Welcome to our March newsletter!
We have welcomed some lovely Spring sunshine this month; it’s often still been a bit chilly but the children have enjoyed going in the garden for even longer periods of time. We hope you have all had chance to see our new train planter. The children have helped to plant some flowers and scatter some seeds for some Summer flowers to grow. We can’t wait to see them in full bloom.
This month, the babies have been growing in numbers and all of our new babies are settling well within the room. They have been busy trying new activities and making friends. The babies have been exploring treasure baskets with interest, focusing their play on objects of their choice for a period of time. The children have also been making marks in Spring colours, enjoying the sensory experience of moving the paint around the paper. These pieces of artwork are displayed on the walls and really brighten up the room.
Throughout March, the Toddlers have had a keen interest in birds. The children have been watching the birds through their playroom window as the birds fly around and settle in the bushes. They have made bird feeders to attract these birds and watch with interest as the regular robins pop by for a snack. The Toddlers have enjoyed spending time outside playing with the balls; kicking, throwing and practising their catching. This has also given the children lots of opportunities to learn to share as they pass the ball to each other.
This month, the children in Preschool have been busy being super heroes, planning ways to rescue the captured. This followed on from their current favourite book ‘SuperTato’. The team created a tuff tray of frozen veg that the evil pea had captured and wickedly frozen. Our superhero children worked together to rescue the frozen veggies. The children in Preschool have also been outside in the Spring sunshine, enjoying learning about shadows; why we have shadows and how we can make our shadows change.
What’s coming up in April
Easter is around the corner and we hope you have received your email about entering our Easter Bonnet competition. Each room will have the opportunity to take part and there will be a lucky winner in each age group who will receive a special Easter prize. Your child can be as creative as they want; the Easter Bonnet does not need to be wearable, it can simply be a picture that they create. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Toddlers have been talking about their families and are creating a photo family board. We have had many photos sent in to nursery but please if you haven’t yet, could you send a family photo that can be displayed in Toddlers room for the children to use during a range of activities. These photos can be sent via email.
Other important information
At nursery, we are nut free. I am writing to ask that during nursery days, you don’t give your child foods that contain nuts as we do have children who have very sensitive nut allergies; so sensitive that they can have a reaction from being close to someone who has eaten nuts. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We are posting lots of content on the group social media channels. If you have Facebook and Instagram, please do follow us so that you can keep up to date with all the fun things we get up to during the week. Follow us by clicking here for Facebook or here for Instagram.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Theresa Wright, Nursery Manager