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Pre-School – Raindrop Room

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Hello Pre-School friends,

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support during some difficult times this half term.

On our pre-school webpage we will be posting the topics that we are doing this term as well as fun activities and songs that you and your child can do at home together.

Please remember that we are always here to support our families.  If you need a longer chat with us, please phone School, or mention it to one of the Pre-school staff who at the gate at drop-off or pick-up.

Take care and speak soon.

  Angela, Rosie, Kadie and  Hayley  

Our books this half term are:

  • Dear Zoo
  • Where’s Spot
  • Pop-up Peek-a-boo Puppies
  • Pop-up Peek-a-boo Kittens
  • Pop-up Peek-a-boo baby animals

Dear Zoo - Destination Chesterfield | Destination ChesterfieldWhere's Spot?: Hill, Eric: 9780399240461: BooksPop-Up Peekaboo! Puppies: author: Books

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Kitten: DK: BooksPop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals: DK: Books


Music Time!!

Let’s have some fun at home. It’s fun simple activity all you need is a few pans and a spoon, or maybe something else that you have at home. What other things could  you use? Click the picture below to hear a song to sing and listen to while having fun playing music.

Crossed Wooden Spoon And Cooking Pan Stock Vector - Illustration of icon, drawing: 165453123


What’s the weather like today?

Click the picture below to watch and listen to Angela and Rosie sing ‘What’s the weather like today?’ in the snow!!! 🙂

What's the weather like?



This half-term we are learning the topic of pets. Below are pictures of your Pre-school        grown-ups pets. Angela’s dog Harlow, Rosie’s dogs Barley and Frosty and Kadie’s Guinea Pig Cheesecake. Do you have any pets at your house? What are their names? What colour are they?












Pop-up peekaboo animals

Click the picture below to hear the story of pop-up peekaboo! baby animals. What’s your favourite animal in the book?

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals: DK: Books


Kim’s game

Click the picture below to play a game of kim’s game. What objects can remember?  Can play this game at home with your own toys?

Kim's Game | Real Play Coalition


Dear Zoo


Click the Dear Zoo picture below to hear the story being read.

Dear Zoo - Destination Chesterfield | Destination Chesterfield

Vocab time

Click the picture below to watch and listen to a range of basic vocabulary. 

Baby and Toddler basic vocabulary - Images and words for babies in English - YouTube

Identify animals

Can you name all the animals from the story? What sounds do the animals from the story make? Which animal is your favourite?

Going to the Zoo! | Sarah Kirchoff's Blog

Christmas fun!!

It is soo exciting now Christmas Day is nearly here. Enjoy looking at and counting down the numbers on the Christmas Countdown. Christmas Countdown 2019: Appstore for Android

Does your child know their own name? 





You can have fun finding a new Elf name maybe it will make you smile 🙂 by clicking the picture below.

Premium Vector | Christmas elf character. santa claus helpers, cute dwarf elves funny characters





Click on the reindeers below to watch them. Can you see the big man Santa getting ready for Christmas!! 🙂    Can you say any of the Reindeer names? How many can your mummy’s and Daddy’s remember?

Santa, reindeer granted permit to enter US on Christmas Eve








Three weeks of Winter and Christmas

These are the three books for winter and Christmas we will be sharing at story time during December:    Happy Christmas Little Hippo, That’s not my Santa and That’s not my Reindeer.

Happy Christmas Little Hippo (Lift the Flap Book): Paterson, Bettina: 9780439997904: BooksThats Not My Santa..., Watt, Fiona, Used; Good BookThat's Not My Reindeer Hardcover Fiona Watt


Click the picture below to play a festive wonderland challenge.

Hands off CBeebies': Parents react as broadcaster says kids channel could be axed if licence fee scrapped - Manchester Evening News






Enjoy a Christmas singalong to a Pre-school favourite. You could talk about what happens next and try this when carrying out daily routines. eg. First get toothbrush, then toothpaste , then brush teeth 🙂

Santa Shark - Super Simple Songs




It is starting to get very cold and frosty in a morning. You could try and make a handprint in the frost. How many fingers can you count? How does it feel?

Maybe we will be really lucky and you could try this in snow!

Handprint In Snow - Free photo on Pixabay

Enjoy the video below and discover some animals and where they live.

Reindeer - CBeebies - BBC





Have a great time decorating your Christmas tree if you have one. Take time to notice all the different colours. What colours can you see on your street and in Kirkby town centre when you are out and about?

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas That Aren't Boring - Simplemost

This is our new favourite Christmas song. Have a great time singing along!

