Roundabout Pre-School

Newsletter

June 2017

Welcome back to Roundabout for the final half term of the academic year.

A big welcome to our new family and Francesca who has recently started with us at Roundabout.

Now that the sun is starting to shine, can I please ask parents to ensure that your child brings a sunhat and has eight hour protective sun-cream on? I’m sure you will understand, that the staff at Roundabout can’t be putting on up to 30 different sun-creams on individual children throughout the day, this would be very time consuming. We take pride in ensuring that your child’s well-being is cared for, so if a child does attend Roundabout without suncream, they can still go outdoors but, on sunny days, only for up to twenty minutes in the morning and the afternoon.

Transition Time

We are extremely sad (but excited of course!) to be saying goodbye to 24 out of our current 40 children in July, so big changes are afoot!

Transition to school will undoubtedly be our biggest priority this half term for those children who are beginning their school journey in September. At circle time we have been practising lots of the skills the children will need – saying ‘Good morning’ loudly and clearly to whoever is addressing them, sitting with our legs crossed, backs straight, arms in our laps and with listening ears on!!! These things may seem a little trivial but by exploring these rituals with the children we are regularly giving the children the opportunity to think about and express how they are feeling about starting school.

We are also giving the children lots of encouragement and support with independence skills such as putting their own coat on and fastening it as well as putting on their own shoes and washing and drying their own hands. Parents and carers you could help out by encouraging this at home.

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