Feb 23, 2021

Berkhamsted February News: Messy Play, Outdoor Learning and Exploring Senses

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Welcome to our first monthly newsletter as part of The Old Station Nursery Group. Whilst this issue will be more of a recap as you have been receiving weekly news updates, it will be a practice run for me! I look forward to sharing a much longer and more detailed newsletter with you in March. As you will see from below, there are a lot of celebrations and events to look forward to next month.

February news

Thank you all so much for your support with the #ThumbsUpForEarlyYears campaign. The team were really inspired by all your messages of support. Feel free to keep adding messages to the white board and I will try and rotate the messages so that we remove the older ones leaving space for others to add more on an ongoing basis. 

The children in Stars have had so much fun this month with a variety of messy activities. Apologies for the extra loads of washing but I hope you agree that it has been worth it. The children certainly had a lot of fun!

Over in Twinkle Stars, the children have really taken advantage of the rainy days and I have never seen children having so much fun splashing and jumping in the puddles. I know they had fun because I was on the receiving end of their water play more than once this month!

The children in Sunbeams have been learning about their 5 senses this month and the team have found some innovative ways of introducing experiences into their play. I think my favourite was the coffee flavoured dinosaur swamp, the room smelt amazing! 

During February, the children in Comets and Planets have focused on activities that help strengthen muscles which will in turn support their emergent writing skills as they work towards school readiness.  

What’s coming up in March

You can find the March diary dates on the parent notice board but as a reminder we will be celebrating both St David’s Day and St Patrick’s Day along with Mother’s Day.

World Wildlife Day, World Poetry Day and World Water Day will also offer lots of opportunities for the children to engage with the world around them and there will be lots of exciting activities to support their learning. The Hindu festival of Holi is always a fun time of year as the children learn about another culture and are able to engage in lots of fun and very messy activities. 

This month’s colour is GREEN. The week commencing the 15th March, will see lots of green themed activities and the children are encouraged to wear green as much as possible. The staff will have a nominated day that week where we all take part and wear something green too. The more adventurous might even try something random like green hair – watch this space!

Other important information

Thank you all for your continued support.

Jan Weall, Nursery Manager


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