Sep 24, 2020

Houlton September News: Outdoor Play, Recycling and Baking

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September news

We’re so proud of how the children have settled into Preschool routines this month and it has been lovely to see new friendships forming

The children have enjoyed creating a variety of role play situations using the large loose parts in the outdoor area. We have had tractors, kitchens, trains and even jail cells that they have built collaboratively which shows their fantastic imaginations!  

Our focus on health and self care skills has been extended with the introduction of our hair dressing dummy who the children have named Daisy. They’ve taken turns to comb the hair and pretend to style it whilst developing their fine motor skills when putting in different clips and bands.  

This week, the children took part in Recycle Week. We are looking forward to seeing the children’s creations at home using recyclable materials and sharing nonfiction books about waste. The children have shown a passion for large vehicles, so they can’t wait to learn about what is inside a bin lorry! We have also introduced a compost caddy for our snack preparation which children will be given the responsibility of taking to the compost heap in Wild School.   

What’s coming up in October

National Baking Week is from the 14th-20th of October and we will be celebrating this with both Preschool and Angels children. In Preschool, we will be using it as an opportunity to learn about the ingredients used in baking and to develop storytelling through re-enacting ‘The Gingerbread Man’ tale, using real gingerbread men that the children will make. In Angels, we will be holding a biscuit decorating competition during after school club to see if we’ve got a budding Paul Hollywood amongst us! 

Other important information

A reminder that Friday 23rd of October is a Teacher Training Day at St Gabriel’s C of E Academy and so there will be no funded sessions running on that day. Half term is from the 26th October to the 30th October.  

As the weather is due to turn next week, please can children have a pair of wellington boots with them each day. Even if it isn’t raining, water play has been so very popular and puddles created from the rain are incredibly tempting to jump in! 

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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