Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas break and are looking forward to the year ahead. We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for the cards and gifts that the staff received at Christmas and for your support throughout 2016.

Spring Topics
During this term we will be leaning about the Chinese New Year, spring, growing, Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day and Children’s interests. So if you have any spare compost, seeds or pots etc. please bring them in.

Nursery News
At the end of last term we said farewell to Sally Drew, however, we are very pleased to welcome Hannah Wickham who will be starting on Monday 9th January, working Monday to Thursday.

A reminder from school to please not park in the car park as this is for school staff only.

Learning Journal
Your child’s learning journal is kept in their drawer for you to look at whenever you want to. Approximately every 6 weeks or so, we will ask you to fill out part of their plan with your child’s keyworker. This will only take about 5 minutes at the beginning or end of a session. If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to talk to your child’s keyworker.

Parental Feedback
So that we can effectively monitor the service that we provide there is a parent’s comment book for you to fill in with any comments or suggestions that will help us to improve our provision. You will find this book on the parents table. So please feel free to fill it in.

Fundraising Last Term
Last term we held several fundraising events and we raised:

Pumpkin Raffle: £97
Christmas Raffle: £135

Well done and a big thank you to all who donated prizes and brought raffle tickets.

Dates for Your Diary
Tues 4th Jan – Start of spring term
Fri 17th Feb – Last day of half term
Mon 27th Feb – Back to Nursery
Fri 7th April – Last day of term
Mon 24th April – Start of summer term
Mon 1st May – Bank Holiday – no Nursery
Fri 26th May – Last day of half term
Mon 5th June – Inset Day
Tue 6th June – Back to Nursery
Fri 21st July – Last day of term

These are all the dates we have at present.  If there are any changes or additional inset days we will let you know as soon as possible, and update the website calendar.

Did you know you can get automatic updates to your calendar on your mobile, PC, tablet or iPad? Simply visit the online calendar here, and click the Subscribe button.

Many thanks,

Sue, Amy and the team