Exminster Pre-School News – November 2019

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Well, the first half of the Autumn term has gone by quickly and the children have so much more to look forward to in the coming months. November will be filled with plenty of Autumn themed activities with a real focus on harvest. We will be toasting marshmallows on a campfire, talking about the weather and what it means for our hibernating animals and making clay Hedgehogs. During harvest week will be collecting food for the local food bank and supporting the great work they do.  

Thank you to everyone who supported our #HelloYellow day in October, we raised £18.20 from our after school cake sale. Following on from this we will be taking part in “Friendship Friday” on the 8th November, which is the start of National Anti Bullying week. We will be making friendship bracelets, talking about the importance of having friends and what it means to be kind. We will be holding a cake sale at the end of the day; all donations welcome. 

Parent information evening 13th November, this gives you the chance to talk to your child’s key worker.

We will also be starting to get ready for the Christmas Bazaar, which is taking place on Saturday 7th December, from 2-4pm in a new venue, Exminster Primary School Hall. Also look out for Father Christmas who will be touring the village on Friday 6th December – see our advert is this issue of Scene for route details and timings. These are our main fundraising events of the year, and we would like to say thank you in particular to our volunteer Committee who organise and run these fantastic community events – we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us! 

Primary school admissions for September 2020: If your child is starting Reception year at primary school in September 2020, you will need to apply for a place from the 15th November to the 15th January. You can apply online at  https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place

Term dates: Autumn term 5th September – 20 th December, half term 21 st – 25th October; Spring Term: 7th January–26th March, Half term 17 th –21 st February; Summer Term: 14 th April -17 th July; half term is 25 th May – 29 th May