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ELC Newsletter May 17

Adventure Ted:- Coldingham ELC will be reintroducing our Adventure Ted this term, he will get a chance to come home with your child on a Friday and will return to ELC on a Monday. He will come with an overnight bag, pyjamas, toothbrush, change of clothes and a diary. Please feel free to write a brief description or a photo of Ted’s adventures. We will focus on the children who have not had Adventure Ted before.

Show and Tell:- Will take place every Friday morning between now and the end of term. Pleas encourage your child to bring one item from home; they will get the opportunity to show their peers and talk about it to the group. This activity encourages listening skills, talking in front of a group, confidence and turn taking.

Snack money:- please ensure snack money is paid in advance – £2.50 per week for 5 sessions or £24.50 for the term. Thank you.

ELC 4 Transition:- ELC 4 Parents – please see attached note with information you will require for your child’s transition into P1 at Coldingham primary School.

Berwickshire Wheels May Trip:- On Monday 22 May we shall be taking a trip up the A1 to Dunbar where we shall visit the John Muir Country Park and play park, have our picnic snack and a woodland walk. Please complete and return the attached EV2 form. Thank you.

Shirley and Snoop:- Shirley Thomson and Snoop the dog (puppet) from NHS Borders Oral Health Team will be visiting ELC on Wednesday 17 May. Shirley brings along books, games, dental activities for the children to access.

Learning Stories:- Learning stories (blue folders) are an individual record of your child’s progress within the setting. On Friday 26 May you are welcome to take them home to read through with family. Please fill in anything you wish to add in the news from home section and sign to say you have looked at it. Please return to ELC by Friday 2 June. Thank you.

Dates for Diaries

Monday 22 May Berwickshire Wheels Trip

Monday 29 May ELC closed, local holiday

Monday 12 June Berwickshire Wheels trip to Coldingham Beach

Friday 16 June Sports day 10–12noon

Wednesday 28 June School breaks up for summer holiday

ELC 4 Graduation Day Date & time to be confirmed

Dear Parent / Carer,

As part of your child’s transition from ELC to primary school we would like to invite the children into the P1/2 school setting to take part in a variety of lessons and activities. Please find attached a table containing dates and details about these activities.

A menu choice for Wednesday 14th is also attached where you are invited to come along to school at 12pm (instead of collecting your child from nursery) and join your child for a school meal before taking them home. This has proven to be a successful way to introduce children into the lunchtime routines before starting school in August. Please return menu choices to the school office no later than Thursday 1st June to ensure ample time for ordering food supplies.

Transition will start next Monday. An appropriate P.E kit should be kept in nursery for P.E sessions. Children will be collected by the class teacher from the ELC building unless otherwise stated, (morning line up).

Many Thanks

Mrs Easingwood

Transition Dates

AM /PM Date Activity
AM Monday 8th May P.E 9.10 – 10.20am Please ensure your child has a PE kit
AM Monday 15th May P.E 9.10 – 10.20am
AM Tuesday 23rd May Line up to come into school and join assembly
AM Tuesday 30th May Line up to come into school and join assembly
PM Wednesday 31st May Children are invited to arrive at school at 12.50pm, line up with the children from P1/2 and will then be joining us for a visit from PC Lackenby from the police. She will be talking to us about her role and children will have the opportunity to look around the police car. Then they will have the opportunity to mix with their peers in ‘Learning through play’ in the classroom environment. Children can be collected at the end of the school day.
AM Monday 5th June P.E and stay for break bring a snack
AM Wednesday 7th June “Move up” morning. All pupils spend time in new classes
AM/PM Wednesday 14th June Lunch with parent
AM Monday 19th June P.E and stay for break bring a snack
AM Tuesday 20th June Line up to come into school and join assembly

On the mornings children are going to assemblies they are invited to arrive at school for the school bell at 8.35am to line up with their peers in the P1 line and come into school as they will in August.

Please complete and return the menu choices below. Thank you.

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