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New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

The government have released the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to be introduced from Sept 2012. We are currently updating all our paperwork and we will be delivering training to the whole team on our training day. We will also have the parents evening in mid – late August to further explain it better. In the meantime you can download a parents guide

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Race For Life Sun 1st July

Race for life On the Sunday 1st July 2012 at 10.30 at Temple Newsam, the girls and some of the mummys will be completing the race for life. We are hoping for some lovely weather so that if you wish you can join us in the race or for a picnic afterwards. If you would like to join us for the race or the

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New arrivals!!

All the staff and children at Tots and Tykes are pleased to announce the safe arrival of our chicks. All the children helped care for the icubating eggs and are now fully involved in caring for the new arrivals who are all doing well. Unfortunately they will return to the farm soon and we will all be sad to see them go but they

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Wow we have an exciting delivery due in the next few weeks!! We have 11 hen eggs, and 7 duck eggs waiting to hatch……we are very excited. Each day we check the eggs to see if there are any signs of hatching, we record thier progress on our chart. We will keep you posted!!


Making Soup

Following on from the gardening club and the children taking a keen interest in planting and growing thier own vegetables they decided we needed to make our own soup! The children visited the local fruit and veg shop choosing thier own vegetables to add to the soup, and then helped prepare the soup for tea. The children were curious about different produce, how it grew

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Spring has arrived …. hopefully!

All the children in pre-school have enjoyed the sunny weather, and have been planting seeds and vegetables to grow in our garden. Our first gardening club meeting takes place on Thursday in pre-school all you green fingred enthusiasts are welcome to attend! Building the greenhouse was a challenge, children were totally engrossed but we got there in the end !   !