Activity of the Month

Paper Mache Insects



PVA Glue




Blow up the balloon to the size you would like.

Tear up strips of newspaper.

Mix together some PVA Glue and water in a tray.

Cover your newspaper strips in the PVA mixture and coat the balloon in the strips.

Add a couple of layers to the balloon and leave to dry.

Once dry you can then pop the balloon and paint with your own design.

The pre-school children have been painting bees and ladybirds onto their creations.


Menu of the Month

Vegetable Cottage Pie


100g Frozen Peas

1 Onion Diced Small

2 Carrots Diced Small

1/2 Swede Diced Small

1 Courgette Diced Small

1 Pepper Diced Small

2 tbsp Tomato Puree

1/4 tbsp Dried Herbs

1 Pint of Vegetarian Gravy

6 Potatoes – peeled, cooked and mashed


Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4

Peel and dice the vegetables and gently fry till tender.

Add the tomato puree and the dried herbs.

Pour in the gravy then put into a casserole dish.

Spoon over the mash potato until covered.

Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes.


Cherry Sponge


200g Butter

200g Sugar

200g Self Raising Flour

4 Eggs whisked

1 small tub of Glacier Cherries Chopped


Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4

Cream the butter and sugar until pale.

Gradually add the eggs.

And then mix in the flour.

Mix in the cherries and then pour into a lined baking tray

Bake for around 20-25 minutes.







Events and Activities which are happening from now until July 2019

Fun Day Sunday 19th May 10.00am-2.oopm

Please come along to our very popular fun day on the school field.

You will be 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 stall, tombola and a raffle.

This year we will be raising money for Make a Wish Uk. Please feel free to bring all the family.


Duck Eggs Monday 21st May 2019

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

They should hatch on 17th June


EID Monday 3rd June 2019

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 also be talking to the children about those less fortunate then ourselves and why EID takes place.

Please come to nursery dressed as a character from your favourite book and bring along your book to…….

A variety of activities will be happening during the day and re-enacting our favourite stories.


School Leavers Trip Thursday 11th July 2019

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 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 20 children going on the trip so we really do need parents help or sadly this trip will not happen. Children who attend nursery on a Thursday in Pre-School (who aren’t leaving for school) will stay at nursery and have a fun day.

School Leavers Parents Evening Tuesday 16th July 2019

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


Leavers Party Wednesday 17th July 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 ratios are correct at all times on the day.


Teddy Bears Picnic

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

Please bring your favourite Teddy.


Many Thanks

Sarah and Staff