12th May Newsletter



Date: 12/05/16

27 May End of Summer Term (5)
6 June Start of Summer Term (6)
18 June RUN – all hands to deck (field)
1 JULY Sports Day – 10.00am – 1.00pm DETAILS TO FOLLOW
15 July End of Summer Term (6)



What have we been learning this week?


This week has been rather eventful – mainly due to the weather!


We have enjoyed playing indoors and outdoors, using the enclosed car park.  The children have been using the resources to enhance their learning of numbers and colours as well as the world around us.    


We have made paper boats, doll puppets and cherry blossom paintings using vegetables to print with. 


As the weather just got wetter and wetter we were lucky enough that Trey discovered that his garden was home to many, many snails!

We welcomed those snails to Pre-School with open arms and amidst the rain and the muggy heat we all indulged in a bit of snail racing! 

Each snail was chosen and named, a tasty leaf picked as an incentive to race and then they were off!  The car park was an arena of cheers and support for our snails as they raced to victory.  On the second day of rain we added an obstacle course for the snails to manoeuvre up and over – a test of strength and agility!

The racing was so much fun – thank you to Trey and his Mum and Dad who kindly babysat the snails each night.



This week we continued to build our stories; using our imagination and creativity to produce our storybooks.  Some detailed and imaginative pictures have been produced and made into books.

Well done Transformers.


Next week the Transformers will need to bring a P.E kit please (a t-shirt, shorts and a change of shoes and socks) for their activity on Tuesday afternoon.  Please pop these items into a clearly named carrier bag.



In the entrance hall there is a box each for hats and cream.  The form to sign for permission to apply cream is ready to sign.  Please do so when you bring cream in.  Thank you.



On a Wednesday afternoon we hold a P.E session – physical games and activities.  If your child attends this session please provide a set of shorts and t-shirt for them to change in to.  The move on to Primary School will include undressing and dressing at a good speed for P.E lessons so the more we practise now, the better. 



Liz, Vicki and their cooking group will be making ‘Royal Biscuits’ next week in the shape Kings and Queens.


Thank you to Imogen’s family for the ongoing collection of stamps.  Luckily there is still someone who receives letters in the post!  We are looking forward to using them to create a collage in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.




I can only apologies for any congestion in the village hall car park, especially at the end of the school day.

Despite reminders that the car park is for village hall users only, we are aware that many Primary School families do use it as a convenient and easy place to park.

I will, again, request that a reminder is placed in the Primary School newsletter.



We are in the planning stages of a planting scheme for our raised bed located in the grounds of the Primary School.

Over the next week or so the children will plant it out and observe the growth of the plants.

Will it be flowers or vegetables or a mix of both……….we’ll soon find out!


*Please return your purple communication diaries as often as you can.  They are a delightful read and are vital in our gathering of information for each child’s learning journal.


*If you have been given a likes and dislikes form please return it as soon as you can – if you haven’t done so already.


Thank you,

Nina, Liz and Kelly.



Monday A.M – Gardening

Tuesday A.M – Cooking with Liz and Vicki.

Tuesday P.M – Transformers

Wednesday P.M – P.E

Thursday A.M – French

Friday A.M – Transformers – Experimental Activities

Committee news

The preschool is a parent run preschool and they are volunteers. Any support you feel you can provide will be appreciated.   We have recently welcomed Vicki Thomas on to our committee.  If you would like to join us in support of Pre-School and be a committee member, please come and have a chat to Nina.  We look forward to welcoming new committee members – it’s a great way to have a say in your child’s early education and can be great fun too!



The signs are up – thank you to all for the offers of support it is much appreciated. We will be getting touch closer to the time with a list to sign up to but please bear in mind that we will need a few cakes from you if nothing else!


Secondly, we are looking for a tea and coffee van or a generator so that we can provide hot drinks – Anyone that can beg borrow (please don’t steal) one we would really appreciate it.



The next committee meeting is due to be held on 24 May 2016. Everyone is welcome. If you have any ideas or something you would like raised please contact either Hannah or Nina.