Welcome back to pre-school - we hope you had an enjoyable half term break.
If your child has done something over the holiday that they would like to share with us, why not send a photo in on Dojo so we can show all the children?
This is an exciting time of year for children and, as always, we will be offering a wide range of activities that are fun to do whilst stimulating curiosity and encouraging engagement. We let the children's interests lead our provision but if your child particularly enjoys an activity please let us know so we can repeat it or adapt it to extend the learning.
Please feel free to send in items from home that your children would like to show to their friends, we will be happy to talk about them during the session. Please can you make sure they are labelled so we can attribute it to the correct child - popular items can be claimed by others!
We will be putting on a Nativity play in December (details to follow) and will be finishing the term with a Christmas party at which Fred the Elf will be in attendance. Please note there will be no lunch club on these dates (December 7th and 16th)
Our COVID precaution measures remain the same. Any updates that affect our provision will be communicated as necessary.
Although this is our last term together we want you to know that the staff are determined to make this a memorable and fun filled seven weeks.
In the light of the recent announcement by the church, we know this is going to be a difficult term for everyone. As always, myself and the staff team are here to support you so please do not hesitate to contact us face to face, via Dojo, phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Ann and the staff team
Our theme this term is fireworks, winter and Christmas
Week 1 – Fireworks and Diwali
Week 2 – Fireworks, Diwali and Remembrance Sunday
Week 3 – Animals in winter
Week 4 – Winter weather
Week 5 – Christmas decorations
Week 6 – Nativity
Week 7 – Christmas
Tuesday 7th December – Nativity performance -details to follow
Thursday 16th December - Christmas Party - details to follow
Thursday 16th December - last day of term
Please name your child’s hats, water bottles, lunch boxes, bags and coats.
Drinking bottles should contain water only.
Lunch boxes should contain a healthy balance of food in appropriate portion sizes. The pre-school is a NUT FREE zone so please no peanut butter or nutella.
It would be helpful if any packets in their lunch boxes are pre-opened so the children can manage independently. We are not supposed to handle their food - sorry
We will still be using the outside areas daily, please provide a warm coat, hat and mittens for your children to wear.
COVID precaution measures remain the same as last term. If the situation changes across the country and addition measures become necessary, I will communicate them in due course. Here is a summary of the current requirements:
- Parents no longer need to socially distance when queuing. All children will enter via the ramp entrance so please queue on this side.
- There is no requirement to wear a face mask whilst queuing.
- Children should gel their hands before entering.
- We will no longer be checking the children’s temperatures on arrival unless they appear unwell.
- Staff will continue to do regular lateral flow tests.
- Staff will no longer wear facemasks or visors.
- Regular cleaning of high touch surfaces continues
- Increased ventilation continues so doors and windows will be open
- Good hygiene practices and hand washing will be promoted
- Dressing up and soft furnishing have fully returned
- Messy play is back!
Our updated system of controls against COVID 19 is available on request.
Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe