I cannot believe next week is the last week of the summer term....where has this academic year gone?! It has been a very busy June and this month is just as busy! Everyone has been visiting their new schools or new rooms in preparation for their new adventures in the next couple of months.
I have asked each of the rooms to give me some highlights from the last couple of months; here they are:
A wonderful transport topic…the babies have been extremely creative and have made their own interpretations of transport. This topic has also enhanced their Communication and Language development.
Sky children have been sharing fun and engaging Share and Care times. They have also enjoyed sharing their ‘My Family’ books with their friends…thank you for supplying the photos for us to make these.
Their garden has been a huge success…nearly all of the vegetables have now been harvested and enjoyed at home! Thank you for sharing your photos from home of the great growing you have been doing.
Sports Day was amazing fun! The smiles on the children’s faces lit up the field! The art work completed in the room, focussing on Mondrian and Matisse, was extremely eye catching.
We would love to share our rooms with you at our Summer Family Social on Thursday 13th July from 5pm until 6.30pm. Please join us for refreshments and activities in the rooms. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your child’s year, but also visit their new room. Once you have collected your child, you will be responsible for them throughout the Family Social. If you are collecting after 5pm you will find our Woodlands and Ocean Room children upstairs and our Sky children will be in the little room, within Sky Room.
Room teams in September
Emma Marsh (Room Leader)
Charlotte Deacon (Deputy Room Leader)
Lauren Higginbottom (SENCo)
Shanelle Talplacido (moving over from Durrington Nursery)
Sonya Fellows (Room Leader)
Pam Jarvis (Deputy Room Leader)
Alana Castle (SENCo)
Hedeliza Talplacido (Acting Sky Unit Leader)
Carla Kerr (Acting Deputy Room Leader)
Sarah-Jayne Sartain (Deputy Room Leader)
Katie Phillips and Rebecca Litster are sadly leaving us during the summer holidays. They are both taking a new road in their careers and we wish them the best of luck.
We will be informing you about your child’s Key Person by 21st July. If you have finished Nursery by this date, we will be emailing you.
If your child is moving on to a new room, they will be bringing home a transition report within the next few weeks. This will also be passed on to their new Key Person. There is a section in this report for you to add your comments...please do so at your earliest convenience; it is great to read your comments about your child’s development. Please return by 25th August, at the latest.
If your child is in Woodlands Room, please do not forget to pop a named USB stick into the office, or to your Key Person, for us to download your Tapestry account onto. They will also be available on your Tapestry account if you would like to download them at home.
We say goodbye to our Grant children on Friday 14th July and our Term Time children on 21st July for the summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you back on Friday 1st September in your new rooms.
During the summer holidays, we will be adding ‘Highlights of the Week’ observations to Tapestry. These will be weekly updates to show you what engaging and exciting activities have been happening in your child’s room. Linked observations (to the EYFS) will restart after the holidays.
Please use alternative parking around the village for the Family Social. The car park may be very busy and we don’t want people missing out on the evening because they are stuck in the car park! Many thanks for your support.
It will be closed on:
Wednesday 12th July between 1pm and 4.30pm
Wednesday 19th July between 1pm and 6pm
Please use alternative parking around the village during these times…thank you.
Gaenor and Martyn sent out an email regarding the changes to our contracts in light of the 30 hours extended funding. If you have any queries about these, please do not hesitate to pop by the office or e-mail us. Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
to apply for your HMRC code (if you are entitled to the Extended 15 hours). Ocean Room have a stock of forms you need to complete once you have your HMRC code. Please complete and return these ASAP for us to validate your code with Wiltshire Council. If you are entitled to the universal 15 hours (the term after your child’s 3rd birthday), we will be passing you parent declaration forms to complete and sign soon.
Reminder about the Grant only and Term Time contracts: On these contracts you do NOT attend during ANY of the school holidays...this includes the half term breaks.
Wednesday 12th July: Photos being collected
Wednesday 12th July: Car park closed 1pm-4.30pm
Thursday 13th July: Family Summer Social 5pm – 6.30pm
Friday 14th July: Last day for Grant Only children
Wednesday 19th July: Car park closed 1pm-6pm
Friday 21st July: Last day for Term Time children
Friday 1st September: First day of new academic year (2017-2018) Autumn term. All children will be in their new rooms from this date.
I am sorry to bombard everyone with so much information in this email! If you have any queries, please email me or come and see me in the office.