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Life Skills 2017

What a busy two weeks we have had learning Life Skills! We finished our two weeks off with a visit from Devon and Cornwall Police. We met Bravo the Police dog and the children enjoyed pressing the button in the police van to hear the sirens. Please see our photo album for more photos from our Life Skills Fortnight.

Meeting our local Road Crossing Safety Patrol Officer.

Learning more Life Skills in Kindergarten this week. We welcomed Marilyn who is our Road Crossing Safety Patrol Officer for Sticklepath School. The children really enjoyed learning how to cross the road safely and how she uses her giant Lollipop! Thank you Marilyn for coming in to say hello! Marilyn looks forward to seeing some of our children when they join Sticklepath School in September.

A visit from Carb Cycles Barnstaple!

We would like to thank Vanessa from Carb Cycles Barnstaple, for visiting us this week with Scoot Balance Bikes. The children had a tremendous time cycling around our large garden and even enjoyed a paper bag lunch in Forest School. During the afternoon session, the children listened to the story Mrs Armitage on Wheels and enjoyed designing their own bicycles using their creative imaginations...some bikes had beds and one even had a place to keep a pet crocodile!

Firefighters visit St Michael's!

Busy at nursery this morning... Kim from Torrington Dental Practice called in to see the Kindergarten children. They have brushed giant teeth, sorted our food which is good or bad for your teeth and have a goody bag to bring home, thank you Kim! Dragonflies are doing a traffic survey at the front of the building, they have seen lorries , buses and motorbikes, very exciting. 'Hello' to the ambulance driver who gave us a toot! Then Bluewatch arrived with their fire engine and we all had the best fun! Children went on the engine, tried on uniform, and even got squirted with water! Thank you to the firefighters for a fun morning!

Tax Free Childcare

We are receiving our first payments from parents who have signed up for Tax Free Childcare, be sure to follow the link below to apply for this and 30 hours free childcare too (which we will be offering at St. Michael’s Nursery) Follow this link to find out how you sign up , just one single application for both schemes..... https://www.gov.uk/…/tax-free-childcare

Forest School

The children have all enjoyed being outside this week and have been very busy digging and planting. Butterflies have been helping to plant pots of flowers to brighten up the garden and over in Forest School the children have been digging over the allotment ready for planting vegetables soon.

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