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Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254, Ofsted Registered,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)

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Newsletter 5 – April 2018


Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Easter break


Following our Ofsted inspection last term we are putting the follow Focused Improvement Plan into place to work towards our action points


     Trustees and staff are working to extend the performance management and monitoring systems by updating the appraisal forms and attending Local Area Liaison mettings.


     Further include childrens next steps in planning.  Staff have visited another setting to review planning and key worker systems.


     Staff to review the playgroup routine and seek parents views.


We will be having a parents questionnaire on display with the signing in sheet from week commencing 23rd April, we would be grateful if you could please add your views to the questions asked, thank you



Dates for your diary


Week commencing 23rd  April    

Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle challenge

Please ensure your child come dressed in OLD CLOTHES this week, as we will have lots of muddy activities.  We will be raising money for Save The Children.


Sunday 20th May   

St Andrews plant sale

We will be planting some seeds ready for the plant sale at St Andews



Term dates –

Start of term = Monday 16 April

Monday 7th May = Bank Holiday

Half term = Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

Last day of term = Friday 20th July




Weekly planned activities for the next half term-         


(Please note we may change the planned activities to take into account the children’s interests or to further enhance an experience).



16th – 20th April = Spring


As we are seeing signs of spring in our playgroup garden we will be thinking about the flowers and the wildlife.  We will also be planting some seeds.



23rd – 27th April = Mud week!


We will be collecting money for Save The Children this week as we take part in the Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle Challenge.  Please ensure you send your child in old clothes as well as a change of clothes, we have lots of outdoor play and mud planned!



30th April – 25th May = Farm


Lots is happening in the fields around the village hall, with tractors preparing the fields for crops and the awaited return of the cows.  We will be reflecting this in our play and activities.