Early Years Weekly News & Events Friday 28th July 2017

Filed in Early Years Newsletters | Posted on July 28, 2017


Babies and Nursery will be closed Monday 4th September, re-opening Tuesday 5th September resuming normal hours

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Pre School first day of term- Wednesday 6th September

(Thursday 31st August will be their last day in Nursery before moving up to Pre School)

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Babies…

This Week– We have been encouraging speech in rhymes and stories by singing and reading familiar rhymes and books. We have been encouraging pretend Play through the uses of toys and re-enacting experience that occurred in their present and past, such as making a cup of tea and stirring it with a spoon, feeding baby and making some dinner. We have been looking at numbers and sequences, encouraging the children to count from 1-3 and 1-10. We will also be identifying facial features and what makes us different from our friend, understanding others feeling and promoting sharing and taking turns.

Next Week– We will carry on encouraging speech and filling in the words of songs and rhymes, repeating songs and phrases that are familiar to the children also. We will be encouraging the children to use different shape sorters, shape games and puzzle play to fit objects into the correct area. We will be encouraging taking turns and playing alongside other children and play cooperative games with an adult. Please ensure your child has a sun hat and sun cream.  You must apply the cream before your child attends their booked session.  We will re-apply sun cream after lunch.  Please ensure your child has spare change of clothes.

Please Remember-  To check your children’s drawers as there have been lots of letters and invitations handed out recently, thank you. To label your children’s clothes. It is very important that parents not only close, but lock both bolts on the gate when arriving/leaving the nursery garden. Please join us in show casing your child’s developments, achievements and interests on their online journal on Tapestry. If you have not yet signed up please let Megan or Sarah know. Please ensure you sign your child in & out every day.  Breakfast is served between 8.00 – 8.30am.

Acorns…

This Week– We have had a free play week focusing on the children’s interests. Children have really enjoyed making our Summer sea creature themed display board so we made a booklet with different facts about them, so children could learn different facts about sea creatures! Children practiced making clicking and whistling noises just like dolphins! Children also enjoyed using the easel to create their own pictures. Acorns have also enjoyed playing board games and have been very good at listening and following instructions on how to play the games.

Next Week– We will be focusing on dancing and listening to different songs on the sticky kids cd as they really enjoy dancing to music at the moment. We will also be talking about our own pets as we are having a visit of some animals coming up through the holidays. Please ensure your child has a sun hat and sun cream.  You must apply the cream before your child attends their booked session. We will re-apply sun cream after lunch.  Please ensure your child has spare change of clothes.

Please Remember-  To check your children’s drawers as there have been lots of letters and invitations handed out recently, thank you. To label your children’s clothes. It is very important that parents not only close, but lock both bolts on the gate when arriving/leaving the nursery garden. Please join us in show casing your child’s developments, achievements and interests on their online journal on Tapestry. If you have not yet signed up please let Megan or Sarah know. Please ensure you sign your child in & out every day.  Breakfast is served between 8.00 – 8.30am.

Squirrels…

This Week– We have been focusing on the theme ‘Summer’. We have enjoyed singing our new song about 5 sandcastles and finishing our summer board by making lots of sunshine’s by using collage materials. We explored ice painting this week by freezing paint and using the ice cubes to mark make our own pictures. We watched the ice cubes melt and mixed up the colours to see what colour it would turn into. We went on a sensory herb walk around the school we picked and smelt lots of lovely herbs and lots of children said the mint smelt like toothpaste. We got back to nursery and separated all the herbs into their own pots so we could freeze them in water to make sensory ice cubes. We enjoyed the pirate ships in the tray which also had lots of blue material for the sea, sea animals and shells to explore.

Next Week– We will be exploring a beach sensory tray with lots of different resources for the children to explore, doing some shadow drawings and playing with coloured ice and shaving foam. Please ensure your child has a sun hat and sun cream.  You must apply the cream before your child attends their booked session.  We will re-apply sun cream after lunch.  Please ensure your child has spare change of clothes.

Please Remember–  To check your children’s drawers as there have been lots of letters and invitations handed out recently, thank you. To label your children’s clothes. It is very important that parents not only close, but lock both bolts on the gate when arriving/leaving the nursery garden. Please join us in show casing your child’s developments, achievements and interests on their online journal on Tapestry. If you have not yet signed up please let Megan or Sarah know. Please ensure you sign your child in & out every day. Breakfast is served between 8.00 – 8.30am.

Hedgehogs…

This Week– The class have been creating Disney bunting using a variety of mark making tools, these have included cotton buds, duplo bricks, stickers and trains. The children have been scooping sand with diggers which has lead on to construction play with the large building blocks. We found a frog and baby shrews in the garden, which lead to us talking about the wildlife and how to care for living things. One of the parents also bought in some kittens for the children to see and hold.

Next Week– The children will be making independent choices on what they would like to do throughout the day, they will get to choose books, toys, snack and crafts. We will be practicing throwing, catching and kicking a large ball at the schools tennis courts. The children will also be taking part in tennis and learning how to hit the ball. Hedgehog’s class will be coming up with fun new ways of how to dress themselves. Please ensure your child has a sun hat and sun cream.  You must apply the cream before your child attends their booked session.  We will re-apply sun cream after lunch.  Please ensure your child has spare change of clothes.

Please RememberTo check your children’s drawers as there have been lots of letters and invitations handed out recently, thank you. To label your children’s clothes. It is very important that parents not only close, but lock both bolts on the gate when arriving/leaving the nursery garden. Please join us in show casing your child’s developments, achievements and interests on their online journal on Tapestry. If you have not yet signed up please let Megan or Sarah know. Please ensure you sign your child in & out every day. Breakfast is served between 8.00 – 8.30am.