What a fabulous start we have had to the year. It was lovely to welcome the children back after the holidays, and amazing to see their development.
Please note that Autumn term reports are available to view on Tapestry. If you have any problems viewing your child’s report please let me know.
This month’s theme has been ‘Seasons’ and the children have amazed me with their interest, recollection and creativity. Making season bottles, making snow out of bicarbonate soda and shaving foam, and gardening – have been some of the fun activities that we have done to reinforce the theme.
Preschool have been doing tremendously well with their writing, and early maths. Phonics is progressing and the focus is moving towards blending and segmenting.
February’s theme is All Around the World. If you have anything at home that can help us to reinforce this theme we would be grateful. This may include cultural clothes, packaging of ethnic foods for use in our role play area – the list is endless
What a fabulous start we have had to the year!
New Joiners and leavers
We are sad to be saying goodbye to Paulina who will be leaving us in February to take up a position with a school. Paulina has been with the team since 2016 and will be missed by us all. We have recruited a replacement for Paulina and I have high hopes that she will be a fabulous addition to the team. Nerimane has considerable experience and has worked at Greenwood Primary school for over 4 years. She will begin her induction next week.
Due to a house move, Agi has relocated to our Eastcote setting (which is a few minutes from her house). She will be back in Greenford during the holidays, and was sad to leave her key group. Sue will now take over as key person to our youngest key person group and will send parents a message via Tapestry.
This month, we are also pleased to welcome Ismaeel, Taylor and Adam.
I am pleased to announce that Afshan has been promoted to Junior Manager of Greenford. Funmi will continue to be overall Manager at the setting but will hand over the day to day running of Greenford to Afshan over the next few months. Please feel free to raise any comments, suggestions or concerns with Afshan or Funmi
New Joiners and leavers
In January, we were sorry to say goodbye to Maria who had to leave on short notice, but very pleased to welcome new additions to our team.
Agi who has been with Discovery Greenford since 2016 moved over to Eastcote. We also welcomed Natasha (Level 4 qualified) and Wiktoria (degree in Early Childhood studies). Wisteria works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and provides additional support for one to one activities with children.
This month, we are also pleased to welcome Aria, Aaradhya, Zian, Maher and Elijah.
February 12th – 16th: Half term for those accessing term time only
February 19th: Staff Training Day (Greenford and Eastcote will be closed)
March 1st: World Book Day (children can dress as their favourite book characters).