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Vegetable Soup

Some of our children had a trip out to our local vegetable shop ‘Locality’, to buy vegetables to make some warming, winter vegetable soup. As well as an ideal opportunity to get all the benefits of a ‘Walk and Talk’, this was also a chance to chat about all the wonderful, different fruits and vegetables we saw at the shop. All the children joined
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Welcome Back!

A Happy New Year to all our children, parents and carers; and welcome back to what we are sure will an exciting new term here at The Barna-Bus. Don’t forget, from this term, we are asking children to all children have an indoor pair of shoes in the form of named slippers/plimsolls which will they will change into on arrival to start their session.
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The Barna-Bus Christmas Service & Fair

Join us for our annual Christmas service and fair in the church on 17th December. Details to follow, but your child will be learning to sing and sign ‘Mary’s Boy Child’, which we will be performing during the church service. You can help them by referring to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtTQ02Rhw0


Locally-sourced Fruit for All

We’re really pleased to have formed an alliance with our neighbourhood greengrocer ‘Locality’, whose shop is at the town-end of Camden Rd (no.15). Locality delivers to us the freshest possible fruit for our snack times, sourced from farms as near as Pembury. Do check them out if you are passing, or visit www.localitytwells.co.uk


Cheering-on the Olympic Torch

Barna-Bus children and parents gathered today to join in the excitement of the Olympic Torch coming to town:      


New Starters

 We have many new children starting in September, including siblings of current children. We are looking forward to welcoming them to a Taster afternoon on Thursday 19th July at 1pm.


‘Transitions to Reception’: A Parents’ Forum

The Barna-Bus ‘Parents’ information-sharing and discussion forum on ‘Transitions to Reception’ (1st June 2012) was attended by parent/ carers and early years professionals.  Feedback so far has been extremely positive:  “Just right, nice and informal with input from attendees being encouraged – which was great” “Very useful, thank you” “ I liked the open forum style with other parents” “ A well thought out and researched
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A tale from the Story Chair…

Taking turns to sit on the ‘Story Chair’ to develop the storyline, the children developed this story, started by Toni and prompted by a picture prop.  Once upon a time Barna-Bear walked up a path to a Castle. (Toni) …  Bea continued… “He went into the castle and opened the door…eeeek !, there are lots of bedrooms, the windows were all open and something
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Heart of the Community Award buys outdoor improvements

Following our winning of the Environment section of the AXA PPP Heart of the Community Awards earlier this year, we have been able to make some significant improvements to our outside area, including the purchase of a wonderful new playhouse and some wooden planters. We think this structure will look even more fabulous with some plants around it so, if you have a garden
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Area at the front of the pre-school – We need wellies!

You may have noticed some improvements to the area outside the pre-school: although this area (which used to be a public toilet block) is owned by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, parents and staff have been busy doing what they can to make it less unattractive, reconditioning the areas of soil by removing rubble, digging-over, weeding and mulching. All the flowers and shrubs have been
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