter bunny came to preschool this week. We have had lots of Easter fun.

Easter Cards

We used marbles in the paint to make our Easter cards.

We had to move the box to make the marbles move.

Happy Mother’s Day

We have been thinking about who helps us in our homes. The children particularly enjoyed washing clothes for the dolls and pegging them on the line.

We have planted and made special gifts for our Mums.

Fire Service

We have been exploring the job of the fire service. We have practiced putting out fires with the squeezey bottles. We have enjoyed playing with the emergency vehicles in our small world play.

Healthy Lifestyles

Preschool have been focusing on health lifestyles this week, we have tried a wide variety of healthy food at snack time.

We have learnt about what happens when you go to the Doctors and how to look after our teeth.

Preschool made cards to send to the children of Ukraine

World Book Day

Run, Run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man

Dear Zoo

This week, Pre-school have enjoyed the story ‘Dear Zoo’


Lots of Christmas sensory fun in preschool this week.


We have been thinking about Birthdays. We have dressed up in our party outfits, decorated our home corner, made cakes and party hats.


This week we have painted poppies with our fingers and watched the CBeebies Poppy film.

Remember, remember the 5th of November.

Preschool have enjoyed watching fire works on the whiteboard, and making our own potions.

We explored different colours.

We are excited to use our new play house.

Incy wincy spider climbed up the spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Painting with fir cones

We enjoyed meeting our school dogs Indie and Raffi

Investigating our mud kitchen

Our caterpillars have turned into butterflies. We have been very excited to watch them change.

Little Explorers

We have been planting lots of fruit and vegetables, the children were very excited to find that we had 2 red strawberries on our strawberry plants after half term.

Snack time at preschool

This week preschool have made a rocket ship, we have been enjoying trips to the moon.

We made treasure maps using tea and coffee.

All aboard the preschool pirate ship, we have been searching for treasure with our maps.

Preschool have been practising our gross motor skills on the school field.

Balancing, throwing and catching.

Binky the Easter Bunny visited Preschool this week.

We were really gentle and Binky enjoyed exploring preschool.

This week in preschool we have been thinking about Easter.

We looked at eggs and tried to guess what might be inside. Some of the children thought it might be a dinosaur, chick, crocodile or even their Mummy.​

We were inspired by MrSCE who paints on cling film. We were lucky to have him paint a squirrel in the school grounds during lockdown 3.

During our session on Wednesday, we enjoyed experimenting with paint on cling film. The children enjoyed working collaboratively to create a group piece of work.

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