Spring Term Week 12 Newsletter 2021



Contacts – You can contact us on (01884) 35018. The Pre-school mobile number is 07927057415. We can also be contacted at cullomptonpreschool@gmail.com Our website address is www.cullomptonpreschool.org See our website for general information and our weekly blog and photos of what children have been doing and learning. ‘Like’ us on Facebook to see regular updates of our session activities.


Committee Meetings – The next committee meeting will take place on zoom at 7.30 pm on Monday 26th April.  We will need new committee members from September onwards so if you are even a little bit interested in helping us you might like to join us for a meeting to see how they run.  It’s so easy to join us on a zoom meeting – let us know if you’re interested, we will send you a link via your email ….. when it’s time to join the meeting simply click on the link!


Fundraising Meeting – we have a separate meeting with our committee on 22nd April 2021 at 7.30pm to talk about our Summer fete.  We would love as many parents as possible to join us for this via zoom.  Let the office know if you can attend so that we can send you the zoom link.


Easter Egg Decorating Competition


2 and Under           Winner                  Sophie Saunders


4 and Under           Winner                  Mason Turner

2nd                         Nancy Fox

3rd                         Ella Sparkes


5 – 8 Years            Winner                  Thomas Keenor

Runner Up              Wyatt Knight


9 – 16 Years          Winner                  Flora Glancy

Runner Up             Jessica Denslow


Adult                     Winner                  Kim Edworthy

Runner Up             Lisa Harris


Well done to all our winners! Thank you to everyone that entered – you helped to raise £42 to purchase new resources that will benefit all the children at pre-school!

A huge thank you to Aldi for donating the Easter egg prizes and to

Mr Andrew Finney, Headteacher at CCC, for being our judge!

Don’t forget to take the opportunity over the Easter Holidays to collect sponsors for our sponsored bike ride – forms are due back on 21st April 2021.

The children made these lovely Easter Biscuits this week:-

gluten and dairy free

Easter Biscuits



Ingredients:-      125g dairy free butter                                                     ¼ tsp mixed spice

                        75g caster sugar, plus 1-2 tbsp for sprinkling                    Zest of 1 Lemon

                        1 egg, separated                                                            75g currants

                        200g gluten free plain flour (Sifted)                                  2 tbsp dairy free milk     

                        ¼ tsp ground cinnamon                                                  1 tsp xanthan gum


Pre-heat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.  In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together, using a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk, until pale and fluffy.


Beat in the egg yolk, reserving the white. Then, using a round-bladed knife, gently stir in the sifted flour, spices, lemon zest and currants. Gradually stir in the milk until the dough starts to come together – you may need slightly less, or a little more milk.


Tip the dough onto a lightly floured worktop and knead gently until smooth. Roll out to about 5mm thick then cut out the biscuits using a rabbit-shaped cutter or a shape of your choice.


Place the biscuits on 2-3 greased baking trays and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.  Whisk the reserved egg white very slightly, brush lightly over the biscuits then sprinkle with sugar.  Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes, until just golden.  Remove and place on a cool rack.



Date Details
April 2021  
Friday 2nd April – Friday 16th April 2021 Easter Holidays – (Pre-school is closed)
Monday 19th April 2021 First Day of Summer Term
21st April 2021 Deadline to return completed sponsor forms
22nd April 2021 Zoom meeting for Summer Fete at 7.30pm – everyone welcome
Monday 26th April Committee Meeting via zoom at 7.30 pm
26th to 30th April 2021 Sponsored Bike Ride Event
May 2021  
Monday 3rd May 2021 Bank Holiday (Pre-school is closed)
31st May – 4th June Half Term (pre-school is closed)

Last Day of Term – Today is our last day of term (Thursday 1st April). We hope you all have a lovely Easter break – we look forward to seeing you all for your usual sessions the week beginning Monday 19th April 2021. Stay Safe!