Parent Talk September 2017

September 2017

Parent Talk September 2017

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Welcome back after the long summer break and I hope you all had a relaxing/exhausting (delete as appropriate) time.

I can’t quite believe that it’s back to school and that time of year when I, for one, try to make certain New Year type resolutions eg make sure children’s shoes are polished, check school bags, make sure homework is a) complet...

Parent Talk July 2017

July 2017

Parent Talk July 2017

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The end of the school year is nearly upon us. Can you believe it? Time to move up a class or move on to ‘big’ school, just when you thought you had the hang of it! The summer holidays can’t come soon enough for some parents but as ever, the logistics of juggling child care and work still presents a major headache. Fortunately, holiday courses just get bett...

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June 2017

Parent Talk June 2017 Issue

Parent Talk June 2017 Issue

I hope you all enjoyed the half term break and not too long
to go now until the summer holidays! For those of you worried
about how to keep everyone busy over the summer break, there’s a great selection of holiday courses on offer and for many of them you can use childcare vouchers, see pages 4-5. There really is something for everyone these days so don’t worry if you feel you don...

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May 2017

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Welcome back and I hope you enjoyed the beautiful

weather we had across Easter. This month, we’re hoping the sun will continue to shine for both the Devon County Show and Sherborne Castle Country Fair. If you haven’t been to either of them, they’re well worth a visit and make a great day out for all the family. We even have the chance to win tickets to one of them so read on for more details. Once again, we ha...

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April 2017

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Welcome back and finally, I feel Spring is really here.

That extra hour of daylight makes all the difference and I’m all set now for adventuring outdoors on nature trails or even more appealing, Easter trails! There are chocolates everywhere: garden centres, historic houses, zoos. Somehow, we never quite completed activity sheets and trails as a family ...

Parent Talk March 2017

March 2017

Parent Talk March 2017

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Welcome back!  Every month there seems to be somethingto look forward to and this month it’s Mother’s Day and

Science Week. We have a great experiment to conduct which involves counting real penguins in Antarctica – not so much p-p-p-pick up a penguin but pick out a penguin as you try to mark out individual ones.

As the years go by, I take Mother’s Day increasi...

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February 2017

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas and that 2017 has started on a good note. I’m loving the relative peace that has descended on our household after hosting various extended family gatherings. It’s so good to get everyone together but it’s also quite a relief to have some time to yourself. My latest treat is to take myself off quietly with...

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January 2017

January 2017

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas and that 2017 has started on a good note. I’m loving the relative peace that has descended on our household after hosting various extended family gatherings. It’s so good to get everyone together but it’s also quite a relief to have some time to yourself. My latest treat is to take myself off quietly with a cup of tea a...

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December 2016

December 2016

December 2016

So Christmas is nearly upon us which means we’re bringing you ideas where to see the all important Mr FC as well as some great suggestions for presents, places to visit to really get that Christmassy feel and even ways to keep calm in the build up to the big event!

This month, you’ll see that we’ve got a fantastic selection of books with some very festive themes among them including the wonderful parody ’Twas the Fi...

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November 2016

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Half term is already out of the way which means the dark evenings are here and we’re getting into gear for Christmas. It seems like yesterday that new uniforms were being tried on for the start of the school year and yet, suddenly, we’re talking about the big day. As ever, there are lots of suggestions for doing some early shopping at places like Hestercombe, Montacute and the Willows &am...