Newsletter – December 2014

Christmas is always a magical and exciting time of the year for young children and the pre-schoolers at Yatton Keynell Under 5s enjoyed a full month of fun Christmas activities.
The children all a whole host of Christmas crafts, including making salt dough decorations, cards and snow globes, whilst playing in the preschools very own Santa’s Grotto! One of the highlights for the children was making make their own individual Christmas puddings, from weighing all the ingredients out, to stirring and spooning the mixture into bowls.
The children all had a special treat at the Christmas party, as the staff cooked all the children a Christmas dinner, complete with turkey and all the trimmings…and even sprouts! All the children tucked in and most of them even tried all the vegetables! This was then followed by some party games and Christmas songs. The party ended in the traditional way, with a visit from a very special visitor all dressed in red, who gave each child a little present.
The term concluded with a traditional nativity play which the children performed in St Margaret’s Church, Yatton Keynell. be Performing a play with over 20 pre-schoolers is always a challenge for the team, but with lots of practising of the songs, many rehearsals and lots of enthusiastic children, the play to parents and friends was a great success!
As we move into January, and whilst the excitement of Christmas is over, there is still set to be lots to enjoy at Under 5s in coming months, with several new starters to the preschool and lots of interesting activities planned. Plus, we will now be even busier, as we have just extended our opening hours and are now open from 8.15 every day, and for extended hours after 3pm on Monday’s, Wednesdays and Thursdays.