Autumn Newsletter 2019 (Little Acorns)
We have almost come to the end of our first half term and we have had so much fun already! We have been enjoying lots of sensory play, group games and gardening and have had a lovely afternoon tea with our grandparents.
We hope you’ve had the chance to meet the newest addition to our staff team, Lisa. Lisa is a qualified primary school teacher who has worked in nurseries in Horsham as well as schools and nurseries in Blackburn and Chester. She is a great addition to our team.
Next half term we will be welcoming two slippery new friends to Little Acorns. 2 Giant African Land Snails will be taking up residence in our classroom as our pets! Names are still to be decided and we’re sure there will be lots of excitement surrounding them.
Dates for your diary:
24th October– Autumn Craft Afternoon- 3:30-5:00
28th October – 1st November– HALF TERM
4th November– INSET day
5th – 15th November– Parent Consultations. Please see Emily or Jo to make an appointment to meet with your child’s key person to discuss their development.
11th -15th November– Children in Need Week. We will be collecting your ‘gold coins’ to fill out treasure chest! On Friday 15th November we will have a Pirate Day where all of the children are encouraged to dress up as pirates!
18th – 22nd November– Community Week. This week we will be visited by important people in our community.
6th December– Jamie’s Celebratory Tea Party 3:30-4:30. Join us for juice and biscuits to celebrate Jamie’s amazing achievement of making it as a finalist in the National Nursery Awards’ Apprentice of the Year category.
13th December – Christmas Party 9:00 – 10:30am. All children will be invited for party games, a festive snack and a visit from someone very special…
18th and 19th December- Christmas Sing-Along 9:00 – 9:30am. A booking sheet will be available nearer the time. Spaces will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be limited to 2 adults per child. If your child does not usually attend on these days, they will be invited to join one of the sessions.
We’d like to remind everyone to pack warm clothing, hats, gloves and scarves as the weather gets colder. We will be out in all weathers as long as the children are appropriately dressed, ideally in waterproof trousers and coats, you are welcome to leave them here in their trays. Please remember to label your children’s things.
Thank you to everyone who has brought in snack donations! They are very much appreciated. Should you like to bring in any snack, fresh fruit/veg and crackers are always needed.
Thank you as always for your continued support. Emily, Jo, Jamie, Kirsty and Lisa