Early Years Newsletter

Filed in Early Years Newsletters | Posted on July 19, 2019

Dates to Remember:

Friday 26th July– Nursery Forest School ‘Stay and Play’ 9.30-10.30am. Please come along and enjoy a fun filled morning with us!

Polite Notices

  • Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy.
  • We thank you for your continued cooperation.
  • Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.
  • We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is set for the safety of your children and parents, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.
  • When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.
  • Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.
  • During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site. Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.

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This week – The children have spent lots of time exploring with a variety of sensory activities from shaving foam to the damp sand in the garden. This has been a great opportunity for the children to use all their senses when investigating with these activities as well as developing their language skills by talking about all the different textures they discovered.
The children have also shown a particular interest in the touch and feel books this week, we used lots of textured language such as fluffy, rough, bumpy and smooth. This was a perfect chance for the babies to build an even stronger bond with the baby room staff as well as their key person. We’ve had a wonderful week!
Next week –We will continue to share their interest in looking at books and encourage them by talking with them about what we can see and feel. Reading stories and using different props to help build on the children’s love of stories.
We will also continue to spend lots of time outside, challenging our physical skills by exploring on the apparatus and garden equipment.


This Week- We have explored ‘in the moment’ planning, we have been following the leads of the children’s interest on the day. We have extended their learning by scaffolding this play. We have enjoyed threading using pipe cleaners to make beautiful creations. This worked on their resilience, hand and eye coordination and pincher development, it was quite tricky!
The children found a cardboard box and decided it was a car. So we painted the box and some paper plates to use as wheels, we used spilt pins to show the children how we can make the wheels go round.
We had great time dancing to some music using our bodies to move in different ways. Some of the children extended this by getting the musical instruments to add to our dancing! We then continued this with a listening and flowing game which involved us following instructions with our instruments.

Next Week- To build on the children’s interests we will be making a pasta salad, mark making with the cars, reading stories with different types of transport. We will also make some musical instruments. (If you have a small plastic bottle for our musical instruments and a small pot to put your child’s pasta in that would be great.)
Also remember there is a stay and play on Friday at Forest school which we are excited about.


This Week – After exploring the sand outside last week we decided to make a beach in our big trays. The children chose objects that they wanted to put in the beach and we spoke about our own experiences of the beach. We found some shells that we also added to our beach. The children have been having discussions about where they have been on holiday and what they do on holiday whilst exploring the beach. We had some big cars donated and the children have loved pushing them around the room, sitting in them and negotiating space.
The children have been using the technology toys such as the iPads, laptops, tills and the phones. They have enjoyed finding out what happens when you press the buttons, the children have been exploring number recognition using the tills and telephones.

Next Week– We are going to be exploring ‘colours’, we will be doing some marble rolling, colour mixing and take the children’s lead on where this takes us next.
We are going to introduce the story ‘Rainbow fish’ and make a lovely colour display with all the beautiful colours of the fish. The rainbow fish also explores the importance of sharing and being kind to others which will be another great topic to explore with the class.
Don’t forget on Friday we have forest school stay and play, where you are all invited to come along and join in and see what the children get up to at forest school. Hope to see you all there,


This week the children have continued to explore textures by making their very own kinetic sand! We used oil and contact solution to bring the sand together. We have also been playing with slime, taking part in marble rolling, duplo printing and water play. We have been using new language discussing ‘solids’ ‘liquids’ and using our own predictions to see what will happen next?
We have also been learning about sun safety and how to keep ourselves safe in this hot weather, the children have been sensible making sure they drink lots and stay in the shade if they are feeling too warm.

Next week the children will be doing arts and crafts based around summer and taking the children’s lead on this. We will be having our open day at forest school on the 26th for a chance for parents to come and see what your children get up to. The children will also be taking part in some more experiments and continue to make predictions on what will happen.