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Tiny Tree Leeds Newsletter May 2022

Tiny Tree Leeds Pre School Group

Dear Parents/Carers
Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter, which is full of exciting news and includes details of our forthcoming events.

Holiday Club

Bookings are now being taken for our next Holiday Club, which will run from Monday 30th May until Friday 3rd June. If you would like to reserve a place for your child, or would like more details, please speak with Jay at the office.

Staff Member of the Month Award

Congratulations to our fantastic chefs, Pam and Danelle, who have both been awarded ‘Staff Member of the Month’ for going ‘the extra mile’ to cater for all of our children with food allergies.

Planning and Activities

Throughout the month of May we will be learning some British sign language for deaf awareness week, between 2nd and 8th May. We will also be growing some plants in our new greenhouse. Our Preschool children are keen ‘to try their hands’ at growing vegetables, such as tomatoes.

We have also brought back our lending library, which can be found outside the office. If you would like to borrow a book to take home, please have a look through our available books. Additionally, we have revamped our outdoor playhouse to make it more stimulating, as we will be spending more time outdoors as the warmer weather arrives.

On Tuesday 3rd May we will be celebrating Eid as we mark the end of Ramadan.

Our focus colour of the month for May is White and our focus country is Latvia.

If you would like to get involved in our focus country celebrations, please speak to your child’s key person

May Bank Holiday

A polite reminder to all parents that we will be closed for the May Bank holiday on Monday 2nd May 2022 and we will re-open on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at the usual time of 7.30am.

Graduation & Family Fun Day

We are looking forward to be holding our annual Preschool Graduation and Fun Day on Saturday 2nd July. The Graduation ceremony will be held from 10am and will be just for our Preschool school leavers and their families. We will then open up the Nursery at 11am to all for our family fun day. To help cover the costs of the day we ask that all attending families purchase tickets in advance at the office. Further details will be provided nearer the time.

Dates for your Diary

Colour of the Month – White – Please join in with us by wearing something white on Thursday 19th May 2022.
Focus Country – Latvia – Wednesday 4th May 2022 – Please join us to celebrate Latvia Independence Day as we immerse ourselves in the rich culture of Latvia.
Graduation & Family Fun Day – Saturday 2nd July 2022 – Tickets available from the office
Early May Bank Holiday – On Monday 2nd May 2022 Nursery will be closed due to the bank holiday.

Activity of the Month – Sticky Blob Biscuits – National Biscuit Day 29th May

• 225g self-raising flour
• 100g caster sugar
• 1 splash milk
• 1 pinch salt
• 100g margarine
• 1 egg beaten
• 1 pinch salt

1. Heat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Grease a baking tray.
2. Mix the flour and salt, rub in fat and stir in the sugar.
3. Mix to a stiff dough with the egg and the milk.
Roll into walnut-sized balls and make a hole in the centre by pressing in your thumb (don’t press too hard, you don’t want too it too thin at the bottom.)
4. Place on a baking tray.
5. Fill each hole with the jam and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
6. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Best Wishes Jay and the Tiny Tree Team

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