Blog November & December 14

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.

This terms theme is Barty’s Favourite Stories


As well as the letter of the week we are going to be learning a Makaton sign to help us to communicate better with all our friends. We hope to show a demonstration of each sign on our website and on the notice board so you can help at home or just ask a member of staff to show you if you prefer.

Don’t forget to check the News bulletin board for what we have been doing each day, please add your own news to the Home News area using the sticky fixers.






Week 1  3/11/14 to 7/11/14  The Letter c k    Monkey Puzzle / Makaton: Good Morning
Week 2  10/11/14 to 14/11/14  The Letter e    Elmer the Elephant / Makaton:Good Afternoon
Week 3  17/11/14 to 21/11/14  The Letter h    Hairy Maclary / Makaton: More
Week 4  24/11/14 to 28/11/14  The Letter r    Bear Stories / Makaton: Mummy
Week 5  01/12/14 to 05/12/14  The Letter d    Gruffalo & Friends / Makaton: Daddy
Week 6  08/12/14 to 12/12/14  Build up to Christmas    Makaton: Snowman
Week 7  15/12/14 to 19/12/14  Christmas week; crafts & songs    Makaton: Father Christmas


Introducing Barty Bear

We would like to welcome our new member to Pathways; Barty has been travelling around and has chosen Pathways to stay. Unfortunately he is of no fixed address so each week we will ask a family to home him for the weekend or an evening.

Barty likes to keep a diary of his travels so if you can take a picture or do a drawing of his stay in his book he would be very happy. We also have a smaller companion for when you go on holiday that will fit into any small bag… 

Indoor Shoes

Please remember to have a spare pair of indoor shoes or slippers at Pathways now it’s getting muddy and wet outside especially if they wear welly boots to Pre-school.

Fundraising Events

Saturday 8th November: Photographer, Family groups welcome. (Ready for Christmas.) Please book a slot for your photos.

Christmas Raffle: We are looking for some really good prizes to beat last years raffle so if you know anyone who may be willing to donate a prize we would be very grateful. If either you can ask them on our behalf or if you prefer we will send them a letter just let us know.

We will be selling tickets from the 1st December and ask you all to help sell to your friends and family. The money raised over Christmas will go to our new Rainbow Garden and outside music area.

Dates to Remember

Saturday 8th November: Photographer, Family groups welcome.

Monday 24th November: Collecting starts for Christmas Hampers – More details to follow.

Friday 19th December: Christmas concert and party – More details to follow

Christmas Holiday Club: Monday 22nd December & Tuesday 23rd December 8am-6pm // Wednesday 24th December 8am-1pm
Closing Date for applications Wednesday 10th December.

Pathways returns on Tuesday 6th January 2015.  Please note: Monday 5th January 2015 is a PD day