St Giles Playgroup changes topics around every two weeks, with the topics planned out by the Staff Team to follow children's interests and incorporate all the different areas of learning.

We update parents on the topics here on the website, on the noticeboard at the setting.

Summer Term Topics


Weeks commencing:

19th and 26th April – Gardening and Mini-Beasts

We will find out about what plants, seeds, fruits and vegetables need to grow and the children will be able to join in and help in the playgroup garden.

We will explore the outside area finding out about the creatures that live out there.

This is always a fun topic which the children really seem to enjoy.


3rd and 10th May – Science and Technology

We will explore the world around us and do lots of exciting experiments both inside and outside.

We will be finding out all about how things work and asking lots and lots of questions.

There will be a science lab in the role play area and lots of slime and goo and fun!


17th and 24th May – Music

We will listen and dance to lots of different types of music from all around the world.  We will sing and play instruments and talk about how different music makes us feel.

We will share our favourite songs and we hope to be able to share a performance with you all at the end 😊


7th June

This week we will be going on a round the world tour.  We will be visiting a different country each day and finding out about the culture, food, music, traditions and what the weather is like.  We will look on world maps and globes.

This will be a really exciting adventure and at the end of the week, the children will have a Passport showing which countries they have visited.

14th and 21st June – Summer and Holidays

Following on from the previous topic, we will find out about going on holiday both in this country and to other countries.  We will think about how we get to different countries and the kinds of things we might need to pack in our suitcases.

28th June and 5th July – Sports and Exercise

To tie in with the Olympics and the Euros, we will find out about lots of different sports. We will try out as many as we can and we will think about the effect exercise has on our bodies.

During the second week we are hoping to be able to plan a Rising 5s outing – again, this will be dependent upon the Covid guidance and more information will follow.

We really hope to be able to do a sports day for our Rising 5s and to be able to invite you all.  This will be dependent on the Covid restrictions and guidance. 

12th and 19th July – Starting School

This is a lovely opportunity for the Rising 5s to find out about the schools they will be going to in September.

We have a selection of uniform from each local school for the children to try on and we hope to be able to get photos of the head teachers and the Reception class staff to show to the children.

We will hold our Rising 5s Graduation/leavers’ party and really, really hope that, by then, you will be allowed to join us.