Over the next 5 weeks we will be looking at machines, including; in the house, on the road, Bob the Builders office, space machines and Easter. If parents have any ideas or wish to help please see Debbie, also if you have anything we could use for junk modelling for constructing machines and space machines it would be gratefully received. (from wine bottle corks to silver foil trays, toothpaste boxes to cereal boxes)
Our egg hunt will be on Tuesday 28th March at 10:00 am and if your child will be joining us for the hunt and does not normally attend on that date, please ask for a form to ensure the Easter Bunny has enough eggs for all.
Our annual Duck Race will be held on the morning of Sunday 7th May at Kenidjack Valley at 11 o’clock. The money raised will be put towards an interactive white board for the children along with the monies raised from the local Co-op community fund. Tickets will be sent home for you to kindly sell to family and friends (more will be available at Brambles), please return them to Brambles with any monies raised. There will also be a BBQ at the Duck Race.
Holiday Club will commence Monday, 3rd April to Thursday, 13th April – again, providing there are enough children booked in to open. Forms are available and need to be returned by Friday 17th March. Please ask a member of staff if you require a form.
This term, funding finishes on Friday 24th March, therefore if you require childcare for the week it will be chargeable unless you have banked hours. Please ask for a form from a member of staff.
Could you please ensure there isn’t anything harmful left in your child’s bag, such as any medication, we can always store this in an appropriate place. Thankyou
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Welcome back from the Christmas Holidays – we cannot believe we are already in the third week of January!!
This first half of the spring term we will be looking at people who help us. We are concentrating on police officers, vets and the fire service, you may have already noticed our police station in the role play corner! The children have had a great time ‘arresting’ their peers for breaking Nursery rules! We will be inviting people in to talk to the children so if you know of anybody who would be willing to visit please see Debbie. We will also be organising a visit to the fire station – please keep an eye on the FB page for times of visits.
The second half term we will be focusing on The Chinese New Year and Machines.
Parents please be aware the last week of term 27th – 31st March is also unfunded. Nursery will be open but places will be charged.
The funding runs for 38 weeks of the year and runs with the financial year which is April to March. The summer term 2016 was funded for 14 weeks; the autumn term 2016 was 14 weeks therefore the spring term 2017 will be funded for 10 weeks, although the term itself is 12 weeks long. Easter being later in April has affected the funding.
Please can ALL parents ensure children do not press the door release button. We are aware it is at a convenient height but this is to allow for wheelchair users to be able to activate it. It is a safeguarding issue for us especially if there are several children leaving and others arriving.
We again seem to have accumulated lost property and it is now located on the table at the end of the cloakroom. Please look to see if any of the property belongs to your child as it will be taken to the local charity shop at the end of January.
As you are probably aware, forms are already available for the half term (13th – 17th February).
Easter holiday club will be 3rd – 13th April, with Brambles being closed for Good Friday on the 14th and Easter Monday on the 17th as these are bank holidays. Forms will be available soon.
This group seems to be working really well and we are pleased to see Parents posting and others commenting. Any parents yet to sign into the page please send a request to join.
DRESS REHEARSAL will be on Monday 12th December from 10.00 – 11.00 am at Cape school. This year we will be using the stage in the hall. Please bring your child to the hall if they do not normally attend on Monday in full costume. Please see the attached list for roles and costumes. This performance will be videoed so we need all children.
The nativity performance will be held in the hall on Tuesday 13th December @ 10.00 am for parents, grandparents and friends to watch. There will be refreshments at Nursery afterwards and donations of cakes would be gratefully received.
Christmas lunch is on Wednesday 14th December and we have been invited to the school to have lunch with years 7 and 8. For those children who would normally have packed lunch there is the opportunity to have a Christmas lunch for £1.40 (no pudding) or £1.90 (with pud) instead. If your child would like Christmas lunch please inform a member of staff by Thursday 1st December.
The Christmas party will be on Friday 16th December from 12.30-1.45pm and Father Christmas will be in attendance.
A list of party food will be available.
Please could all parents’ each choose one item from the list to contribute to the party.
Holiday club dates are 19th -23rd and 28th – 30th December. Funding starts 9th January 2017 therefore 3rd -6th January will also be classed as holiday club.
Please book places by 02.12.16.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!