We would like to welcome all new children and their families to our pre-school and say welcome back to all our previous children and their families. We hope you have a wonderful time with us.
We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone donating £1.00 per week snack money; this has really helped with costs. Please continue to support us with your snack donations.
At present there are a few different things going around: – Hands, Foot and Mouth, Impetigo, Sickness,
Diarrhoea, High Temperatures, Chicken Pox and different types of viruses. Please contact the Health
Centre/GP for advice on what it may be or how contagious it is etc.… If your child has suffered from sickness and/or diarrhoea, please do not bring them to pre-school until 72 hours have passed since the last symptom.
Colours/letters of The Week:
Week beginning 7th January Colour BLACK Letter Oo
Week beginning 14th January Colour WHITE Letter Pp
Week beginning 21st January Colour GREY Letter Qq
Week beginning 28th January Colour BROWN Letter Rr
Week beginning 4th February Colour ORANGE Letter Ss
Week beginning 11th February Colour YELLOW Letter Tt
HALF TERM: 18th to 22nd February 2019
Week beginning 25th February Colour RED Letter Uu
Week beginning 4th March Colour BLUE Letter Vv
Week beginning 11th March Colour PURPLE Letter Ww
Week beginning 18th March Colour GREEN Letter Xx
Week beginning 25th March Colour PINK Letter Yy
Week beginning 1st April Colour TURQUOISE Letter Zz
Inside Notice Boards:
Parent/carer notice boards are near the coat trolley, which contains information like funding info, colour/letter of the week, children centre timetable of events, snack offered, newsletter, our term dates, key person statement, pre-school timetable, session plans. On the right when you enter the lobby is if you are concerned about a child info (safeguarding) committee & staff members, parent/carer’s rota, childcare leaflets. Wall directly facing you is our Ofsted registration & insurance certificate, our pre-school over the years photos, On the trolley below is our policies, operational plan etc. fruit donation tin, uniform & prices. On the entrance door some everyday information like committee meetings, chicken pox, head lice etc… please check every now and again as we do not always give out this information in your child’s red bag.
Outside Notice Board:
Pre-School, primary school & high school phone numbers, funding info, children centre information, 72 hours non- attendance if child has diarrhea/sickness, our term dates, safeguarding statement, Ofsted phone number, reminders of Ofsted inspection report, learning journey etc… White Board: Things that have happened during the session e.g. Teacher’s visiting, uniform in, baking etc…
In April/May we will be holding our parent/carer evenings, please look in your child’s red bag for dates
and times in March 2019.
We will be holding a general committee meeting on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm in the Pre-School. All parents/carer’s are very welcome to join us. We are always looking for new members, As a charity we must have a committee. The committee members must be from our pre-school parent/carer’s. Please speak to Angie if you feel you may be interested in taking on a role/joining us.
Estimated Term Dates: Not the same as Worlingham Primary school:
Spring Term 2019:
Return: Thursday 3rd January to Friday 15th February
Half Term Break: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February
Return: Monday 25th February to Friday 5th April
Summer Term 2019:
Return: Wednesday 24th April to Friday 24th May (Closed Monday 6th May)
Half Term Break: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
Return: Monday 3rd June to Thursday 18th July
End of Pre-school Year
Some Activities Carried Out Last Term Autumn 2018:
The children did many activities throughout the last term, which are all based on mainly their individual interests in pre-school and are planned for on a weekly basis:- Below are a few activities carried out.
Inside: Cooking – Chocolate covered apples Dressing up/role play/music & dance: hairdressing, hospital, shops, space station, Christmas songs DVD’s – Christmas Nativity, Christmas stories Stories – Children telling their own stories, dress up and act out Little Red Riding Hood, three little pigs, gingerbread man, Prop stories e.g. Goldilocks & the three bears, Action rhymes etc… Crafts: Christmas cards & gifts, tree decorations
Outside: Acting out stories on our outdoor climbing apparatus such as Mini Beast hunts, Dinosaur gardens, games and stories, ride-on’s, parachute, Mr Wolf, water/sand play, Role Play – builder’s yard, etc…
Please remember this is only some of the activities done during last term, if you would like more information about activities done please ask your child’s key person. CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH PLAY AT THIS AGE.
At present we are fundraising for a new sensory area inside and outside, we have now got the plans
completed for the outside and in the progress of getting quotes for the work needed. More fundraising is needed for this project to be carried out.
We will inform you of any events that we would like you to support and help us with in the near future,
your support and help is much needed by us to achieve this new project.
Many thanks for your continued support
Angie Gurney (Manager)