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Outdoor Space

Today we made use of the outdoor space by adding large cardboard boxes. The children readily explored as part of open-ended outdoor play. The boxes became beds, tents, ships and even hiding places from the Gruffalo! We watched some lovely collaborative play, working together and sharing ideas.

Welcome Back!

Dear all,

We started the spring term by  welcoming some new families to Pre-school. We are looking forward to getting to know them throughout the term and the children have already enjoyed their first session along with their new friends!

This term our theme is “The Senses” This week and next, the interest table has been set up to explore the sense of Touch. The children have been looking and thinking about different textures from various objects.


End of Term

It was difficult to choose one photo from our Christmas party this morning, as there were so many lovely moments captured! A lovely end to a busy term!

We said goodbye to Chloe and wish her the very best for the future. I am very much looking forward to taking on the role as leader from January. We have an amazing team of staff, children and their families, I am confident that we can continue the good work at Debenham Roundabout Preschool, where we will continue to focus on learning through play and carefully monitor each child’s individual needs.

From all of us at Preschool we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you on Thursday 3rd January 🙂

Rachel x

Stay and play sessions

Thank you for joining us at pre school for the Stay and Play sessions!

It was lovely to see parents/grandparents/carers having fun with their children, engaging in Christmas themed activities.  Snowman biscuits, star wands, and calendars were just some of the activities on offer. The children were able to share experiences while playing, one child was delighted to be able to make their family member breakfast in the role-play area! It was a good opportunity to showcase their Christmas songs with parents joining in with the Makaton actions. We hope you all enjoyed the stay and play sessions too! We are planning to hold more in the future so we would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you to the committee who organised the raffle – we raised a tremendous £130 😊

Thank you :-)

Just to say thank you for attending parent’s evening on Monday. It was great to share your child’s  Learning Journey’s with you and talk about their progress.  Just a reminder that the Learning Journey’s are available to view at anytime.  If you wish to discuss your child’s progress and were unable to make it to the Parent’s evening, please feel free to arrange a convenient time with your child’s Key Person.

Thank you also to the committee for helping with refreshments!

Stay and Play

Dear all,

Just a reminder that the Stay and Play sessions are on Wednesday the 12th December 2:00 – 3:00pm and Friday 14th December 9:00 – 10:00am. It is a great opportunity to join in with some Christmas craft activities with your child. Please return the reply slips as soon as possible, if you have not already done so, to give us an idea of how many are able to attend.  All children and parents/carers are welcome. Children who do not usually attend on these sessions will be required to have a parent/carer with them.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone for taking to time to keep us informed should their child have come into contact with chicken pox, measles, shingles and the live nasal flu vaccination.  It is now fine for your child to attend regarding the live nasal flu vaccination, but please continue to inform us if your child has come into contact with chicken pox, measles and shingles. Again thank you for your vigilance and help.

Parent’s Evening Monday 3rd December

Thank you for your response in booking appointments with your child’s Key Person. It is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s development and any issues you may have regarding your child’s progress.

Preparing Snack

The children are helping  to prepare snack at Pre school.  This is not only a fun, engaging activity for them – it is a great way to develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities.  It also encourages independence while learning about the foods we eat and how to keep healthy.