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The children at St Paul’s Primary School in Shepton Mallet enjoyed a VE theme when they dressed in period clothing, sang wartime songs and ate food that would have been served during the war years such as spam sandwiches, jam tarts and homemade lemonade. The staff also dressed up and the school secretary joined in to sing Vera Lynn. A great day was had by all.








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The Big Read As part of the School Focus on raising the profile of reading and fostering a love of literature, Meare Village Primary held a Big Christmas Read and invited parents and carers to come into school to share stories with the children. Mrs Fellows, Literacy Co-ordinator said “There was a lovely atmosphere in school and the children were very excited to have their favourite stories read whilst enjoying a hot chocolate.”

Ukuleles at Ashcott Children from Woodpeckers Class at Ashcott Primary School put on a lively performance for parents and relatives as they took to the stage with their ukuleles. The children dressed up in suitable clothing to perform a number of Wurzels classics with a twist! Songs such as ‘I’ve got a brand new combine harvester’ and ‘I am a


milkshake drinker’ went down very well with the audience. The whole class have been learning to play the Ukulele since September thanks to the support of SOAP (the Supporters of Ashcott Primary) who fund a visiting music teacher Mrs Louise Palmer to teach the children (and staff) to play. The class are already looking forward to their next performance in the New Year!

Owl Visit

Chris Sperring from the Somerset Wildlife Trust and his barn owl visited the children at St Pauls’s Primary School in Shepton Mallet. Chris talked to the children about how to help barn owls create their own habitats as part of a project providing boxes. In the afternoon the children from the Eco Club and Forest School attended nestboxbuilding workshops with Lyn and Keith Hall.

Toby’s Christmas Drum Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at Ashcott Primary School put on an enchanting performance of ‘Toby’s Christmas Drum’. The performance was very well attended by members of the local community and there were definitely plenty of ‘aah’ moments for the audience to enjoy! Thank you to all of the staff for their hard work in putting on another fantastic Christmas performance.


Nativity goes Digital The Christmas Story was really brought alive for the children of Meare Village Primary School when the Nativity cast filmed their production on location around the village and in the school community. The Shepherds wore wellies to watch over their flocks at Station Farm in Westhay. Mary rode “Billy’ the donkey from Weston-super-Mare, who was on holiday in the area at the time, across the Somerset Levels to get to Bethlehem. With some expert help from AVM and their award winning Samsung visualiser, the school’s film club used green screening technique so that the angels could fly and ‘Lily’ the North Star could actually appear in the sky. The primary school’s animation team recreated the scene of the Wise Men’s journey on their camels and the film version of the story starred Luke Skywalker & Spiderman. The Christmas Story Movie was edited and screened in house and made into a DVD for parents to keep.

Tesco Tree The children at Ditcheat Primary School were kindly given a Christmas Tree by Tesco. The children decorated the tree ready for their school Christmas disco. Great fun was had by all.

It’s a Party Maple class at Ditcheat Primary School performed ‘It’s a party’. The performance was well attended by family and friends. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the singing that played a large part in this remake of the traditional nativity.

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Cheeky Chimps Cheeky Chimps Pre-School has raised an amazing £265 from recycling all their old clothes with the Bags2School Scheme. Everyone dug out their wardrobes and got rid of unwanted clothes, curtains, teddies and even socks. The scheme pays 50 pence per kilo and the fabrics are sold to be recycled or re-used all over the world. This fundraising is all part of an effort to bring in some money to refurbish the playground for the pre-schoolers and children from Aschcott Primary School that use the breakfast club and after school care at Cheeky Chimps. Over £300 was raised in October 2012 at the Halloween Disco which was held in the Ashcott Village Hall. Manager Jean Thompson said “We have been raising funds and applying for grants for sometime to renovate the playground and install an all weather shelter so the children can play outside on even the most miserable day. We are now drawing up plans and are hoping to be

able to complete works in July 2013. The preschool is now booking places for September 2013, but do have some spaces available for the rest of the year.” Contact Jean Thompson, Manager Cheeky Chimps, The Ridgeway, Aschott, 01458 210000 for further information. If you have any queries or would like further information contact 01458 210026, 07859838385 or Jean 01458 210000

