Newsletters 2018 to 2019 - West Horndon

Bright Sparks Preschool West Horndon

Summer term Newsletter

Dear Families, We hope you have enjoyed the sunny half term and welcome back to pre-school.

Summer term dates – 2nd half term

3rd June - 2019 – 19th July 2019

Topics and interests for this half term: Transitions and new beginnings

Week commencing

3rd June Feelings and emotions Sound – Jj

10th June- Responsibility Sound - Vv

17th June Independence and self care Sound - Yy

24th June Friendships Sound - Xx

1st July Safety in the environment Sound – Ee

8th July Marks and numbers Sound - Hh

15th July New experiences Sound - Rr


Lauren had a lovely send off for her maternity leave and we look forward to sharing her baby news with you soon

Please refer to the key group list displayed in the welcome area if Lauren was your child’s key person to see who will now be supporting them at pre-school

A warm welcome to Kelly who joined the Bright Sparks West Horndon team

Don’t forget to use Tapestry to let us know your child’s new skills and achievements. You can also upload news of what the children have enjoyed in the holidays which they can share at island time.

Please remember to give us a like on Facebook if you would like to see weekly updates from the pre-school and a glimpse of all the fun activities we can take part in.

Bright Sparks Summer Club

Week 1 – Monday 5th August, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August

Week 2 – Monday 12th August, Tuesday 13th August, Wednesday 14th August, Thursday 15th August


Arts and crafts Fun and games

Themed weeks Make and take

Snack included. Please bring a packed lunch

£24.00 per session 2- 3 years

£20 per session – 3 years and over

OFSTED REGISTERED CARE for children aged

2 years -7 years

Please email to secure your booking indicating which dates you would like to book

Brentwood Rugby Club – King George Playing Field

Search for us on Facebook : Bright Sparks West Horndon

School leavers information

We look forward to working closely with the local schools this half term where some of the children will be moving to in September.

We contact all schools and invite them to visit the children at pre-school this half term. We are just awaiting the confirmed dates from the schools and if they will be visiting. The schools will only be carrying out 1 visit to the pre-school. If your child is due to transition to any of the schools who confirm they will be visiting and the date they are visiting is not your child’s usual days you are welcome to drop them in for the hour visit. We will be sharing information with the teachers about your child’s progress, development and wellbeing unless you have informed us not to in advance.

Leavers Picnic – (Weather permitting)

Please note there will be no lunch club on Friday 19th July for all children. All children should be collected by 12pm (last session)

The families of children leaving to go to school in September are invited to come along and enjoy a goodbye picnic together in the grass area of the Village Hall from 12 – 1.15pm on Friday 19th July ??

Please bring along your picnic and rug and enjoy some time together on our last day. This will be a relaxed picnic with some of the Bright Sparks team coming to join you all however the children will remain the parent’s responsibility at all times as pre-school will close its doors at 12pm for the summer break ??

Leavers graduation

Thursday 18th July – 2.15pm – 3pm

The children welcome the families of the children leaving this year to come along and listen to some songs they have been learning at preschool and they will each be presented with a graduation certificate

Our younger children who attend on a Thursday afternoon and aren’t transitioning to school will join in with the celebrations or you can speak to Kath to switch their afternoon session if you would prefer.

The graduation is for the families of the children leaving only


Week commencing 3rd June we will be reflecting Eid – al- Fitr and celebrating the Queen’s birthday!

Father’s day celebrations - Calling all Dads or that special someone in your child’s life

Monday 10th and Wednesday 13th June 9.15am -10am

Come along and make a keep sake with your child and enjoy playing alongside them in the pre-school

Photographer – Graduation photos and portrait photos for the non-leavers

Wednesday 19th June

All children will be photographed unless you request that they are not included

If it isn’t your child’s usual pre-school day please feel free to bring your child along to be photographed arriving between 10am- 12pm. Please allow waiting time

Sports Week – This week we will be focusing on all things sporty! The children are invited to come dressed in their sports clothes this week as we take part in some planned daily sports activities

Monday 24th – Tuesday 28th June

If any one has a hidden sports talent and would like to lead a session alongside the team please let Kath know ??

Finally, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Pre-School and all the fun and exciting activities we have planned for the half term ahead!

The Bright Sparks Team West Horndon