Jan 27, 2021

Barnt Green January News: Winnie The Pooh Day, Playdough Cakes and Penguins

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January news

Firstly, Happy New Year! I’m sure you will agree that it’s not the start to the New Year that we had planned or wished for, but we are still open and doing our best to keep nursery as safe as possible. January has definitely been challenging, however, the children are smiling and carry on learning as normal. 

We have had lots of exciting activities take place throughout January. Winnie the Pooh Day was a great success with the children taking part in a range of Winnie the Pooh themed activities, making honey bear biscuits, creating Winnie the Pooh paper plate faces and enjoying yummy honey on toast for snack. 

This month, the preschool children have been busy as ever learning some Chinese numbers in their play. The children enjoyed engaging with playdough cakes which they enjoyed making and decorating with different materials; as well as counting the number of candles on their cakes in both Chinese and English. Preschool have also been superheroes this month, working out creative ways of saving the community. They designed their own superhero and discussed what their super power would be. 

The Toddlers have been focusing on counting. The children have been counting during their play as they threaded cheerio’s to create bird feeders for the garden. The children have also been discussing penguins and squirrels for the awareness days that took place on the 20th and 21st of January. The children explored tuff trays which offered opportunities for discussion. The children also created their own pictures of penguins and squirrels in their habitats. 

What’s coming up in February

During the month of February, we will have discussions about our families; who and why we love them. There are also lots of events to celebrate during the month, such as Pancake Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day which we are really looking forward to. These events and celebrations provide new and exciting learning opportunities for the children.

We will also be exploring activities to raise awareness for Mental Health Week with the children taking part in yoga sessions, discussions about dreams and thoughts. We feel this is especially important at the moment given the current situation with coronavirus.

Other important information

Please be vigilant with your households’ symptoms during this time. A slight cough, change in taste or smell, and even a headache can be a sign of coronavirus. Please get tested and do not send your children to nursery if they or yourselves have any kind of symptom, until a negative result is received. If you do test positive, please ensure you let us know at the earliest possible time. Thank you again for all you support and understanding during this time. 

We know that our fantastic families are always recommending us to their friends, so we want to say a big thank you for your referrals! As of Saturday 23rd January 2021, when you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we would like to thank you with a £100 credit off your next invoice. We know you have lots of friends so there is no limit! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family! Terms and conditions apply so please speak with me to check these.

Please make sure to follow us on our Facebook page and Instagram page. We upload a lot of photos of all the wonderful activities we have been up to throughout the week so make sure you don’t miss out on seeing these! 

Theresa Wright, Nursery Manager


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