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Sunday 19th March 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

Sainsbury Vouchers.  We are continuing to collect Sainsbury’s vouchers and ask for any vouchers that you may have to be put in the box at the entrance to the pre-school please.  The vouchers will be used to buy resources for the pre-school.  We will be taking time to talk with the children about which resources they would like in their pre-school. 

Mother’s day celebrations – week commencing 20th March  All mums are invited to join us at pre-school throughout the week commencing 20th March.  During this week we will be making arts and crafts and sharing books to celebrate the greatness of all Mums’.  Please let your child’s key person or another member of staff know which day you would like to come in.

Concept photography are coming into pre-school on Thursday 6th April during the morning session.  If your child attends on a Thursday morning they will have their photo taken throughout the session.  However if your child does not attend on a Thursday morning and you wish your child to have their photo taken and if siblings will be joining them to have their photo taken please speak to Claire or Lucy who can arrange an appointment time with you.  Thank you.

World Book Day  It was great celebrating World Book day with the children.  It was great to see so many children dressing up and sharing their books with us.  Thank you to all the children that have returned the books that we have lent to the children to take home.  The pictures the children have drawn at home about their books have been amazing and the children have really enjoyed sharing their pictures during circle time and talking about what they have liked about the books.

Debutots.  Last Thursday Geri from Debutots came into pre-school to provide a taster session of storytelling, singing and acting for the children.  We continually strive to provide new and exciting opportunities for the children to learn and development new skills and to support their personal, social and emotional development.  Debutots was a great success the children enjoyed listening to the story as Geri encouraged them to join in with the actions of ‘The Jungle Bus’ and to dance to the music.  The children really enjoyed using their imagination to add to the story and pretended to be in a jungle.  Comments from the children have been “Can Geri come back again”  “I want to go on the Jungle Bus again”  “It was really fun, I was a monkey”.  The children have also been singing the Jungle Bus song.  Further information about Debutots can be found at   http://debutots.co.uk/    We are looking to book further sessions with Debutots in the near future so other children can take part.

Gardening club  Thank you to everyone that has been able to donate seeds, tools and pots for our gardening club.  The children have really enjoyed planting seeds in pots and in the garden.  They have been talking about how plants grow and drawing pictures for our Gardening Club Diary which we will be adding too throughout the year.

There are lots of dates and experiences for your diary.  We will let you know further details as the dates grow closer, so in the meantime, here are some dates for your diary………

  • Autism Awareness week commencing 27th March 2017
  • Easter activities week commencing 3rd April 2017
  • Concept Photography Thursday 6th April 2017
  • Last day of this term 4 – Friday 7th April 2017
  • First day of term 5 – Monday 24th April 2017
  • Visit from the vets Tuesday 25th April (morning session)
  • Visit from ZooLab Wednesday 10th May (afternoon session)
  • Visit from PCSO Thursday 11th May (morning session)
  • Last day of term 5 Friday 26th May 2017
  • First day of term 6 Monday 5th June 2017
  • Last day of preschool year Friday 21st July 2017