November has been a busy but good month for us as we have now settled well back into our newly refurbished nursery. Both staff and children are really enjoying the new environment, and we would like to thank all of the children that brought their families to our open day on Saturday 20th November to have a look a round and for all of the lovely comments we received. We would also like to welcome our new children and their families to the Sandhills BG family!
We have all been celebrating bonfire night, making firework pictures, and talking about where we are going with our families to watch them. We have also been fundraising for Children in Need, decorating Pudsey pictures, baking, and selling biscuits and we also wore our pyjamas to nursery as well. The children have also been making some lovely poppy pictures for Remembrance Day.
The babies have been exploring the sand using buckets and spades to empty and fill and have been looking at the marks they can also make in the sand. They have made some poppies for Remembrance Day and have enjoyed decorating Pudsey bear pictures and wearing their pyjamas for Children in Need.
The toddlers have been taking an interest in the story bags this month, speaking about each book and the puppets, which was then extended by painting their favourite characters. For Children in Need, the children had fun decorating Pudsey bears and they also made their own cookies.
The Pre-School children have been learning all about their bodies this month! They have been looking at a fact book that tells them about different parts of their bodies and what they do, then drawing around each other and looking at where each different body parts are. They spent some time outside doing races and other exercises to see what happened to parts of their body and how it made them feel, for example their hearts beat faster, and it made them tired. They also made some heart shaped biscuits, discussing the ingredients they needed and what utensils they used to make the biscuits.
What’s coming up next month
Next month will be filled full of Christmas cheer with lots of fun filled activities. We will be enjoying a Christmas dinner and having a Christmas party where we will play lots of games and be doing some great dancing. We will let you know soon on the dates that these will be happening in due course.
Other important information
Please can we remind you all to provide appropriate warm / waterproof clothing, depending on the weather, for your child each day and also ensure these items are named, thank you.
This month, we have received a lot of new reviews on Daynurseries, Google and Facebook. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely reviews. They are hugely appreciated by our team! If you haven’t had the chance to write a review yet, you can write one on Daynurseries by clicking here, on Google or on Facebook. Thank you for your continued support!
Here’s to a fantastic and very festive month ahead!
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.
Create your own stained glass window
Please follow the activity idea below:
- Use card to make a window, draw and cut out panes for the window.
- Use tissue paper or sweet wrappers to create your stained glass effect, stick with glue or sellotape.
- Alternatively you could do this with newspaper and old magazines.
- Display for all to see.
What will your child be learning?
- Independence, creativity and choice.
- Mark making.
- Shapes and size.
- Developing fine motor skills.
- New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, cut, square, circle, window, red, blue, green, etc.
- Sense of pride, achievement and self esteem.
- Use of tools for a purpose.
- Give meaning to marks they make.
Please share photos of your child’s activity on the parent app. We look forward to seeing your child’s updates.
Please continue to share what your child has been doing within their home life on the parent app, their interests and their development, so their key person can see this and use towards helping them monitor their development and learning.
Theresa Wright, Nursery Manager