Term dates 2019/20

Term Dates 2019 – 2020
Autumn Term 2019

Tuesday 3rd September to Friday 20th December

Half Term

Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October

(Non-Pupil Days –Friday 18th October)

Spring Term 2020

Tuesday 7th January to Friday 27th March

Half Term

Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February

Summer Term 2020

Tuesday 14th April to Friday 17th July

May Day Bank Holiday

Friday 8th May

Half Term

Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May

Welcome to the new term

We have been making the most of the last of the Autumn sunshine, we had a nature walk to Stokeley, spotting insects, birds and the changing face of the hedgerow, the children were really keen share their knowledge of what they knew about the insect world, as well as having fun with road signs that we saw along the way, especially the directional ones, giving clues to the way we needed to go. When we reached Stokeley, the children enjoyed a drink and some hot buttery jam and toast, before buying some fruit to take back to Pre-school for our snacks that week. We have also taken advantage of the blackberry bushes around us, foraging and taking them back to school where we cooked them up in a delicious apple and blackberry crumble, we have also made and baked our own bread, and chopped up lots of vegetables for winter vegetable soup.

Stickman

This week the children have had an introduction, to the start of the Autumn term, based around the story of “Stickman”, they have collected sticks and leaves to use in their learning, which have been put to good use. Amongst other things, they created their own Stickman/woman, and have used them to create a narrative, using lots of great imaginative language, they have used sticks to help develop their fine motor skills, by using them as a painting tool, creating lovely swirly patterns. We have used them for measuring and sorting, and held our own “Highland games”, by long jumping, hurdles, relay and Javelin. We also used leaves and flowers to create beautiful window hangings, investigating the colour, smell and texture of the changing season.The children are also in the process of painting their self portraits, studying their features to transfer to paper, this is then being displayed on our Pre-school family tree, its a great way to celebrate the similarities and differences we all share

Bingo

Come along and join us, with your Family and friends for a fun-filled evening of Prize bingo. Thursday 11th October 2018, 7.30pm at Stokenham Parish Hall

Term dates 2018/19

Autumn term 2018
Tuesday 4th September – Friday 21st December 2018
Half term
Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October 2018
Non pupil day Monday 29th October 2018
Spring term 2019
Tuesday 8th January – Friday 5th April
Half term
Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February
Summer term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 19th July
MayDay – Monday 6th May
Half term
Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May

Stand up to cancer

The children helped make cakes, brownies and meringues for our “stand up to cancer” bake sale, which Lucy did after school last Friday, with the help of Katie and Corrine, who attend Stokenham Primary school, they raised £207 for this worthwhile cause

Royal Wedding bakers

We have some budding bakers on our hands, the children all worked together to create a Royal wedding cake, that any Prince or Princess would be proud off. The children firstly researched what wedding cakes looked like, how they were decorated, and the different flavours they could use, they then drew out their own designs, of how they thought it should look. We then worked together to weigh out, mix and bake the cakes, and then decorating it, we were able to choose different stamps that pressed out the shape we wanted, on icing we had rolled out, we had to work out how to push the icing out of the stamp mould, without the shape breaking, and then choosing where to put it on our cake, as well as our handmade flowers and butterflies, we added some sugar paper flowers. By working as part of a team, we created a beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake, that we enjoyed eating at our Royal tea party

Easter egg hunt

Get your Easter bonnets at the ready!
You are invited to join us in our eggciting Easter egg hunt, on Thursday 29th March 2018. We will be leaving Pre-school at 10.00am, and weaving our way, to Stokeley Farm shop, following the trail, left for us by the elusive Easter bunny. Once there, we will have an Easter bonnet parade, where our Guest head judge, will give out prizes for the best in show, and we will have a well deserved drink. The mini bus will be on hand to drive us back up to school, where the children will have one more chance to find a sweet treat with their name on, and join in with some eggstra fun and games.!
All family and friends are very welcome to join us

Snow Closure!

We are closed on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2nd March 2018 due to adverse weather conditions
We will be reopening on Monday 5th March 2018

Pig Racing Night. Saturday 24th March 2018

Our first fundraiser of the year, is the return of the hugely entertaining Byng’s Pig racing night. Our host for the night Ady Byng, is a wonder to behold, in all his West Country, Wurzel loving, high energy madness. So if you enjoy a great night out, where you are guaranteed a lot of laughs, whilst helping to raise money for the Pre-school, the place you will want to be on the 24th March 2018 is the Globe Inn, in Frogmore at 7.30pm. We will be putting anything raised towards the new preschool building. Tickets are £10.00 per person, to include supper. Please book your spaces by either using the form, you received with your latest Newsletter, and handing it in at Pre-school, or ringing the Globe directly on 01548 531351