Schoolhouse News May – June 2018

Holiday Club

Don’t forget for the holidays we have a holiday club that is £25 per day for children who are 5yrs – 8 yrs. We have lots of different exciting trips out, and fun activities for the children to join in please speak to Amy if you are interested in placing your child in our holiday club.


Everybody saves!

50% off first month’s fees for any new sign ups, and £10 off your bill for every day the child signs up if recommended by you.Contact Amy


The uniform order up will be left up till the 18th may if anyone is interested please put your name down and what size you want.


If your child is turning 3 and moving in to the Preschool room please make sure you put your name down for swimming in September if you want a place.

Sports Relief

Firstly I would like to thank all our parents for the involvement in our BAKE SALE AND SPONSERED WALK for SPORTS RELIEF. We raised an amazing amount of money.

Extra Curriculum

Within in the setting we are thriving to provide extra curriculum activities for the children, to provide children with fun and new learning opportunities. We have started the following clubs with in the setting. Gardening club, Mini Einstein’s, Forest School, Toddler exercise and Cooking club.

What to expect, when? Home learning board

All rooms have devised home learning boards, these will contain ideas on what you can do at home with your child to help their development. It will also contain all the fabulous work, photos and input you do at home with your children.

Overview of the rooms

Baby room – in babies this month we will be doing all about insects. We will be making our own insects like ladybird, spider, bumble bees etc… We will also be looking at mini beasts e.g. worms, snails and woodlice. We will be exploring insects in jelly, porridge and dried textures too. Also singing lots of nursery rhymes such as inky wincey spider and there is a worm at the bottom of the garden.
Tweenie Room – this month the tweenies have been interested in growing, we have chosen this topic as tweenies have been interested in looking at flowers. We are discussing how they grow and all the different types of flowers there are and naming the different colours we see. We have started to plant our own seeds and grow our own flowers at the nursery. They have been making their own flowers using various craft items.
Preschool – In Preschool we have been learning all about how to be a “good” superhero. We have talked about how they do good things, how they help people and how they are kind to their friends. We have discussed how we can be Pre-school superheroes by turning on our listening ears, answering questions and being kind, caring and helpful to our friends. In this month we are starting a topic all about spring we are looking at pictures of animals and other living things, looking at life cycles and exploring in our outside space and at forest school to see if we can find signs of these life cycles.

As it is the last term before school we are now having separate Circle times, all our school leavers will be discussing different aspects of school life to prepare them for the upcoming event. We will also be looking at our routine and providing resources in our continuous provision to help the children become ready for school.


Events within the setting

25th May till 4th June – will be half term for all our free entitlement children
Thursday 17th May – RED WHITE AND BLUE dress up to celebrate the royal wedding

Monday 11th June – School Readiness Workshop – We will be providing a workshop to help you get your child/ren ready for school. If there is anything you would like us to cover at the work shop don’t hesitate to tell a member of the preschool team
Monday 18th June – Eid Party
Wednesday 27th June – Pj Dress up for cracker jack’s children charity £1 donation please there will also be a cake sale this day
Sunday 1st July – TODDLE WADDLE – every year we are involved in our Toddle waddle at Witton Park – we will be sending sponsor forms out for you to get sponsors for your child/ren we hope that lots of you can be involved in this. If you would like extra sponsor forms for siblings, family, or friends don’t hesitate to ask. All proceed got to Meningitis Now.
Monday 2nd July – Graduation Zoo Trip
Saturday 7th July – Parents Morning – Closer to the time your child’s key worker will be booking you in to sit down and spend some time with them to discuss your child’s learning looking at their learning journey next steps and discussing current interests. We value your input in your child/ren’s learning and hope you can all attend
Friday 20th July – Graduation. Graduation Party – date to be confirmed
Saturday 28th July – Summer Fair Fun Day

**Break up for summer on Friday 20th July**

Nurture, Develop, Grow.