This Term

Woolpit ARC

Offering good quality, affordable childcare

Spring Term 2018

Thurs 4th January - Thurs 29th March 2017

This term we will be looking for the visual signs of spring and learning about colours, singing spring songs and rhymes. As the weather gets warmer we will be spending more and more time exploring our garden! There is so much to do outside with lots of learning opportunities while we play and have fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also plan to do some colourful, rocket pictures this term, celebrate the colourful Holi festival and enjoy all our usual activities leading up to Easter.

 

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

 

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

 

Tues 6th March 2018

We have 2 events on this date

 

 

 

1: Clothes Collection

(Please bring your donations by 9am)

 

 

2: Photographer

The Photographer will be coming

to the Arc from 9.30am.

 

You will be allocated a time slot if

your child is not usually at the Arc

on Tuesdays.

 

Let us know if you would like to be included and have your child photographed. Younger siblings are welcome to come and be

photographed too.

 

 

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TERM DATES

 

Spring Term 2018

Thursday 4th January - Thursday 29th March

First Day back at the Arc Thurs 4th January 2018

Last day at the Arc Thurs 29th March 2018

 

Spring Half Term 2018

Saturday 10th February - Sunday 18th February (inclusive)

Last day at the Arc Fri 9th February 2018

First Day back at the Arc Mon 19th February 2018

Holiday Club open during Half Term

 

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