Activity of the Month

Autumn Mobile

If you go for an Autumn Walk you will be able to find the items that you need:

  • Different coloured leaves
  • Feathers
  • Pine cones
  • Conkers
  • Twigs/Sticks

You will also need some string and some bits for decoration i.e. paint, glitter, glue, stickers etc.

First get 2 sticks and put them in a cross, tie these securely with some string in the middle of the cross.

Then tie some string to the end of each stick and you can then add the items you found on your Autumn Hunt. If you wish to you can decorate these with paint, glitter, stickers etc.

Tie some more string to the top of the sticks and then you can hang the mobile and watch it blowing and turning in the breeze.

 

Menu of the Month

Vegetable Lasagne (Can be made dairy free)

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

1 Sweet Potato or 2 Carrots Diced

1 Onion Diced

2 Tins of Tomatoes

1 tbsp Tomato Puree

2 tbsp Basil

Cheese Sauce

(For Dairy Free use alternative dairy free products)

Butter Cheese

Flour

Milk

Filling

2 Courgettes Diced

2 Aubergines Diced

200g Mushrooms Diced

2 Peppers Diced

1 Onion Diced

2 Celery Sticks Diced

4 Carrots Diced

 

Lasagne Sheets – Soften in a pan of hot water

 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4

For the Tomato Sauce

Fry the onions, carrots/sweet potato until soft, add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and basil. Then blitz with a hand held blender. Place to one side until needed.

For the Cheese Sauce

Heat the milk in a pan. In another pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes. Gradually add the hot milk a ladle at a time. When a thick sauce is achieved add the grated cheese. Place to one side until needed.

For the Filling

In a deep pan pour some oil in and add all of the vegetables. Slowly fry until soft an then add the tomato sauce and stir.

Take an oven proof dish, put a little vegetable mixture over the base, layer of lasagne sheets and then put another layer of vegetable mixture. Add another layer of lasagne sheets and then a layer of the cheese sauce. Repeat until all the mixture is used.

Sprinkle with cheese and pu in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

 

Scones

Ingredients

6oz Self Raising Flour

2oz Butter

1oz Sugar

125ml Milk

1 tsp Baking Powder

Pinch of Salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4

Rub the flour, baking powder and the butter together.

Add the sugar and salt and then gradually add the milk to make a soft dough.

Sprinkle flour onto the worktop and roll out the dough till 2 1/2 thick.

Cut out circles and place on a baking tray.

Brush the top of the scones with a little milk.

Put in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Serve with jam and butter.

 

 

 

 

 

Events and Activities which are happening from now until July 2018

Farm Animals Thursday 3rd May 2018

We will be having a visit from some farm animals.

The animals will be with us between 11.30am and 1.00pm

 

Fun Day Sunday 13th May 2018 10.00am-2.00pm

Please come along to our very popular Fun Day on the school field.

You will responsible for your child/ren but the staff will be here to provide a variety of activities for all age ranges. We will also have special visitor’s, BBQ, Cake Stalls, Tombola and a Raffle.

This year we will be raising money for SCBU. Please feel free to bring all the family.

 

Duck Eggs Monday 11th June 2018

We will be getting some Duck Eggs and an incubator so we can watch the ducklings hatch.

They should have on 9th July.

 

EID Friday 15th June 2018

We will be feasting on some Muslim cuisine to celebrate the end of Ramadan as well as making cards and doing other activities. We will be talking to the children about those less fortunate then ourselves and why EID takes place.

 

School Leavers Parents Evening Thursday 5th July 2018

Pre-School Leavers Parents are invited to attend a Parent’s Evening to discuss your child/ren’s progress and to discuss school readiness. Please speak to your child’s Key Person to book a time slot.

 

School Leavers Trip Tuesday 10th July 2018

For all the children who are sadly leaving us this year to attend full time school, we will be having a day trip. We will be taking the children on a Woodland Adventure. If your child doesn’t attend this day they are still invited, so please let myself, Jo or Kaleda know if you would like your child to attend, we want to take all of the school leavers on this thoroughly enjoyable fun day.

Further information re cost, times etc. will be available shortly. In order for this trip to go ahead WE WILL NEED PARENTS HELP, as we like to have a higher staff child ratio on outings. This year we will have around 23 children going on the trip so we really do need parents help or sadly this trip will not happen.

Children who attend on a Tuesday in Pre-School (who aren’t leaving for school) will stay at nursery and have a fun day.

 

Teddy Bears Picnic Saturday 14th July 2018 11.00am – 1.00pm

All families are invited to join us for the Teddy Bears Picnic on the school field.

Please bring your favourite Teddy.

 

 Leavers Party Tuesday 17th July 2018 2.00pm-4.00pm

We will be holding a Leavers Party for the Pre-School children, please come along and see your child Graduate Little Acorns ready to start full time school. We will be having some party games and a little ceremony, followed by a tea party. If your child does not attend this day and is leaving for school please come along and join in the fun, you will however need to stay with your child to ensure our ratio’s are correct at all times with the children who actually attend on that day.

 Many Thanks

Sarah and Staff