OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
The settling-in process is going well and all the children are now admitted. Settling in is a difficult disruptive time in families. We appreciate the time and effort you have all made, ensuring a good start to school for your child. The staff are looking forward to spending the year with the children, fostering and monitoring their development.
During the first half term we concentrate on getting to know each other, getting to know about our school and our routines and learning to be as independent as possible.
There are photographs of all the children in your child’s class in the classroom. Why not use these to talk to your child about his/her friends?
Nursery Routines and independence
Already many children can:
This month we begin the theme of ‘myself’, getting to know each other and family members.
We will focus on the colours orange and black.
At the end of the month we will be concentrating on Hallowe’en traditions and events.
Don’t forget: ‘Once a week, take a peek!’ – Keep a close eye out for head lice.
There is a red recycling bin at entrance to school. Please use this to clear out any unwanted clothes, shoes, toys etc. All proceeds to British Heart Foundation.
We also recycle batteries.
The children will be planting bulbs this month as well as beginning to develop an awareness of recycling card, paper and plastics.
We collect empty cereal boxes, cardboard tubes etc for ‘junk art’. Please leave in trolley in entrance hall.
We appreciate any help to plant and weed our flower boxes.
EARLY DROP OFF SERVICE
This will be non teaching supervised time only. We will offer this service from 8.30am each school morning starting Monday 15th October.
Morning room is available between 8.30am and 8.55am. If you arrive after this time, please wait until the main doors open at 9am. This allows time for staff to safely escort the morning room children into their classrooms before the main doors are opened. (We ask for a voluntary contribution of 50p per day which should be paid along with snack/dinner money in the blue envelope.)
POSTBOXES IN HALL
We have postboxes outside N1 and N2. These post boxes are to be used for snack,dinner money and morning room money. Any reply notes can also be posted here.
Please make sure your childs name and class is on the envelope.
Start Monday 1st October. Dinners cost £2.50 per day (unless your child is entitled to free school meals.) Therefore snack and dinner money is a total of £17.50 per week.
We will be taking orders for our school jumpers week of 1st October. This will be the last chance to order any items this school year. Forms to be returned no later than Monday 8th October. Please ask for a uniform order form to be completed, and returned with payment.
Mon 1st October to Fri 5th October 9.00am – 1.00pm
Mon 8th October onwards 9.00am-1.30pm
You can choose the time that suits you best- sign- up sheets will soon be available outside each classroom.
Important dates for your diary can be found on our website, including our Christmas Concert and Christmas Party date J. Please note that the school day finishes at 11.30am on both these days.
Incredible Years Programme
Mrs Symington will be running a 14 week programme starting on Thursday 25th October. These parent workshops will start at 9.30 and last approximately two hours. They will run until February/March 2019. More information will follow this month. This is a really worthwhile programme for parents and we would encourage you to attend.
Dates: 25th Oct, 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec. Further dates TBC
Funding for this has been made available through our Partners at Eastside Learning.
We finish on Friday 26th October at 1.30pm for the half-term holiday. School will re-open on Monday 5th November.