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23Sep
2016
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Our World and Celebrations Overview

In the Autumn Term 2016 we are using a theme of  Our World and Celebrations to enhance children’s learning through play. We will do this by taking the children on nature walks and visits in the local area.  We will encourage children to make close observations of their surroundings and the changes which happen outdoors; […]

22Sep
2016
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Thank you

My two sisters attended sand castles and then two of my own children attended years after I cannot praise them enough for was each child is treated as a individual due to there needs on a personal basis the key workers become family friends and children leave sand castles with a great attitude towards learning […]

11Nov
2015
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Ofsted Early Years Inspection Update (Sept 2015)

On 1 September 2015, Ofsted introduced the common inspection framework. This changes the way Ofsted inspects early years provision, and brings more consistency to the way we judge all provision offering education for children and learners. Under the common inspection framework, all education remits will be inspected against the same four key judgements. In line […]

11Nov
2015
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Cold weather arrangements

If we cannot run a session due to bad weather, we will update this page to keep you informed If overnight snow prevents us from opening unexpectedly we will try our best to get a member of staff into playgroup to ring everyone. Please note: If Castle Manor Academy is closed, Sandcastles will also be […]

11Nov
2015
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Halloween Party

On Monday 26th October we held our ever popular Halloween Disco. Fantastic fun was had by everyone and we were extremely impressed by the turn out to support the event. We raised an amazing £368.00. We would like to thank Castle Manor Academy who provided the venue.

11Nov
2015
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Photography

On 11th November, 2015 we had another successful ‘Photographic Session’ with Neal Laver. As always, Neal did a superb job; putting the children at ease and working with us to get some amazing results. We cannot wait to see the finished proofs which will be here in time to order for Christmas presents. If you […]

11Nov
2015
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Christmas Party

This year’s Christmas Party was held on Thursday 17th December. We all had a  fantastic time and Santa brought each child a lovely book as a present.  Many children came in fancy dress and were treated to our favourite Magician who had all the children laughing their Christmas hats off.     There is was […]

11Nov
2015
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Fireworks

The children have been sharing their experiences of Fireworks and we have been talking about keeping safe. We had yummy hot dogs on our snack bar and built a big bonfire out of leaves. We also had fun using lots and lots and lots of sparkle and glitter to create some wonderful firework pictures.

11Nov
2015
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Celebrating Diwali

The children enjoyed an Indian themed snack bar to celebrate Diwali. Thank you to Faiza’a family for supplying a feast of Indian food for our snack bar. We had a great time dancing to Indian Music, making Rangoli sand art and painting our hands.

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