October Newsletter

Newsletter – October 2019

Preschool roundup We have water available all day on the water tray alongside their bottles. Please label everything (clothes, coats, bottles etc.), as many children have similar coats/jackets etc. so please help us by labelling them. As the weather takes a chilly turn, please ensure your child has suitable outside clothing – warm coats, hats, wellies etc 

Please remember that I need final numbers and payment for the Nene Valley Railway Santa trip no later than the 9th October to secure your place. We are closed on this day.

Our parent partnership board is up in the foyer. We love our parents to be involved with the learning that takes place here and on the board, we show you what your child will be learning during the half term. We will offer some suggestions for things that you can do at home or whilst out, so that you can continue their learning and build on their experiences.

Thank you to everyone that has filled out the All About Me bunting with their child. We are now hanging them up in the playroom, so if you haven’t yet done it, then maybe you could find some time this weekend and then bring it in to share with us.


Our theme/topic   

The children have enjoyed all the activities and themes we have been doing, such as pine cone painting, chalk drawings, leaf rubbings, visiting the local village and familiar shops and areas, sharing photos of the children’s families at circle time and looking at the all about me bunting. In the last few weeks of the half term we will be starting to look at letter forming in different ways. We’ve been using pencils, paint brushes and sand writing, and introducing phonics to the children. We will then start to get ready for the BIG Halloween party on the 25th October.

After the half term, we will continue with Halloween and introduce a sensory tray of pumpkins seeds, sticks and other items for the children to explore, and we will then move on to fireworks and safety aspects around this.


Our Committee 

We are thrilled that parents/carers have come forward to join our committee. We will inform you of the roles and who has filled them. We are more than happy to have more members on the committee, so if you know of anyone (it doesn’t have to be a parent – it can be a grandparent or village member) that would like to join us, please come and speak to Sam. This year will be the 50th year of the playgroup being open, so it’s be a very exciting time to join, but we need a committee to keep running.

The Annual AGM will be taking plac on the 6th November and is held at Preschool in the evening. All are welcome to come along.


Please remember we are a charity run provision and need all our fundraisers to be successful to keep running. We have some amazing fundraisers coming up, including:

25th October – Halloween party in the village hall – 2pm -4pm, tickets are now on sale here and at Nisa for an early bird offer of £3.00 per ticket or on the door for £4.00

22nd November – Christmas mini market and pamper night 7pm – 9pm

1st December – The village Light switch on will be taking place and we are delighted that we will be running the Santa Grotto this year.


Term dates

Finish for half term                                         Friday 18th October 12pm

Half term                                                         21st – 25th October

Reopen                                                            Monday 28th October

Finish for Christmas                                        Friday 20th December 12pm

Children’s Christmas concert and party will be the week comm 16th Dec, dates and times TBC

Kind regards

Buckden Pre-School Playgroup

01480 810600

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