Author Archives: Mel Pollard

Happy New Year!

We hope that everybody had a lovely Christmas!

We had a great end of term at Pre-school – it ended with a fantastic Christmas performance from our Stars and then a lovely party on the last morning of term with a visit from the big guy himself….

Pre-school opens again on Thursday 4 January 2018 – we can’t wait to see everyone!


Elf Hunt 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to the Elf Hunt last Saturday! Despite the rainy weather, we hope you had fun and enjoyed hunting for those amazing pantomime elves!

Thank you too to all our parents, former parents and volunteers for helping to stage such an amazing event!


Children In Need Day

Our pyjama day for Children In Need last Friday was exciting!

The children made Pudsey biscuits and raised a brilliant amount of £45!

Plus they all looked super cute in their pyjamas…


The children had some spontaneous learning recently as a helicopter landed in the field next to Pre-school. We went to see it and were invited by the pilot to have photos taken and look around it. The children were very excited as were the staff. We played and talked about helicopters and other transport all session.

Remembrance Day

Last week the children learned about Remembrance Day and made poppy pictures to remember the people who keep us safe. We watched an early years video on remembrance and they have all understood in their own way why we wear poppies:
” to remember someone” says Hannah
” cos people died when they looked after us fighting, but we winned , I don’t know why they fight because they die” says Carys.

Bonfire Night 2017

This week at Pre-school we have been talking about Bonfire Night and have been busy making firework pictures and chocolate apples! The children have been discussing the noises and colours they may see and how to keep safe on Bonfire Night! 🎆🎇


Halloween 2017

We had such a fun time on Halloween at Pre-school! We had a fancy dress day and the children did lots of fun activities like:
Carving and designing pumpkins.
Making pond water soup.
Rhyming and matching objects.
Bobbing for apples and using paper clips to measure and count the bats and skeletons!
The children all looked great and had brilliant fun! 

Christmas Card Orders

These pictures are the adult examples of the Christmas cards that the children have made. The cards are being then sent to a company who will turn your child’s art work into Christmas cards.

The Christmas cards are part of our fundraising and the proceeds will go towards improving our Pre-school.

If you would like to view your child’s work please speak to a member of staff after the holiday.

All order forms need to be returned to Pre-school by Monday 6th November. Unfortunately late returns cannot be sent.

Thank you in advance!

Christmas Cards

From today (Tuesday 17 Oct) Christmas card order forms will be coming home with your child.

The Christmas cards are a great way to help Pre-school raise much needed funds for equipment and improvements.

If you would like to see your child’s work before you order please see a member of staff.

All order forms need to be back by Monday 6th November.

Thank you!

Our learning this week

This week our Stars are learning about Diwali and have made diva lights!

Our Twinkles will be listening to owl babies this week and taking home some owl sandwiches for their lunches!

Halloween Events!

We thought we’d share with you some great local events coming up for Halloween!

Sunday 29 October – 10am-4pm – Halloween at Risley Moss!
From the team that bring you the Elf and Egg Hunt, come along to a spooky event at Risley Moss to raise funds for rebuilding the Risley Moss Tower. There will be games, face painting, pebble art and more!

Tuesday 31 October – 5.30-7.30pm Our local pub The Poacher are having a Halloween party. The cost is £3 a child.
(NB you must pop into the pub and put names down and pay before 25th October). Children will receive chicken nuggets chips and a drink. There will be entertainment and prizes!

Happy Halloween!!