Apple - preschool


Mrs Rogers, Ms Moore, Mrs Wilkinson.

We offer two sessions per day or a full day for children from 3 years of age.

The morning session is 9am-12pm. Doors open at 8.50 for drop off and 11.50 for pick up.

Our Afternoon session includes lunch and is 12pm – 3pm. Pick up time we open the doors at 2.50.

Term 3:

We hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas holiday. We have already been very busy this term saving animals and dinosaurs from ice and exploring snowy small world play and playdough! We are really focusing on independence this term. By Easter we are aiming for all children to put on their coats (and do them up), shoes and socks independently. Your help at home with this is greatly appreciated! Please take the time to promote independence and practice these skills at any opportunity. :)This term our Talk for Writing story will be ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We will be adding actions to the story so that we can tell off by heart. We would love to share some different versions of the story if your child has it at home and would like to bring it in. Please add your child’s name to their book.

In Phonics we are going to be listening to syllables in words and begin to listen to the initial sounds in words. We will continue to practise handwriting patterns. We will also practice reading and writing our names.

We will continue to count to ten and then to twenty and will focus on careful counting skills to count small amounts of objects. We’ll encourage number recognition, initially for numbers to 5. As we make our own porridge we will explore weighing and measuring.

Our daily Physical and PSED development programme called ‘Sherbourne’ will continue to take place each day in the school hall. It is an excellent session that supports children’s physical strength, co-ordination and balance as well as friendships and listening skills.

Here is some other key information for this term:

Dates for the Diary:

Swimming starts next week and we will swim on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please can you make sure you always pack a named swimming costume/trunks, towel and hat. Please see a separate tapestry post with which day your child will swim on.

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January: Stay and Play in Nursery with a Mark Making Matters focus.

Monday 9th March: Inset day – Nursery will be closed.

Friday 27th March: Family Fun Day at Escot. Details to follow.

Focus Weeks
Focus weeks will begin 20th January and we will be in touch via tapestry the week before your child’s week.

Please dress your child in clothes that are practical and comfortable. We do not use aprons so please send your child in items you don’t mind getting, wet, muddy and painted! Shoes need to be appropriate for climbing, running and preferably Velcro fastened to encourage independence.

Water bottles
Please provide a named water bottle each session for your child.

Library – We visit the school library every Monday afternoon. You are welcome to use our school library 3.30 each day.

Any questions please just ask 🙂



St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 44316701395 443929

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