Halloween Fundraiser

You can now download your Halloween trail map to use over half term. Use the map and clues to find the letters around the village. You could even reward your children with a treat at the end.

This is a free activity however, we are asking for donations via PayPal. We are raising funds to buy new numeracy and literacy resources. So if you enjoy the trail please donate a small amount to say thank you to the playgroup team and trustees for their hard work.

PayPal link and QR code

Copy this link for your PDF map



Halloween is obviously going to be a little different this year with COVID restrictions. However, here at CSG Pre School Playgroup we don’t let that stop us having fun. We have planned a Halloween trail around the village, a bake sale, fancy dress as well as other activities for the local community to enjoy. Look out for our trail clues and activity pack which will be launched soon. Half term will be full of spooky fun with the help of your local charity pre-school.

The Pirate Ship

As part of the Co-op community fund garden project we now have this amazing pirate ship! The children have really enjoyed playing on it this week. We have had lots of role play and adventures in the deep blue seas.

This is a fantastic addition to the garden area and one that the children of CSG Pre School playgroup will hopefully enjoy for many years.

Here is a list of the key benefits of role play in Early Years.

Develops communication and language skills,

Allows children to act out and make sense of real-life situations,

Allows children to explore, investigate and experiment,

Develops social skills as children, collaborate with others,

Encourages children to empathise: by taking on the role of character teaches children an understanding of different perspectives,

Helps children learn about different cultures,

Encourages children to express their ideas and feelings in a relaxed environment,

Develops children’s awareness of themselves and others,

Gets children learning more as learning is disguised as play,

Sparks creativity and imagination.

Our first full week

The children have had an amazing week; we have been on a daily bear hunt.  Repeating the same story all week engages children and encourages them to learn how a story is set out. It encourages them to anticipate how the story may end and engages them in completing sentences when I stop!

We have had the bikes out, we sailed the green sea in search of spaghetti worms! We have sung many, many songs whilst washing our hands. We have had cuddles of happiness welcoming back our pre-schoolers, and cuddles of insecurity from our new children.
ALL of the children have adapted and settled exceptionally well and I am so proud of all of the parents too!

Next week we will be reading “The very hungry caterpillar”
I will be finalising the list for keyworkers, so please do look out for and introduction from the staff.  Our theme next week will be ‘All about me’ we will have discussions, activities and play games which will help us get to know each other more. Please send in family pictures so that we can use them for a special activity, a huge family collage! After all we are now one big happy CSG family!

I hope all of the children enjoy the rest of their week and we hope you all have a lovely weekend.