7th September 2018- Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back!

I would like to say a big welcome to our newbies, Elena, Hattie, Willow, Isaac and Arthur. It was great meeting you all at our new parents evening on Wednesday. The children seem to have settled in well and we look forward to getting to know them and their families.

Thank you to all the parents who helped clean, mend and even donate new toys to preschool, it is a real benefit and the children have loved exploring all the new clean toys.

A massive thank you to Laura, Albie’s mummy who has handmade a stickman for a story sack which can be shared with the children. We are also on the lookout for any knitters or Sewers who could help expand our story sacks for the children.

We are starting our term with the topic of ‘Ourselves.’ Over the next few weeks the children will be drawing pictures of themselves. We ask if you could provide us with a baby photo to go with their creation to decorate the big board. Each week we look at a different element of the topic such as feelings, senses, birthdays and growing up.

How this week went:

On Wednesday afternoon the children chose their favourite song either to sing on their own or with the group.

On Thursday afternoon the children were busy in the home corner playing with our new dolls house.

On Friday afternoon the children were busy making birthday cakes out of playdough, singing happy birthday pretending to blow out the candles.

Lots of children have been super busy toilet training over the holidays, please could you still pop nappy sacks and wipes in their bags for any accidents. Thankyou.

For parents whose children attend Forest school on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. We have a meeting on Thursday 13th September at 2.30pm to meet Kate and find out about forest school and how we can support the children. Please lookout for the email with further details. Thank you.

Dates and Reminders

  • We would love any donation of bulbs or winter flowering pansies for the children to plant for the front garden.
  • Please can you ensure that your child has a named water bottle and sunhat. Thank you.
  • The staff are updating their first aid training in January 19 and have a few spaces left on the course. Would you or if you know of anyone who would like to complete our 12 hours paediatric first aid course please speak to Debbie who can give you further details on prices and timings.
  • Do you have a talent or hobby or wear a uniform for work? would you share, we always welcome parents or volunteers to share and enhance the children’s preschool experiences? After half term we are covering the topic of people who help us, and we would love some volunteers to come in.

Next week it’s all about growing and our bodies.

Have a lovely weekend

Kind regards

Preschool staff.