Managers Update May 2016

Dear Parent’s/Carer’s,

Firstly, I would like you to join me in welcoming some new starters to pre-school, we have five new children who have joined us along with Suzana who you will see working in pre-school on a Wednesday amongst other sessions.

For those who attend a Thursday session, could you please provide P.E.Kits for a Thursday, we will be encouraging the children to change themselves as independently and quickly as possible in preparation for school. Please don’t buy anything new, the idea is to change in to a different outfit and pumps or trainers independently without losing too many items of clothing and changing back before home time, the focus is to support self help skills rather than what they are wearing but equally, something suitable for P.E would be great.

Miss Keegan has been in to pre-school to chat about other ways we can support the children for school readiness and I have requested the cups and trays from the canteen so that the children can practice carrying them with drinks etc before they start school, they have kindly been provided already. We are also practicing name writing forming letters correctly including surnames, this can also be supported at home so do please do ask for information.

We are fast approaching our last half term for this year; it’s unbelievable where the time has gone. We have lots to do before then so I would just like to remind you of a few dates coming up and information that you will need to know before we break up for summer holidays.

Thursday 26th May is our Fizz Fashion show, I know Derry has been in touch regarding this so please sell as many tickets as you can to support this popular event and return what you can’t.

Friday 27th May is our last inset day of the academic year so pre-school will be closed until we return on Monday 6th June.

Wednesday 8th June Joanne Bryant Photographer.

Joanne will be coming in the morning to take a group photo and individual photo’s of the children, they are reasonably priced and there is no obligation to buy however, if you don’t want your child to be photographed individually please let me know alternatively, if you would like extra photos to be taken please speak to Vicki.

Saturday 11th June Rose Queen.

Derry has also sent information regarding Rose Queen, all help is very much appreciated. Due to numbers we will have a full trailer this year, we will need 4 adults to sit in each corner of the trailer, please put your name forward to Vicki, our theme is minibeasts! Could you let a member of staff know if you will be attending so that they have numbers to provide a drink and snack for the children after there hard work parading their costumes!

Wednesday 22nd June Sports Day (9.30am ish)

Reserve Sports Day 29th June.

Weather permitting although we don’t mind a bit of drizzle, Sports Day will take place as soon after registration as possible. This is a fun morning and the focus is on the children enjoying themselves, sometimes a child’s first Sports Day can be very overwhelming with an audience so Staff do support as best and as fast as they can, please bear with us less sporty type! All are welcome to come and watch and cheer the children on.

Wednesday 6th July Visit to School for Teddy Bears Picnic.

We have been invited to School for a Teddy Bear’s picnic; your child will need a Teddy Bear that they can carry. I will need 4 extra adults to walk us to and from school on this date to enable our visit. Please let Vicki know if you can help, the times will be approximately 9.45am-11.45am, you can leave in-between times or are very welcome to stay in school with us.

Monday 11th July Summer Trip/Celebration

Our summer trip will be on this date, if your child doesn’t attend on this date they are welcome to join us, we are undecided on our venue or if we have a celebration day at the Hall yet so details will follow shortly. We will need parent’s to accompany children on this date for an outing so please let Vicki know if you and your child will be attending. Your opinion and suggestions regarding our outing are welcome.

Wednesday 20th July Leaver’s Concert 1.30pm.

Our Leaver’s concert will be at 1.30pm on this date, for the younger ones that only attend a morning session, they are invited to stay for a packed lunch and go straight in to the concert so that they are more settled. This year will be different in that the younger children may find sitting in front of an audience too overwhelming so we will just go with the flow on the day, again, the focus is on the children being happy and enjoying themselves so we don’t want them to feel upset and intimidated sat in front of an audience, if they decide the show is over then that will be the order of the day!! The older children will still have their part to play in the concert and their own Leaver’s presentation afterwards. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns.

Thursday 22nd July will be a day full of fun with Gail and Leanne and Friday 22nd July we break up for Summer Holidays, new term dates/inset dates will be sent out shortly for those returning in September.

For those returning to pre-school in September, could you please inform Vicki if you wish to change or increase any sessions in September by the end of June in order for me to plans sessions and staff hours for the beginning of the new term.

Finally, thank you for your continued support, please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you have any queries or concerns.

Kind Regards