Newsletter – March 2015

As Spring is in the air and the daffodils are starting to bloom in the Under 5s garden, the preschool’s young gardeners have been busy! It’s the start of the planting season, and the first activity on the agenda this month was to plant potatoes. Each child had the opportunity to plant their own large tub of potatoes, which they will then water and look after until later in the year when they will be able harvest their very own crop. The children also had fun preparing our large barrel, ready to convert it into a small pond, making it water tight with pebbles and checking for leaks!
Ongoing work to the garden has also seen the addition of a mud kitchen for making some lovely mud pies and the children have helped tidy a few areas with the addition of more bark and stones.
It’s also been a busy month of occasions, with the children celebrating St David’s Day by making Welsh cakes, and making some lovely cards for Mother Day. With Easter around the corner, themed activities are already in full flow, such as Easter baking and games based on Easter egg counting, which are not only great fun, but educational too!
As a community preschool, our dedicated committee are involved in organising a number of events to raise money for the setting and in some cases for other good causes too! This month, the preschool held a very successful tombola and cake sale after school, with the profits being shared by Under 5s and BLISS – the charity for premature babies, which is a cause close to the heart of several preschool parents. Next month on 17th April, the preschool is holding the Great By Brook Bake Off. So put on your aprons and join us for an evening of hands on baking and cake decorating demonstrations. We can’t promise Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry, but we can guarantee a good evening! For tickets or more information email bybrookbakeoff@gmail.com