Coming up:

We would like to thank all our families and visitors for following our Coronavirus rules last term, these rules will still be in place this term: -

  • We are asking families and visitors to use the anti-bacterial gel that is available on the lunch trolley

  • We will be asking the children to wash their hands with the sensitive antibacterial soap after using the toilet, before eating, when they come back indoors from the garden, when visibly dirty and before cooking

  • Coughs and sneezes are caught in a tissue, which is then put straight in a bin and again hands are washed with soap and water, if unable to get a tissue, sneeze into the elbow

  • Our windows will always be open when we are open. The number of windows open will be dependent on the weather

  • The children will spend most of their time outdoors, weather permitting

  • Please carrying on wearing your face masks


Hopefully by following these procedures and the available guidance we can do our best to keep the virus from spreading.



Last term we learnt about the Hungry Caterpillar.

We have: -

  • Read the book lots of times.

  • Tasted the food the caterpillar ate.

  • Made caterpillars.

  • Created a display.

  • Learn what happens to caterpillars and much more…..

We are very excitedly watching our real caterpillars growing and looking forward to seeing them become butterflies.

This term our theme will be Alice in Wonderland

We will be looking into so many different parts of the story bringing this into our learning:

  • looking at clocks and time

  • Different shapes, sizes

  • Pouring and emptying using jugs, tea pots etc

  • Mark making numbers, letters and patterns

  • Creating tea parties for role play

We will also be looking into recycling and healthy eating, alongside other themes throughout the year, bringing it in as good practice within the setting.

Dates for your Diary:

  • 28th June – 2nd July - Parent Morning/Afternoon for Leavers

  • 5th July – 9th July     - Parent Morning/Afternoon for children returning

  • 6th & 7th July             - Sports Day (Children only this year unfortunately. We will take lots of photo’s                                               though.)

  • 7th July 3:30-4:30     - Open Afternoon for prospective families. Please contact Jo to book a slot.

  • 14th July 3:30-5:00   - Leavers Mad Hatters tea party

  • 19th July                       - Last day of term

Term Dates :-


                  Term 6 – 7th June 2021 – 19th July 2021

Next Academic Year 2021 - 2022

                  Term 1 – 6th Sept 2021 – 22nd Oct 2021

                  Term 2 – 1st Nov 2021 – 17th Dec 2021



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Intergenerational Learning

Bridging the generations at Bridge Haven:

On Wednesday 4 July 2018 Bridge Haven care home welcomed three little visitors from a local playschool. Magpies, a village community charity run playschool based in Boughton, Kent, took three of their children along to Bridge Haven care home to meet with residents and staff for the morning.

Bridge Haven care home is nestled in the rural village of Bridge, near Canterbury, and cares for and supports people living with dementia. The home is owned and operated by Avante Care & Support, and embraces the Eden Alternative philosophy of care which encourages these kinds of community links.

The visit had been arranged between Home Manager Kim Drury and Magpies’ pre-school Manager Donna Kelly, who both have an interest in integrating younger people with older people.

Kim Drury, Bridge Haven’s Home Manager said ‘There have been some fabulous articles in the media recently that are showcasing intergenerational care and proving children are helping older people thrive.. We have great community links with our local primary school who often visit residents at Bridge Haven throughout the year, but as yet we haven’t had a link with pre-schoolers. When it was proposed that we invite the children into the home both Donna and I were really excited to make this happen!’