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Term Dates 2018 -19

Download the 2018 – 19 Term Dates


Summer Term 1 Topics (2018 – 19)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week:

 

Week Date Topic Letter
1 22nd April Our Bodies (visit from Nurse & Dentist) Dd and Gg
2 29th April Pirates Oo and Uu
3 6th May Plants (Stay and Play) Ll and Ff
4 13th May Pets and Vets (visit from Folly Vets and Staff Pets!) Bb and Jj
5 20th May It’s a Bug’s Life Zz and Ww

 

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Play Sessions:

‘Parents & Children’: Tues 7th May, Wed 8th May and Thurs 9th May 9:00-10:00am to plant some seeds.

‘Mums & Children’ : Tues 11th June, Wed 12th June and Thurs 13th June 9:00-10:00am to make Father’s Day cards

Parent’s Workshop: ‘Transition to Big School’ Monday 10th June 9am – 10am

Transition Forms out to Parents: week beginning 24th June: Transition Forms must be given to your child’s Primary School by the end of June by Preschool. Your Key Worker will complete the forms and Summative Assessment, but there is a section for parents to complete too. It is very important you complete this form and return it to preschool by Friday 28th June.

Sports Day: Thursday 27th June 11am (Reserve Sports Day 11th July): All children and parents welcome.

End of Term Production: Wednesday 17th July 11am: All families are invited to come and watch our End of Term Production

Finish for the Summer holidays: Wednesday 17th July Party Day: All children invited – EARLY CLOSE at 12:00pm

Term Dates:

  • Summer Term 1: 23rd April – 24th May
  • Half Term: 27th May – 31st May
  • Summer Term 2: 3rd June – 17th July
  • Closed on Polling Days: Thursday 2nd May (Local Elections) & Thursday 23rd May (European Elections)

Spring Term 1 Topics (2018 – 19)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week:

Week Date Topic
1 7th Jan Settling back into Preschool
2 14th Jan Birds
3 21st Jan Food, Glorious Food
4 28th Jan Post Office
5 4th Feb Chinese New Year
6 11th Feb People we love

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Play Sessions – ‘Parents & Children’: Tuesday 15th Jan, Wednesday 16th Jan and Thursday 17th Jan 9:00-10:00am. We will be making bird feeders for the Big Bird Watch 26th-28th Jan. Parents can sign up to which day they would like to attend with their child.

Parents Phonics Workshop: Monday 4th February 9am-10am: We are inviting parents to come along to our workshop about how we teach phonics in the Early Years. We will start teaching phonics to the children after February half-term.

Parents Meetings: Week beginning Monday 18th March 2019. Sign up sheets will be available nearer the time. This is a good opportunity to talk with your child’s Key Worker about the progress your child is making.

Summative Assessments & Learning Journals out to Parents: week beginning 18th March 2019

Easter Song Time at Orchards Nursing Home: Monday 1st April 2019

Easter Bonnet Parade: Thursday 4th April – ALL CHILDREN INVITED. Children are asked to make their own Easter Bonnets. Parents and families will be welcome to come and watch the parade at 11am in the main hall.

Break up for Easter: Thursday 4th April. EARLY CLOSE at 12:00pm (after the Easter Bonnet parade)

PRESCHOOL CLOSED FOR POLLING: Thursday 2nd May.

Parents questionnaire results Autumn 2018


Autumn Term 2 Topics (2018 – 19)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week:

Week Date Topic
1 29th Oct Bonfire Night
2 5th Nov Divali & Remembrance Day
3 12th Nov Children in Need
4 19th Nov Wheels
5 26th Nov Winter
6,7 & 8 3rd Dec – 18th Dec Christmas

Stay and Play Sessions
Parents & Children’: Tues 13th and Thurs 15th November 9:00-10:00am.
We will be baking Pudsey Bear surprises for Children in Need. Parents can sign up to which day they would like to attend with their child.

Photographer: Wednesday 14th November.
All children and siblings are invited to come and have individual photos taken ready for Christmas. Our photographer is from Tempest Photography and takes lots of amazing shots.

Summative Assessments & Learning Journals out to Parents: week beginning 3rd December

Christmas singing at Orchard House Nursing Home: Tuesday 11th December 10:30am

Christmas Nativity Play: Thursday 13th December 11am.
All children are welcome to take part in the Nativity whether they attend preschool on a Thursday or not.

Break up for Christmas: Tuesday 18th December

EARLY CLOSE at 11:00am – Party Day: All children invited for some Christmas fun!


