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Dear Parents

 

Welcome to Little Acorns (Preschool)

Autumn Term 2018

 

We hope that you all had a lovely summer holidays and enjoyed some family time with your children. We are very excited to welcome you all back and a big welcome to all our new families and children who will begin at preschool this term.

 

Staffing

This term, we welcome Mrs Kim Brooks as our new Preschool (Little Acorns) Teacher. Mrs Brooks is an experienced Early Years Teacher, joining us from Broadclyst Nursery and Primary School. Many of you will have already met Mrs Brooks at our Open Evening and Meet the Teacher sessions offered last term. If not, please do pop in and say hello.

 

Big Acorns class is taught by two Early Years Teachers - Mrs. Claire Webber and Mrs Catherine Yeandle.

 

Mrs. Sarah Pearce, Miss Layla Hill, Mrs Helen Hewson, Mrs Jenna Thrupp and Mrs Tina Hill are Early Years Practitioners, supporting the children within their learning activities.

 

Curriculum

This term, our learning will focus around the theme - ‘Wings, Wheels and Sails’. Attached is a copy of the planning for the first half of term. This can also be viewed on our Foundation Stage page, on the school website. This plan details the curriculum areas of your child’s learning and some of the activities that they will be doing this half term. We will be exploring our local area at different times during this term, and will need adult helpers. Please let a member of staff know if you may be able to assist us with this. Dates and times will be set during the term.

 

Outdoor Learning

The children will be going out into the school environment in all weathers.. Please ensure that they always have a waterproof coat (with a hood), sun hat and sun-cream kept in school. As the weather gets colder, please provide your child with a warm hat and gloves. Please ensure all items are named clearly, so they can be returned if lost.

 

Snack

Children need to a full drinks bottle to school every day. We provide one fruit snack each day. Drinks bottles can be refilled in school, during the day, if needed. Water and Milk is available for the children at snack times.

 

Spare Clothes

We only have a limited supply of spare clothes for children, so please ensure that your child has a spare set of clothes (pants, trousers/skirt, t-shirt, tights or socks) kept on their peg, in case they need changing during the day.

 

Parent Helpers

We are always extremely grateful of any parent support in the classroom or on trips. We would value however much time you could spare to either the children read, accompany us on adventures outdoors or around the local area. Please let us know if you think you could spare any time to help us.

 

Website

We try to keep our Foundation Stage page of the class website updates, so please spend time looking at our news feed to see photographs and stories of what the children have been up to.

 

Preschool Hot Meals

We are fortunate to have an excellent school cook, who can provide hot meals for children at lunchtime. These must be paid for and ordered in advance.

 

Lastly, we operate a very open door policy, so please come and speak to us at any time if you have any questions or queries.

We can also be emailed on kbrooks@stjohnstiverton.co.uk or cwebber@stjohnstiverton.co.uk

 

Many Thanks

 

Claire Webber                                               Kim Brooks

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader        Little Acorns Preschool Teacher

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