Bags to school

If you are having a spring clean of your wardrobes and would like to help us raise some money. We are having a Bags to school collection on 25th March 2020. We are gratefully accepting donations from Monday 23rd March.

Items that are acceptable include:

  • Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)

Items that are not acceptable are:

  • Duvets and blankets
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
  • School uniforms with and without logo
  • Corporate clothing and workwear
  • Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

Many thanks in advance for your help.


Pre-loved sale of clothes, toys and equipment for children aged 0-5 years

Stokenham Pre-school are pleased to be holding a Pre-loved 0-5year clothing and toy sale, on Saturday 14th March 2020, at 11.30am-3.00pm, selling clothes, toys and equipment for children aged 5 years and under.
If you would like to make yourself some money after Christmas and need a clear out of those previously loved or out grown toys and clothes, why not book yourself a table for just £5.00. To make your booking please ring Stokenham Pre-school on 01548 580202, or leave a message below.
There will be some delicious cakes and sandwiches as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks to enjoy, between browsing the stalls, and we won’t be forgetting your ‘little ones’ either, as there will be a bouncy castle, craft activities and face painting on offer too.

Pancake Day

Today we all made pancakes, all the children helped in some way, whether it was mixing together the pancake ingredients, or chopping up the fruit to add to the pancakes at the end, and they all definitely enjoyed eating them too. Our favourite toppings were bananas and chocolate sauce, what’s yours?

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.


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


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