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Bishops Canning CofE Primary School & Pre School

Pre School

Jewel was a noble creamy-white unicorn with a ice blue horn, and was the best friend of Narnian King Tirian. He often wore a gold chain around his neck. You can read about Jewel in the book, 'The Last Battle'.

At Pre School, your child will learn to develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills through playing, interacting, socialising, learning and exploring. Some common Pre School activities that your child may take part in include:

  • Singing songs and nursery rhymes: This helps your child to learn about rhythm, beat and pitch. And, by listening to the sounds of words and lyrics, they can expand their language skills. This exposure can help them to develop a better understanding of grammar and syntax. Additionally, singing helps children to improve their memory and recall skills. When they sing songs, they are actively working on memorising the lyrics and melody. This can help to strengthen their memory muscles, which will come in handy when they start school and have to remember things like multiplication tables and vocabulary words.
  • Paint, draw and make things: By expressing themselves through art, children can learn to control their emotions and to communicate their thoughts and feelings. This is a great Pre School activity for helping them to develop fine motor skills, as well as problem-solving skills (such as working out how to mix colours or how to glue two pieces of paper together).
  • Play dress-up and pretend: Pretend play helps children to understand the world around them and to develop social skills. When they are pretending to be someone else, they learn about different points of view and how to empathise with others. This is a great way for them to learn how to cooperate and share with others, as well as to develop their communication skills.
  • Play games: Games are not only fun, but they also help children to develop important life skills such as cooperation, competition, turn-taking and sportsmanship. Games also help to develop your child's memory, problem-solving skills and critical thinking.
  • Sand and water play: These types of pre-school activities help children to learn about scientific concepts such as cause and effect, as well as to develop their fine motor skills.
  • Listen to books and stories: Listening to stories helps children to develop their imagination and language skills. It also helps them to understand the world around them and to learn about different cultures and traditions.

These are just a few examples of the types of activities that your child might take part in at Pre School

Our class Motto: Reach for the STARS:

S: smile and be happy

T: try new things

A: always try your best

R: respect other people

S: see what you can achieve.


We believe that "the best classrooms are always those filled with love, laughter and learning.