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Saplings (pre-school)





Mrs Giddings - Pre-school leader and Class Teacher 
Mrs Rooney- Pre-school assistant


A very warm welcome to Saplings Class.
In Saplings Class we have fun learning through play.


This half term our Value is FRIENDSHIP

Thessalonians 5.11 

'Encourage one another and build eachother up.'

If your child shows the value at home let us know so this can be celebrated in school. 

A little about Saplings class.

Our preschool children have their own purpose built classroom and we are lucky enough to have extensive grounds , so the children benefit from playing and learning in the outdoor classroom, the pencil garden, the forest school as well as getting to use all the play equipment on the playground and field. 

Our Aims
*To provide the highest quality early care and education for each child, everyday.
*To nurture each child's unique qualities and potential
*To work in partnership with parents to help children to learn through play and develop mentally, physically and socially.
*To have as much fun as possible


Our Themes for this term are Let's Explore (Summer 1) Sunshine and sunflowers (Summer 2)

Some of the stories we are reading during Our theme Let's explore are....

Some of the books we will be looking at during our theme Sunshine and Sunflowers are.....

Forest school Fun

Here at Kensworth Pre-school we offer Forest school sessions every week. 
These sessions are led by our amazing, qualified forest school leader Mrs Whitmore. The children have the opportunity to make trails, climb and jump off trees, build dens, learn about nature, and work with their imaginations. 

Oral health in early childhood.

Please find key information in the link below regarding tooth brushing programmes used in our setting and a list of dental practices in the area.

Dr Ranj Healthy Teeth Guide Aged 3-6 Tooth brushing should be supervised (BSPD short video)

This short video is part of a series to help reduce the number of children suffering from tooth decay with Dr Ranj Singh as presenter and Gemma Oaten as the ...

Things you may wish to know....

In Saplings class we use the outdoor area as much as possible, and as the weather gets colder we ask that children bring a warm coat (preferably with a hood), hats, and gloves. It would also be good if children could have a pair of named wellies and a puddle suit that stay in school as we also make trips to our pencil garden allotment and onto the school field.


School uniform is as follows:
Grey trousers or shorts
White polo shirts
Red jumpers (these do not need the school logo on them in preschool at present)
Grey/white/black socks
Sensible black shoes
Grey skirt/trousers/pinafore dresses
White polo shirts
Red jumper/cardigan (these do not need the school logo on then in preschool at present)
Grey/white/black socks or tights
Sensible black shoes

Named water bottles should be in school daily
A bag of spare clothes, wipes, nappy bags, any nappies that are needed should be left in school and teachers will contact via class dojo if they need replenishing. 

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is the platform we use to share information regarding your child such as their learning journey throughout pre-school. We keep parents and carers updated regularly posting observations and wow moments that the children share with us in class. 
Class Dojo can be downloaded as a free app onto any iphone or android phone. 
The class teacher will send you a code using the given email address or mobile phone number for you to connect to your child's account. Class story will be used for any full class information or home learning activities the class teacher may set. 
You will only be able to see your own child's portfolio of work and dojo points. 
Dojo points are given for positive behavior choices and going above and beyond. A special clap and a prize are awarded to the children each time they achieve 10 dojo's.............The Marshmallow Clap is a class favourite.

Useful links to support your children at home:

Literacy games online:

Maths games online