Jul 26, 2021

Fen Drayton July News: Play-Dough, Painting and Hellos

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Welcome to July’s Newsletter! This month we have been busy creating artwork pieces, and trying to stay cool. We have also had to say a sad goodbye to some of our friends that are going to school. We wish all our leavers the very best on their next adventure. We have had quite a few new babies start and we have been having fun getting to know them and settling them into the nursery.

July news

This month the Stars celebrated Independence Day with some colourful artwork with red, white and blue paint, and have also used crepe paper, paper plates and stars stickers to get artistic. These activities have helped the children develop their creativitiy and fine motor skills, such as the palmer grasp.

The children have also done some black and white finger painting this month, which has created some lovely artwork for the room. The children also got to grow their sensory development when they were touching and using the paint, as well as helping their creative skills as well.

Due to all the lovely weather the children have had fun in the garden with the footballs, tennis balls and with the racket bats. With Wimbledon and the Euros, tennis and football have been a main focus in the world around them recently, and we have had them out in the garden a lot, practicing rolling, kicking and throwing the balls in the garden and extending their gross motor skills as they do this.

The children have also had a lot of fun singing the “Hello” song, and joining in and learning our new friends names. The children have been signing the first letter of the new children’s names, which really helps the children develop their listening and speech skills.

This month the children in Sunbeams have shown a big interest in developing their ball skills, especially throwing and catching the balls. To help them do this the children have been using balloons, which are lighter and fall slower once you have thrown them, so the children have time to try and catch them. This has helped the children develop their gross motor skills and their hand-eye co-ordination.

The children have celebrated Canada Day and Independence Day by making flags for those countries! The children used a range of resources from paint, paper plates, stickers and crepe paper to create these flags. These have helped the children develop their creative skills, develop their fine motor skills and helped develop their knowledge of celebrations.

This month the children have also been learning to make play-dough. The children learnt what ingredients we use to make play-dough, and they were supported to look at the numbers on the scales. They mixed the ingredients together and then started to play with the play-dough. This helps the children develop their sensory, fine and gross motor skills, help with number recognition and language development.

In phonics this month we have been finding objects around the room beginning with each letter and practised letter formation with the sandpaper letters!

What’s coming up next month

Next month we will be working on the children’s own experiences, so if you have been to the beach, museums, farms and others, please share with us any pictures you have taken and we can then extend their learning further with all the children in their room.

Other important information

Please can we ask for named sunhats and sun cream to come to nursery as we have started having some nice weather and the sun can get strong quickly.

Remember to please look at our social media pages on Instagram and Facebook, to see what your little ones have been up to!

To all school leavers can you please if you haven’t already let us know the leaving date for your child/children. Also, can you let us know if you are planning on your child staying on and using the holiday club.

We just wanted to remind you of our Refer a Friend scheme. When you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 discount off your next invoice. We know that you are always recommending us, so we just wanted to say a big thank you for your referrals. There is no limit on referring your friends, so please do refer as many people as you like! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family. For more information and terms and conditions, speak to the Nursery Manager.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Helen Ince, Nursery Manager



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