End of Term Newsletter

Date: July 16, 2017 Author: admin Categories: Newsletters


Due to unforseen circumstances, Mrs Robic will not be returning.  We wish her luck for the future.

Mrs Parsons and Mrs Hobday will be leaving us at the end of term.  We would like to take this opportunity in thanking them for  their continued years of service and wishing them the very best of luck for their futures.

Mrs Dewis will be remaining with us, as Manager on a secondment.

Parents Survey

The involvement of parents in contributing to the Pre-school community is valuable and important to us.  Please take a few minutes of your time to complete this short survey which is attached to this Newsletter.

Going to School

We say goodbye to many of our children who are going to “big” school in September!  We wish them all lots of luck for their first day and future.  We would love to hear how they get on at School so please keep in touch.

goodluck at your new school


Don’t forget Graduation is on Tuesday 25th July at 1 p.m. for all those going to School – Tissues at the ready!


We will be losing our Committee Members at the end of July as their children leave Abacus to go to school, so we urgently need Committee Members.  The Pre-School cannot run without a full Committee.

If you are interested please speak to Helen Blundell or Fiona Dewis

we need you 2

Dates for the Diary

Starting 3rd July 2017

Come and Play Sessions

Tuesday 1pm – 2.30pm

Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30 am

Friday 9.30 – 11.30 am


Tuesday 4th July 2017

AGM – 11.50 a.m.


Monday 24th July 2017

PARTY DAY 9a.m.-12p.m.

Break for Summer – (those children who do not attend a Thursday)


Tuesday 25th July 2017

GRADUATION 1p.m.-2.30p.m

Last Day for those children who attend a Thursday session(s) – (replacement for 8th June)


Wednesday 6th September 2017

First Day back of Autumn Term



For those children returning

In September please note we return on the 6th September and finish on Tuesday 24th July 2018.  A calendar is attached for those children returning.






For those children who attend Pre-School on a Thursday morning, they have been taking part in dance, movement and exercise sessions every week.


These sessions have been given by Jo Mitchell who has written a statement for your information:-


Hi I’m Jo and I teach dance, movement and exercise on Thursday mornings.  As a qualified dance teacher and also a level 3 personal trainer.  I am passionate about helping people of all ages to be fit and active.  I have over 15 years experience teaching dance freelance and in schools and also 8 years teaching group excercise.


Term 1       We did a circuit class to help balance, coordination and key motor skills.  I also included colour recognition, counting and we did a fun zumba routine.


Term 2       We play a colour game, stretch, pass a ball using feet for team work skills and did party games for fitness in disguise.


In my sessions I teach the importance of breakfast, exercise and about what happens to their body warming up, during the sessions and cooling down.  I believe and I can see the impact this also has on confidence.


play sessions


End of Year Party

Our end of year party will be on Monday 24th July at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for all children and their teddy even if your child does not normally attend Pre-School on a Monday morning.  A children’s entertainer has been booked and also the Ice Cream Van is visiting!

Keyworker Groups for September


We are going to start our new term with new keyworker groups.  These are going to be:-


Star Fish                      Miss McDougall

Angel Fish                  Mrs Thomas

Clownfish                    Mrs Dewis

Turtle                           Mrs Hicks


A letter is attached for those returning in September.