Newsletter February 2020
Welcome back to Pre-school. I hope you all had a nice break.
Focus for this half term: As we celebrate World Book Day next week we will be sharing lots of traditional tales and enjoying different activities related to them as the term progresses, including trying porridge, making gingerbread men and planting seeds to grow our own beanstalks. We will also look at some more modern classics like the Gruffalo and have a go at making Gruffalo Crumble! As we move into spring we will be exploring our wooded area to look at all the new growth and changes related to the season. As we approach Easter we will also be taking part in an Easter Bonnet Parade- more details to follow.
World Book Day: We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. If your child attends on this day they can come to Pre-school dressed up as a favourite book character and they will be taking part in lots of different activities to encourage their interest in books and stories.
Sickness Policy: We have had lots of children (and staff!) suffering from bad coughs and colds over the last few weeks. If your child is just suffering from a runny nose and slight cough without a temperature then its fine for them to come to Pre-school. If your child has a temperature then please try to keep them at home and if you really feel they are well enough to attend then let a member of staff know when they last had paracetamol. If your child is prescribed antibiotics please keep them at home until 48 hours after the start of the course. Thank you.
Transition to school: Some of the older children have already enjoyed a visit to the reception class in Bollinbrook School, and we are planning another visit on a Thursday morning in the next few weeks, this time to join in with a PE session.
Website: Each week I will be putting the planning linking to these themes on to our website and you will also get it emailed to you. You can find our website at https://bollinbrookpreschool.org/ .
Weather: Could you please make sure that your child brings a warm coat, hat and gloves to Pre-school. We do try and get outside in all weathers and will be spending time in the woods as spring approaches.
Caroline Bickerton Pre-school Manager