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Puffins and Penguins Weekly Newsletter, 24th May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a wonderful half term and we are very proud of the children’s enthusiasm and hard work.

Puffins and Penguins have enjoyed trying lots of different food this week. Thank you to everyone who donated produce, we received watermelon, grapefruit, avocado, mushrooms, pineapple, pomegranate, passion fruit and much more. The children were very creative making their own smoothie recipes; they wanted to share a couple with you.

Puffins Pineapple Paradise

Add the following ingredients into a blender

Mango, Pineapple, Papaya, Spinach, Kale, Water

Penguins Avocado Adventure

Add the following ingredients into a blender

Strawberries, Blueberries, Banana, Avocado, Spinach, Kale, Water

We also made a delicious dish of roasted vegetables and the children were very adventurous and tried aubergine, courgette, peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms. Many of the children enjoyed a tasty avocado dip with breadsticks, and the watermelon was also very popular. We hope this will encourage the children to try new foods at home and even be inspired to get cooking over half term.

Thank you to Mr Leins for visiting today to deliver a golf master class. It is a wonderful example of our innovative curriculum and for many children a unique experience to try a new sport. They listened well to instructions and were determined to improve their technique, we even had a few hole in ones. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and who knows it may have discovered a future Golf Masters Champion. 

Puffins and Penguins have been keeping a close eye on their magic beanstalks and they are growing well, not quite up to the sky yet! We will continue to grow our own produce and if you feel inspired to do the same at home, we would love to hear about it.

Swimming sessions for Puffins and Penguins will commence after half term and will be held on the following dates; Friday 7th, 14th, 21st June, Wednesday 26th June, Friday 12th, 19th July. Please remember to bring swimming kit (as detailed in the email) as we do not have spare kit in school.

Your child’s targets have now been stuck into their red home school link books and we really appreciate your support in helping your child to achieve these targets. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Thank you for all your continued support, we wish you a fun filled half term.

We hope the weather continues to be glorious after half term and we will take every opportunity to enjoy it. With this in mind could you please ensure your child brings in a named hat and water bottle every day. On sunny days please apply sun cream to your child in the morning and they are permitted to bring in a small bottle of sun cream should they need to re-apply in the afternoon.

Home Learning Options

  • Read the targets stuck into the home school link book and practise
  • Keep a simple diary of your half term trying to independently write a simple sentence using tricky words and a connective (and/because)
  • Enjoy reading lots of stories together
  • Have fun with your family

Dates to remember – more details will be given closer to the time

School finishes for Half Term on Friday 24th May and re-opens on Tuesday 4th June.

Swimming starts on Friday 7th June

Multi Skills Sports Festival on Thursday 13th June

Sports Day on Tuesday 2nd July

Multicultural Week is Wednesday 3rd July – Friday 5th July

Foundation End of Year Celebration on Tuesday 23rd July at 2.30pm

Many Thanks, Foundation Team

Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075