Exminster Pre-School news – March 2020

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Firstly, we’d like to say a big thank you to local builders Matt Rule and Al from Silver Fern and to Suzanne Gee from Exeter Academy of Dance for visiting the children last month and talking about their occupations. The children really enjoyed learning some new dance moves and hearing about what its like to be a builder. 

Thank you to everyone who came to our parents evening in February we hope you found these sessions helpful, the pink ladies really do enjoy talking about your children and their development. Huge thanks also to the Foundation teachers Marie Greenslade and Rebecca Barr for organising and coming on the evening, we hope they answered any questions you may of had about school. There will be opportunities for the new starters to speak to their child’s key worker in the Summer Term.

This month’s topic will be ‘growing’. The children will be visiting the allotments; planting some seeds and watching them grow and change over the coming weeks. We will be celebrating World Book Day, taking place on Thursday 5th March, by inviting the children to come dressed up as their favourite book character and reading some of their favourite stories. The children will also be busy crafting special Mother’s Day surprises and making pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

We are currently planning our Easter activities and events, which will include our annual Easter Egg Hunt due to take place during the last week of the Spring term. Further information and details will be sent out.  

Cygnets sessions for children starting at Exminster Community Primary School in September 2020, will begin in April. Working in partnership with the Reception teachers, these sessions give children the opportunity to become familiar with the school environment whilst in the care of Pre-school staff. The feedback to our unique Cygnets programme is overwhelmingly positive, with parents highlighting in particular that it enables and supports a smooth transition to primary school. An information pack will be sent out to all parents and carers soon.  

Term dates: Spring Term: 7th January–26th March, Half term 17th–21st February; Summer Term: 14th April–17th July, Half term 25th–29th May.