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February 2017 Newsletter Transatable Version

February 2017 Newsletter


The school will be closed for Half Term holidays from Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February

Re-open Monday 20th at 9am. (Morning room 8.30)


Coffee Mornings with Siobhain on Tuesdays. Topics for discussion


31 Jan - O2 guru is visiting. How to keep your child safe in a world full of apps, social media, tablet and phones

7 Feb - Stepping Stones - are you considering gaining qualifications, a new job, new opportunities now the children are getting ready to attend primary school

14 Feb - off

21 Feb - Claire from EBCDA is joining us for an Emotional wellbeing course - top tips for looking after yourself

28 Feb - To be confirmed

7 Mar - Final part of Top tips to look after yourself

Dates for your diary


Fri 10th - Red Day’ - Bring a ‘red’ item to school. We will be having red snack on this day


Visit to Ulster Museum– date to be confirmed. We will keep you posted!


Topic this month


Light and dark


We will talk about

· the sun (day)

· the moon (night)

· a torch

· a light

· a candle

Valentine’s Day

Red Day

We will be talking about

· ‘think pink’

· heart shapes

· love

· family

· Friends

· Make Valentine Biscuits /Buns


Eco News

We will continue to feed the birds outdoors.

The children will also be ‘bird watching’ one dry day this month

We will also be recycling card and other materials.


Calling all ‘Groundforce’ Volunteers

  1. outdoor play area is in need of a spring clean/tidy up, with some small items of maintenance to be taken care of. Our digging area could also use some TLC to make it useable and we will be doing a ’Big Spring Clean’ in March. If you can help in any way with gardening, tidying, outdoor painting/maintenance of greenhouse and playhouse, PLEASE let us know. Thank you, your support does help to create a wonderful play area for the children.


Day as Night’ Day– 27th Jan

All children and staff came to school dressed for bed. We

· Ate supper

· Read bed-time stories

· Talked about nocturnal animals

This marked the launch of our ‘Big Bedtime Read’ programme. Children will receive a plastic school bag with 5 books each Friday, to be returned on Wednesday. We hope you and your child enjoy the programme