Jul 26, 2021

Heath Mill July News: Shapes, Messy Play and Pirate Ships

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Well, what a busy month we have had! From beach parties to supporting England in the Euro’s, the children have had lots of fun joining in in lots of different activities and being very creative. The children have also been showing their support to England in the Euro’s by coming into Nursery in their football tops or wearing red and white. They have made their own flags and had their own games of football in the nursery garden!

July news

This month the babies have had lots of fun exploring shapes, spaces and measures. They have been completing jigsaws, completing shape sorters and filling and emptying during water play. This has helped the children develop their shape recognition skills by talking about the different shapes. It has also introduced them to quantity, talking about more, all gone, full and empty.

Our Toddler room have been taking part in lots of messy play activities such as cereal play, crazy soap, and glitter play. While taking part in these activities they have been encouraged to talk about how the different textures feel and use different describing words to promote their language.

Our Pre-school room have been learning about floating and sinking, they created their own pirate ships and raced them in the water against each other, using a straw to blow them. They have also been learning about what happens to ice, and have loved watching it melting and freezing.

What’s coming up next month

In August our babies will be focusing on expressive arts and design; they will be making their own musical instruments and using them to make sounds while joining in singing and doing the actions to various nursery rhymes. The practitioners will be encouraging the babies to talk about the sounds that the instruments make.

Our Toddler room will be focusing on physical development; the children will be able to take part in obstacle courses throughout the month to develop their physical skills. The practitioners will also be focusing on health and self-care by continuing to encourage potty training and encouraging children to become independent with dressing and hygiene routines.

Our Pre-school room will be focusing on literacy, so will be learning about rhyming words and alliteration through stories and activities such as ‘silly soup’ and ‘metal Mike’. They will also be starting to observe various letters in their names and have a go at writing and tracing their names and other letters of the alphabet.

Next month we will be very sad to be saying goodbye to our school leavers, we will be holding a Graduation party on Friday 13th August where they will be wearing graduation gowns and hats and having a little party with their friends. Details of this are yet to be confirmed in regard to restrictions that are in place.

Other important information

This month we will be welcoming Nicola back to work after finishing her maternity leave, Nicola will be based in our Mr Bumps room working three days per week. Claire our baby room leader has stepped up to Deputy Manager so Rachael will be leading both rooms until she goes on maternity leave.

This month we have welcomed Sarah to our team. She will be completing her childcare qualificatons with us and will be helping across all age groups.

Can we please remind parents to continue bringing in hats and sun cream so that the children can make the most of this lovely weather!

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 for all your continued support as always.

Claire Bowen, Deputy Nursery Manager

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

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