Monthly Archives: April 2018

27 April 2018 | Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

What a busy week we’ve had!

I have to say from all the staff and children a big thank you to Ali, Jacob’s mummy who spent all day Wednesday in our garden. Ali moved the tyres around the front of the setting and weeded and moved some stones to improve the ground in the plot at the back of preschool. Thank You Ali You Are Amazing!

Our adult-led focus activity was planting and growing on the farm. Children had the opportunity to create a picture by printing with produce grown on a farm. Some beautiful pictures were produced. Children have also been decorating a farmer and animals for the big display board.

In PE we played simple team games using a balloon to pass over and through the children’s legs finishing off with what’s the time Mr. Wolf.

On Tuesday and Thursday at Forest School children have been looking for signs of spring, the blossom on the trees and had a go at making their own pictures using charcoal and paint. We also had the dinosaurs in the sand a firm favourite. A message from Kate ‘The sign-up sheet is on the door, please sign up and come and visit us at Forest School, it will be great to see you!’ The children staying in made chocolate rice crispy cakes and planted up some runner beans and peas.

On Wednesday in music time we played the game duck duck goose, the hokey cokey and head shoulders knees and toes.

Our Friday group has been busy planting up our herb garden in between the showers.

A big welcome to Hilary who started this week and again has settled well into the Pre-School routine.

Dates And Reminders:

Don’t forget it

Grandparents and Carers Monday 30 April 2-3pm

Muffins for mums Wednesday 2 May 2-3pm

Doughnuts for dads Friday 4 May 2-3pm


A chance for you to come in a share your Child’s/Grandchild’s experiences of Preschool. It would be great to see you!



  • AGM, Tuesday 15 May at 8 pm in Pre-School.
  • Please ensure all drinks bottles are labelled! Thank you.

Next week to pond life.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind Regards

Pre-School Staff


20 April 2018 | Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

Hope you all had a super Easter break and it’s been great to see you and the children again.

A warm welcome to our new starters Jenson, Alan, Eleanor, Alfie, Isaac, and Ollie who have joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your families.

A big welcome to Jane and Hilary our junior assistants who have joined our Preschool family. It’s been a busy week and Jane has settled in well. Hilary will be starting next week.

From following the children’s interests and their next steps this terms topic is the farm.

Our adult led focus was small world play and making farm animals for our big display board. Children have been super busy and the board is already starting to take shape. Children really enjoyed the small world farm figures, animals and vehicles.

We had our music session outside on Wednesday and the songs were all about the farm!

Forest School and PE start again next week. The Forest School list is on the door going into Preschool. PE on Mondays your child needs a PE kit consisting of a white polo type t-shirt (easier to put on) navy/black shorts and plimsolls. Again please name every item! (You can’t believe how easy clothes/items get lost in Pre-School.)

Dates and Reminders

Don’t forget:

Please provide a named hat and a named water bottle for your child, it has been particularly hot and sunny the last couple of days. Can you also make sure your child has sun cream on before the session and if staying all day a tube/bottle (again named) is in their bag so it can be reapply in the afternoon. We encourage your child to put it on themselves with adult supervision on arms and legs and face.


Grandparents and Carers Monday 30 April 2-3pm

Muffins for Mums Wednesday 2 May 2-3pm

Doughnuts for Dads Friday 4 May 2-3pm


A chance for you to come in a share your Child’s/Grandchild’s experiences of Pre-School. It would be great to see you!



Our AGM is Tuesday 15 May at 8 pm in Pre-School. It’s a great way to find out what’s been going on in Preschool with updates from the Supervisors, Co-Chairs and Treasurer and join our committee of Preschool parents/grandparents. On this note, we still need parents/grandparents to join our committee to work together to maintain Pre-School. As a past parent myself, I started on the Pre-School committee when my children were here. It is a very rewarding job and a great way to make new friends.

Topics for this term

Date Topic
17.04.18 (4 days)


The farm


Planting and growing on the farm


Pond life
08.05.18 (4 days)


Farm vehicles

(Royal Wedding)

Animals and their babies
21.05.18 (4 days)


Animals and their homes


Next week it’s all about planting and growing on the farm. If you have time have a look at the plants the children have been growing at Pre-School.

Enjoy the sunshine and see you all next week.

Kind Regards

Pre-School Staff