This Term

Woolpit ARC

Offering good quality, affordable childcare

Summer Term 2019

Tuesday 23rd April - Tuesday 23rd July2019

 

This term we have been learning about nature

and in particular, bees. We've made paper bees

for our wall display. Soon we will be making

hand print flowers to add to the display.


Learning about nature and animals is fun.


We will continue to plan many activities around the children’s interests.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Big School Visits

 

Our older children have started their visits

to the Primary School, which have gone

really well so far, and we hope it will help

them settle in more easily when they start

in September this year.




Speaking and Listening Skills

Speaking and listening skills are also being worked on this term. These are important skills for the children to master and will help with literacy and reading

in the future.

We have been talking about this at circle time ...

 

         ~  Looking Eyes  ~  Listening Ears  ~  Quiet Lips

 

School Meals

We are usually able to offer children at the Arc a hot school meal if ordered in advance from the Primary School. Please inform the school and us.

(£2.30 per meal).

 

Learning the Rules

We will be thinking and talking about friendship, caring and sharing, and the

rules of the setting. Please remind your children that when inside they need to

use ‘walking feet’. Running and chasing games inside the ARC are not allowed for safety reasons. We also remind the children we use our ‘talking voices’ and  ‘gentle hands’. Our rules include ‘try to be kind to everyone’ and ‘Be a good friend’. We also teach the children to take care of our toys, respect our environment and be safe with our tools.

 

Online Learning Journals

The children’s Online Learning Journals are available at the TAPESTRY website

www.eylj.org/login/woolpit-arc/

 

Tapestry has proved itself to be a fantastic tool.

Are you aware you can comment and upload pictures from home too?

This helps us to build a more holistic view of your child.

You will need your email address and password to login. If anyone has trouble accessing their online Learning Journals or forgets their password, please see Jackie or Sara in the office as this information is held securely. 

(The children’s Learning Journey Folders at the ARC will still contain pieces of work.)

 

Water Bottles

All Pre School children are supplied with a named water bottle by us to use while they are at the Arc. We only use these bottles for water as we like to encourage all the children to drink it. We encourage healthy practice and talk to the children about staying healthy and taking care of our teeth. We are also trying to prepare the children for when they go to Primary school and water is the only drink allowed in the classrooms.

 

For those children who really do not like plain water to drink, we still offer it to them but they can have squash instead if parents supply it in their own named bottle. Sometimes we find children who refuse to drink water at home, will drink

it when they are here as they like to be the same as their friends.

 

 

EVENTS


End of Term Graduation Picnic  

 

Tuesday 23rd July 2019


(last day of term)

 

11.30pm - 1.30pm at The ARC

 

This event is for all the children and their

parents/carers. It is to celebrate everyone’s

achievements throughout the year, (not just

those who will be leaving us at the end

of term). Please bring your own family picnic.

The children will be presented with their

certificates and it is a good chance for us to all get together at the end of term. Staff and children have all been working really hard again this year. We hope you can make it!



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Volunteer Painters Needed


- Inside the Arc and outside


Anytime between Weds 24th July and Sun 28th July


We will be looking for some volunteers to help us redecorate our building, inside and outside. If you are able to help anytime between Weds 24th July and Sun 28th July, please get in touch with us. We will supply the paint and the rollers, brushes etc. we just need many hands to make light work.

 

 

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TERM DATES

 

Future term dates can be found on the Term Dates Page

 

 

 

If you would like to be involved in any of our activities, please contact Jackie

or Sarah for more information on 01359 245868