Autumn Term Diary Dates

Term Dates 

Thursday 2nd  September to  Friday  22nd October (Inset training day 1st September)

                                Half Term  25th- 29th October

Monday  1st   November   to  Tuesday 14th  December (14th Christmas Parties-term ends at 12.00)



Home Visits-New children starting

Regrettably, due to the current Dept for Education’s Covid guidance, we will not be making Home Visits this term.


Extra Curricula Activities

We will be offering Planet Soccer again this term. Planet Soccer is suitable for all children. This is a commitment for the term and should be paid for, in full, at the start of term

Planet Soccer - Fridays      13 sessions  £52             

It would be really helpful to know if you are interested in participating this term, you don’t have to be in on Fridays to attend you can just come along for the activity. If you participated last term, I’ll assume you wish to continue unless you tell me otherwise. If you’d like to try a session before you commit for the term, one session will cost £4.


Le Club Français Acorn (The Acorn French Club

This is for Acorns preschool class only. Mrs Sandell will provide more information in her monthly Newsletter. This session is part of Acorns day, Mrs Sandell will ensure that all Acorns participate.


PE / Music & Movement / Drama.

We are fortunate to be timetabled into the school hall on Tuesdays, and all children, in small groups  will participate in PE / Music & Movement / Drama.


Intergenerational Care Visits-Moat Lodge Dates TBC  (For Acorns, Pre-school children only)

This visit has been cancelled throughout the pandemic, but we are hoping Moat Lodge will want to see us again  this term. Parent’s permission is required. Please see our website for further details or speak Mrs Sandell. Intergenerational care is really beneficial to both the children and seniors, previous year groups have loved visiting Moat Lodge. here are so many positive articles about Intergenerational Care, this is one of many


Forest School Classes  - Every Wednesday & Thursday (For Acorns and older Catkins)


‘Stay & Play’ sessions.

Saturday 9th October  - Dad’s & Mum’s Drop-in 10.00 to 11.30

All mums & dads that work during the week, and their nursery child, are welcome to come along to nursery to play. The children really do enjoy “ Mummy and/or Daddy” coming into their nursery. We only offer this once a term so do try and pop along. Room Leaders will be collecting names closer to the time.

Monday to Friday - Stay & Play for ALL parents/carers:

If you don’t work you can always come along to a ‘Stay & Play’ session (for an hour or so) when your child is at nursery. If you’d like to, of course, neither events are compulsory!  Please speak to your Room Leader to arrange a date.


Christmas Nativity Performance/Carol Service     Tuesday 7th December 09.30 at St Nicolas Church

All nursery children will be involved in the performance so please keep the morning free. Although some of our young Squirrels and Catkins may not want to participate, please don’t worry about this there’s always next year. You’ll still be able to watch the performance. Family and friends are welcome to watch, and sing of course. Coffee, Mince Pies and a Xmas raffle afterwards, in the Church Rooms.

Rehearsal dates – Tuesday 23 November and Tuesday 30 November for ALL children. 09.15 at the Church if your child isn’t in on Tuesdays, otherwise normal time and we’ll walk the children over.

Further details to follow


Christmas Parties  (No nursery today, just the parties)

Tuesday 14 December     ALL Catkins/Squirrels 9.15 -11.30

Do come along to hear the children sing, for Carol Singing and to see Santa arrive at 10.45

Term ends after the party for Catkins


Tuesday 14 December    ALL Acorns 9.30 -12.00

Do come along to hear the children sing, for Carol Singing and to see Santa arrive at 11.00

Term ends after the party for Acorns


Parents in Partnership

We have 2 Class reps, one for each room - Acorn & Catkins. Currently we have Charli Killick, Rory’s mum for Acorns, and Simona Fujaszova for Catkins & Squirrels class.  Class reps role, primarily, is to organise social get togethers for you all (only if you want to of course). Maybe for a morning coffee, lunchtime sandwich, evening drink or pizza, dad's get together, play dates in the park for the children etc. There’s a ‘Parent’s Only’ Facebook page, which the class reps monitor too.  I know Charli or Simona will be in touch at the start of term.

Charli -  Simona -


We really hope, if there are still any Covid restrictions, that all the above activities can go ahead. As always further details to follow. 







  Thought of the month 


If you’ve told a child a thousand times and he still doesn’t understand, then maybe it’s not the child who is the slow learner? 


       Term Dates 

  02/09/2021 - 22/10/2021


 Half Term  25th- 29th October


  01/11/2021 to 14/12/2021

 See 'Diary Dates' for all         actvitivies and events 


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