2019 DATES FOR DIARY
- 26 January - AUSTRALIA DAY
We will celebrate it on 24 January
- 29 January and 31 January - NATIONAL STORY TELLING WEEK
National Storytelling Week runs from the 26th January - 1st February Stories have so much to ofer: they develop listening and communication skills, improve concentration and memory, bring experiences alive, create a sense of wonder and help sequence events. They can also provide information, widen vocabulary and make important links between the spoken and written word, as well as stimulating an interest and enjoyment of books. Remember everyone has at least one story to tell!
- 5 February - CHINESE NEW YEAR
Children can dress up in their favourite Chinese costume or even an accessory. This is to help children learn about diferent cultures
- 4 March - ART WEEK
Children can bring their Art work from home or parents can upload this via parent zone for children to talk about it at school. This is to encourage elocution confidence as a part of pre-school readiness.
- 5th March - PANCAKE DAY
- 8 March - WORLD BOOK DAY - We will celebrate this on 7th March.
It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Let children opt for a favourite character dress up day with an opportunity to talk about their character and why they love it. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom. We will be presenting children with a book.
- 14 March - RED NOSE DAY - WEAR YOUR RED NOSE
The highlight of Comic Relief is Red Nose Day. On 8 February 1988, Lenny Henry went to Ethiopia and celebrated the very first Red Nose Day Telethon. Over 150 celebrities and comedians participated. The event raised 15 million British pounds sterling and attracted 30 million television viewers on BBC1.Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and fundraise. It is all about helping others in need and an idea project would be to help someone in the local community. We will be asking parents to donate any small food items like a tin of beans to then handover to a local community charity.
- 18-24 March - SHAKESPEARE WEEK
We will be talking about Shakespeare as an author.
- 19 March and 21 March - Parents meeting to discuss progress
Time slots available on 19 March are from 4pm, each slot is 30minutes. Please confirm your time slot by email to Jessica
- 4 April - CHILDREN’S EASTER PERFORMANCE
2.30 to 3.15pm. Parents can collect the children after the performance.