Colleges Mail 30/11/17

Dear Parents

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is fast approaching and we need your help.  Please return your slips to the office if you are able to volunteer on the day or help with wrapping before the fayre.  We are taking donations in the office for raffle prizes/bottle tombola/children’s lucky dip/children’s tombola.

The sign up sheet is displayed in the cloakroom for the hamper donations, please sign up.

We will be sending plates out from the 6th December for your baked goods for our cake stall.

Gifts for Giving

On Friday 8th and Monday 11th December we will be holding our ‘Gifts for Giving’ sale.  Please remember that if you would like your child to take part, he/she should bring with them £1 or £2 in a named purse or envelope.  Also in the purse could you please include a note of the person(s) who you would like your child to buy for (there will be gifts for men and women).  All proceeds go to our nominated charity for this year, Save the Children.

To enable us to go ahead we would be very grateful if you could donate items as gifts for men and/or women.  Items can be left in the collection box in the cloakroom or handed to your keyworker, this would be very much appreciated.

Christmas Songs

The children would like to invite you to come along and hear their Christmas songs on Wednesday 13th December.  Please join in and wear a Christmas jumper if you can.  Unfortunately we are unable to provide refreshments after the singing, you are welcome to take your child home when the singing comes to an end.  Any photographs taken on the day should be for personal use only and must not be published in any format including internet/social network sites.

Christmas Parties

Parties will be held on Thursday 14th for Rose, Bluebell and the Daisy Room children and Tuesday 19th for Daffodil, Poppy and the Daisy Room children.

BIG SECRET (Don’t tell the children)

There will be a visit from Santa at 11.00 a.m. (Rose and Bluebell) and 3.15 p.m. (Daffodil and Poppy)

He will be visiting Daisy Room at 10.45 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

You are most welcome to join us for this.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights

On Tuesday 12th December at 3.30 p.m. the Christmas lights in Arbury Court are going to be switched on.  You are all invited to go along with your children to join others from local schools, see the switch-on, see Father Christmas and sing some Christmas Songs.  Budgens will be providing free tea, coffee and mince pies.

Reception School Place

We have sent you all an email with information on how to apply for your child’s place.



Save the Date

(Please note: dates and times may be subject to change.  Newly added or altered dates will appear in red)


Autumn Term 2017            





Storysack Library – Friday 1 December – 9.30 a.m.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights – Tuesday 12 December 3.30 p.m.

Gifts for Giving – Friday 8 and Monday 11 December

Christmas Singing & Christmas Jumper Day – Wednesday 13 December

(11.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m.)

Christmas Fair – Friday 15 December

(4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.)

Christmas Parties

Thursday 14 December (Rose, Bluebell group and Daisy Room children)

Tuesday 19 December (Daffodil, Poppy group and Daisy Room children)

Autumn Term Closes                          Tuesday 19 December 2017


Spring Term 2018                              Staff Training day Wed 3 January 2018

                                                            Term starts Thursday 4 January

Half Term                                            Mon 12 February – Fri 16 February

Spring Term Closes                             Thursday 29 March 2018


Summer Term                                    Staff Training day Monday 16 April

Term Starts Tuesday 17 April

May Day Bank Holiday Mon 7 May

Staff Training day Friday 25 May

Half Term                                            Mon 28 May – Fri 1 June

Summer Term Closes                         Tuesday 24 July 2018


Please note that the Nursery is closed on Staff Training Days.