Monthly Archives: July 2018

25th July 2018- Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

What an emotional week we’ve had.

We had our leavers’ concert on Tuesday and said goodbye to 23 children who are leaving us. It’s always a sad time of year, we’ve watched them grow and develop and become independent little people and they will always have a little place in our hearts. We wish them all lots of luck on their new adventures and would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to all for our lovely and generous gifts.

Please keep us up to date on all your emergency contact numbers.

Next term our topic is ‘ourselves’ a great topic to start with.  Please could all the children bring in a baby photo so we can make a display. (No precious ones please.)

Also we would love it if you let us know of any celebrations that your family celebrate, so we can share with the children.

Have a great summer holiday and see you all in September.

Kind regards

Preschool staff


13th July 2018- Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

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

What a busy week we’ve had!

Our adult led focus for the next couple of weeks is builders. Thank you so much for all the wheelbarrows that have been kindly loaned, there is nearly a wheelbarrow for every builder! The children have absolutely loved it. Indoors we have been building using junk modelling, and of course outside we have our very own builders yard much to the envy of the primary school children.

In PE we have been busy practising our leavers songs with actions.

It was our last forest school this week, it was the big hunt for caterpillars and butterflies. Children listened to hungry caterpillar story, used story stones and played the butterfly and moth game. A message from Kate ‘ Good luck, you’ve all been super little forest schoolers and for those of you who are going to Goring I’ll see you soon in reception in September.’

In cooking this week, the children decorated cakes.

In our music session we had pass the parcel and ring games.

On Wednesday afternoon the older children had their school visits to Goring primary and their second visit is on Thursday.

Reports have been going out this week, please can you comment and sign and return to your child’s key person so a copy can be added to their file. Thank you.

There’s still time to donate to our fantastic superheroes sponsored summer parade. We’ve had £310 including gift aid donated so far which is brilliant but let’s see if can make our target of £500. You have until Wednesday 25th July to make a contribution.

Kind regards

Preschool staff

6th July 2018- Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

What a super busy week we’ve had.

Our adult led focus this week was superheroes! Children made superhero masks, decorating with stickers and pens. Some fantastic creations were made and lots of children then used the masks in their role play.

In PE we practised our throwing skills. Children had a variety of objects to throw through different sized hoops.

On Tuesday we had our leaver’s summer trip to Sutton Courtney Education centre. Children bought their teddies and followed a teddy bear themed trail. A huge thank you to our parent helpers without you we wouldn’t have been able to take the children. It was just lovely.

On Wednesday in our music session we had the musical instruments out. Lots of noise, but very enjoyable!

On Thursday we had our Superheroes Summer Parade. Huge thank you to Vicky Weller who organised the parade and helped to time keep the event! You were fabulous! More Thank yous firstly to all staff and parents who helped collect the bouncy castle and set up and looked after all the activities. A special thank you to Sophie who was brilliant stepping in to help with the tattoos. It was a much organised fun event.

 You can still donate it’s not too late on

We started to harvest our vegetables and fruit. So far we had beans, peas, courgettes and strawberries and shared them at group/snack times.

Outside on the easel is our annual toy cleaning schedule for the summer. Ask your child which is their favourite and pop your name down, if everyone takes a box of toys it makes it an easy job to complete. If you have extra toys in your box please put in a small bag so they can be put in the correct box when returned. Toys to be returned first day back in September. See below term dates:

Dates and Reminders 

First day of term 1 Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last day of term1 Friday 19th October 2018
First day of term 2 Monday 29th October 2018
Last day of term 2 Thursday 20th December 2018 @ 1.50pm Finish
First day of term 3 Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last day of term 3 Friday 15th February 2019
First day of term 4 Monday 25th February 2019
Last day of term 4 Friday 5th April 2019 @ 1.50pm Finish
First day of term 5 Wednesday 24th April 2019
Bank holiday Monday 6th May 2019
Last day of term 5 Friday 24th May 2019
First day of term 6 Tuesday 4th June 2019
Last day of term 6 Wednesday 24th July 2019 @ 1.50pm Finish

  • Its builder’s week next week, we’re after a couple of wheelbarrows to borrow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

Preschool staff