News & Forthcoming Events

Annual General Meeting – 22nd October 7.30pm held at the preschool. This is a perfect opportunity to come along and meet other parents. It’s a chance for you to join our fantastic committee and play a major part in your child’s journey. The committee play a huge role in running the preschool and without the support of these volunteers we are unable to open. If you would like anymore information please do speak to a member of staff or our Chair Alice agpalmer@hotmail.com

Weekly News – 18th October 2019

The children have had a lovely week investigating Farms! We had a visit from a farmer with his lovely calf’s. We made our very own butter and cooked some yummy soup. We were also invited to St George’s harvest festival in the church.

Weekly News – 11th October 2019

This week has been fun packed with lots of awe and wonder…..
We have now signed up to The Curiosity Approach accreditation. The Curiosity Approach is more than just a beautiful play place. It’s a beautiful recipe of wonderful ingredients including Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and a sprinkle of Montessori. We are hoping that throughout this accreditation process our environment becomes an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and life-styles of the people who live here. Throughout the process we will be asking you for your input ideas and support. If you would like more information please do ask.
This week one of the children became fascinated by an object. They asked many questions and explored the shape. Miss Trudy introduced them to a new word ‘Boomerang’. Some children recognised this word and told her that it comes from Australia. Together they looked at the map and decided to make their own! One child named their boomerang a ‘Boogerang’!
To celebrate Autumn we will be having lots of different activities over the next two weeks. Next week is Farmers week where we will be having lots of different exciting activities to do with farming and sharing harvest celebrations with St Georges School. If your child would like to decorate a pumpkin of any size and bring it in to display at preschool, we would love to see them. They can be any size and decorated in with what ever you would like. We will be giving a prize for the best decorated pumpkin, so get creative!
Thank you for grandparents who came into preschool to celebrate Grandparents Day. The children enjoyed baking scones and sharing them. Yum Yum!!
Coach Jon came and taught as ‘big bubble, small bubble’ and how to make pyramids. Maggie Moo took us on a journey on her train for milkshake. She taught us a new song about doing 2 things at the same time which is really tricky!!!
Next week to celebrate farmers week we will be joining St George’s School for their Harvest Festival service in the church on Thursday afternoon.
We would like to take an offering of produce from pre-school. If you have anything that we can add to our basket please can you bring it in before next Thursday.
Have a fun filled curious weekend! We all look forward to seeing you next week as a Farmer’s…….
Miss Emma, Miss Trudy, Miss Hannah & Miss Jo 🙂

Weekly News – 4th October 2019

We have had a very busy week at preschool. This week the children have been given some challenges. They found Humpty Dumpty fallen off his wall and had to make a new one to keep him safe! The children also find some sad Owls who needed a new nest. The children thought about the challenge and with the loose parts started to build. One of the children asked about the sounds Owls make. Miss Hannah use her iPod to learn the sounds that owls make. We have had some amazing buildings and maybe some future architects in the making! Miss Jo set the challenge of making faces using natural resources and mirrors. The children looked at their features and each other’s. They discussed what was the same and what was different about each other. Miss Trudy set the challenge of working together in her bakery! The children thought about the different roles they need and set about working together as a team! Coach Jon and Moo Music came to see us this week. We went driving, looking for leaves and extending our physical skills though kicking and hitting.
Upcoming events…..
Parents evening– this is open for parents to book an appointment with their key person. It is really important to come and see us if your child is new to the setting or is off to school next September. The times are on the wall above the signing in sheet.
Farmers Week – to celebrate harvest festival we are asking the children to come in dress in the theme of farms!
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week!
Miss Emma, Miss Trudy, Miss Hannah and Miss Jo x

Weekly News – 27th September 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we have had a fantastic week which started in a sweet way! Miss Hannah had kindly organised our Macmillan
Coffee Morning – Thank you we raised £38.85. The children enjoyed their picnic as they tucked into some very yummy cake. There is still time to donate if you so wish! we had some cake left over and decided to share this with the toddler group at St George’s. The children enjoyed spending time over at the school and even had their snack there! Miss Emma brought over her ‘Magic Spoons’ and we all had a lovely sing along.
The children on Tuesday felt a bit tired so we thought about what we could do. One child suggested to get some pillows so we all made some little nests to rest on. Miss Emma played a calming sleep story to the children whilst they rested their heads. The children all felt refreshed and ready for lunch.
As the weather has been rather damp we decided to put on our wetsuits and wellies to go outside. In the garden the children worked together to build with the tyres and crates. At times there were some challenges but as a team they tested ideas and came up with some great solutions. One of our children was very creative and used the tyre as a hula hoop!!!
Maggie Moo and Coach Jon came to visit us this week. The children all listened well and had lots of fun!
Please note we have had a few temperatures and sickness this week. To aid the spread of these nasty bugs in line with public health that it must be 48 hours since the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.
Upcoming events……………
Annual General Meeting – 22nd October 7.30pm held at the preschool. This is a perfect opportunity to come along and meet other parents. It’s a chance for you to join our fantastic committee and play a major part in your child’s journey. The committee play a huge role in running the preschool and without the support of these volunteers we are unable to open. If you would like anymore information please do speak to a member of staff or our Chair Alice agpalmer@hotmail.com
7th October – Grandparents Day Tea Party 2pm – 3pm
7th November – Sponsored Pyjama/Onsie Day in aid of Crackerjacks Children’s Trust
28th October – 1st November – Half term
Miss Emma, Miss Trudy, Miss Hannah & Miss Jo

 

The New Preschool Committee – Alice Zourzi

As some of you may already know, there have been a few changes to our preschool committee. Lucy and Fiona have stepped down as Chair and Vice Chair after putting in a lot of hard work and dedication over the last few years. They have done a fantastic job and we all owe them a huge thank you!

Myself and Alex Walker have taken on the roles of Chair and Vice Chair. Our treasurer is now Paul Bowe and our secretary is Katherine Shean. Clive, Kim, Fran and Jolene make up the rest of the team. We are always keen to get more members so please come forward if you are interested in joining us!

There are some new, and very fetching, photos of the whole committee going up on the website and the board outside the school so please do come to any of us with ideas, comments, feedback or any concerns. We really need and value your input to make sure we are providing the best possible environment for the children.