Sep 24, 2020

Alvechurch September News: Messy Play, Books and Baking

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

September news

The children enjoyed National Read a Book Day this month. They enjoyed listening to the different stories read to them as well as discussion times whereby they told the other children about their favourite book and who reads it to them.  

The 0-2s were not showing too much interest in craft activities this month so the nursery team decided to try something different! They put out a large piece of paper and a variety of paint and media. They left the children in nappies with aprons on to let them use the paint and media with their whole body in any way they wanted to. This was a great success and the children were really engaged in the activity. 

Following on from National Read a Book Day, the 2-3s have shown a big interest in ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ book so have been doing a range of activities around this topic. The children have participated in food tasting and a number matching games as well as making their own caterpillars and butterflies to be put on display in their room. This has also led to the children doing a mini beast hunt with the magnifying glasses.  

The children in Pre-school have been hunting for shapes in their environment this month. This led to them noticing cloud patterns and they had a group discussion about what they could see. Some suggestions were elephants, squares and dinosaurs! What fantastic imaginations our children have and brilliant use of language when describing what they could see.

A big congratulations to Liz Carter, our Baby Room supervisor, who had a beautiful little boy on 10th September. He weighed a healthy 8lb 2 and Liz and Theo are both doing really well.  

What’s coming up in October

We have a number of events to look forward to in October which we hope will enrich the children’s learning and play. We will be celebrating National Space Week where we will be looking at what the children think space is. The children will also do a number of art and craft activities as well as role play themed around space. 

We will also be participating in National Baking Week. We will be asking parents for their child’s favourite recipe so that we can recreate them at nursery with their friends. We will bring maths into the children’s learning by looking at quantities and how we can measure ingredients. The children will also be looking at how things change from the initial ingredients to the finished bake.  

Of course, we will be celebrating Halloween at the end of the month. We will be having a fancy-dress day for the children as well as lots of spooky arts and crafts. We will be creating a pumpkin trail outside for the children to follow with a Halloween treat at the end. 

Other important information

Can we please remind parents to bring in weather appropriate clothing so the children can enjoy being outside in all weathers. 

Can I also remind parents to wear a mask when dropping off and picking up.

If you have time, we would be very grateful if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries. You can do this online by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support.

Bev Prandle, Nursery Manager

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