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Our children’s birthdays come round so fast every year and for most of us we have the same panic each year “What party am I going to organise?!”. There always seems to be so much to do when arranging a birthday party and never enough time to do it in. Use our check list to make sure you’ve covered all the bases. The Check list: Invitations About three weeks before the party you’ll need to send out your invitations make sure they include the following information: Your child’s name and which birthday they are celebrating. Your address and phone number. The date, start and finish time of the party. The theme, if you are having one. Theme and decorations Make sure you order any decorations and balloons in plenty of time before the party. Have plenty of blu-tac with you on the day of the party so you can put your decorations up. The Food Every child loves party food, but it may be an idea to make sure you find out if any of the children attending the party have a food allergy. The cake Make sure you have plenty of serviettes to wrap the cake in as you give it to the children or put it in party bags. The party games If you are planning on entertaining the children yourself be prepared with plenty of party games to keep them amused. First Aid Although all venues should have a first aid kit it might be wise to take your own. There are many local companies who can help organise, entertain and supply you with everything you may need to relieve you from the stress of party planning and make sure your child’s birthday party goes with a bang!


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Cherry Shortbread Hearts Ingredients 100g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 200g plain flour plus extra for dusting 50g corn flour 50g ground almonds 250g pack cold butter, cut into cubes 50g glace cherries, finely chopped ½ tsp almond extract 8 tbsp cherry jam, sieved Method 1. Heat oven to 180/160C fan/gas 4. Sift the icing sugar, flour and corn flour together into a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds and butter, then rub in the butter until smooth. Stir in the chopped glace cherries and almond extract and bring together to form a dough. 2. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, then stamp out biscuits using a heart shaped cutter. Keep re-rolling the trimmings until all the dough is used. Carefully transfer the biscuits to baking trays lined with parchment and bake for just 8-10 mins until pale golden. 3. Using an upturned bottle top or similar, press gently into the centre of each biscuit to make a round indent. Spoon in a little jam and return to the oven for 2 mins. Remove and cool on a wire rack, before dusting with icing sugar to serve.

Ingredients 140g light muscovado sugar 100g clear honey 200g salted butter 100g desiccated coconut 140g flaked almonds 300g glace cherries, sliced 2 tbsp plain flour 250g dark, milk or white chocolate or a mix.

Cherry and Coconut Florentines

Method 1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the sugar, honey and butter in a large pan and gently melt together. When all the sugar has dissolved stir in the coconut, flaked almonds, sliced cherries and flour. 2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper (about 40 X 30cm) and roughly spread the Florentine mixture out to a thin layer – don’t worry if you have small gaps, it should melt together in the oven. Bake for 10-12 mins until a rich golden colour and then set aside to cool and firm up. 3. Melt the chocolate(s) all in separate heatproof bowls over gently simmering water. Line a second large tray or board with greaseproof paper and carefully flip the cooled Florentine bake onto it. Peel off the greaseproof paper. Spread the melted chocolate over, if you’re using a few types just leave a gap between each. 4. Leave aside until set, then stamp out shapes using cookie star cutters - if the cutter is digging into your hands ( as the Florentine mix may be a little hard) rest a small plate or pan on top of it and push down on this instead.



This pretty lolly stick window box is a quick craft for younger children which makes a delightful gift for them to make for Mother’s Day. As a glue gun is used, an adult’s help will be required.

This pretty brooch is fun to sew and - if you can bear to part with it will make a lovely gift for mum.

You will need:

Three pieces of different patterned fabric Thread and needle Button Safety pin/brooch back

8 craft sticks in bright colours 2 green craft sticks Glue gun (ask an adult to help) Craft foam Pompoms


Glue three of the sticks side by side to make a ‘rectangle’. Repeat with another three sticks. Glue a stick along one edge of the ‘rectangle’ at right angles to the others. Repeat with the other ‘rectangle’. Glue the two pieces together with the green sticks standing upright in between. You might need a second person’s help with this step because it can be a bit fiddly! Cut flower shapes from craft foam and glue on to the green sticks. Glue on a pompom to the middle of each flower.

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Cut 3 paper circles about 4, 5 and 6 inches diameter. Pin each to one of the pieces of fabric and cut out. Alternatively draw around cups and saucers onto the fabric. Cut a piece of thread long enough to go all of the way around the edge of your biggest circle with some spare. Knot one end and thread the other. Sew a loose running stitch around the outside of the largest circle, finishing with the thread to the right side of the fabric. Pull the thread so the fabric gathers. Secure the gap with a few stitches. Knot the fabric and tie off. Repeat with the smaller two circles. When you have your three yo-yos, layer them up with a button over the top hole. Stitch the button in place going through all three yoyos. Finish off by stitching a safety pin or brooch pin to the back.


