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Dear Parents/ Carers


Spring Term 2019 in Little Acorns


Welcome Back!


We hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all the Christmas presents we received, it was very kind of you to buy such lovely gifts for us.



  1. term, we welcome Mrs. Laura Mathers to our staffing team. Mrs. Mathers will teach Big Acorns on a Monday and Tuesday once Mrs. Brooks goes onto maternity leave (From Monday 28th January). Mrs. Claire Webber (from 28/1/19) will cover Mrs. Brooks’ Maternity leave, teaching daily in the Little Acorns class, supported by Mrs. Helen Hewson, Mrs Sarah Pearce and Miss Layla Hill.



We have attached the planning sheet, for this first half of term, to give you an insight into what your child will be learning. We will begin with a focus on Winter and the People at Work. Please let us know if you can support any of these learning activities.



We love stories in preschool and believe that learning to read at home is really important too. Children in preschool bring home books from our school library to share with you at home. You can purchase your child’s book bag at our school office and then we can ensure your child has their book changed twice a week when they are in preschool. We encourage you to record when you have read with your child in their reading record book and let us know if they have enjoyed the story/book.



Please do not let your child bring their toys from home into school. We had a number of occasions last term when toys were lost or broken and caused upset. We will let you know if there are occasions when the children can bring in something special from home to share and tell.


Arrival at school – 8.50am or 11.50am

Please try to ensure that your child is in class every day by 8.50am (morning session) or 11.50am (afternoon session), so that they can be registered. The gate will be closed promptly at 9am so that teaching can start; late arrivals will be asked to register and enter school through the main school office entrance. The preschool and Reception class day finishes at 3.20pm and children need to be collected from the Foundation Stage entrance area.



Snacks and Drinks

If you choose to provide your own snack, please ensure that it is named and note that we are a healthy setting and encourage children to bring a healthy snack (e.g. fresh fruit, dried fruit or cheese). We discourage crisps, biscuits or chocolate to promote our healthy eating ethos and we have a no nuts policy. We also offer the free fruit, milk and water. Your child will also need a drinks bottle to be in school every day.


Colder Weather

As the weather is turning colder, please ensure your child has a waterproof, warm coat in school, gloves and a warm hat. These can be kept in your child’s tray.

Please ensure all of your child’s clothing is named, especially hats and gloves etc.


Please do not hesitate to come and see us at any point this term, if you need to ask anything or have any concerns.


Many thanks, for your continued support.


Claire Webber and Kim Brooks

Foundation Stage Teachers