It’s that time of year again when we send home our final newsletter, we, like you, can’t quite believe it is almost the end of the school year already.
As you may know we have a large number of children leaving us to go onto BIG school in just a few weeks’ time, therefore, we are going to try and ensure that our final weeks are full of fun. Furthermore, during the next few weeks, we will be completing our transition documents, this is an important document which we send onto your child’s new school, this also requires a signature and a comment from parents. More details to follow.
Golden Apple Award
We promote healthy eating in pre-school and once again we are looking to be awarded the Golden Apple Award as recognition of our healthy eating policy in pre-school. Furthermore, we have a lady from the oral health team coming into talk to the children on 29th June.
We would like to ask for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of printing your child’s learning journey, this would be a welcomed donation, as each learning journey can cost around £3 to print. Thank you.
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 4th July – We will be having Catchlight photographers in the setting again. You are welcome to bring children along on this day who do not normally attend, along with any siblings at the beginning of the session am or pm. Catchlight will also take a class photo and an individual one on this day.
Tuesday 11th July – We will be holding a Sports day; this event will take place on the school field in the morning session. Unfortunately, this is only for the children who attend on a Tuesday morning, if you would like to come and see your child partake in this event, please arrive at pre-school from 10-30 till 11.30. Please ensure your child comes into pre-school at the usual time wearing trainers/pumps, T-shirts, shorts, or trousers.
Monday 17th July – Move up morning 9.30-11.30 (Chantlers Primary School visit).
Tuesday 18h July – School readiness session, parents are welcome to attend from 10.30-11.30, this will give you the opportunity to see what your child and the staff do during the sessions they attend. You will also be given information about what a ‘School Ready’ child looks like and how you can prepare your child for school. Please could you let a member of staff know if you will be attending, grandparents are welcome to attend if you can’t.
Thursday 20th July – End of term parties, (am and pm) all children welcome to attend. If your child does not normally attend and you would like to swap a session, please speak to Julia or Justine to arrange this. We are also asking for a donation of £1 towards the cost of the party, we have hired a bouncy castle and we will be providing party food and drinks. If your child stays all day, they will not need a packed lunch on this day. Please note; for the children of non-pre-school age, this will be the last day of term.
Friday 21st July – Graduation ceremony- Pre-school age children only to arrive at usual time. Parents to arrive at 10.45. If your child does not normally attend on this session you are welcome to bring them along so they can say goodbye. Additionally, Pre-School will be closed after the Graduation Ceremony; there will be NO lunch club or afternoon session on this day. Unfortunately, due to space and fire regulations we will only have 2 tickets per family available, with the possibility of being able to purchase more when each family have purchased the tickets they need. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 3rd July until Friday 14th July with the possibility of buying more from Monday 17th July.
All the staff would like to wish our leavers a fond farewell, it has been a pleasure to have been a small part of their first educational experience and watch how all the children have grown and developed during the time they have spent with us.
We would like to thank all the parents who are leaving us at this time and returning parents for your generosity over the past year or two and for your continued support.
We hope you all have a lovely break and look forward to seeing our returning children in September.
From all the staff at Chantlers Pre-School.