Here’s a fun way to give a gift with a hidden surprise.

You will need:

Card in green and another colour Photo (passport size) Paper fastener


Glue the leaves to the base of the stem and then glue your photo to the largest petal. Layer your petals to form your flower and punch a hole at the bottom. Punch a hole at the top of your stem. Use a paper fastener to attach your flower to the stem.



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Unemployed? Career change? Returning to work? These bath salts are a fun crafty gift which you can make to give to your mum on Mother’s Day.

You will need:

Plain bath salts (like Epsom salts) Essential oil Powder or paste food colouring (not liquid) Glass jar Pretty fabric Ribbon


Put some of the plain bath salts into an old bowl. Put in a tiny amount of essential oil (about 2 drops for every cup of salts) and a tiny amount of food colouring. Stir well with an old wooden spoon until all of the salts absorb the colour. Repeat with as many different colours as you like. Carefully pour the salts into a clean jar. Cut a square of fabric to fit over the lid of the jar, tie in place with some pretty ribbon.

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! ? P U S ’ T H W BOOKS Stick Dog

Author: Tom Watson Ages: 5+

Stick Dog is a new breed of hero. Stick Dog along with his friends Mutt, Stripes, Karen and PooPoo are on an adventure to steal a hamburger. They smell the delightful hamburgers and now all they have to do is follow the scent to find the barbecue and eat the delicious hamburgers. Although it sounds like an easy task to find the barbecue it doesn’t quite pan out that way and although Stick Dog and his pals are not short of ideas on how to get to the barbecue they struggle to come up with a plan that isn’t ridiculous or dangerous.

Stick Dog features some very funny illustrations which makes it an enjoyable read for both children and adults.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Author: Jeff Kinney Ages: 7+

The Third Wheel is the next book in the best-selling award winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg’s next middle-school challenge is a Valentine’s Day dance where he must find a date. Greg scurries to find a date for the dance and fears that he will be the only one without a date and even though his best friend Rowley doesn’t have a date either, Greg sees this as no comfort. Then something unexpected happens and Greg finds a date for the dance which then only leaves Rowley as the odd one out. But as usual in Greg’s life nothing runs smoothly and to plan and a lot can happen in one night. Who will end the night lucky in love?

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Billionaire Boy Author: David Walliams Ages: 9+ Joe Spud should be very happy, he is extremely rich, he even has his own bowling alley, his own cinema and his own butler who is an orangutan. He is the richest twelve year old in the world but Joe certainly isn’t the happiest... he has no friends at all. But then someone comes into Joe’s life, who likes Joe for being Joe and not because he has lots of money. Joe has to learn that the best things in life really are free and if Joe’s not careful he’s going to lose them all. This is a thought provoking story about the perils of having way too much money.

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Wreck-It Ralph

The Croods

Release date: February 8th 2013

Release date: March 22nd 2013


Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted DVD Release Cert: PG

The film follows an arcade game Bad Guy, Wreck It Ralph who is determined to prove he can be a good Guy. Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his games perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix the problem is nobody loves a bad guy, but they do love heroes! A new game arrives featuring a tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun and Ralph sees this as his ticket to heroism and happiness. Ralph’s plan is simple, he will sneak in to the game and win a medal! But Ralph soon wrecks everything and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy who threatens every game in the arcade his only hope to save the entire arcade is to team up with the young troublemaking ‘glitch’ from a cart racing game who might just be able to teach Ralph what it really means to be a Good Guy.

The Croods are a prehistoric family who live confined to their cave under the strict direction of father and head of the household Grug. Their cave gets destroyed by a huge earthquake and they are forced to leave embarking on an adventure to try and find a new place to call home. They must travel across a wilderness inhabited by amazing creatures as they encounter perilous dangers. On their adventure they meet a young man called Guy and along with his sloth-like named pet Belt they join the Croods in a bid to find somewhere new to live.

Madagascar 3 is the third instalment in the Madagascar franchise and it follows Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they find themselves on the run through Europe in this thoroughly entertaining adventure. With King Julien and the Penguins along for the ride the whole crew joins the circus to escape Captain Dubois of Animal Control. When it looks like the groups dream of returning to New York Zoo may finally be within grasp, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman discover that they can never truly go back to the way things used to be and more surprisingly, that perhaps none of them really want to.


