8th June 2018- Weekly update

Dear Parents and Carers

Important Notice

We have a child who has a severe allergic reaction to nuts. Please can you ensure you follow our NO NUT policy in Preschool, especially lunch club. No peanut butter or chocolate spread with hazelnuts sandwiches. When donating to our snack bar can, we ask you to provide the original package to guarantee we know what is in the ingredients. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please can you check your child’s hair, we have a few cases been reported of nits. Please follow the NHS guidelines https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/ where it will give you the latest information about nits/head lice and the best treatment for them.

Don’t forget the photos from Darmanin need to be in on Monday, even if you are not ordering photos, we still needs the proofs returned. The preschool receives a percentage of all orders.

‘Ahoy me hearties, shiver me timbers, what a busy week we have had!’

We have noticed from our observations that children have been very interested in dressing up and superheroes so from this, our theme this term is role-play and drama. We started the week off with pirates! Children made and decorated pirates ships, cut out pirates, painted parrots, looked for treasure and had pirate stories.

11.06.18 Prince/princesses/Queens/Kings
18.06.18 Magical gardens/fairies/elves and pixies
25.06.18 Superheroes
02.07.18 Superheroes
09.07.18 Builders
16.07.18 Builders

There is no topic for the last 3 days, just recapping our themed topics.

Please could you save and bring in the clear plastic veg/fruit trays for next week we will be making magical gardens.

Also we need empty kitchen roll tubes to make superhero cuffs on the week of 25.06.18

PE, it was all about Ball skills. Children were split into 2 groups. The first group had a football, learning to negotiate around the cones and the second group had a bat and ball and practiced hitting the ball.

At Forest School the pirates had arrived and left a trail of arrows to follow, we looked for treasure, followed the treasure maps and found a boat, probably the pirates’ boat. A message from Kate: ‘Please ensure you follow preschool policy of no mobile phones or cameras at Forest School. Preschool takes a camera so if you wish to take photos at Forest School please ask for the camera. Please can you also provide long sleeved top and trousers/leggings and a pair of wellington boots. The ground is quite wet and the nettles are huge! Thank you’

On Wednesday in our music session we used our music box and children could pick an item out of the box and then sing a song about that item.

On Tuesday and Thursday in cooking we made rice cake faces and decorated biscuits.

On Friday we had a fire engine afternoon, nee naw, nee naw, thank you to Donna who donated 3 fire engines for our fireman Sam box.

Look out for our new pet caterpillars!

The children have been busy making a card for someone special who special day is next Sunday.

Lookout for our display at the station during the Gap festival, children have been busy  painting, gluing, cutting and making river animals. They look brilliant!

Dates and Reminders

Our superheroes summer parade is Thursday 5th July at Storton Lodge, less than a month away. Last year we made a staggering £1000. Let us see if we can match it! It is for all preschool families to join us, take part in a superheroes parade and visit a few activities including the bouncy castle! We need parent volunteers to help on the day, some to help walk the children to the hall and help clear away afterwards. Invitations and information will be coming out shortly.

Preschool relies significantly on the bouncy castle as a fundraiser for Preschool. Emails have gone out and no-one has volunteered to take on the bouncy castle. It’s your child’s Preschool and we need your help! Please can someone volunteer to take on this role.

Our children who leave to go to big school in September are invited to:

  • A trip to Sutton Courtney on Tuesday 3rd July during Preschool session. Where we will have a teddy bears picnic, times and information will follow shortly. We will need volunteers for this trip, please speak to a member of staff if you are able to help.
  • Our leaver’s concert is on Tuesday 24th July in the afternoon 1.30-3pm.

See you next week

Kind regards

Preschool staff