Category Archives: Weekly Newsletter

Easter Winter!

Wow! What another easterly blast we have had this weekend! I hope you have all managed to enjoy the white stuff once again and everyone in your families are safe and well. At this stage more snow is forecast overnight. It is my intention to open Pre-School tomorrow but please check the Pre-School facebook site […]



This week we will be returning to the spring theme of growing and changing as well as celebrating science week with some testing of ideas, smoke creating and exploration of different slime recipes! During the forthcoming week the children will be creating their own herb scented play dough as they develop their funky fingers whilst […]

Family stories, playdough and getting a call!

This week we will be having lots of fun talking about our families, who is in our family, where they live and how each family is different. We will be listening to lots of different stories that tell us about families in different situations and talking about if our families are like these. Please can […]




Over the next week we will be continuing with the theme you and me but encouraging the children to really focus upon friends and getting along with other people. The children will be making junk model creations of their friends (please raid your recycling bins for any boxes, tubes, milk carton lids etc), working with […]

You and me!

Your children all amazed us with their willingness to guess and smell the variety of different aromas we had on offer. To see what your children liked please pop in and have a look at the results from the smell test. This week the doctor’s surgery is now an optician as we continue with our […]



Stay and play!

During the forthcoming week and continuing with our ‘You and Me’ focus, the children will be looking at their faces and comparing eye and hair colour with their friends, celebrating that everyone is different and unique. We will be conducting a smell test and asking the children to identify the smells, as well as talk […]

Last week of term!

As we being the last week of term of this autumn term we will be continuing with lots of Christmas crafts, baking and glitter fun. The children will also be singing our nativity songs and have a little run through of our nativity before the big event on Wednesday. We have our Pre-School Christmas party […]



Santa’s Workshop

The children have fully embraced the Christmas theme and loved creating in ‘Santa’s workshop’. During the next week the children will be encouraged to join in with many other Christmas themed activities ranging from using their funky fingers to create pomanders; supporting number recognition and counting with tree fun; develop turn taking skills as they […]

A Party in Bethlehem!

The sparkle and excitement of Christmas has arrived at Pre-School! Over the next two weeks the children will be learning the songs for our one off and not to be missed ‘Nativity’. This year it is called ‘A Party in Bethlehem’. Once we have confirmation of who is going to be at the nativity on […]



Handa’s Hen

A big thank you to those who helped on the chocolate tombola stall and to those who visited the Christmas fayre on Saturday. It was lovely to see so many of you there and for them to show you where we go on our regular visits to school. This week, our last week before we […]

Handa’s Surprise!

This week we are traveling to the beautiful continent of Africa as we explore the wonderfully illustrated story of Handa’s surprise. The children have had a brief introduction to Africa as we have recently sent a personalised book to Lawra in Ghana (through the ATE charity) about our Pre-School elephant, Emily Elephant and the adventures […]



…and the Gruffalo’s Child!

As we approach the third week in this term we are continuing with our book theme and following on from the very enjoyable and successful ‘Gruffalo’ theme we are looking at the story ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. One big focus will be to encourage the children to talk about them as a baby and how they […]

Gruffalo week!

This week our book focus will be ‘The Gruffalo’ with a little firework magic along the way. The children will kick start the week with a little describing of fireworks, how they made us feel and a little whizz pop number fun. The children will also be encouraged to get a little messy and to […]



Lots of room on the broom!

We hope you have all enjoyed a fabulous half term break and enjoyed some of the glorious autumn sunshine. We are all very excited about the start of the new term and keen to hear all about your children’s adventures. Please send them in with any objects they have found, a picture of their adventures […]


This week we will be enjoying the short week with fun and colourful celebrations all linked with the festival ‘Diwali’. We are thrilled to welcome Mamta Canning into Pre-School on Monday morning to lead some Diwali dancing and to talk about what her family do to celebrate Diwali. The children will listen to a range […]