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On this page you'll find all of the latest news and going ons at our pre-school.





CHILDREN'S UNIFORMS - we sell t-shirts, fleeces and book bags all with an embroidered 'Little Dragons' logo.

 

                Fleece £17.25    T-shirt £5.25    Book bag £6.45  
                          Various sizes available

30 HOURS FUNDING
30 Hours funding for eligible parents comes into effect from September 2017 give us a call for more details


NEWSLETTER 6th November 2017
Autumn Term 2017
We have welcomed 3 new children this term so far we hope they enjoy their time with us at Little Dragons.
What have we been learning?
Last half term we learnt about fish and how to care for them. This will of course will continue with our new pre-school pet fish Barry! This term we will reading Dear Zoo and learning about various animals and of course Christmas activities will begin at the beginning of December.
Home activities
We will be starting our word of the week and Makaton sign soon which you can find outside on the parent noticeboard and don’t forget to look out for the weekly parent activity too in your children’s boxes.
Committee
We have a very dedicated committee at Little Dragons, as we all know ‘many hands make light work’ the committee are always looking for new parents, grandparents, family and friends to join. It is a great way to meet new parents like yourselves
Our next meeting is our AGM on Wednesday 22nd November at The Courthouse Great Bromley 7.30pm start.We are asking you to attend as it is a very important meeting.
Fundraising
Our Halloween Party raised £580 thank you all very much
We are always looking for new fundraising ideas so please feel free to let us know what they are.
Mobile phones
Please can we remind you not use your mobile phones within pre-school, further information can be found on our website under our Mobile phone policy.
Policies
All of our policies are in the process of being updated and will be emailed out soon.We urge you to provide a healthy balanced lunch box for your child which contains a minimum of 1 piece of fruit and 1 vegetable no added sugar drinks or better still water, with less chocolate and salty foods like crisps and no sweets please. We need to encourage healthy diets from a young age to give your children the knowledge to know the differences between healthy and not so healthy foods.We will be re introducing our 5 a day charts over the next couple of weeks so watch out for them coming home at weekends.
Please can you make sure foods, for example, grapes, tomatoes and sausages are cut length ways to reduce the risk of choking. Please also remember not to use any foods containing nuts.  


OUR VISIT TO AQUARIUM -19th September 2017



SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB 2017  Fantacstic fun was had by all

FLOWER FESTIVAL AT GT BROMLEY CHURCH

On Monday 3rd July the children were invited to the church to sing some songs for their parents and friends, they had been practising the songs and were in excellent voice on the day. Afterwards we looked at all the beautiful flowers and displays. The children had worked hard on our own display of Elmer the elephant and a rainbow made of all the children's handprints.


 

GT. BENTLEY CARNIVAL 24th June 2017.... Our float won 1st prize in it's category!

    

    


 

We had snack on 'school dinner trays' to help us get ready for starting school in september. 21.6.17


 

Planting out our sweetcorn and squash. 5th June 2017

  


We harvested our spinach for snack today


We have been busy with our woodwork this term

  


Basketball 26th April 2017

      

 

 

Sowing seeds for our sensory garden

   



Little Dragons Newsletter 3  Spring Term 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our joint Pamper Night with St Georges Primary school we raised a total of £1180.00
What have we been learning?
This term we have learning about Spring. We have celebrated Holi with our twinned schools in India and most recently we have been learning about Easter.
Home activities
Thank you to all of you who have been returning the weekly activities we really enjoy reading your observations of your own children. Don’t forget this holiday you have the wonderful 50 things to before you turn 5 worksheet, we have certificates for your child when they return them after the holidays (we don’t expect you to complete them all though to get a certificate).
Committee
We are looking for additional committee members our next meeting is on Thursday 11th May 7.30pm at pre-school, it would be great to see some more new faces.
Our next fundraising event is:
Summer Fayre Saturday 17th June
Mobile phones
Please can we remind you not use your mobile phones within pre-school, further information can be found on our website under our Mobile phone policy.
Healthy Lifestyle
We are currently reviewing our Food and Drinks policy more information will follow after the holidays.
St Georges flower Festival
We are taking part in this on Monday 3rd July with a summer concert in St Georges Church.
Great Bentley Carnival
This year will be the first time Little Dragons Pre-School has taken part in the carnival. The theme is When I Grow Up. It would be great if you could all come and help us support the event,we will be organising a float/trailer, if you can help with this in anyway please let us know. The date is Saturday 24th June.
 


SPRING IS IN THE AIR
                                                                                                                
Sowing wildflowers  
   

 

Making bird cakes                                                                                    

  

 Providing nesting material
 


SKYPING OUR FRIENDS IN INDIA 15.3.17
We had a very successful Skype call this morning with our partnership school in India.We showed the children our Holi paint bomb picture and sung our Mothers Day song to them.

 

MAKING OUR BUG HOTEL 14.3.17

     
 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2nd March 2017

   
 

PANCAKE DAY 28th February 2017

      



LIVING WILLOW DEN   February 2017
The grant which we received from 'Solarfields Ltd' for our wonderful canopy also included funds for a living willow structure. We have now been able to start construction on this - it is a work in progress as it will grow and evolve over time. Unfortunately the rabbit guards look a bit unsightly but a necessity while the rods' are young.


CONNECTIONS WITH INDIA 
We are in the process of setting up SKYPE with our partner schools.
Catalin Petre is the UK project manager for the audio-visual connectivity via SKYPE that we are setting up between us and our two partner India schools.
We are looking forward to using this.


                             

Fun in our mud kitchen with herbs from our sensory garden



 


                       

We are proud to announce that following our latest Ofsted Inspection that we have been graded OUTSTANDING

The inspection took place on 26th June 2013 - quotes from the report include:
‘Staff are highly skilled in assessing children’s progress and planning for their future learning’
‘Children develop superb levels of independence as a result of the opportunities they are offered at the pre-school’.
The full report is available online at www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports