Startright Pre-School Newsletter July 2019

Can you believe the end of term is nearly here – just three more weeks of Pre-School until we break up for the summer holidays. We have so much happening before the 18th July we are not quite sure how to fit it all in! Read on to see what we have in store for the children…

Thank you to everyone that came along to Aldenham Country Park last week – I’m sure you’ll agree it was a lovely day for all involved. We have had a fantastic year at Pre-School and can’t believe we’ll be saying goodbye to many of you as you start your big school adventure! The teachers are all working really hard on the end of year and transition reports as we speak so you can look forward to receiving them week beginning 15th July.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during our OFSTED inspection and subsequent report. You’ll be pleased to hear that we have already actioned all of the suggested requirements. Some of the comments from the report include:

‘Staff track children’s progress effectively’
‘Staff and parents have good relationships’
‘Staff successfully teach pre-school children according to their individual needs’
‘Children happily greet staff and respond when asked their name’
‘Children are confident and self-assured’
‘Outdoor experiences are frequent and the new play area is a pleasant place for children to play’
‘Children attending the pre-school sessions make good progress from their individual starting points’
‘Children acquire a sound understanding of letters and sounds through phonics teaching’
Although we were disappointed with our overall grading, the OFSTED inspector commended all of our Pre-School staff and children and I couldn’t be prouder of them all.

We will be inspected again in 6-12 months and I am confident we will be graded GOOD in all areas.

Team Member of the Month 

Congratulations to Ms Nelhams for being voted June’s Team Member of the Month – our monthly award at Pre-School where we celebrate our amazing team and reward those that go the extra mile. A very well deserved award.

Leavers Tea Towel 

The children are creating a ‘Leavers Tea Towel’ to celebrate the end of term. These will be available to purchase at a cost of £7.50 from 15th July from Mrs BJ.

Graduation Photos 

Our graduation photos will be taken by Mary Hennessy Photography on 3rd July. Please send your children in to Pre-School with the clothes you would like them to wear in the photo.
For children who does not usually come to Pre-School on Wednesday but would like their photograph taken, Mrs Hennessy has offered to pop in on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Please speak to Mrs BJ to arrange.

End of Term Party

Our end of term party takes place on 16th July. If your child would usually finishes at 12pm on Tuesday they are welcome to stay until 12.30pm on this day.

End of Year Performance

The children have been working towards their end of year performance in their French lessons and can’t wait to show you what they have learned. If your child usually attends Pre-School on a Wednesday please come along to see their show at 11.30am on 17th July.

Sports Day

Sports Day takes place on the last day of term (18th July) and starts at 11am in King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. After the fun of the races we will all enjoy a picnic together.

Dates for your Diary

3rd July – Graduation Photos
16th July – End of Term Party
17th July – End of Year Performance
18th July – Sport’s Day and Picnic
4th September – First day of the new term

Holiday Club

After the huge success of our half term holiday club we will be running a Summer Holiday Club for children  aged 4-11yrs
We will be running Monday – Friday from 22nd July through to 16th August. To book please speak to Mrs BJ.