News and Events
Dates for your diary
Here are the upcoming events for 2019/20 for your diary. We hope to see you at our special events and celebrations of learning throughout the year. We will provide more detailed information for each event closer to the time.
Nativity Performances – December 2019
If you have not yet received a letter with more information on the part your child has been assigned please speak to a member of the Nursery Crew.
Little Learners Literacy Workshops held at Hewish – November 2019
Following a short break from the workshops it was great to get stuck in again and explore a new story. The focus of the session was based upon the book PEEPO and the key objective was to explore ‘rhyme’.
Kim read the story to the children and gave them the opportunity to predict and anticipate what might happen next, they all had some fantastic ideas. After the story the children were able to explore the variety of follow on activities available including making their own telescope.
Applications for primary school places 2019/20
Diwali Look at Learning classroom event
What a great morning! If you were able to make it on Wednesday 23rd October, thank you for joining us! Our Little Learners enjoyed showing their families around their classrooms. Our learning challenges included making diva lamps, writing our name, designing a Rangoli pattern and making our own firework painting.
At the snack table alongside our fruit and milk, we had the opportunity to try vegetable pakoras, chapatis and pomegranate juice.
It is important to us to share learning with families, please use your Little Learners Tapestry account to share learning with their key person too.
Tulip Photography – Thursday 21st November
Bookstart Bear visit (distribute Bookstart packs to children starting school in September 2020) – TBC
World Book Day – Thursday 5th March 2020
Look at Learning sessions for children and their parents and carers
|Diwali Festival||Nursery classrooms||Wednesday 23rd October 2019||9.30am – 10.30am|
|Chinese New Year celebrations||Nursery classrooms||Friday 24th January 2020||1.30pm – 2.30pm|
|Easter||Nursery classrooms or main hall||Thursday 2nd April 2020||1.30pm – 2.30pm|
|Family yoga session||Main hall||Wednesday 8th July 2020||1.45pm (30 minutes including refreshments)|
Learning Review meetings for parents and carers
|Autumn term learning reviews||Nursery classrooms/main hall||Tuesday 29th October 2019||3.40pm – 6.00pm|
|Spring term learning reviews||Nursery classrooms/main hall||Friday 7th February 2020||3.40pm – 6.00pm|
|Summer term learning reviews||Nursery classrooms/main hall||Thursday 14th May 2020||3.40pm – 6.00pm|
Family Nursery events and celebrations
|Nativity (Explorers and Adventurers)||Main hall||Monday 2nd December 2019||9.30am|
|Nativity (Discoverers)||Main hall||Tuesday 3rd December 2019||9.30am|
|Family Sports Day||School field||Friday 5th June 2020||TBC|
|School leavers service (Explorers and Adventurers)||Main hall||Wednesday 1st July 2020||TBC|
|School leavers service (Discoverers)||Main hall||Wednesday 1st July 2020||TBC|
We endeavour to stick to our schedule of events but there may be some occasions that event dates or times will be amended due to unforeseen circumstances. We will provide you with as much notice as possible on these occasions.
Little Learners Literacy Workshops held at Hewish
Little Learners Literacy Workshops held at West Wick – June 2019
We were pleased to welcome families to our first of a series of Literacy Workshops, run by Kim Beynon. All of our Little Learner families are invited to two interactive sessions to learn about how to support their child’s literacy development. Our aim is to ensure all Little Learners are exposed to a wide and rich literary experience with ultimate high literacy acquisition. We expect that all participating children and families will benefit from an enjoyable shared and sustained thinking experience and hope that families use some of the new skills learned in their children’s home learning experiences.
Week one – Owl Babies
Week two – The Hungry Caterpillar
Week three – Slinky Malinky
Week four – Room on the Broom
Week five – So Much