We’re looking forward to returning to playschool on Monday 4th January, and hearing all about the children’s Christmas holidays. As ever, if your child or household member has coronavirus symptoms, please do follow the current government guidance which now includes self-isolating for 10 days rather than 14 if you are a close contact of someone with Coronavirus.
Enormous thanks to everyone for your support to help keep playschool safe and open over the last few months. Special thanks to Ted and the team at Eastwick Road Church for supporting our Nativity Play, which we were able to hold in the church as a service with a small audience, and we even managed a visit from a covid secure Santa!
We had a fun end of term party and picnic, followed by our leavers ceremony to say farewell to the older children who are moving on to school. It has been such a privilege to see the children develop and grow, especially during the last half term, when those who returned showed true resilience in how they adapted to our new normal at playschool.
It was wonderful to welcome back some of the children in June. We can’t wait to see the rest of you and some new friends in September. Please have a look at some of the changes we’ve introduced to help keep everyone safe. Enormous thanks to everyone at Eastwick Road Church for allowing us to continue to use the hall and for their ongoing support.
Some of the children self selected the musical instruments, and some of the children weren’t impressed by the noise, so we moved into the side room and had an impromptu music and movement session! The focus on the children’s faces shows just how much learning was going on, and even better as it was chosen by them, and then extended by the adults.
AUTUMN TERM 2019
Friday 6th September 10-11am, stay and play session for new starters
Monday 9th September – Friday 25th October
Half term Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
Monday 4th November – Friday 13th December
(13th December is nativity day for all children, no normal session)
SPRING TERM 2020
Wednesday 8th January – Friday 14th February
Half Term Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April
SUMMER TERM 2020
Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May
Half Term Monday 25th May – 29th May
Monday 1st June – Wednesday 14th July
(14th July is sports day for all children, no normal session)
On the last day of the Spring Term, we took the children to visit the residents at Keswick House for an Easter bonnet parade. As you can see, old and young had a lovely time singing our spring songs.
The Peter Pan Playschool Nativity Play was a hit as ever with lovely performances from all the children – they all managed to conquer their nerves and feel confident enough to take part which was wonderful to see. And the parents got plenty of photos which can be tucked away and duly brought out again on their child’s 18th birthday in front of their friends! Thank you to all the local businesses which donated to our raffle and to the families & staff of Peter Pan both present and past who bought tickets – we raised over £600 for playschool resources for the next year which will have a hugely positive impact on all the children.