We usually have a day but not everyone is here at the same time so we thought we would have Christmas Jumper Week and donate money for wearing our jumpers to the charity ‘Save the Children’!
We will collect your change throughout the week so lots of chances to remember it.
The children can wear their jumpers as many times as they would like to! Home decorated ones are even better than shop bought ones…time to get into the Christmas spirit!
Online applications for Reception places in September 2018 are now open. These applications need to be made online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions by 15th January 2018 where an online admissions booklet with further information is available. This admissions system is run by the Local Authority not the schools so it is essential to apply.
If you are waiting to apply for nursery in September 2018 you can apply direct to the school from Friday 19th January until Friday 16th February 2018. However, you can register an expression of interest now.
Tax Free Childcare
YOU MUST APPLY IN AUTUMN TERM TO QUALIFY FOR 30 FREE HOURS IN JANUARY AND YOU MUST BRING YOUR 11 DIGIT NUMBER INTO THE OFFICE.
Please take a look at the new Childcare choices website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
This will help with accessing tax free childcare that is available for children up to the age of 11 and with applying for a voucher code for 30 funded hours if your child is in nursery school.
Children in Need
I am pleased to announce for Children in Need we raised £60.10!
Severe Weather Plan
As the weather gets colder it is time to consider what would happen if we needed to close. Please see this pdf for more information Severe Weather Plan
Nearly 180 people visited us on Open Day on Saturday 4th March and it was a fantastic session!
Parents were amazed to see how much there is for children to do during the day, many hadn’t seen all the activities available during the day before. It was good for the parents to see how confident and independent the children are now.
Making Bread Rolls
The Sunshine Room children have made bread rolls this term, there were lots of opportunities in all areas of learning and the children thoroughly enjoyed it as well!
Visual Recipe for Bread Rolls
Local MP Anne Maine visited us
4th November 2016, Anne Maine pictured with some of the children, the Chair of Governors Rebecca Blackstaffe, Bethan Jones, Vice Chair and Karen Ashton, Headteacher.
Read more in our Stop press 041116
Our Harvest Festival goods (2016) were given to Open Door.
Children in Need – We raised £75! Thank you very much. Children in Need
The Hot Cross Bun may have first been made in St Albans. Brother Thomas Rocliffe, a 14th Century monk at St Albans Abbey, developed an original recipe and distributed the bun to the local poor on Good Friday, starting in 1361. We thought we would have a go at making the Alban Bun! Alban Bun recipe Read more about the Alban Bun
And here is our Pizza Recipe