Blog – January/February 2017

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, 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.

This terms theme is Discovering the World in Miniature (small world)





Week 1  05/01/17 to 06/01/17  Settling in week
Week 2  09/01/17 to 13/01/17  The Letter d  Desert, Sahara
Week 3  16/01/17 to 20/01/17  The Letter g  Arctic
Week 4  23/01/17 to 27/01/17  The Letter o  Rainforest
Week 5  30/01/17 to 03/02/17  The Letter u  Towns, London / Paris
Week 6  06/02/17 to 10/02/17  The Letter l  African Plains
Week 7 & 8  12/12/16 to 16/12/16 & 19 -20/12/16  Christmas week of crafts and songs


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 the week.


In order for us to make sure payments via BAC’s are reaching our account, we ask that if you pay your invoice in this way, if possible you also email us to let us know or inform us when you next come in, this way if it goes astray we will know sooner and can help sort it quicker.

Dates for the Diary

Half Term 13th – 17th February 2017
Holiday Club available (Closing date Thursday 2nd February)
Easter Holiday Club  3rd April – 13th April (with Good Friday 14th  and Easter Monday 17th April closed)

May Half Term 29th May – 2rd June 2017 (Monday 29th being a bank Holiday).





Monday 21st November
Collecting starts for Christmas hampers ( Further details to follow.)  

Tuesday December 20th.
Christmas Concert and Party  (Further details to follow.)  

Christmas Holiday Club
Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd  December

Pathways returns on Thursday 5th January
(Wednesday 4th January is a PD day)