This half term we will be celebrating summer and looking at some of the aspects of this season with the children. We will link this in with some of our popular books including:

Julia Donaldson’s “Sharing a Shell” – great for exploring seaside creatures, “The Snail and the Whale” again by Julia Donaldson, “The Train Ride” by June Crebbin and “Maisie Goes Camping” by Lucy Cousins.

Here are some of the aspects of summer we will be exploring:

  • We know that in recent weeks families will have been especially pleased to be able to meet with family and friends once again and we will therefore kick off our summer theme looking at family activities such as picnics and outings to the park.
  • We will go on to look at summer weather thinking about how we look after ourselves in the sun by drinking plenty of water and using sunscreen.
  • We will spend some time thinking about holidays (if we dare!), trips to the seaside and journeys. We are planning to turn the role play area into a train and train station. When we have done this in the past the children have enjoyed painting large cardboard to create the outside of a train carriage and have then loved sitting ‘in the train’ with their train tickets using their imagination as to where the train is taking them. We will also create a camp site in the lounge using our pop-up tents and role play barbecue.
  • Finally, we will explore gardens and growing and within this we will harvest our potatoes (which are growing really well outside the front door) and cook them for the children to eat during when we hold our special sports day sessions on the last two days of term.

We are going to have fun!!


Pals Events Calendar

Term dates 2021 -2022


Monday 19th April - Friday 23rd July
(Bank Holiday 3rd May)
Half term: 31st May - 4th June
AUTUMN 2021:  
Mon 6th  September - Fri 17th December
Half term : 18th -29th October 
SPRING 2022:  
Tues 4th January - Fri 1st April
Half term: 14th - 18th Febuary
SUMMER 2022:
Tues 19th April - Fri 22ndJuly
( Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May )
Half term: 30th May - 3rd June