Early Years Class News
Our Aim is for children to
Thank you to parents and carers for your continuous support on attending all our parenting workshops.
The children have been exploring number recognition and oral counting through number walks and fun
activities. They have also been listening, rhyming and predicting familiar stories as part of their learning. In
the month of December, the children will be discovering and investigating all about Winter and continuing to
explore different types of weather. The children are starting to talk about the festival of Christmas. We
will continue to promote independent learning through investigative play, stories, song, drama and a variety
of art activities.
In the entrance hallway there is a notice board where all relevant information will be displayed, including
Early Years Class plans. If you miss any written communication, spare letters are available for you to help
yourself. PEEP and parents’ workshops information is also on the notice board.
There is information in the cloakroom regarding the new app the school has introduced, this can be easily
downloaded onto your phone. If you need any information regarding this please speak to any of the Early
We aim to develop the confidence of the children in the Early Years Class by encouraging independence when
dressing. Please help us by encouraging your child to zip up their jacket or fasten their shoes independently.
Please remember to label your children’s clothing and belongings as this helps to prevent any mix-ups. The
children seem to be enjoying messy play both indoors and outdoors, so it would be helpful if your child wears
clothing which you don’t mind getting messy. It would be appreciated if all children bring a change of clothes
including socks and his/her own pair of wellies.
Snack and Treat Fund - £2.50
Thank you to all parents/carers for the continued prompt payment of the snack and treat fund. As you have
seen the snack and treat money enables us to give the children fabulous parties like the Halloween party we
had with the characters. Snack is bought in advance so if you are going on holiday we would appreciate if you
could let us know. Thank you.
Miss Rowe’s last day will be on Thursday 14th November. We will be welcoming back Miss Lewis who has been
on Secondment on Tuesday 19th November.
We wish Miss Rowe all the best for the future.
PEEP sessions will continue to run every Tuesday until the 17th December 2019
1,2, 3 Oui French will continue to run every Friday until 29th November 2019
There will be bookbug sessions on Thursday 21st November times are:
10.00am – morning session and 2.50pm – afternoon session
Stay and Play Sessions
There will be an opportunity for parent/carers to stay and play with their children, on the week beginning
the 4th December. This term the sessions will be focussing on Creativity and Christmas. Please check the
parents notice board for your child’s day and time.
In preparation for the new Early Years hours in April, additional building work will commence on Monday 25th
November. This should not affect your child’s experience in the EYC, however we apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause when entering/exiting the building.
Our Christmas Fayre will be held on Wednesday 11th December. If you are able to support us by donating
raffle prizes, bric-a-brac, home baking or by helping us out on the night, please speak to a member of
staff. If possible, could the Early Years children please bring in chocolate for the tombola stand Thank You.
The children will be having a Christmas Singalong this year on the 9th December times are:
10.00am morning/2.00pm afternoon
This year we will be having an “Altogether Christmas Party” which will be held on Thursday 19th December
from 10.30am until 1. 30pm.The children will be allocated a time when their group will see Santa and parents
will get the opportunity to come along and take pictures of their child. A notice of times will be displayed on
the notice board advising when your child’s time is. Please note your child will only attend for their party on
Following guidance from North Ayrshire Council, there will be a change of session times on Friday 20th
December ensuring that all Early Years Class children receive an equal balance of time on the last day of
term. These times will be as follows:
AM: 8.30am – 11.00am (doors will open at 10.45am to limit congestion)
PM: 11.45am – 2.15am (doors will open at 2.00pm to limit congestion)
The school will reopen again on Monday 6th January 2020 at the usual times. We hope you have a wonderful
time over the festive season with family and friends.
Dates for your diary Holiday
Friday 15th November Holiday
Monday 18th November Pupils return
Tuesday 19th November Christmas Singalong
Monday 9th December Christmas Fayre
Wednesday 11th December Christmas party
Thursday 19th December AM Early Years Class Session: 8.30am – 11.00am
Friday 20th December PM Early Years Class Session: 11.45am – 2.15pm
School closes at 2.30pm