Jun 24, 2021

Granta Park June News: Gingerbread, Mud Kitchens and Water Cannons

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Welcome to June’s Newsletter, and a special welcome to the new families that have starting with us this month. The nice weather has been so lovely this month, and we really have made the most of it with lots of outdoor play in the garden We hope you’ve all had a great month, and enjoy reading what your little ones have been up to! 

June news

During June the Twinkle Star children have been exploring a wide variety of different sensory play! They have had so much fun crawling through the sensory garden looking at the insects they found, smelling the herbs that grow there, exploring the different sounds the rattle blocks make and feeling the different textures around them. To keep call, the children have also laying with small world animals in water and learning to scoop and pour with cups. 

The children have been listening to their Key Workers singing and teaching them the actions of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” nursery rhyme, where they join in with some sounds themselves, showing with their facial expressions when they know what comes next. The children have been making some lovely Father’s Day cards to take home this month, using a gingerbread man cookie cutter as a stamp in paint to create a card for their “superhero” fathers. 

During this month the children have shown a lot of interest pouring different coloured water, mixing primary colours to create new colours to identify, also using the water to water the plants (let’s see what if the mint plants will like the colourful change!) 

They have been practising they washing-up skills in the mud kitchen, washing the pot’s and pan’s and anything else they can find that they wanted to clean. They have shown an interest in mark-making in the sand-pit as well as building sandcastles. They have been exploring they creative side with glue and tissue paper to create masterpieces. Expanding their imagination with building the train track and adding Duplo bridges.   

With the weather ever changing this month, the children have been learning how to change their own clothes, after getting involved with the outdoor large water-play activities. They have learned how to operate the water cannons, as well as following the simple rule of accepting the consequences of our actions (if you get someone wet, they can get you wet!) They’re now getting so speedy putting on their coats and wellies on the rainy days. 

Expanding on their imagination and ideas, the children built fairy houses from the junk modelling, to encourage fairies to keep an eye open for who and what is taking the strawberries from the plant they have been taking care of. 

What’s coming up next month

1st July we will be celebrating Canada day, then continuing with the North America theme, 4th July we will be celebrating Independence day. 19th – 23rd July is Eid al-Adha, then 23rd July  – 8th August will be the Summer Olympics. Finally, we’re very excited for 30th July, which is International Friendship Day. We will be doing lots of activities to celebrate these dates. 

Also on July the 16th we will start to say goodbye to some of our preschool friends as they leave to join school. We wish them all the best on their next adventure in their learning and hope they will come and see us again! 

Other important information

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

From the 1st of July our social media pages will be going over to The Old Station Nursery’s accounts. Please do like and follow all of them to see what your little ones have been up to. You can follow them by clicking on each of the following: FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 To all school leavers can you please 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. Any children staying on for the first week in September will be charge full rate for these days, as stretched funding ends the 31st of August. 

We are so excited to have had Jess join are team this month! At the moment she will be in the babies’ room and will be training to do her Level 3 with us. We look forward to supporting her to gain her qualification. 

Thank you for all your continued support!

Cara WilliamsAssistant Nursery Manager


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