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Hello and welcome back to the new Summer term. There’s  lots to look forward to with all the planting and growing activities we’ve got planned over the next the next few months. We always look forward to watching the children’s excitement as they see their little plants and vegetables beginning to grow. If any of you parents want to get involved we would love to see you, just ask your child’s room leader what you can do to help.

Following on from our Jubilee event, you may like to know that The Woodland Trust are gathering together a list of the names of people who planted a tree to commemorate The Queen’s  Diamond Jubilee. The Woodland Trust plan to put the names into a book which they will present to The Queen on her Jubilee day. If you took part in our tree planting event and would like to have your name in this book, please check with your child’s class teacher that your name is on the list we plan to send to The Woodland Trust.  

Mildenhall District Council have asked us to invite you all to a Jubilee beacon lighting event which is to be held on the evening of 4th June on the Beck Row Heath just opposite the nursery. This will be a fun community event with food and music – all are welcome. The Nursery and Kid’s Club children will be sending in artwork and making banners to support with this community event. We would very much appreciate any donations of  red, white or blue materials which we could use to make banners for decoration. 

We will begin our Eco schools committee this term. Meetings will take place on the first Friday of every month. 8 Children from the Butterfly Class and Ladybird class will form the Busy Bees Eco council. The children will be asked to think about ways in which we can reduce waste, save energy and water and help to keep the environment tidy. Are there any parents interested in helping with this group? You may like to become involved by:

  • Taking part in short monthly meetings with the children
  • Helping to create an Eco school display board.
  • Helping the children to scrapbook ideas
  • Typing up minutes of meetings
  • Becoming actively involved in implementing changes for the benefit of the environment.

Please email lorna@busybeesfarm.co.uk if you are interested in becoming involved.

Don’t forget that your child will need to bring in Wellington boots on the days they visit the animals on the farm – check with your child’s class teacher to find out which days these will be.

Forest Schools will begin for most classes and we have planned a mixed programme of bug hunting, pond dipping, making dream catchers and dragon traps, den building, songs and stories. You are welcome to come along and join us if you would like to.  

Hope you all enjoy this term’s events – look out for weekly updates of activities undertaken on the farm and at Forest School on our Facebook page.

Bye for now.