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Weekly Newsletter

29th November 2019



It’s beginning to look like Christmas, the children have been very busy this week dressing the Christmas tree and decorating salt dough decorations and making paperchain, which are now hanging in the home corner.  Jane has many more fabulous things to make over the next week.

 Eric the Elf may come and visit next week .

Keep Children Safe

School and Scallywags have had a fantastic response to our Keep Children Safe Campaign, we really appreciate all the positive comments. 

We will continue to be pro-active over the coming weeks – and we ask if you can continue not to come onto the Car-Park at any time – Please don’t park on the zig zag or on the bend near the Black Bull – there are no yellow lines but cars should not be parked on blind bends – this may cause additional hazards.  There is plenty of spaces up at The Barlow car-park if this helps.

 Also please stay can we remind everyone to come into school grounds through the pedestrian gate and stay on the path coming and going out – Thank-you for all your support. 


Christmas Film Night – Friday 6th December 6pm-7pm

Why not begin your Christmas countdown on Friday 6th December with Scallywags Christmas film night? Bring along a blanket and snuggle on down. There will be two short films, free popcorn and drinks for the children. There will also be a mini disco in between the films.

The cost is £3 per child (siblings are welcome).

Parents must stay and supervise their children – this is essential for the event to run smoothly – this event is run by Committee Volunteers and your support is much appreciated by everyone at Scallywags.


Cold Weather Clothing

The weather is getting cold and it’s very important that the children come with the correct clothing to keep warm– they need wellies – warm coat – Warm jumpers - hat and gloves – we are outside for at least 1 hour morning and afternoon.


Children off Sick – Holiday


A quick reminder that if your children are not attending nursery due to sickness or holidays to ring or e-mail on the 1st day of sickness.  If you are going on holiday please let your key worker know and follow this up with an e-mail.  Please be aware if the above is not done we will always follow the above with either a phone call or an e-mail – it is our duty to safeguard our children and very important we know where your children are.


Sickness / Diarrhoea (Norovirus) – Information


 Please remember that if your child has been sick / diarrhoea – your child needs to remain at home for 48hours after the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea – these bugs spread very quickly and it is really important that the above procedure is followed.  Thank you





Winter is on its way


Winter – Snow Procedures


The weather is getting very cold and could possibly snow anytime – please be aware of the following procedures – We will always endeavour to stay open were possible – but sometimes this is avoidable due to Staffing or Site Safety.

·       Keep a look out on your e-mails – 7.30 – 8 am  any updates will be sent out

·       Keep up to date on our Facebook page

·       We will contact you via Text if we are closing – ( please check your mobile numbers are up to date)

·       Ring Scallywags before you set off ( oversight sometimes happen and this will avoid any disappointments)




Preparing for Christmas

Wrapping Christmas Parcels

·      Mathematics – Shape, space and measure – Large and Small

·      Understanding positions language – under, on top, inside and out

·      Using mathematical terms to describe the shape – Length an Size

·      Active Learning – Being involved and concentrating

·      Creating and thinking critically – Making links – having their own ideas


Christmas Jumper Week

We will be having a Christmas Jumper week 9th-13th December


School Christmas Fair


School Christmas Fair - Friday 13th December 3.30-5.30 everyone welcome – Also Scallywags will be having a stall with items made by your children so please come along and support this great event.



Christmas Performance

Monday 9th December – 1.30pm

This is a fantastic event which takes place in the Methodist Church next to Scallywags

Christmas Party

Monday 16th December – 1.45-3.00 pm (everyone welcome even if this is not your child’s day (Adults must stay) Santa will come and visit

Holiday List

Monday 28th October – Friday 20th December – close at 2.45pm

Christmas -23rd-3rd January

Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 14th February

Half Term – 17th-24th February

Return – 25th February – 27th March

Easter 30th March-13th April

Return – 14th April-7th May

May Day – Friday 8th May (Remember we will not be off on Monday 4th May)

Return -11th May-22nd May

Half Term -22nd May -1st June

Return – 2nd June – 17th July