Pre-school has now opened a Breakfast Club and also an After School Club for all children aged between 3-11 years old. Please contact us for further details. We are taking names for September.
Out topic this half term has been wildlife and we have been looking at wildlife we see around the pre-school and several children visited Hanningfield Reservoir with their parents for a very successful day.
We had a very successful Easter bonnet competition and Easter egg hunt at the end of last term.
We now have our new permanent outside area which has also been extended. Children and staff alike are so pleased with it and we love using it every day. We are also pleased to announce that our canopy is now installed. We obtained two grants, one from Essex Early Years for £5200 and another from Essex Community Initiative Fund for £13000. We have been supported by the Hanna’s Field Village Hall Committee, Parish Council, the City Councillors and the Children’s Centre, and combined with money raised at pre-school we now have a wet pour safety surface play area surrounded by a metal fence. Some photos of the work as it progressed can be seen by going to the page called “Outside Area”.
Schools and early years providers have to follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables your child to learn through a range of activities. The framework has been revised to make is clearer and easier to use with more focus on the things that matter most. This new framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop.
If you would like to more know please ask staff for more information or click on this link. 4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB (If some of the print is unclear increase print size by zooming to 150%)
Dates for your Diary:
Tuesday 23 April – First day of Summer Term
Thursday 2 May – Closed for Polling. Visit to Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May – Half term
Tuesday 2 July 11 am – Sports Day
Saturday 6 July – Village Fete
Monday 15 July 2.30pm – Leavers’ Ceremony
Thursday 18 July – Farm to visit
Friday 19 July – Break up
A newsletter is sent out to parents at the beginning of each term setting out all of the latest information. Please click on the links below to see our current and previous newsletters: