Jul 27, 2020

Barnt Green July News: Graduation, new resources and Sports Week

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

July news

We have welcomed so many children back during July. It was so lovely to see you all again and we have to say how grown up the children have handled the “new normal” – leaving mums and dads at the door and waving good bye. 

We had our Sports Week this month which was lots of fun. The children took part in many different races/activities over the week. Preschool linked their race to a daily theme so they took part in an army crawl race, explored a camouflage art activity, marched like soldiers and had a discussion about what soldiers do. The next day they jumped bridges for their race and participated in a day of building different bridges using materials and resources in the room. Then the children learnt about bridges, discussing what bridges they have seen or been on.

The Toddlers enjoyed a variety of races where they balanced eggs for the egg and spoon race, tested their throwing skills in a bean bag toss and raced as fast as they could in a sprint. The Babies had a toddle race, a push along toy race and they also made an obstacle challenge managing to climb up and over soft play blocks. 

We have celebrated our preschool leavers and held a graduation party in nursery. The children planned their favourite activities and dancing games, showing off some amazing dance moves in the process. It is a sad time as we are saying goodbye to many of our preschool children. Whether they have been with us from babies, a year or even just a few weeks, they have made their mark on us and will be missed. We wish them all the best as they leave to start the next chapter in their education. We know they will flourish and have the best time at school. 

The children have been exploring many new resources in nursery over the past few weeks. A very large parcel arrived at nursery and the children questioned excitedly “what is it?”. We opened it up to discover a fantastic new train track which the children have spent a while building; as well as some unusual sounding instruments which amaze the children and they’ve thought about what the sounds remind them of. A favourite is the magnetic polygons and the sensory light boxes – the children love to be in control of the remote, learning how to make the colours change. 

What’s coming up in August

We are hoping that the weather continues to be nice, providing an abundance of outdoor learning and play activities for the children. We will be sad to say goodbye to a few more of our preschool leavers and wish them lots of luck for ‘big school’!

Other important information

Preschool leavers: if you haven’t yet sent your notice of your final nursery day please can you email us as soon as possible. 

As we continue to integrate into The Old Station Nursery Group, we have started using sandhillsbarntgreen@theoldstationnursery.co.uk email address. This is the email address we will be using from now on, so please do ensure that if you need to contact us, you use our new email address. We have also recently moved over to The Old Station Nursery website. Here, you will find our individual nursery page with all of our contact details on; as well as other tools for parents such as the parent resources page with a range of activities to do with your child at home; and the journal page where you will find all the latest news and blogs.

As you many be aware, we are listed on a nursery review site called Daynurseries. We would be very grateful if you would spare a few minutes to leave us a review. You can do this online, by clicking here. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Theresa Wright, Nursery Manager

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