Term Dates/Forthcoming Events
NEW SCHOOL YEAR
AUTUMN TERM 2018
4th September – 20th December
(Half term 22-26th October)
SPRING TERM 2018
7th January – 5th April
(Half term 18-22th February)
SUMMER TERM 2019
23th April – 25th July
(Half term 27-31st May)
Monday 7th January
Monday 25th February
Tuesday 23rd April
Thursday 25th July
Christmas Tree Festival: Saturday 1st -14th December.
Christmas Play: Tuesday 18th December 11am.
Christmas Party: Monday 17th December 9-12pm.
Story time at the scrap store: 9.30-11pm Date to be confirmed.
Christmas Tree Festival
The Christmas tree festival at St Nicholas and St Faith church has begun and the children have been busy making their own decorations for our tree. If you would like to pop in and see all the wonderful trees ours is situated just on the left as you enter the church. The festival will be on from 01.12.18-14.12.18 at a cost of £1.50 per person with children under 14 entering for free.
Could you please speak to a member of staff if you require any extra sessions after Christmas. Places are filling up and we always like to offer our existing children first. If you also know of anyone who requires a pre-school place, please feel free to ask them to give us a call or pop down for a visit.
Please, please could you name your children’s clothing, their coats, jumpers and wellington boots.
Healthy Under Fives
We are now working towards gaining our Healthy Under Fives certificate which is a new scheme run by Cornwall Council’s Healthy Cornwall service. This is split into six topics and each time we complete a topic we will get a sticker on our chart which is displayed in the entrance foyer, so you can see how we are progressing.
The first area we are working towards is Healthy Eating and within this topic we are required to sign up for three sugar smart pledges. We have chosen 3 that we think are suitable to the age range of the children in our setting and are explained below.
The first of the pledges is to Run a recipe demo and is being run in pre-school this week with the children making super fruit breakfast wraps. Details will be added to tapestry and a copy of the recipe.
The second to Promote Water will start w/c/10.12.18 during ‘Water week’ where we discuss with the children the benefits of drinking water and take part in activities which link into that theme.
The third to run a Sugar Smart quiz is to follow.
The Christmas play is on Tuesday 18th December 11am start. Tickets will be on sale w/c 3rd December at a cost of £1.50 to include a drink and a mince pie. We will have a small range of gifts to buy and a raffle after the performance. Raffle tickets will be on sale w/c 10.12.18.
This year’s Christmas party will take place on Monday (morning) 17th December for all children, even if this is not your normal session. We are very lucky to have an entertainer Katy Way from Music Makers to entertain the children, after which the children will have party food and a visit from Father Christmas. There will be a list for party food on the notice board w/c 3.12.18. Could we please remind you that we are a no nuts pre-school and ask that if you provide grapes they are cut vertically to avoid choking. Please speak to a member of staff if you are able to help.