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A great thing to do during the winter days is to discover your family tree and more about your relatives and ancestors. Did your great Granddad fight in the war? A great way to uncover clues to your family history or to get great quotes for journaling in a heritage scrapbook is a family interview. By asking the right questions, you’re sure to collect a wealth of family tales. Use this list of family history interview questions to help you get started, try to personalise the interview with your own questions as well. 26. How is the world today different from what it was like when you were a child? 27. Who was the oldest relative you remember as a child? What do you remember about them? 28. What do you know about your family surname? 29. Is there a naming tradition in your family, such as always giving the firstborn son the name of his paternal grandfather? 30. What stories have come down to you about your parents? Grandparents? More distant ancestors? 31. Are there any stories about famous or infamous relatives in your family? 32. Have any recipes been passed down to you from family members? 33. Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family? 34. Are there any special heirlooms, photos, bibles or other memorabilia that have been passed down in your family? 35. What was the full name of your spouse? Siblings? Parents? 36. What was it like when you proposed (or were proposed to)? Where and when did it happen? How did you feel? 37. Where and when did you get married? 38. What memory stands out the most from your wedding day? 39. How would you describe your spouse? What do (did) you admire most about them? 40. What do you believe is the key to a successful marriage? 41. How did you find out you were going to be a parent for the first time? 42. Why did you choose your children’s names? 43. What was your proudest moment as a parent? 44. What did your family enjoy doing together? 45. What was your profession and how did you choose it? 46. If you could have had any other profession what would it have been? Why wasn’t it your first choice? 47. Of all the things you learned from your parents, which do you feel was the most valuable? 48. What accomplishments were you the most proud of? 49. What is the one thing you most want people to remember about you?

what’s on February 1 - 2 Miki at The Egg Theatre Royal Bath. A wonderful play for all the family. Recommended for children ages 3+. Tickets can be bought online or by calling the box office on 01225 448844. £7 for adults and £6.50 for children and students ...................................................................... 9 - 17 Prior Park Landscape Garden February half-term

trail. A fun filled day to see how many fairy houses you can spot in the garden. For further information you can call 01225 833422 or visit ......................................................................

9 Farmers Market at the Cheese and Grain, Frome. From 9am – 1pm. For further information visit ...................................................................... 9 Pony Experience Day at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. Learn how to groom and look after a pony, help to muck out some of the rescued animals, paint a souvenir. £25 per child which includes all activities and lunch. From 10am – 4pm. For further information you can call 01275 893024 ......................................................................

11 - 13 AFD (Advanced Football Development) Half Term

9 Little Pickles Market Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sale at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton from 10.30am – 12 noon. Entry £1 for adults, children free ......................................................................

13 - 14 Children’s workshops at The Museum of East Asian Art in Bath ......................................................................

9 Pony Experience Day at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. Learn how to groom and look after a pony, help to muck out some of the rescued animals, paint a souvenir. £25 per child which includes all activities and lunch. From 10am – 4pm. For further information you can call 01275 893024. ......................................................................

Soccer Camp at Monkton Combe School. 9am – 3pm. For ages 6-12. Prices depending on number of days. ......................................................................

16 Community tree planting day at Bath City Farm.

Have a great day pout with the family and help the farm by planting trees in the sheep field. All tools and tuition provided. Everyone welcome. Booking not required. From 10.30am – 3pm. For further information you can call 01225 481269 or visit ......................................................................

17 Join artist Julie Roberts at the M Shed, Bristol and

create a fantastic balloon themed art work which M Shed will send off as part of the museum’s nomination for the Kids in Museums Award. 11am-3pm. Free activity. No need to book, just drop in. Suitable for all ages. For further information you can call 0117 352 6600 or visit ......................................................................

16 Mother’s Day at Prior Park Landscape Garden. Enjoy an afternoon cream tea and then make a corsage brooch. For further information you can call 01225 833422 or visit

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23 Meet the Shetlands at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. A




selection of rescued Shetland ponies will be on show at the visitor centre. From 10am – 4pm. For further information you can call 01275 540173 ......................................................................


24 Attend a workshop at The Makery in Bath to make a

banner for anyone who has friends or family running the Bath Half Marathon ......................................................................

