17th March Newsletter

24 March Easter bonnet parade and Mothers coffee morning
24 March End of term 4
11 April Summer Term (5) starts
18 June RUN – all hands to deck (field)
What have we been learning this week?
We have enjoyed preparing for our Easter celebrations this week. We are all looking forward to decorating our Pre-School with our beautiful paintings and Easter crafts.

We will really get into the Easter spirit next week with egg hunts and Easter games. Not forgetting showing off our Easter Bonnets on Thursday morning. We are hoping that the Easter Bunny will surprise us too!

We visited the mobile library on Wednesday afternoon. We chose reference books so that we can find information about animals and the world around us, as well as a selection of story books to read together.   We have already used the reference books to find out about animals that hatch from eggs. We have drawn some superb pictures that are displayed on the boards. We have also asked the computer about animals that hatch and discovered some interesting creatures such as Chameleons and Turtles which we watched hatching. We were all entranced!

Thank you to Lexi’s Grandad who sourced different sized eggs from a Rhea, a duck and two chickens.

P.E was lovely in the sunshine this week – we used the sports equipment to strengthen our throwing, catching and balancing skills.

After finding some unused plasticine in the cupboard this week, we have enjoyed creating and making creatures with it!   The idea was born from Holly and Louis using our blu-tac to make spiders and nests whilst I was sticking pictures on the boards!

Monday A.M – Mud Kitchen

Tuesday A.M – Outdoor Adventures

Tuesday P.M – Transformers

Wednesday P.M – P.E

Thursday A.M – French

Friday A.M – Cooking


Election Days

Please note that due to Checkendon Village Hall being used as a Polling Station, we regretfully are unable to open on THURSDAY 5 MAY due to a local election and THURSDAY 23 JUNE due to the EU referendum.


If you claim Government Funding please discuss with Nina or Liz an alternative available session so that you can use your allocated hours.

Committee news

We are pleased to report there is a new facebook page for the preschool and we are looking for interesting content so if you think of anything – even small please let us know.

This newsletter is also online so if you forget anything please have a look at our website.


If you buy online there is an easy way to support your preschool by going to easyfundraising.org.uk any small amount really helps.

Fun Run – 18 June

Please take a moment to look at the website. You will notice that there is a short course for all of our little ‘uns to take part as well.

The flyer is available to download from the website so please distribute to friends and family – the more the merrier!

Units disposal – HELP!

Thank you to the two families who have recycled the two units for us!


Please continue to contribute to our healthy snack times by bringing along some fruit or other items of food which could be added to the menu. Thank you.

Voucher Payments

Please may we ask that when paying any fees by childcare vouchers or bank transfer that your child’s name or your surname is used as a reference for the payment. This is vital in ensuring that payments are matched to the correct bills.

Spare Clothes

Please ensure that your child has at least one whole outfit of spare clothes in the bag that Checkendon Pre-School has provided. We use our own bags to free up some space in the cloakroom area which we know is rather limited.