Pre-School

Bluebells preschool is a small and friendly setting for children from age 3 years. Our happy and stimulating preschool provides an excellent start to children's educational journey.

Established by the governors of Badby School in 2011, the setting shares the site with Badby School. Our preschool is very much part of the school community, joining in assemblies and taking part in key school events. Being part of a school setting enables children to settle more quickly in their Reception Year and supports transition between the two.

Our Preschool Team:

Heather Ryan - Preschool Leader

Claire Wall - Preschool assistant

Term Two

What colours make you feel happy or sad?

The second theme explores colours in the world around us. Through taking part in activities inside and out, the children will be finding colours, linking these into how they make them feel. The books The Colour Monster and In my Heart will be used in circle time activities to help the children identify these feelings, linking them to colours. After looking at the colours around us the children will then move to talk about their favourite colours, investigate how we can mix colours, before finally talking about Little Red Riding Hood and how we can tell that red is her favourite colour!


Important dates this term

Back at school- November 5th 2019

School Closes- December 20th 2019

Teacher Training Day- Monday 4th November 2019

All about colours!

Water beads and a range of sensory feely bags have helped the children as they explore the colours in the world around them. The children have also been using rice in an array of colours to link in mathematical development., such as sorting and counting.

School applications

The website for applying for a Primary School place in September 2020 is now active. Please click on the link for more information. The deadline in January 15th at 5pm.

https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-school-places/Pages/default.aspx

Technology

The children have been using the tablets to investigate how we can use colours in the images that we create. In this play the children had a chance to show off their knowledge of how technology works, before moving on to capture images of numbers in the environment.

Phonics

Taking part in small group games the children have been listening to a range of animal sounds before covering them with dominoes. I was really impressed with how the children followed the verbal instructions, shouting "BINGO" when they had completed their boards!