24 Little Pickles Markets Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sale

at Brookside School, Street from 2pm until 3pm. Goody bag for the first 50 guests. Free taster session from Sing & Sign. Entry £1 for adults, children free ......................................................................

March 2 - 3 Lambing Weekend at Puxton Park, Hewish. The

opportunity to hold and feed some of the newborn lambs. For further information you can call 01934 523500 ......................................................................

9 Farmers Market at Aston Way Car Park, Keynsham from 9am – 1pm ......................................................................

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Xbox 360 Kinect: Nintendo Wii: Mario & Sonic Just Dance 4 At The London 2012 Latest edition of the worldwide number one dance game, with over 40 new hits, the coolest dance Olympic Games moves and brand new features makes this a whole new level of dancing fun. New and improved features include ‘Just Dance Off’ which allows you to challenge your friends in six rounds of dance battles with the all new battle mode. ‘Bring Your Crew’ where you can dance with your friends as part of a dance crew with songs which feature four player dance routines, however each player has their own unique moves as part of the dance. The popular ‘Just Sweat’ mode has had a major upgrade with brand new work out sessions.’Dance Quests’ allows you to find and win up to six challenges per song and unlock more rewards. And of course ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ still has everyone’s favourite modes like Duet Mode and Dance Mash-up Mode.

PS3: Skylanders Giants In Skylanders Giants a new threat looms over the Skylands and you must reawaken the Giants to defend the land. Banished thousands of years ago after fighting epic battles, they now return to join forces with the Skylanders. Through the portal of power you can unleash their powers and strength in a bid to save the Skylands. Building on the success of the first Skylanders game, Giants introduces eight new collectible figures that tower above the original characters. However all your favourite characters from the original game are completely compatible with Giants.

The Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a sports-play game set at the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London and features a wide range of characters from both the Nintendo and Sonic game universes who compete in a wide range of sports events. The host of exciting new headline events including football and equestrian are included in the game alongside classic Olympic sports such as athletics, aquatics and table tennis. This can be played in both single and multiplayer modes. The all new roster of Dream events that are set in popular Mario and Sonic worlds make for a truly unique and fun sporting experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Nintendo DS: Paper Mario: Sticker Star When an accident scatters stickers across the land, Mario sets off on an adventure to repair a torn world. Searching Forests, Deserts and Mountains, Mario collects stickers to solve puzzles and battle monsters. Mixing sticker-based game-play elements with the traditional action-battle of Paper-Mario series delivers a new twist on this classic game. Flatten out characters, roll out towns and find power-ups to improve Mario’s abilities.

y a d n u S g n i r e h t Mo & Valentines Day Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent and will be on the 10th March this year. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as servants were given a day off to visit their mother and families.

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So have you thought about the gifts for your mum or all the special things you’re going to do for her? Here are a few ideas of the things you can do and make this Mothering Sunday: Breakfast in Bed Why not treat your mum to breakfast in bed. She can stay in bed and relax whilst you look after her and pamper her.

Make a scrapbook You could write letters to your mum about all your memories and add photos or draw pictures. Your mum will be able to cherish this gift forever. Time to relax Help mum to relax by running her a lovely bath and why not bring her favourite book to read as she enjoys the bubbles. Lots of mum’s like to feel pampered so you could treat her to a beauty treatment or a trip to the hairdressers. A Memory Box You can use any box that has a lid, it can even be a shoe box, but make it personal by decorating it, Then fill the box with photos and other special items and your mum can add to your memory box whenever she likes. Whatever you decide to do for your mum on Mother’s Day however big or small she will just love you remembered and the effort you have gone to.

Valentine’s Day

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, the day many people send cards, gifts and flowers to their loved ones. Did you know? 1. Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year...only Christmas tops this number. 2. Cupid, the little cute cherub who shoots love arrows on Valentine’s Day, is the son of the Roman god of love and beauty, Venus, whose favourite flower is a red rose. 3. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day’s cards each year.

