Pre-School News 2016

Pre-School sessions for children age 3+ are held at the infant site of John of Rolleston Primary School. Morning session 9.00-12.00, afternoon session 12.30-3.30. From January 2014 children in their Pre-School year will be able to stay with us throughout the day from 9am to 3.30pm. Spaces are limited. If you would like to register your child for pre-school or have any queries regarding sessions, please contact Lolene Poxon, Pre-School Manager on 01283 239209. Check out the website or facebook page for more details.

Rolleston Playgroup - which was set up over 35 years ago - is organised by Pre-School and led by voluntary co-ordinators and members of the Pre-School committee, sessions are held in the Rolleston Club. Age Guide, birth - three and a half years: Tuesday, Friday 10.00am-11.30am (term time). Please check with the playgroup leader about Friday sessions as they only run three out of four Fridays a month. Playgroup liaison officer: Amy Wroughton

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Winter 2016 News

Next half term we will be looking at Autumn/Winter Celebrations with the children, with lots of craft and baking opportunities. We will be support the Christmas shoebox appeal, if people want to donate any items. We will be learning Christmas songs together and performing our annual Nativity at St Mary's Church on Friday the 16th of December at 1.30pm.

Playgroup continues to run on Tuesdays and most Fridays , 10am - 1130 at Rolleston club. (Check the Rolleston playgroup Facebook page, for Friday dates). Baby's and toddlers all welcome. We have exciting craft activities each week on the lead up to Christmas!

Summer 2016 News

We are now back for the summer term, our focus this term is on Animals and mini beasts. We welcome 8 new children for this summer term who are settling in really well. And we continue to prepare our older children for there start at school in September, with lots of transition activities. The older children will also be working on letter sounds and our sponsored mini Olympics on Wednesday the 25th of May.

We have several fundraising events planned for the summer including, an adults only school disco, we will have a float at the carnival and a stall at the schools community day, we also look forward to the village's transport day. And we finish the term with a Funday on the last day of term.

A gentle reminder that we have an unwanted clothes bin in The Spread Eagle car park, this makes us some extra cash and we would appreciate as many of your old clothes as possible.

Spring 2016 News

We are ended our year on a high with a fabulous performance from all the children and staff at our annual nativity play. As well as being a great occasion we raised £173 for Pre-School.

This half term we are looking at People who help us with the children, we have a hospital role-play inside for the children to dress up and take on different roles. Each week we will be looking at different jobs people do in the community to help us all.

We are also going to start looking at a maths program called Ten Town over this next term. This is something we did last year for the first time with huge success.

Each week we will focus on a number and its character. This is to support all the children’s number recognition and how to implement that knowledge. We will be celebrating Chinese New Year tasting different food, listening to music from around the world and making our own musical instruments.

We are now full for the summer term but are taking admission forms for September 2016 and beyond.

Our committee have several fundraising events and will have some dates for your diaries in the next edition of the Rollestonian. The events will include the favourites of Chocolate Bingo and Halloween disco, and some new events yet to be finalised.

Please remember we have a charity clothing bin in the Spread Eagle car park, this generates a good amount of money for Pre- School, so if you are having a sort out please think of us.

Our website has updates as and when things happen so please feel free to peruse.

Last updated: 1 December 2016