Fishbourne Pre School

Fishbourne Pre School









What do we do at Pre-School? (for children)

Pre-School is a fun place where we can learn new things. The teachers are kind and they help us to try really hard, and have lots of fun. We can play, and sing, draw, and think and talk a lot! Every time we come to Pre-School, we find new things to look at and explore. The teachers have a plan for the day, but we are also encouraged to choose our own things to do. We learn lots new things, and we can practice things we have learnt already.

When we play, we are learning. Sometimes we are noisy and busy; sometimes we are quiet and thoughtful. We take risks, like on the bikes, or when we climb the ladder in the playhouse, and we find out we can do things we didn’t know we could do. We can do some amazing art with paint, glue, crayons and pencils, and we can dress up and pretend. In groups, we like to talk about how to find out about things, or solve problems. We talk about things in the past, like when we were babies. Together, we talk and listen to stories and songs. At Pre-School, we play with words, writing, measuring, shapes and numbers if we want to, but we never have ‘work’ we have to do. When you think we are 'working', to us it is playing. We can use the computer, and we can take books home to read, if we want to, too.

 At Pre-School, the teachers and our friends make us feel happy, and special. All our pre-school friends are important too, and we look after each other, and listen to each other.  Sometimes we make mistakes, and these are ok, too. We learn how to play on our own, and with lots of our friends.  


A Pre-School day looks like this...

When we come to pre-school, we take off our coats, find our names and put them in a basket. Then we can choose what activity we want to start with. Some activities are planned by the teachers but we are also encouraged to think for ourselves and to self initiate games and activities. There are always new and fun things to do. There is often painting, play dough, puzzles, and all sorts of toys to play with. We can also do writing (mark making) and drawing, messy making, dressing up and stories. We like to go in the garden, and play with sand and water, the play house, bikes and scooters. We have snack time, with fruit, vegetables, breadsticks and cheese brought in by the mums and dads for us all to share; and have a drink of milk or water. At some point in the morning we have small group time, where we can tell our news, sing songs and share a story. Before the end of the session we all have a large group time which sometimes involves singing or a story and sometimes both. Each day we like to practice the Makaton 'Sign of the Week', the 'Colour of the Week' and the 'Sound of the Week' before we are picked up at home time.

If we stay for lunch, we bring in a lunch box of food from home. We wash our hands, sit at a table and have our lunch together with our friends. We like to chat as we eat and the teachers are there to help us if we need it.


Some children like to wear the Pre-School uniform - click here!