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Choosing a nursery

Playaways Nursery offers high quality childcare in a safe environment for children 0 – 5 years old • Open 8.00am-6.00pm weekdays • 50 weeks per year • Highly qualified, friendly and experienced staff • Flexible attendance patterns • Free sessions available for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (conditions apply)

Rainbow Pre-School

Hindhayes School, Leigh Road Street

Open 8.45am - 2.45pm daily Morning, afternoon or full day sessions available Under 2 years £3.50 per hour Over 2 years £3.00 per hour Funding available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds Outdoor Play Area Mother & Toddler Session Hindhayes School Hall Call us on 01458 898289 9am - 11am 50p per family

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01749 342322 Age appropriate rooms for babies & young toddlers & preschool aged children. Special nurture and care for growing strong and confident, in a safe, sound & secure environment. • Good Ofsted 23/10/2012 • Limited sessions available! • Sessions to suit you - mornings, afternoons, full day, short day Ofsted Quote “Children are happy and settled. An effective Key Person system helps children to feel comfortable and secure, successfully promoting their emotional well-being.”




Nearly one million children are looked after each day in the UK and this number continues to rise so you’re not on your own when it comes to choosing the right nursery & pre-school for your child. Where to start? It can be very overwhelming and mind boggling so don’t panic, to start with you can obtain a list of nurseries and pre-schools from your local Children’s Information Services, you can then start your research! It’s very important to book a visit to the nursery or pre-school you are considering as you will be able to meet the staff and see how happy the children are. Some things you may wish to consider and check: Most nurseries are open from 8am until 6pm but you should enquire as to provisions for earlier drop off and later pick up if required and what are the additional costs for this service, if any? Does your employer participate in a Child Care Voucher Scheme and does your chosen nursery accept the vouchers. This is a great way to save money.

Is the nursery registered with OFSTED? Ask to see the latest OFSTED report. If you work outside of your local area would it be beneficial to have the nursery close to home or close to work? Think of drop off’s and pick up’s and how this fits with your daily routine Does the nursery provide all meals, if so what is it and where is it cooked? What is the daily routine? Including snack times, meal times, free play and activities For babies, do you need to provide formula and nappies? Where do babies sleep during the day and if your toddler is still having a daytime nap where will they be able to sleep? Is there an outside play area so children can enjoy the fresh air? Is the nursery entrance secure? Is there a settling in period? Will your child have a key worker? Once you’ve found the nursery or pre-school you and your little one are happy with you can then start to relax and look forward to watching your child flourish & grow amongst other children of the same age...and more importantly you can start to get some sleep at night instead of worrying!

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Due to so many fantastic achievements we ran out of space! But don’t worry your photo will be in the next edition of Hey!


Theo Truan-Thatcher aged 5 attended The Collett Park “DC21” Soccer Tournament and gained a certificate for his attendance and taking part. Well done Theo.

Louis Cronin aged 8 who attends 5th & 7th City of Wells Cubs has now gained 5 badges for all his hard work. Well done Louis keep up the great work.



Olivia Ford aged 6 has gained her yellow belt with Matt Fiddes Martial Arts. Fantastic work well done Olivia.

Kieran Race aged 9 has been working really hard at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre in his after school class of Jujitsu. Well done Kieran keep up the good work.

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ow! Let us know your ac hievements, both inside & outside of schoo l and we will includ e you in our next edition of WOW! Email your ph otos and text to: hey@ or call us on 01761 41 0141

Declan Truan-Thatcher aged 6 has achieved Stage 4 swimming for The Kellogs ASA National Plan and also gained his certificate for attendance and taking part in The Collett Park “DC21” Soccer Tournament. Congratulations Declan.

Harvey Gaines aged 9 has been working really hard at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre in his after school class of Jujitsu. Keep up the great work Harvey.

Nancy Emery aged 4 has achieved Level 6 in British Gymnastics. Well done Nancy keep up the great work.

Rosie Gaines aged 7 gained 1st place in a competition representing City of Bath Rythmie Gymnastics. Congratulations Rosie keep up the fantastic work.

Lauren Emery aged 6 gained 3rd place for her performance in her gym display representing Shepton Mallett Gymnastics Club. Well done Lauren keep up the great work.

Liam Smith aged 10 who attends 5th & 7th City of Wells Cubs has now gained 12 badged for all his hard work. Keep up the great work Liam, well done.

Thomas Oatley aged 6 attended The Collett Park “DC21” Soccer Tournament and gained a certificate for his attendance and taking part. Well done Thomas.

Evie aged 5 has gained a merit certificate for working hard and being helpful. Well done Evie, keep up the great work.

Blossom aged 9 passed her Grade 1 Piano exam with Distinction. Congratulations Blossom, well done.

Chloe Birchenough aged 7 has passed her stages 1,2 and 3 in swimming, well done Chloe.

