Odds Farm

November 30, 2016

Odds Farm Park This WINTER!

NEW! CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT ODDS FARM PARK

Daily from 26 November until 24 December*, Christmas fun is back, bigger and better than ever before at Odds Farm Park.

Entering a cosy Grotto via a sparkling Woodland Walkway, children will meet the Elves and of course Father Christmas himself, before exchanging a magical Golden Ticket for something very special in the Elves’ Teddy-Tastic Workshop. Plus, take part in Christmas-themed Arts & Crafts and meet the crazy elves at Elf School!

Combined with plenty of Christmas Lambs to meet, there’s stacks of festive fun for the whole family!

Plus, within the Giant Indoor Playbarn, you’ll find a massive adventure play area including 4 lane Astra Slide, 2 large drop slides, a netted area with zig zag chicanes & tunnels, swinging ropes and much more. With special Toddler and Under 5’s areas, there’s bags of fun for all ages.

Odds Farm Park is located just minutes from Junction 2 of the M40, near Beaconsfield. For more information and to book online and save, visitors should call 01628 520188 or visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk

*Please note, Odds Farm Park is closed on 25, 26 December and 1 January and closes at 3.30pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with last entry being at 2.30pm.

Sheep Racing Is Back At Odds Farm Park
Daily During The Summer Holidays
The ever popular Sheep Racing takes place daily (weather permitting) during the Summer Holidays at Odds Farm Park! With a specially built mini race track with jumps and bends, eager sheep with miniature jockeys, it’s an event not to miss! Plus, guess the winning sheep and take home a Medal!  Odds Farm Park is located just minutes from Junction 2 of the M40, near Beaconsfield. For more information, visitors should call 01628 520188 or visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk.

Lookout Discovery Centre – SPRING 2016

June 1, 2016

THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE
Summer term 2016

The Look Out Discovery Centre is all about having fun. There are more than 90 hands-on science and discovery activities. We have NEW exhibits to challenge and excite. Can you make the rings dance across the wheel on the Turntable exhibit? Or build a ship using the Kapla bricks? Send pieces of fabric shooting up into the air with Blown Up! Build a dam in the stream or build a house to hide in with the massive foam building bricks.

We will be training mini heroes in our Superhero Science Show this summer. Our fun and interactive show runs from 14 May until 4 September at weekends and in holidays at 11am, Noon, 2pm, and 3.15pm.

The Look Out is set in 1,000 hectares of Swinley Forest with three fantastic outdoor adventure play areas to suit all ages. Why not stay for tea and cake in our coffee shop or visit our gift shop for a pocket money toy to take home?

We are open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be
01344 354400
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 7QW.

TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOK OUT IN 2016/2017

In addition to the hands-on science and nature exhibition where there is lots to do for toddlers, we are putting on special activities just for toddlers! Activities include art and craft, play dough, face or hand painting and story telling. On toddler days buy one drink and get another free to the same value. A great place to meet up with friends! £6.80 per parent and toddler and an additional £1.55 for an extra toddler. (prices valid until 31/3/16).

Art and Craft themes:-

At the Seaside 8 and 9 September 2016
In the Jungle 11 and 12 October 2016
Night Time 9 and 10 November 2016
Snow and Sparkles 7 and 8 December 2016
Space 17 and 18 January 2017

Kids n Action

May 30, 2016

KidsnAction-june-16-WEBBRAND NEW GALAXY PARTY ROOM AT KIDS’N’ACTION!

Let the kids’ imagination run wild in Kids’n’Action’s BRAND NEW GALAXY Party Room! Available 7 days a week.

Book on www.kids-n-action.com

or call 0118 968 0983

DYSLEXIA

May 20, 2016

Dyslexia Action  guidance for parents to help them understand the changes to special educational needs provision.

A NEW online guide will help parents and carers, who support children with literacy.

The online document, which has already been welcomed as ‘gold-dust’, was launched  by Dyslexia Action, a national charity, to help explain the changes happening in September 2014.

The ‘How to…Navigate the changes in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision’ guide, highlights the new legal requirements that schools and colleges have a duty to follow under the ‘SEN and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years’ and what this means for children with special educational needs. It relates to the Children and Families Act which was passed through parliament in March 2014.

Included is information on:

 What is changing in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability

 Education, Health and Care Plans

 How a Local Offer should help

 What should happen if a child is assessed as being disabled by their dyslexia

 Who will receive a Personal Special Educational Needs Budget

 If dyslexia is identified what approach should be taken by the teacher

 What parents can do if they are not happy with the support their child receives

Useful contact details for other organisations that can offer helpful advice and/or support.

The guide is already being welcomed by parents including BAFTA member David Neal, from Bristol, whose 13-year-old daughter Grace was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia by Dyslexia Action, after a long and emotional battle with the education system to get her dyslexia recognised. David said: “The new government legislation has so many changes that it will be easy for a child at school with dyslexia to slip hrough the net.  The guide produced by Dyslexia Action is like gold dust to any parent wondering how they can ensure that the local authority and the school are providing the appropriate provision for their child. I cannot recommend this guide highly enough. I will be keeping a copy to hand and discussing it with my child’s Special Education Needs Coordinator at every opportunity.”

A parent from Wilmslow whose son is starting secondary school in September wished she had a copy of Dyslexia Action’s new support guide earlier. She said: “I found the leaflet very informative. I wished I had information like this a few years ago as it would have been very helpful when getting support for my son.  The last few pages with links to further information and guidance would have been very useful.”

Dyslexia Action Chief Executive Kevin Geeson said: “We are delighted to have produced this invaluable and easy-to-read document if it helps to allay parents’ fears concerning the expected changes in special educational needs and reassures them about what the changes will mean for their children in schools.”

Flash Cards – by Farquhar’s

May 1, 2016

NEW RELEASE FROM FARQUHAR’S VOCABULARY FLASH CARDS

OPPOSITES FOR 11+
Market leaders Farquhar’s Vocabulary Flash Cards have unveiled an additional set of Opposites, specifically written for the verbal reasoning element of the Durham CEM 11+ test.
“It has become increasingly apparent that there is a need to focus more energy on mastering opposites.” says creator Mary Farquhar.
“This is the way forward to provide children with the extra challenge they need to help them tackle this tricky test with confidence, and boost results.”
For more information visit www.vocabularyflashcards.co.uk

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