Ready for big school
Children at Uptown Preschool huffed and puffed and blew the audience away with their performance of the Three Little Pigs.
Ten children taking part in the preschool’s Transition to School programme showcased some of the skills they have learnt with their performance.
The initiative is aimed at older children and helps them get ready to make the move to primary school.
Head teacher Amanda Preece says preparing for the show helps boost children’s confidence.
‘‘Each preschool runs the club and it helps the children feel more at ease with the whole going to school process. The more they can develop here then the easier the transition itself will be.’’
‘‘The programme is run five days a week and gives children aged between four and-a-half and five-years-old a chance to learn in a quieter environment.
‘‘I’ve definitely seen an improvement in the confidence of some of the quieter children and it’s great to see.’’
The play, which was performed in front of an appreciative audience of parents, grandparents and siblings is the result of weeks of hard work.
Teacher Leigh Norton oversaw the production which saw the children create their own paper mache masks and houses made of hay, sticks and bricks.
‘‘They did an amazing job and everyone worked really hard on it, so it’s nice to see it all turn out so well.
‘‘The children also get the chance to visit schools as a group and see where their friends will be going,’’ Leigh says.