St Mary’s Nursery

Newsletter

Term 2 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to term 2 this is a very busy term and packed with dates to remember and a few reminders.

Weather

It is now getting colder and we do go out in all weathers, so please can you remember to bring in your children’s hat, gloves/mittens and scarf and a coat with a hod, please also make sure that your child’s name is on each item.

Gate

Please can I remind you to close the gate and put the latch over every time you enter and leave the nursery playground as there are still some people who still leave the gate open or they don’t put the latch over.

Photo’s

Kent Portrait Photographer will be with us on the 7th November (Wednesday) in the morning to take your child’s photo, if your child doesn’t attend on this day you are very welcome to bring your child in to have their photo taken, there is a list of times that you can add your child to if they are not in, all the children that are in on that day will be taken unless you request for it, not to be taken.

Fireworks (5th November)

The children will be decorating biscuits, Painting pictures using their gross motor skills, and colouring in pictures. If you are attending an organised firework display or your own fireworks if you would like to send in your pictures or email them to your child’s key person or myself.

Diwali

If you are celebrating Diwali please could you bring in some photo’s or email your child’s Key person or myself.

For the celebration we will be making Coconut squares.

Children in Need

Will be on the 16th November please come in fancy dress, a bucket will be in the cloakroom for your donations. We shall be doing a Pudsey Hunt, colouring in pictures and playing games.

Christmas Fayre

Friday 7th December @ 3.15pm. If you have any unwanted gifts, toys (no books), or raffle prizes that you would like to donate this would be very much appreciated, these can be brought in anytime. If you would like to donate some cakes these can be brought in on the Thursday 6th December and Friday 7th December.

Christmas Play

Wednesday 12th December and Thursday 13th December at 11.00am, this will last for about 20 minutes. All the children will be dressing up which the nursery will supply the dressing up clothes for the play, so please don’t worry if your child says they are Mary, or a Donkey etc., if your child doesn’t attend on these days you are very welcome to bring them in at 10.45am to join in with the singing.

Christmas Party

This will be on Monday 17th December at the Nursery at 2pm, if this is not your child’s normal day you are very welcome to join us, we shall be having an entertainer Alf the Elf at 2pm to 3pm. For the children who don’t attend on that day we would ask you to drop them off at 1.45pm and collect them at 3pm.

Term Dates

Last day of term Monday 17th December

In Service Day 18th December

In Service Day 19th December

First day of Term Monday 7th January

Starting Primary School September 2019

Please can I also remind parents, if your child is going to start school next September 2019 that you will need to register them on the kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions this needs to be done before the 15th January 2019. I have enclosed a leaflet.

St Mary’s School have some dates that you can visit the school but you will need to telephone them on 625531 to make your appointment and to see what days are availabe.

20th November 2018 @ 10am

3rd December 2018 @ 10am

7th January 2019 @ 10am

But please telephone to make an appointment you will not be shown around without an appointment.

Margaret

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