What a month November has been! We have found ourselves back in lockdown but thankfully, we are still allowed to be open and can carry on as normal at nursery!
We have had a busy month, full of celebrations including Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and Children in Need. The children have explored a variety of activities themed around colour to celebrate many of these events; from creating their own firework displays to dancing with the disco light on.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Pudsey colourful colouring competition and joined us for our colour party for Children in Need. We raised a fantastic £111.30 with the help from all of your generous donations. Thank you!
This month, Preschool have talked lots about fireworks and used descriptive words such as ‘crackle’, ‘wizz’ and ‘pop’ to describe the sounds fireworks make. They used glitter, paint and pom poms to create their own firework displays.
The children in Toddlers made poppies for Remembrance Day. The team felt it was important to talk to all the children about what Remembrance Day is and why we have such a special day to think about those who gave their lives so that we can live ours the way we do today.
The Toddlers also made their own Diwali candle holders from salt dough. Moulding the dough with theirs hands and tools to create a holder which they decorated with sequins; practising fine motor skills by picking up the sequins they wanted to use.
This month, the Babies have created lots of colourful painting, exploring colours and making marks with their hands and tools. The children made bonfire paintings using reds, yellows and oranges. They also made Pudsey pictures which decorated the hallway beautifully for Children in Need.
Clare has become our Lunch Cook and is busy everyday preparing the meals for the children. We have collected lunches from Alvechurch prior to this but have made the decision to have meals cooked on site so that we can ensure the menu suits all of our children. Clare is excited and keen to provide a varied selection of meals for all the children to enjoy, bringing back some of the children’s favourite meals.
What’s coming up in December
We are very much looking forward to December, a month full of Christmas, winter fun, joy and happiness. We won’t be able to do our usual Christmas festivities, as we are not able to do our Christmas production or Christmas workshop; but fear not, we do have a surprise up our sleeves so watch this space!
Christmas lunch, Christmas Jumper day and Christmas parties will go ahead as normal. We are planning a fun Christmas week which will be full of festive fun. This will be the week commencing 14th December. We have planned a Polar Express Christmas pyjama party, a Christmas lunch on the Tuesday, Christmas bake off on the Wednesday, Christmas parties on Thursday and an Elf day on the Friday. Each day there will be an opportunity to dress up in something Christmassy!
Other important information
We will also be taking part in The Old Station Nursery Group Christmas Advent Challenge. Each day in the lead up to Christmas, one nursery within the group will take part in a Christmas challenge and post a photo or video to our social media channels. We welcome parents to join in; tag us and use the hashtag #OSNAdventChallenge. For more information, take a look at our social media channels!
Theresa Wright, Nursery Manager