Hannah Boardman aged 9 has received her award for swimming 100m from the Rainbow Swimming Award Scheme. Congratulations Hannah, keep up the great work.

Millie aged 10 has won the West Pennard Primary School ‘Ruth’s Cup for Kindness’. Congratulations Evie.

Emily aged 9 who attends Glastonbury Brownies has been working very hard to gain all of her badges. Well done Emily.

Lucy Harmsworth aged 6 took part in the Race for Life, well done Lucy.

Elsie Richards aged 4 has been awarded a work of the week certificate at Hindhayes School for good listening and following instructions. Well done Elsie.

Emily Stokes aged 8 who attends 3rd Wells Brownie Group has now gained 15 badges in a year! Well done Emily.

Averyl Greer aged 8 who attends 3rd Wells Brownie Group has now gained 18 badges in a year! Fantastic work Averyl.

Olivia Lawford aged 6 took part in the Race for Life, well done Olivia.

Claire aged 8 has received certificates for passing Levels 5, 6, 7 & 8 in Gymnastics as well as passing Level 7 in trampolining. Fantastic work Claire, well done.

Alice aged 7 has passed Stage 4 in gymnastics. Congratulations Alice.

Aranveer Eaton aged 5 has been awarded a work of the week certificate at Hindhayes School for good sorting work, great work Aranveer.

Alfie McNamara aged 7 has achieved his yellow belt in Karate, great work Alfie, well done.

Lara aged 8 has gained lots of medals for her swimming achievements at Millfield School. Great work Lara.

Fern Dobbins aged 6 has taken part in a dance show and was awarded a medal for her hard work, well done Fern.

Marcus Haigh aged 4 has achieved his purple belt in Tae Kwon Do, well done Marcus. 21

Tackling Homework The Home-School Relationship The relationship between the home and the school is important. If you want your child to achieve academic success, you must become involved in the educational process. Here are some ways to develop a good attitude toward homework in your child and a high-quality relationship with your child’s school: • Talk to your child about school. Does your child understand why he goes to school? Discuss how school is one way that children discover who they are and who they may become. Talk to your child about what he likes and dislikes about school and why. Let him know that he can always come to you with problems.

• Communicate with your child’s teacher. Plan to meet with the teacher at least three times a year to discuss your child’s progress. Once a relationship is established, it is easier to examine difficult issues, if they arise.

• Learn about the curriculum at your child’s school. The more you know about what will be taught in the classroom, the better you will be able to help your child with homework.

• Find out what the school or district homework policy is. It will take the guesswork out of determining whether or not your child has homework.

Helpful Homework Hints for Parents

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Set aside a regular time to study

Find a quiet place or a “Homework Corner”

Keep homework supplies in one place

Go over the directions on the assignment before your child starts their homework

Encourage and praise a job well done

6. 7. 8. 9.

When the child is doing their homework, use this time to model the behaviour by using the time to read, write letters, pay bills

When your child finishes the assignment, ask them to explain it to you

Share concerns about the amount of homework or complexity of assignments with your child’s teacher Encourage your child to relax for a while when an assignment is completed


Hi, my name’s Colin

My name is Colin and I am a corn snake. I live in my glass tank and I am a very good pet as I like being handled by my owner and I am very easy to keep. I am originally from Florida in the USA and I used to live in a woodland and would catch mice, young rats, birds and bats and other small creatures for my dinner. I now live with my family and they feed me baby mice, baby rats and chicks. As we are constrictor snakes we like to bite our prey and then wrap our bodies around it to suffocate it before eating it but my owner gives me frozen mice, which I love. I eat 2 mice every week. We also like to have a large water bowl to drink from and this should be filled with bottled water rather than water from the tap. We like to have fresh water every day. We also like to hide and my owner has given me some terracotta pots and plastic pots with holes in for me to hide in. I do not need any UV light in my tank as I love natural light which shines on me from the window. I have a heat mat that is on one side of my tank and I like to move from the heat to the cold so that I can maintain a regular body temperature. We can live for up to 25 years if we get lots of tender, loving care from our owners.

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Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! Their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who have most on their tongue.

Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!

Humans get a little taller in space because there is no gravity pulling down on them.

Even if an analog clock is broken, at least it shows the correct time twice a day.

Sneezing with your eyes open is impossible.

The trickiest tongue twister in the English language is apparently “Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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