November 2018 Newsletter




The AGM will be held on the Thursday 22nd November; a big thank you to the Preschool Parent Committee on another successful year.
We are still looking for new members and especially someone to take on the Treasurer role.

We are going to hold a stall at the Brookhurst Primary School Christmas Fair on 24th November 11am till 2pm we would ask if you could kindly donate a chocolate selection box to be used as a prize. All are welcome.

Children in Need
The children will bring home a coloured Pudsey with a clear pocket for you to add a donation.
We will then forward this to Children in Need from the group, thank you
The children attending Friday 16th November can dress in spotty clothes or Pudsey related outfits or accessories if they wish to.


A notice is displayed in the cloakroom showing the focuses for each half term together with activities and their links to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We returned after the half term break and looked at the story Room on a Broom, Halloween and Fireworks. We are now talking about Autumn and using the Woodland Animals to play hide and seek. Next we will talk about Our Five Senses; Sight/Seeing – with our eyes, Taste – with our tongues, Touch/Feeling – with our hands, Hearing – with our ears and Smelling – with our nose.
Bringing us then onto our Christmas celebrations.
The Christmas tree will go up on the Monday 3rd December.

Please could you ensure that you return any feedback forms; ‘Homework.’ This enables us to add to your child’s Learning Journals.

Please ensure that a coat is left each day to enable your child to play outside. Please ensure that all removable clothing is named
We try to encourage your child to change their own shoes to pumps and back again please if possible can you help by providing shoes that they with support can manage to help encourage independence.
We do have a selection of spare clothes and we would be very grateful, that if your child has been changed that the clothes be returned as quickly as possible, we do sometimes run out
If your child has been sick, had diarrhoea or has a temperature please can we ask that they be kept at home for 48 hours to ensure that any bugs are not being passed on.

Please can we remind you that our Automatic door is very temperamental and does not like to be touched, please stand well back.

Dates to remember for this term:
Closed for Planning Monday 19th November
AGM 8pm Thursday 22nd Nov
Last day – Party Day Thursday 20th December
Re-open Monday 7th January 2019
Parents evening Thursday 31st January
Closed for Planning Tuesday 5th February

Our Website is active.
Please have a look and see what we have been up to. Any requests for information to be added please let us know, your feedback is welcome.

Key Person
Each playgroup child will receive a Two Year Progress Check this term can you please return one copy for our records.
If you have any information you would like to share you are more than welcome to arrange to speak to your child’s Key Person or any staff member at any time.
A list of staff and Key children is in the cloakroom.

Primary school admissions form
Please ensure that you have submitted your choices for Primary School September 2019. The deadline is 15th January 2019