Newsletter Summer Term 2017
Welcome to the Summer Term. We are looking forward to having fun, making progress and developing friendships.
The childrenâ€™s interests are currently taking us towards planting, growing and bug activities. We will be exploring the school playing field on bug explorations and enjoying the freedom to run and play on the grass now the warmer weather is coming. We are soon to have a â€˜Butterfly Gardenâ€™ so that we can watch caterpillars change into butterflies, and an ant farm.
Garden Plans â€“a plea for help and seedlings.
We are still developing our garden provision and have some exciting plans for this term. If you have any vegetable seedlings spare that we could have for our plot we would be very grateful, perhaps in a few weeks when the weather is warmer. Also, is anyone strong and willing to get us about four bags of soil? We will supply the money for purchase but just need someone to do the lumbering bit.
CI photography are booked to come on Friday 23rd June in the morning (9am). Carl has taken photos for us for many years and parents are very pleased with the results. If you would like your child to have their photo taken but they do not usually come on a Friday morning, let me know and we will sort out a time for you to come in. There is no obligation to buy the photos of course and if you do not want your child to have their photograph taken please let me know.
We are planning another fun session with Paula Hain from Mosaic Dance this term. The children love it and we take ideas and activities for our everyday sessions with all the children, so that everyone can have fun and experience it.
Closed on Friday 26th May.
In line with the school closure dates, we are also having a staff training day on Friday 26th May. The following week is half term.
After the summer half term, we will be offering a school transition programme for children starting school in September. This involves a series of school visits to explore the reception class environment, meeting the new teacher and teaching assistants, having a cooked lunch in the school hall. The dates for the visits is to be confirmed with the school and we will let you know soon. If you have any queries about school transition please ask. More information will follow.
Safe in the sun
When the warmer weather finally comes, please bring sun cream (pre-applied) sunhat and a change of clothes for wet garden play. Please ensure your child comes in sensible/safe footwear for climbing and running e.g. no loose sandals or flipflops.