January always seems very quiet at Preschool after our hectic Decembers! The children and their families thoroughly enjoyed all the festive things we did in the last few weeks of autumn term: Santa’s Grotto at the Buckden Light Festival (which raised £243), the Christmas Concert, their trip on the Nene Valley Santa Train, their Christmas party, a trip to the primary school to watch their Christmas play, the church visit to see all the beautiful Christmas wreaths and their movie, pyjamas and popcorn day to finish off the term.
Huge thanks to parents and committee members who helped to make these events so successful and enjoyable, and to everyone who visited our Grotto or came along to our Pamper Evening, which raised around £100. Also, a big thank you to everyone who has continued to donate to our collection box at Nisa. At the time of writing, the box has just been emptied and the contents haven’t yet been counted, but it was very full, so many thanks to all those who have donated their change.
Now, here we are in a New Year, with new children to welcome to Preschool along with their families. We hope our new starters will be very happy at Preschool and that their families will enjoying being part of our community. We are hoping that Pauline Coker continues to recover from her injury and can come back to us for her sessions, as children and staff alike have really missed her Music and Movement sessions.
Looking ahead, the children will be thinking about cold, winter and snow—what clothes they need to keep them warm in winter and what kind of animals live in cold, snowy places. If snow arrives this term, we will of course be taking the children outside to explore it for real!