Oct 22, 2021

Bampton October News: Yoga, Conkers and Creepy Crawlies

Staff dancing with the children

Autumn is in full swing, and the weather is beginning to change, Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas… yes Christmas!!! are just around the corner, so there will be lots of fun and exciting activities planned. There is so much to look forward to.

October news

The babies in the Rainbow room have enjoyed a variety of different Autumn themed activities, such as painting with apples and conkers. They have also enjoyed helping to sweep up all the leaves that have fallen from the trees and into our garden, once in a big pile the children love running through them and throwing them up into the air.

The whole nursery enjoyed a variety of different Halloween activities for our Halloween party day. All the costumes were amazing.  The Babies particularly enjoyed dancing along to some Halloween themed music and finding all the creepy crawlies that were hidden in jelly, which was ‘cold’ and ‘slimy’. The Coral Room had lots of fun decorating pumpkins, playing with the flesh and seeds inside. They also decorated some biscuits in spooky coloured icing, played with some funky coloured rice and explored some ‘frozen hands’.

In the Coral room the children have been really enjoying their yoga sessions and get really excited every week when the yoga lady comes. They have also been doing some Autumn themed artwork, creating trees using their hands and paint, children love anything that involves paint and the opportunity to get messy!

What’s coming up next month

During November the children in the Coral Room will be creating their own ‘Firework’ artwork, helping them to learn about different colours and what happens when we mix colours together. They will also be learning a little about fire safety when under close supervision we explore what sparklers do.

Next month in the Rainbow room we will also be exploring fireworks crafts and activities as well as learning about Diwali, Remembrance Day and Science activities for World Science Day.

Other important information

Half-term begins on Monday 25th October with children returning to nursery on Monday 1st November.

On Monday 25th October we say ‘Goodbye’ to Anna who is moving on to her next big challenge! Anna, we wish you the best of luck in the future and you will be missed by us all.

From Monday 1st November, Kirsty Farmer will be taking over the room supervisor role in the Coral Room. Tracy will be moving into the Rainbow Room to become room supervisor in there.

Please may I remind everyone to park past the yellow markings on the road outside the nursery/school entrance, even if you will only be parked outside for a few moments this area should still be kept clear for everybody’s safety. Thank you.

As the weather is beginning to change may we please ask that your child/ren have a coat to keep them nice and warm when playing outside. A hat and gloves may also be beneficial along with a waterproof all in one and wellington boots as we do go outside whatever the weather.

Children in need is on Friday 19th November. We are currently organising this day and we will send out the details at a later date.

We hope that everyone has settled into the new term well. It is a delight to see so many happy faces around nursery! We would be thrilled if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries, Google or Facebook. To leave a review on Daynurseries click here.

Did you know that we have a refer a friend scheme? When you refer a friend to join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 credit on your next invoice. Ask your Nursery Manager for more details.

Thank you as always for your continued support.

Home activity

If you are looking for something to do at home this weekend or over the coming months, why not give our activity at home a go! Be aware that some activities or ideas may need to be adapted to suit your child’s age and development.

Paint with your hands and feet

Activity:

  • Get a long roll of lining paper, old wall paper or material.
  • Choose what colours to use to decorate with.
  • Then use your hands and feet to decorate the paper.
  • Display the artwork in your windows for people to see.

What will your child be learning?

  • Independence, creativity and choice.
  • Mark making using their body.
  • Sensory experience of paint on their body.
  • Colours.
  • Shapes and size.
  • Developing gross motor skills.
  • New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, red, blue, green, feet, hand, etc.
  • Give meaning to marks they make.

Kirsty Farmer, Deputy Manager


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