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Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play

 

Co-op Local Community Fund

on Thursday, 23 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, General

We have been given an amazing opportunity by the Co-op Local Community Fund for the third time!

We are extremely lucky to have been chosen as a local cause again.

The second round of fundraising has just finished and we are delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £3843.58 for the pre-school! This is a very welcome bonus to our current fundraising efforts. All the money will go towards kitting out the new pre-school building. We are really grateful to the Co-op for this donation and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us.

The Co-op membership scheme allows you to support local causes. Every time a member chooses to buy a Co-op branded product or use their services and swipes their members card at the till, 1% of what they spend goes to their chosen charity.

Christmas Cards

on Sunday, 12 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who ordered Christmas cards, gift wrap and labels this year. The children made some lovely Christmas designs and IQ Cards transformed them into great products for us. Your combined orders raised £42.90 for the pre-school!

November 2017 Newsletter

on Monday, 06 November 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

Welcome back to you all after the half term break and a very warm welcome to our new starter William.

This is a very exciting term for the children in the run up to Christmas. They will be doing some firework junk modelling at the start of term. Later we will be preparing for the Nativity play, making Christmas decorations, decorating gingerbread for the Partridge Fair, writing letters to Santa and doing lots of festive crafts. We will also be doing some crafts for Diwali and Hannukah. There will be plenty to keep them busy!

We hope you are pleased with your Christmas card orders. The children did a great job with their designs and take real pride in seeing them used.

Frock Swap

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support we received at our Frock Swap in October. Local ladies had a great time swapping clothes, drinking prosecco, browsing the stalls and having their nails done!

It was a huge success with people already asking when our next event will be! We raised £542 which will go towards kitting out the new pre-school build.

A special thank you to Kate Drennan and the pre-school committee for organising and running such a successful fundraiser. Well done everyone.

September 2017 Newsletter

on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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Welcome back everyone!

Welcome back to you all after the Summer break and a very warm welcome to all our new starters Florence, Evie, Theodore, Rosalie, Hugo and Lenny.

This term the children will be learning about animals. They will be doing lots of different activities including arts and crafts based on sheep, giraffes, turtles, fish, jellyfish and dinosaurs.

The children will also be making their Christmas designs this term, ready to be turned into cards, gift tags and wrapping paper for the festive season (more info to follow).

June 2017 Newsletter

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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Summer is here.....

We hope you all had a lovely half term break.

This term the children will be learning about mini-beasts and summer. We'll be making ladybirds, butterflies, masks and caterpillar necklaces and going on some bug hunts. The children are currently nurturing some caterpillars and will be watching their amazing transformation into butterflies. The children will also be practising for Sports Day and doing a Father's Day activity.

The older children are continuing their activities in preparation for school and are starting their class visits.

Cuckoo Fair 2017

on Saturday, 10 June 2017. Posted in Events

A huge thank you to everybody that supported the pre-school this Cuckoo Fair!

Whether you bought ducks for the duck race, helped out on our stall, brought your child along to the parade or just came along to our stall, you all deserve a big pat on the back. A huge thank you to all the local businesses that donated fantastic prizes for the duck race too.

We rely on all your help to make this a great fundraising event for the pre-school and more importantly, for the children.

This year we managed to raise £959.66! Even better than last year so thank you all.

May 2017 Newsletter

on Monday, 08 May 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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Once upon a time.....

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break. A very warm welcome to our new starter Aidan and to our new Pre-school Assistant Annabelle Gentle.

This term the children will be taking part in story and growing activities. They will be enjoying stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aliens Love Underpants, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer and The Rainbow Fish. They will then take part in activities linked to each story. These will include growing sunflowers and beans, creating our own aliens, making fish and elephant collages and going on a bear hunt! There will be plenty to keep the children busy and we look forward to spending more time outside as the weather (hopefully!) improves. The older children will continue doing activities in preparation for school.

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