Autumn Term 1 Topics (2018 – 19)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week:

Week Date Topic
1,2 and 3 5th Sept – 17 Sept Settling in
4 24th Sept Nursery Rhymes
5 1st Oct Autumn
6 8th Oct Teddy Bears
7 15th Oct Colours
Half-Term 22nd Oct CLOSED

Dates for the Diary

Settling In Meetings: week beginning 8th October
There will be a sign up sheet on the preschool door. Please sign up to a time slot that suits you best. This will be a chance to talk to your child’s Key Worker to discuss how your child has settled into preschool life and activate your Tapestry account. You will need to provide an email address and an activation email will be sent to you before you can view your child’s online Learning Journey.

HALF-TERM: 22nd October – 26th October
Preschool will be closed

Stay and Play Sessions
Parents & Children’: Mon 12th, Tues 13th, Thurs 15th and Fri 16th November 9:00-10:00am.
We will be baking Pudsey Bear surprises for Children in Need. Parents can sign up to which day they would like to attend with their child.

Photographer: Wednesday 14th November.
All children and siblings are invited to come and have individual photos taken ready for Christmas. Our photographer is from Tempest Photography and takes lots of amazing shots.

Summative Assessments & Learning Journals out to Parents: week beginning 3rd December

Christmas singing at Orchard House Nursing Home: Tuesday 11th December 10:30am

Christmas Nativity Play: Thursday 13th December 11am.
All children are welcome to take part in the Nativity whether they attend preschool on a Thursday or not.

Break up for Christmas: Tuesday 18th December

EARLY CLOSE at 11:00am – Party Day: All children invited for some Christmas fun!


Summer Term 2 Topics (2018)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

 

Week Date Topic Letter
1 4th June Farm Animals Xx & Yy
2 11th June I love my Daddy Stay & Play for Mummies Zz
3 18th June Jungle Animals Qu
4 25th June People who help us (Visit from Dentist, Fire Engine, Police & Doctor!) Phonics Revision
5 2nd July Under the Sea Phonics Revision
6 9th July Holidays Phonics Revision
7 16th July Moving on

Welly Walks: During our final term we will be going on welly walks every MONDAY and FRIDAY. If parents would continue to place their child’s wellies on the newspaper on these mornings, we would be most grateful. Music sessions will now be on Wednesdays and PE continues as normal on Thursdays.

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Play Sessions
‘Mums & Children’: Tues 12th June, Wed 13th June and Thurs 14th June 9:00-10:00am to make Father’s Day cards

Transition Forms out to Parents: week beginning 25th June
Transition Forms must be given to your child’s Primary School by the end of June by Preschool. Your Key Worker will complete the forms and Summative Assessment, but there is a section for parents to complete too. It is very important you complete this form and return it to preschool by Friday 29th June.

Photographer: Wednesday 21st June. The photographer will be in preschool at 9:00am to take a WHOLE CLASS PHOTO. Please could ALL children that attend come to preschool for 9:00am. Individual and sibling photos will proceed the whole class photo up until 12:00pm.

Sports Day: Thursday 28th June 11am (Reserve Sports Day 5th July). All children and parents welcome.

Monday 2nd July 9:00am – 9:30am– PARENT WORKSHOP: How to support your child’s transition from Preschool to ‘big’ school. Please sign up on the sheet on the preschool door.

Tuesday 10th July – Our final singing session at Orchards Nursing Home

End of Term Production: Wednesday 18th July 11am. All families are invited to come and watch our End of Term Production

Finish for the Summer holidays: Wednesday 18th July – Party Day: All children invited – EARLY CLOSE at 12:00pm


Summer Term 1 Topics (2018)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

Week Date Topic Letter
1 16/04/18 It’s a Bug’s Life Cc & Kk
2 23/04/18 Plants/St. George’s Day Ee & Uu
3 30/04/18 Our Bodies (Visit from Nurse and Dentist) Rr & Hh
4 07/05/18 Vehicles (Possible surprise visit from a digger) Bb & Ff
5 14/05/18 Pets & Vets (Visit from Pets at Home, Folly Vets & Staff Pets!) Ll & Jj
6 21/05/18 Dinosaurs Vv & Ww

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Play Sessions
‘Parents & Children’: Tues 24th April, Wed 25th April and Thurs 26th April 9:00-10:00am to plant some seeds.
‘Mums & Children’: Tues 12th June, Wed 13th June and Thurs 14th June 9:00-10:00am to make Father’s Day cards

Transition Forms out to Parents: week beginning 25th June
Transition Forms must be given to your child’s Primary School by the end of June by Preschool. Your Key Worker will complete the forms and Summative Assessment, but there is a section for parents to complete too. It is very important you complete this form and return it to preschool by Friday 29th June.

