What a busy month February has been! The rooms have had sort outs and moved some bits around to freshen up the environment; and the children have been busy engaging in a number of celebrations and events. When we haven’t been outside exploring ice, there has been lots happening inside. Pancake flipping and tasting for Shrove Tuesday; a lovely meal, prepared by Stuart, for Chinese New Year; and love hearts galore for Valentine’s Day! Everyone has taken part in dressing up in red to help raise money for the Children’s Heart Foundation Fund. We also welcomed lots more families into our nursery, a very warm welcome to you all!
The babies have been enjoying all this month’s celebrations! For Chinese New Year, the did some mark making with their new felt pens and explored different coloured rice. For Valentine’s Day, the children painted their own masterpieces to send home for loved ones. For Pancake Day, the children practised their flipping skills with little frying pans and they were lucky enough to have pancakes with every meal. What a treat! The children also helped Celia to celebrate Spanish Carnaval by wearing bright colours, doing some Spanish dancing and making masks!
Throughout February, the Tots made Valentine’s Day cards for their families using different stamps, as well as heart decorations to hang around their houses. The children also celebrated Chinese New Year by making animal masks and mark making Ox outlines, to celebrate year of the Ox. Everybody enjoyed the tasty buffet too! For Pancake Day, the children made their own pancakes and they were able to choose which toppings they had with them. ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ is the children’s favourite book at the moment, so the children have begun to make their own giant hungry caterpillar from recycling!
This month, the preschool children have been making beautiful love heart plates for their loved ones for Valentine’s Day. We spoke to them about what love means and how we can show it. The children then choose who they wanted to make their crafts for. This required many skills; using scissors, colouring, and writing practice all went into these lovely keepsakes for the families.
What’s coming up in March
The 4th of March is World Book Day. Please come dressed up as characters and if you would like to bring in your favourite books, please do! The Babies staff decided on a Disney characters theme if you wish to join in. Watch out for their costumes – there will most definitely be photos on our social media pages!
From the 5th to the 14th March it is British Science Week. Preschool’s science club will be conducting lots of fun experiments outside!
On the 14th March, it is Mother’s Day. The children will be engaging in a number of arts and crafts in order to celebrate all of our fabulous mummies and special ones. I’m sure that there will be treat coming your way!
The 17th of March marks St. Patrick’s Day. We will be celebrating all things Irish. On the 19th of March, we will be celebrating Comic Relief. On this day, you will find lots of red noses, face painting and funny hair in nursery! Finally, at the end of March on the 26th, we will be joining in with Wear Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness. As the staff already wear purple, we will donning our PJ’s with purple touches!
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Louise Nicholls, Deputy Nursery Manager