Mar 24, 2021

Heyford March News: Daffodils, Crazy Hair and New Languages

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Hello nursery family! Firstly, a big warm welcome to all of our new families that have joined us across the nursery this month. All of the children are settling in so well!

Hasn’t this month just whizzed by? We are all enjoying the lighter evenings and the milder weather. Everyone is busy planning lots of exciting Spring activities for the rooms to get going with!

March news

 As a nursery this month, we have been extremely busy. We celebrated St. David’s Day with lots of creativity as the children enjoyed creating daffodil collages and paintings. The children also enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day this month and celebrated with all things green!

Mother’s Day also brought the children lots of creative opportunities as they were busy making beautiful pictures and gifts for someone special. At the beginning of March, we also celebrated World Book Day with some really fantastic costumes and a day full of stories. We also all dressed up with crazy hair styles last week in support of Red Nose Day and Comic Relief! Thank you to everyone for taking the time to get involved, donating and having a bit of fun with us in the process! 

In the Baby Room this month, the children have been learning their favourite song “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” in all of the languages spoken by families in the room. So far, we have Spanish, Bulgarian and German. The children also sing their “hello” song using these different languages. They are starting to join in with the different words now and we are very impressed. The babies have also been loving their new water mat this month. The children are fascinated by the movement of the water and the little play fish inside of it. 

Throughout March, the Tots have celebrated World Wildlife Day with bird spotting from the windows and a wildlife hunt. The staff helped the children to make their own binoculars to watch the birds as well as bird feeders to attract even more birds to the garden. The children all went out on a wildlife hunt around the premises with their own clipboards and spotting sheets to tick off when they had seen an animal. It was very exciting!

This month has been particularly busy in the Preschool. We have rounded the month off with colourful faces and hair for Red Nose Day, and given food to the Food Bank to help those that need it most in our community. The children have also been talking about recycling and the important role it plays. To celebrate St Patrick’s Day this month, the children found some shamrocks on their daily mile and have created pictures with them. The Science club has been transferring colours from one glass to another using water and paper towels. Overall, the children have had a very colourful month!

What’s coming up in April

We have lots to look forward to next month!

The 4th April is Easter Sunday so the children will be making crafts to celebrate Spring and we hope the Easter bunny will hop by for a visit too! On the 21st April, we will be celebrating the Queen’s Birthday with a cream tea. A few days later, on the 23rd April, it is St. George’s Day so we will be looking at what this means and making flags. 

Other important information

We are closed on Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April for Easter.

Easter Holiday dates for Term Time Only children are from the 1st April to the 16th April.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Louise Nicholls, Deputy Nursery Manager


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