Sports Day: Thursday 28th June 11am (Reserve Sports Day 5th July). All children and parents welcome.

End of Term Production: Wednesday 18th July 11am
All families are invited to come and watch our End of Term Production

Finish for the Summer holidays: Wednesday 18th July
Party Day: All children invited – EARLY CLOSE at 12:00pm


Spring Term 2 Topics (2018)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

Week Date Topic Letter
1 19/02/18 Chinese New Year Ss & Aa
2 26/02/18 World Book Week Tt & Pp
3 05/03/18 I Love My Mummy Ii & Nn
4 12/03/18 Space Mm & Dd
5 19/03/18 Spring Gg& Oo
6 26/03/18 Easter No Phonics

Dates for the Diary

World Book Week – week beginning Monday 26th February.
Your child is very welcome to come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book and bring the accompanying story for us to read.

Stay and Play Sessions- ‘Dads & Children’: Tues 6th March, Wed 7th March and Thurs 8th March 9:00-10:00am.
We will be making a little surprise for Mummies!

Parent Meetings: week beginning 12th March: 
There will be a sign up sheet on the preschool door. Please sign up to a time slot that suits you best. This will be a chance to talk to your child’s Key Worker to discuss the progress your child has made, where their learning will go next and how you can help at home. If there are any concerns with your child’s learning or you’re worried about starting school, this is a great time to discuss that with us.

Summative Assessments & Learning Journals out to Parents: week beginning 19th March

Easter singing at Orchard House Nursing Home: Tuesday 20th March

Easter Bonnet Parade: Thursday 22nd March 11:00am
All children need to make an Easter hat for the parade at home and bring it into preschool week beginning Monday 19th March in a plastic bag clearly labelled.

Break up for Easter: Wednesday 28th March.
EARLY CLOSE at 11:00am – Party Day: All invited for some Easter fun!


Spring Term 1 Topics (2018)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

Week Date Topic
1 8th January Settling back in
2 15th January Birds
3 22nd January Healthy Eating
4 29th January Post Office
5 5th February I Love My Family

 

Dates for the Diary

Stay and Play Sessions:

‘Dads & Daughters’: Tues 16th January, Wed 17th January and Thurs 18th January 9:00-10:00am

‘Mums & Sons’: Tues 6th March, Wed 7th March and Thurs 8th March 9:00-10:00am

Half-Term: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February

Parents Meetings: Week beginning 12th March

Summative Assessments & Learning Journals out to Parents: Week beginning 19th March

Easter singing at Orchard House Nursing Home: Tuesday 20th March

Easter Bonnet Parade: Thursday 22nd March 11:00am

Break up for Easter: Wednesday 28th March 11:00am – Party Day: All invited


Parent Questionnaire

Thank you to all our parents that took part in out Autumn Term Questionnaire. We had 87% in response rate which is the highest we’ve ever had! Please take your time to read through the results in the PDF available to download in the link below and see what improvements the management team are going to make. This will also be published on our noticeboard under ‘You said… We did’.

Download the Parent Questionnaire Autumn 2017 Results

Download Feedback from Children’s Questionnaires


Autumn Term 2 Topics (2017)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

Week Date Topic
1 30th October Bonfire & Fireworks
2 6th November Poppies & Remembrance

Fri 10th Nov – Visit to the Church

3 13th November Socks

Fri 17th Nov – Children in Need: wear something Spotty and donate £2.00

4 20th November Wheels
5 27th November Winter

Stay & Play sessions for All Parents

6 4th December Christmas
7 11th December Christmas

Visit to sing at the Nursing Home

 

Dates for the Diary

Autumn 2nd Half Term starts: Monday 30th October

Photographer: Tuesday 21st November from 9am

Learning Journeys and Assessments to Parents: Week beginning Monday 4th December

Christmas Performance: Thursday 7th December 11am


 Autumn Term 1 Topics (2017)

Please find below a list of topics we will be learning about each week.

Week Date Topic
1 6th September Settling in
2 11th September Settling in
3 18th September Settling in
4 25th September Nursery Rhymes
5 2nd October Autumn
6 9th October Bears
7 16th October Colours & Diwali


Dates for the Diary

Settling In Meetings: Week beginning Monday 2nd October. Please make an appointment with your Key Worker

End of 1st Half term: Friday 20th October

Autumn 2nd Half Term starts: Monday 30th October

Learning Journeys and Assessments to Parents: Week beginning Monday 4th December

Christmas Performance: Thursday 7th December 11am