Highly Commended at the New Forest Show

Again another outstanding effort went into our display for the New Forest Show which is sited in the Discovery Zone on the showground and was praised by the judges who awarded us Highly Commended for the second year running!!!!!
They said:-
Lovely smiles and enthusiasm, loved the cow with the rubber glove udder, display was great, kids enjoyed the game and had clearly learnt a lot about milk where it comes from and where it is used.
Karen Davies

January Newsletter

Dear Parents,
What a lovely week we have had discovering about the properties of ice especially with the frosty mornings as we started Pre-School. We are talking about animals that live in the arctic, playing pairs games, building igloos.
You might like to fill up some different shape and size containers with coloured water and put on a tray at home and see how your child plays, will it be imagination with small animals or people, will it be building with the shapes to make enclosures/ homes, or will it  be fascination at  what happens over a period of time. The concept of this being an effect of change can be seen in many ways eg add milk to powder to make a desert—Angel delight, add heat to corn to make popcorn.  Please talk to your child about these changes so they can make these connections and send us a photo for their learning journal.
Here is a picture of our new Golden rules board. Each branch has a golden rule:-,
to listen, ( to instructions, to each other, to story, to music)
take care of toys, ( putting toys away, looking after books)
share & take turns—this could be with a sibling or waiting a turn when you are talking (not interrupting!!),
kind hands.( holding the door open, using talk instead of hands to get what they want, being gentle with a sibling)
  If you see this happening perhaps you could collect a star sticker from staff and write the WOW to put on the blue board in the foyer, we will then add your child’s name that day to the Golden Rules Board.
Happy Learning and celebrating your child’s successes!!!!!
Karen Davies
Jack & Jill Pre-School

Job opportunity – term time only

We currently have an opportunity for a Pre-school Assistant to start as soon as possible. Candidates must be able to start work at 8.30am and finish at 3.30pm and be happy to work flexible hours within the team.
If you’re interested please contact us or collect an application form at Bransgore Village Hall.
Application forms to be received no later than Friday 17th September 2016.

Job Opportunity NVQ Level 3 – Term time only

We currently have an opportunity for an NVQ level 3 Pre-school Assistant to start September 2016. Candidates must be able to start work at 8.30am and finish at
3.30pm and be happy to work flexible hours within the team.


If you’re interested please contact either Helen O’Reilly
(Chair) or Karen Davies at Bransgore Village Hall for an application form.
Applications forms to be received no later than Friday 17th
June 2016.


We’re hosting our popular annual Bingo Night on Friday March 11th to raise funds for Jack & Jill. A guaranteed giggle in the village hall, all welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
Many thanks
Gemma Ward

Clean for the Queen

With the Queen’s 90th birthday being celebrated this coming June, many people across the country are getting ready to take part in a “Clean for the Queen”!
The idea is to help to clean up our country before all the festivities get under way for Her Majesty. There is more information online if you Google Clean For The Queen.
We would like to organise to clean the village green on Saturday 5th March 1.00-2.00.
We would first like to get an idea of how many people would be interested and if it is something we have enough numbers for. Parents, relatives, friends, children welcome and cleaning materials will be provided by the council.
Please can you let us know by March 1st if you are interested so we can organise!
Many Thanks,
Sarah Blick

Music, music, music!

Dear Parents.
Over the past few weeks we have not only made musical instruments but have enjoyed accompanying songs with musical instruments, home made and purchased.
 Why not have a go at home— pasta, rice, buttons, beads all make good sounds in pringle pots or tuperware containers. If the containers are the same but contents are different can your child hear the difference? Some children may be ready for filling with the same contents but different amounts and listening to hear if the sound is the same or different. Stretching elastic bands over plastic  trays or Tupperware can be plucked too. You could make 4 instruments, 2 of them the same sound, can your child find the 2 that match?
We have played as an orchestra—our new word. The group watches the  conductor wave his/her hand or stick/baton and plays. Once the baton is still we stop playing. If the baton is pointed at one person only that person plays. This like musical statues develops the chlld’s listening and attention skills. If your child enjoys physical activities simply running around the garden with you calling out stop/go will achieve the same end result.
If you are inspired to make an instrument at home please send it in with your child
 for show and tell and we can use it in our orchestra!!!
Hope your weekend is not too noisy!!!!
Karen Davies