Blog: September – October 2017

Welcome to Pathways pre-school. We aim to try and give you a brief overview of what we have planned for this half term within this blog.
The children can bring in items that support the theme or the letter of the week for show and tell. 
This Terms theme is  ”Stories and Rhymes”
We will use the different stories and rhymes as aids to help to get to know the children’s and their interests along with their favourite things.
Welcome back after the Christmas break, Thank you for all our gifts which we greatly appreciated. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year.
We would also like to thank everyone who took part in the christmas fundraising event you helped to raise a grand total of £774.17.

Drawers
Each child has been allocated a drawer that all news , letters and craft materials will be placed in please check them when you leave so you have all the current letters and crafts from their day.  Dont forget to check the news bulletin board this will tell you what we have been doing each day; please add your own news to the home news area using the sticky fixers.  We will also add the daily news to our Facebook page for you to read at your leisure.

Website
Weekly menus are posted on the website so you can see what hot dinners and snacks are.  You will be able to print out holiday booking forms as well as being  kept up to date with up and coming news.
www.greatbartonpathways.org.uk   

Funding Forms
We are really sorry for the length and confusion over these forms, please bare with us as we try to make sense of them along with you.  This is the first term they have made them like this.  As these forms are classed as a legal document we cannot accept them if anything is crossed out changed or spelt incorrectly so we may have to ask you to redo them if this has occured. It also means the invoices maybe delayed until we have them all in.
Thank you for your patience.

Week

 Dates

 Letter

Subject

Week 1  07/09/17 to 08/09/17    Settling in week
Week 2   11/09/17 to 15/09/17  The Letter s  Dingle dangle scarecrow/ rhymes
Week 3  18/09/17 to 22/09/17  The Letter a  Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs
Week 4   25/09/17 to 29/09/17  The Letter t  Goldilocks and the three bears
Week 5  02/10/17 to 05/10/17  The Letter i  The Gruffalo 
Week 6  09/10/17 to 13/10/17  The Letter p  The three little pigs
Week 7  16/10/17 to 19/10/17  The Letter n  Dear Zoo
       

**Please note there are 2 PD days in October when Pathways is closed; Friday 6th October  & Friday 20th October

 

Dates for the Diary

Term Dates
1st half Term : Monday September 5th to Thursday 19th October  2017

PD day Friday 6th October & Friday 20th October
Pathways closed

2nd Half Term :  Monday October 30th to Tuesday 19th December, End of term.

AGM 
Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.
Please come if you can to find out what we have been doing this year and what we hope to do next. It’s your chance to add your own ideas by coming onto the committee.  We will also be looking to fill the Treasurers roll this year and also thank Keely Kay for many years of service to us in this role as she steps down.

October Holiday club       
Holiday will be running – 23/10/17 to 27/10/17; forms to follow.

Christmas concert 
Date to be confirmed

Christmas Holiday Club  
20th December to 22nd December 2017