We are so glad to be back after the Easter holiday. We are finding out about caterpillars, frogs and sea creatures. We are starting off with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This is a well known tale and many of the children are very familiar with it, which is fabulous as it shows your commitment to supporting your children with their learning and development.


The garden has benefitted from some drier weather. We were also very fortunate to have tonnes of wood mulch donated by a local business, Taw and Torridge tree surgery. The PTFA have helped us with organising the mulch, donating a fantastic sturdy slide that we are building into the bank. They have also helped with applying for grants.


Our Toddler group benefits from a committed team of parents that organise the group, providing a variety of activities, linked to our topic. They have also supported us with applying for grants. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we feel very lucky to have a supportive, passionately involved and committed community. 


The school’s governing body are also actively supporting preschool and are an energetic, positive collective with the best interests of our children at heart. If you would like to get involved with any of these supportive groups, please ask for more information.


Our toddler room is a wonderful space for our children. This is used throughout the day for small groups. The sensory room is another space the children can enjoy for calming, sensory breaks.


The PE sessions are on Tuesdays and are helping the children get used to the routines and learning opportunities in school. We focus a lot on transition for our older children as they get ready to start school in September. We are delighted that every child got the school place that they applied for. The phonics sessions continue daily in preschool, children are learning to hear and use sounds in words and developing listening and attention skills.


Keep supporting your children with a variety of books and stories. Draw their attention to numbers and count things out together. Learning through play is so powerful. Remember to limit screen time and allow for quiet times in the day, with no TV. Take time to slow down, and savour this time while they are young.


The Barn A B's Team

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