Jubilee Hall Newsletter

Second Half of Autumn Term 2016


Autumn Term 2016, Newsletter 2

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to playgroup for the second half of the autumn term.

We will be covering all sorts of activities in the next seven weeks, from Halloween and Bonfire Night to Remembrance Day and Christmas, there will also be our traditional Nativity and a children’s Christmas party.

We have decided to bring playgroup a little more up-to-date and staff would like the children to call us by our first names only, instead of using the prefix of ‘Aunty’. We have been trying this out for a while and have found it difficult, old habits die hard! But I’m sure with a little help from parents and carers, we’ll get there in the end.

Playgroup has introduced a Comments and Suggestions Box, please look out for it, on a table near to the front door, first thing in the morning. We look forward to receiving any feedback and hope this may help to improve the way playgroup runs in the future. We’re always open to new ideas but it would also be helpful to know about the things you like about playgroup too.

The children’s photographs, taken by Andrew Jacobs, should be back in playgroup shortly, please place any orders as soon as possible so that they are back from printing in plenty of time for Christmas.

As ever, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with a member of staff in playgroup or alternatively, you can contact me on 07521820232 between 9am and 4pm week days, feel free to send a message out of hours and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

It would be great to have all parents join our ‘closed group’ Facebook page. We regularly post playgroup photos from which you are welcome to take copies of your own children, it gives parents an insight into what activities take place once the doors are closed. We also post useful information from time to time. This group is only open to parents, grandparents and staff so please request to join and we’ll add you as soon as we can. Please search ‘Jubilee Playgroup, Sully’ in your Facebook page.

Dates for your diary;

Thursday 8th December 2016 – Playgroup’s Nativity play.

Thursday 15th December 2016 – Playgroup’s Christmas party.

Please note, our term will finish on Thursday 15th December, this is a change to the previous newsletter.

Finally, below are the themes for this half term, with a few examples of the activities we will be doing.

Many thanks for your support, Sue.                                                                                                 

Oct 31st – Nov 4th Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Halloween Gliders. Splatter Paint Fireworks. Handprint Bonfire.

November 7th – 18th Painting Techniques.

Leaf Printing. Marble Painting. Mirror Image String Printing. Cotton Reel Printing. Bubble Painting. Potato Printing. Textured Mitten Printing. Newspaper Silhouettes.


Nov 21st – Dec 15th Christmas is Coming.

Making decorations for the hall to include paper chains and Christmas bunting. Creating a Christmas frieze.

Various Christmas pictures, paintings, crafts and decorations for the children to take home.