Orchard Pre-School


Dear Parents

Welcome back after the Spring Holiday; hope you all had a good Easter break.

At the end of last term, we had two lovely Easter craft sessions during which the photographer came in and took group photos. These are available to buy, and copies will be on the noticeboard. Put your child’s name alongside the photo you wish to purchase.

Thank you for sending in water bottles for your child. Please do not send juice. The water bottles are available for your child to access throughout the session and are kept in key person group boxes. We will also take the bottles with us for outdoor play in the garden as the weather warms up. At snack time the children are also offered milk or water along with their snack.

Summer Term 1

The children leaving in July will have found out about their school place during the holidays. Please let us know if you have any concerns or if you are appealing the decision.

Children staying at pre-school next September have requested the sessions required.

If you are having more than 15 hours per week and you qualify for 30 hours funding please ensure you have a 30 hour code before the end of the term.

This term the weather can still be very changeable so please dress your child in layers and if your child has a pre-school sweatshirt please make sure their name is in it.  We do have a supply of sweatshirts and tee-shirts in stock.

As we use the garden a great deal this term, please would you make sure that your child wears sensible shoes, I know a lot of the children like flip flops etc. but they aren’t suitable for pre-school, especially outside. Please would you also make sure that sun protection cream is put on before the pre-school session.

Closures/Inset days.

The pre-school will be closed on Tuesday 5th July.

Dates for the end of the summer term are listed below.

Please inform us immediately if your contact address or phone number has changed.

              Don’t forget to complete the collection form and let me know if anyone except you   

              is collecting your child.


Special Springtime - Living and Growing      

W/C April 25th

Caterpillars, Tadpoles, Lifecycles.

W/C Tuesday May 3rd

Mini Beasts

W/C May 9th

Plants and Growing

W/C May 16th

The Farm

W/C May 23rd

The Queen / Platinum Jubilee 70 years


April colour Yellow -May colour Purple

Dates for your Diaries:

Monday 25th April       Re-Open                                                                                                      

Monday 2nd May         Closed – Bank Holiday

Monday 30th May        Half term closed all week

Monday 6th June         Re-Open

Tuesday 5th July           Pre-school Closed                       

Tuesday 19th July          Last day of term