Newsletter March 2014
Welcome to the start of our spring term at pre school.
This term we are welcoming Penny into our class. Penny is joining from nursery and is excited to be reunited with friends that she already knows and also to make some new friends too.
Without wishing to speak too soon, the weather looks to be improving, drying the playground and our outside area up nicely. We have really enjoyed being able to enjoy the playground with the children so far this term. May we ask please that all children have waterproof trousers and wellies on their pegs everyday as it is still quite muddy outside and although we have spares, these are limited and we don’t have enough to provide for everyone.
Our new topic this term is ‘animals’. We have made an enthusiastic start to this topic by exploring our knowledge of the different kinds of animals. So far we have looked at, pet, zoo, farm and water living animals. We have plans this term to visit two farms in order for the children to see calves and lambs amongst other animals on the farm. The children would gladly welcome any animal visitors into preschool such as their family pets. Please speak to Laura or Nikki if you are able to bring in family pets for the children to gain some hands on experience. Laura is also hoping to be able to get some fertilised eggs to place in the incubator in preschool for the children to see hatch and to help rear.
World book day
This is on Thursday 6th March.
The children will need to come to preschool dressed as their favourite book character. Throughout that week, we will be reading the children’s favourite stories as they bring them in with them.
We plan to make and eat pancakes for snack time on Shrove Tuesday so there will be no need for parents to provide a snack on that day.
All about me forms
Thank you to those parents who have filled in and returned the ‘all about me’ forms which were sent out in trays before half term. We are still waiting for a few to come back. The information that you provide on these forms is important in helping us to provide the best education and care possible relevant to each child and it is therefore important that these forms are filled in and returned.
Thankfully we are now moving out of cold and flu season, however, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents of the importance of letting either Laura or Nikki know when dropping your child off in the morning if they have been administered medicine either during the night or before coming to pre school.
We politely remind parents to take note of their child’s arrival and collection times at preschool as Staffing levels and child numbers are carefully calculated according to these times. Should you require your child to stay with us any extra time, please let us know and we will, as always do our best to help.
Penny will be continuing to join us each Monday morning to help us with our preschool garden. She informs me that we will soon be planting vegetable seeds in preparation for a veggie patch which was so popular and successful last summer.