Blog January and February 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.

Welcome back after the Christmas break, Thankyou 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 £671.00.

This terms theme is Animals

Week

 Dates

 Letter

Subject

Week 1  04/01/16 to 08/01/16  Settling in week  Our favourite animals
Week 2  11/01/16 to 15/01/16  The Letter G  Farm
Week 3  18/01/16 to 22/01/16  The Letter O  Dinosaurs and reptiles
Week 4  25/01/16 to 29/01/16  The Letter U  Sea life
Week 5  01/02/16 to 05/02/16  The Letter L  Jungle
Week 6  08/02/16 to 12/02/16  The Letter F  Pets

Other news…

Independence

This term we will also be supporting the children who will be starting school in September to be able to put their coats and own shoes on as well as personal hygiene I.e wiping their own bottoms, and would ask that if possible you could support them at home too. We will still help when required so please don’t worry.

Learning Journeys

We will be sending home during the first week in Feb, your child’s learning journey for you to read and look through. If you feel you would still like to have a chat after reading their learning journeys please speak to Julie who will arrange a time for you to come in and speak with your child’s key worker.

Please return your learning journeys by the end of that week.

Dates to remember..

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

February Half Term:
15th – 19th February 2016
Holiday club available, form can be found here.  Closing date is 4th February 2016.

Easter:
Holiday Club: 29th March – 8th April 2016
Pathways will be closed 25th March and 28th March 2016 for Easter.

May Half Term:
30th May – 3rd June 2016; 30th May is a bank holiday.
Monday 6th June 2016 is a PD Day – Pathways return on 7th June.