We hope you all had an enjoyable half-term. Here we are at the beginning of March and halfway through the Spring Term.
Our topic for this half term, rather appropriately, is Spring. We will be looking at how the environment changes in spring time and how it is a time of growth for both plants and animals. At the end of the term we have our Easter break and during the last week of pre-school we will be making Easter Cards, having an Easter Egg Hunt and making Easter Bonnets.
If your child attends on either Thursday or Friday, please send them in on the last week with a hat/bonnet to decorate. Poundland sells Easter bonnets for a £1.00! If you are unable to do so, we can supply a cardboard ‘bonnet’.
Dates For your Diary
Wednesday 23 March is parents’ evening. This will give you the opportunity to talk with your child’s key worker and discuss your child with them. We shall start the evening at 6.00 pm and have appointments every 15 minutes. Please add your name to the list on the table in the classroom if you would like to make an appointment. If you would prefer to see you child’s key worker at a different time, that is more convenient for you, please discuss this with the appropriate member of staff. You can check on the classroom notice board which children have been allocated which member of staff as their key worker.
Friday 18 March is Red Nose Day. We are joining in with the fund raising for this very worthwhile cause and ask that if they wish, the children should come to pre-school in their favourite outfit – whatever that may be. We will be icing biscuits and asking for a donation of £1.00 from each child.
Thursday 12 May is our annual outing to Odds Farm. This is a day for siblings as well as pre-schoolers and we hope that all children will join us regardless of whether they attend pre-school on a Thursday. We will need parents to transport their children to the farm and accompany them during the visit. If you are a parent who will be unable to accompany your child, please let us know so we can make alternative arrangements.
The Farm opens at 10.00 am and we shall meet there at the entrance.
There is a tea room with hot snacks, drinks, ice cream and more or you may prefer to pack a picnic as there are numerous outside eating areas. In previous years, people tend to leave after lunch and in time to collect older siblings from school.
The cost of the entrance fee is £6.90 for children aged 2 – 16 years and £7.70 for adults. If we pre-book a bag of animal feed it will cost 30p a bag instead of the usual 50p. These are special rates for a group booking. We are aware that some parents have an annual pass to the Farm and will want to use that. If you do have a pass, please indicate on the attached tear- off slip.
Please can you complete the attached tear-off slip and return it to us with your money (all cheques to be made payable to Hyde Heath Pre-School) by Friday 1 April.
Sainsbury and Tesco Vouchers
We are collecting both of the above vouchers and the boxes are on the table in the classroom. All contributions are very much appreciated.
All the staff and us are looking forward to a busy and rewarding half-term. Many thanks for your continued support and please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any queries.
With kind regards,
Rachel Mistri and Kirsty Harris
Simply email us or call us on 01494 782845.