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April 2018 – Newsletter

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

We hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays, despite the weather. We will be starting our Summer Term on Monday 16th April (no extended hours that day due to teacher training day at school).

 

This term we are hoping to focus on outdoor learning, using the outdoor area, the ‘Jungle’, park, ‘MUGA’, and recreation ground to develop the children’s physical skills and understanding of nature.

 

Indoors we have made a small change to the layout, enabling us to further develop number play, encourage early writing and increase the use of stories, along with communication and phonic skills.

 

Starting School Evening

Thank you to those parents who attended our recent starting school evening and the chance to discuss your child’s progress. We hope you found this useful.

 

Holiday Club

We have had a successful re-launch of our holiday club, aided by our more flexible times and competitive prices. The dates for half term are 29th/30th/31st May. Booking forms will be available from Monday 16th April.

 

Open Day

Please come and join us on Saturday 5th May, 10am -12noon for our annual Open Day. All pre-school children, extended hours children, siblings and their families are welcome. We will also welcome any new families who would like to meet the staff and come for a look round.

 

September Sessions

Attached to this month’s newsletter is a preference sheet for children remaining with us in September. Please complete and return to Acorns as soon as possible. Remember any child who turns 3 before the 31st August will be entitled to 15 hours early education funding, and those with 2 working parents may also be eligible for the 30 hours extended entitlement from September 2017. If you are unsure please speak to Val.

 

E-Safety

Recent research shows that the greatest increase in internet use is amongst  3-4year olds. As a result I have written a short guide to internet security which is included with this newsletter.

 

Website

We are in the process of transferring our website to a new host. I am aware that some information is a bit are out of date so please be patient with us while we make the necessary updates. Most importantly we ask that you use our new number, 01765 689111, from now on.

 

Finally:

  • Please send your child with sufficient spare clothes, particularly socks and pants. Activities do include the use of water, mud, paint etc..
  • Dates this Term:
    • Term starts Monday 16th April
    • Monday 7th May, Bank Holiday -Setting closed
  • Break up Friday 25th May
  • Mr Wild – please accept my apologies – your message cut off the last 3 digits of your number and so I was unable to call you back

 

 

Thank you for your continuing support. As always if there is anything you wish to discuss please give us a call or speak to your child’s key person.

 

Kind regards

Val & Team