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November 2018 – Newsletter


Dear Parents/Carers


Word/Number of the week

This half term we have introduced a number and words of the week! Please check the green board to see which they are, and perhaps you could introduce these at home to extend your child’s learning. If you would like ideas of how to do this, please ask a member of staff.



We held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 15th October. Sara Trewhitt, Nicola Pickard and Abi Clapham stepped down. We would like to thank them for their contributions over the last year. The principal officers remained largely unchanged. We were lucky to have 5 new members join us. Members of our committee are displayed in the office area, for you to become acquainted with.


Funding Deadline

Any child who turns 3 before the end of this year is entitled to15 hours funding from January, and some may be eligible to claim 30 hours extended funding.   The universal funding of 15hours can be claimed via the parental agreement you will be given by Setting. The extended entitlement must be claimed for via the Government website. Any child already accessing this service will also need to re-apply. Please pass on your code as soon as you have it.

The deadline for this is 30th November.




Christmas cards

You will be receiving your child’s artwork this week with an accompanying card explaining the order process – visit and input the unique artwork code and your child’s name, you can then personalise your order. All orders MUST be made before 13th November. The finished cards will then be returned on 26th November in enough time to post out. We ask that ALL original artwork is returned to setting as soon as possible, to enable us to display.

Please log on and see your child’s finished cards before you make a decision not to purchase – the original artwork does not always do them justice!


Little Acorns Re-launch

Little Acorns will re-launch this week, Thursday 8th November in the Methodist School room, 9.30-11.00am. This first session will be free, and we hope to see as many people there as possible, so spread the word.


Kell Bank School

We have been asked by Kell Bank School to promote a couple of their forthcoming events. I have attached details for anyone who may be interested, and a member of Acorns staff will attend the ‘Pudsey Ramble’


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