Blog – June & July 2016

Welcome to Pathways pre-school blog. We aim to try and give you a brief overview of what we have planned for this half term within the blog.The children can bring in items that support the theme or the letter of the week for show and tell, but please no other toys as they can get lost or broken.

We will be encouraging the children to become more independent in preparation for them to go to school this will involve putting on their own shoes and coats which they could also practice at home.

This terms theme is I Am Unique





Week 1  07/06/16 to 10/06/16  The Letter E  I look like……
Week 2  13/06/16 to 17/06/16  The Letter H  Family
Week 3  20/06/16 to 24/06/16  The Letter R  My favourite
Week 4  27/06/16 to 01/07/16  The Letter M  Food
Week 5  04/07/16 to 08/07/16  The Letter D  Friends
Week 6  11/07/16 to 15/07/16  The Letter G  Exercise and Sleep
Week 7  18/07/16 to 21/07/16  Fun Week

Pathways Royal Event

Saturday 11th June 10am-12pm

Please join us for a fun filled morning.
On sale will be Bacon rolls, hot dogs, Tea, Coffee and Cakes so elevenses are covered…

There will also be a competition for the best dressed in red white and blue, best cake decorated in a “Great British theme” and much more so a great family day out.
There will also be a Summer hamper to win.

If you would be willing to bake for this event  we would be very grateful, cakes entered for competition will also be available to buy after judging.  Please bring your items in on Friday 10th June or early Saturday morning – if possible let Julie or Dannie know in advance.

We would also be grateful for any hamper donations; if you are able to help please sign up to bring in items displayed on the door of kitchen thank you.


Other news…

Things to Remember


Please ensure your child is Sun creamed before they come to Pathways, we will then top up the children who stay all day at lunch time.
Sun Hats need to be worn; we have some spare hats but if possible a named hat of their own would be ideal.
Shoulders need to have some cover ie. T shirt or capped sleeve as the top of their arms burns very quickly.
Foot wear needs to be safe for running, climbing and moving around outside and in, so please no flip flops ,crocks or similar.

Car Parking

We understand that at present parking is difficult at Pathways however staff would be very grateful if you could supervise your children getting in and out of your cars as staff cars are regularly getting damaged by doors being knocked into them.


Dates to remember..

Term dates and PD days can be found here…  Term Dates

End of term Thursday 21st July
Summer Holiday Club starts 22nd July

New Parents Evening – Pre-School:
New parents evening for pre-school (existing and new families for September 2016)
Tuesday 21st June 2016

School Visits – Primary School:
School visit to Great Barton Primary School for new starters on are on Wednesday 29th June and Wednesday 6th July  1.30 to 3pm and  Tuesday 12th July  9.15 to 1.00pm; lunch will be included.


If your child is normally in for the lunch club or afternoon session Pathways Staff will take them to school but you need to collect them at 3.00pm or on Tuesday at 1.00 from Owl class, unless returning for after-school club when staff will collect.

New parents to Great Barton Primary School Information morning Wednesday 15th June (Invite only)

Fun Week

Summer Outing:
Wednesday 20th July – More details will follow

Summer Concert Day:
Thursday 21st July – Photographer and Concert.  More details will follow.

Have a great summer and we wish you all the very best as you start your new schools, and we look forward to seeing everyone who will be returning to us in September.

From all the Staff and Committee.