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Sunday, May 19 2013 @ 06:29 AM BST
Pre-school children have been busy busy busy over the last couple of months: The arrival of a Fire Engine plus four firemen caused much excitement, and that wasn't just amongst the children! No fires I hasten to qualify; the visit was purely educational and the children toured the engine and used the hoses.
Sun cream and hats have made a debut for the children as they start to enjoy the warmer months. The outdoor play area is a huge hit and the large outdoor blackboard and beautifully painted 'Erin's House' are both very popular activities. Themes for this term have included our planet, what things are made of, recycling, eating healthily and looking after the environment. By the time you read this, the children will have been visited by some donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary.
Spring seems to have arrived in a rather blustery way, but the children are enjoying playing outside when the weather is favourable.
Our open day was a success, with new parents having the opportunity to look around the Pre School and ask the staff questions. We hope to make this a regular event, so please remember to tell your friends!
Although the summer term seems to have been wetter than the spring. It hasn't dampened the children's enthusiasm for events and activities. Themes this term have continued to look at habitats, including, sea, hedgerows, sky, and polar regions. The children have also been learning about each others favorite stories and pets.
How the Year seems to be flying by! The summer term is now in full swing and the children have been enjoying the sunshine. Outside play proves very popular and helps release the excess energy that little bodies make!! Whilst inside, the children have been learning about Easter, Experiences and the environment in which they live. Once again it is time for 'spring planting'! Beans, sunflowers and cress are all being carefully watched and nurtured on kitchen windowsills by budding horticulturists! Great excitement when the first shoots appear and a cress sandwich can be shared!
Fundraising, of course, continues, there is still a lot to be done to complete our own outside play area and put the finishing touches to our building. Long term fundraising will soon hopefully will be able to focus on more specific items. Many of our toys need replacing and now that the years of fundraising for premises are nearing an end, we shall be looking at updating more specific items to benefit the environment that the children play in, as well as contributing to the daily running of the Pre School.
At long last we have moved into our own building! On the 4th January the children started the spring term in our specially refurbished portakabin on the Primary School site. This is an extremely exciting time for everyone who has ever been involved in the running of the Pre School and who knows the years of hard work and failed premises proposals that have preceded this move. Many previous committees, staff and parents have put in much hard work fundraising to get us to the point where we were in a position to be able to actually move! Thank you from all the present committee and staff for all your efforts……the hard work has finally paid off!
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Rather cloudy with patchy rain in the south.
Rather more cloud than on Saturday with some showery outbreaks of rain near the south coast, easing towards evening. Further north it should remain mostly dry and feel warm with bright or sunny spells. Maximum temperature 18 °C.
Any rain near the south coast will die away with clear spells for a time. Increasing cloud will bring damp conditions through the early hours, just reaching Cornwall by dawn. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Cloudy and dull with mostly light rain at first. By afternoon the rain should clear with bright or sunny spells developing, more so in the west. Maximum temperature 19 °C.
Updated: 0328 on Sun 19 May 2013
Forecast for Exmoor National Park for Sunday
Rather cloudy perhaps with some patchy rain in the morning. Drier later with some sunny spells developing.
Updated: 0327 on Sun 19 May 2013
Forecast for Dartmoor National Park for Sunday
Rather cloudy with only limited bright spells and perhaps some showery outbreaks of rain at times. Drier and brighter later.
Updated: 0327 on Sun 19 May 2013
sourced from the Met Office
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