Aug 26, 2020

Houlton August News: Transport, Guinea Pigs and Recycling Week

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August news

We’ve had a busy August in Preschool and Holiday club, where the children have engaged in their own initiated theme of transport. 

This has involved paper aeroplane challenges, parachute investigations, cycle and scooting opportunities on the large school playground and plenty of role play bus trips to the seaside. We’d like to thank parents who supported this by bringing in their child’s bike or scooter to use as part of the National Cycle to Work Day. We were really impressed with how safely the children used them and how considerate they were around their friends. 

We’ve also had Louis and Charles, the guinea pigs from Braille class, return to school to be looked after by us as we normally do during the holidays. The Preschool and Angels holiday club children have resumed taking really good care of them and have done well to remember what they like best; including how they like to tip their food bowl upside down as soon as it has been filled up!   

The building work on our canopy in the outdoor classroom is progressing well and should be completed by the end of the summer holidays. The children have found watching the builders really interesting, although we have had lots of conversations about how the builders have had special training and that’s why they can climb scaffolding! We would like to thank our parents for their patience during this time and we can’t wait to get our own outdoor classroom back. 

August has seen us say goodbye to many of our Preschool children as they finish to start their Primary School journey. We will miss them greatly, but we are so proud of how much they have grown over the past year.   

What’s coming up in September

September sees us welcome a lot of new faces to Preschool and to Angels wraparound club as well as a new staff member who will be joining our team. Bev, who has lot of experience with both age groups, will start with us midSeptember, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.    

We will be taking part in National Recycling Week at the end of September, in which we will be talking about and finding out about what objects are made from using different experiments and having a go at categorising them ourselves. If you would like to support this at home, perhaps your child would like to make a model and put a photo of it on Eylog so your child can talk about it with their friends.

Other important information

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle, sun hat, a full change of clothes and ideally, a pair of welly boots at nursery with them each day, as the beautiful weather has now finally come to an end! 

As government guidance still requires parents to not enter the classroom, for the Autumn term, we will be continuing to greet you at the inside gate when you arrive at Preschool and then bring your child out to you at the end of their session. 

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If you have time, we would be very grateful if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries. You can do this online by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support.

Aisling Armstrong, Nursery Manager


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