When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney-Kidzone - YouTube







Week 3 – Slow Snail

Slow Snail (Baby Walker): Mary Murphy: Books


How to Draw a Cartoon Car in 12 Steps - EasyLineDrawingDrawing a cartoon rainbow


Click the pictures of the car and rainbow to listen to the songs ‘Driving in my car’ and ‘I can sing a rainbow’.

Make your own shaker

Get an empty bottle and decorate it with whatever you want, get creative!! How many colours can you use? Pour in rice, pasta or some little stones and make your very own shaker. Can you shake the shaker while singing your favourite nursery rhyme?

What’s the weather?

What is the weather like out of your window? Is it raining? Are the branches blowing on the trees? Click the picture below to hear the weather song.

What's The Weather Like Today | Song Lyrics Video for Kids | The Kiboomers - YouTube

Counting steps

Practice your counting skills to ten, as you climb steps in your house. It is always great fun to take a giant leap off the bottom step. Click the numbers below to hear a counting song.

Drama Game: Group Count (1 to 10)



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

It is very important for our youngest AbbeyHillians to develop skills which enable them to form good friendship groups.

In Preschool we promote positive actions to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all.

And most of importantly of all, during these difficult times…





Sharing food at snack time is a great way to discover your own likes and dislikes. You can learn new words and also practice identifying different colours. Click the picture below to hear Peppa Pig’s Fruit and Vegetable song.

Activities | Peppa Pig | Official Site | Welcome to the Activities Page

Communication and Language

Singing songs and simple rhymes is a great way to promote language development with your child. Our singing activity ”What’s in the box?” is always an eagerly awaited part of our daily routine. Try this at home with your child’s favourite toys. Click the picture below to hear the ‘What’s in the box?’ song.

  • Spooky spider
  • I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
  • When Santa got stuck up the chimney
  • Rudolph the red nose reindeer
  • Twinkle twinkle Christmas star

Mrs Walton’s top tips

Kids Talking Cartoon stock photos and royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations | Adobe Stock

Hi, My name is Mrs Walton and I am one of the Speech and Language Teaching Assistants here at Abbey Hill. You may have seen me working throughout the Foundation Stage Unit. I specialise in supporting children with language and communnication difficulties, 1-1  or in a small group.

Working closely with Speech and Language Therapists, I have been fortunate to develop my skills over the years and I am now in a position to offer training to teaching staff to further help support children’s communication and language development.

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If you need any advice or just a general chat regarding your child’s language and communication development, talk to a member of the FS Staff and they will let me know 😊.

Talking together

No matter how old I am one of the best ways to help my speech and language development is to have some quiet time with me so we can talk, look at books together or sing nursery rhymes.  It is always best to make sure the T.V is switched off and there is little background noise.

  • Give me a choice so that I can talk to you e.g. Juice or Milk? Apple or Orange?
  • Talk to me during everyday activities or routines such as bath time or getting dressed e.g. Wash face, socks on.
  • When I am talking try repeating and extending with more words e.g. I say “car” you could say “Yes there is a BIG RED car”
  • Don’t worry if I mispronounce a word just say it again in the correct way e.g. “tat” you can say “yes there is a Cat”
  • At my age, I have difficulty staying focussed and moving my attention from my surroundings, call my name before talking to me and lower yourself to my level gaining eye contact before given an instruction.


Selling your property in Autumn? Here are our top tips...

We challenge you to put on your woolly jumpers and your wellies to go and find all things autumnal! Create a poster or a display of your favourite finds. This is a great way to get talking and learn new vocabulary!

You may find Conkers, Pumpkins, Crunchy leaves and Pinecones. You may also notice new sounds such as a squirrel rustling in the trees, a trickling of water or the whistling of the wind. See what you can discover this Autumn. Have fun!!!

Physical Development

It is important for every child to stay active for at least 30 minutes every day.

This is very important for a healthy body and healthy mind.

Kicking,  throwing and catching is a great way to use all the muscles in  your body. This will help hand eye coordination, balance and spacial awareness. All these skills are used for writing.


Jumping is a great way to exert some excess energy and can be done in all areas inside and outside.

Count step/stairs and jump of the last as a reward for good counting. Click the picture below to hear one our favourite songs ‘Sleeping bunnies’ which we sing during our session, this songs allows your child to jump. 

Sleeping Bunnies Song - Nursery Rhymes and Baby Songs | Songs For Kids | Learn with Little Baby Bum - YouTube

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime stories are a great way to end a busy day, you can either read a story that you have at home or you could listen to a story on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Click on the CBeebies Bedtime Stories picture below to listen to a different story every night.

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