Aug 23, 2021

Heyford August News: Picnics, Races and Scarecrows

Nursery children playing in the sand

Hello everyone, what a busy August we have had! We hope you have had a chance to get away for a break during the holidays. We say a sad farewell to Katherine and Kayleigh this month who are leaving us for new challenges. We wish all our school leavers all the best for their first day at school, please do email photos of them looking smart in their uniforms and let us know how they get on. We warmly welcome all our new families and look forward to seeing our term timers

Thank you to all of those who came to support us at the community day, we certainly had a lovely time and met some new parents!

August news

This month, the Babies were very excited to welcome everyone to our summer picnic. We had a great turnout, thank you to all of those that could make it. We had favourite activities out for the children to explore including the sandpit and the Bubble machine. Of course, no party would be complete without music, so we showed off our best moves to the songs we love the best. We also had a delicious buffet, which everyone got stuck into straight away!

In Tots we have been very interested in different modes of transport, the children all get so excited when we see an aeroplane fly over head. We have spent a lot of time using our imagination and role play skills to explore our new train set; the children were very eager to play with it. Outside in the garden we drew a chalk racetrack for the children to follow on the bikes, we thought about going fast and slow and even had races!

Preschool have been busy looking at nature. They have planted in their gardening area and made a scarecrow to protect the plants. The children have been spotting butterflies and birds too. The staff have got caterpillars to show the life cycle of a butterfly. The children have been fascinated by watching the transition.

What’s coming up next month

On Wednesday 1st September will be celebrating random acts of kindness day. Watch this space! On the 2nd we are looking forward to welcoming our term time children back. On Monday 6th we will be having a party to celebrate Celia’s big birthday, then on the 17th  we will honour ‘Talk like a pirate day’ by doing just that, as well as some pirate themed fun experiences.

Other important information

Our employee of the month for August was Bee for organising a great leavers graduation party. She got a personalised glass and a tipple to go in it! Well done Bee!

Thank you all for your recent reviews on Google, Facebook or Your kind words and feedback really do make our day and we really appreciate the time spent on leaving us a review. If you haven’t yet had the chance to write a review and would like to, we would be very grateful. You can do this on Google, Facebook or

Activity for home

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.

Paint with your hands and feet

  • Get a long roll of lining paper, old wall paper or material
  • Choose what colours to use to decorate with
  • Then use your hands and feet to decorate the paper
  • Display the artwork in your windows for people to see

What will your child be learning?

  • Independence, creativity and choice
  • Mark making using their body
  • Sensory experience of paint on their body
  • Colours
  • Shapes and sizes
  • Developing gross motor skills
  • New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, red, blue, green, feet, hand, etc
  • Give meaning to marks they make

Please share photos of your child’s activity on the app. We look forward to seeing your child’s creations!

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Louise Nicholls, Deputy Manager

Nursery child playing with sand

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