Mar 24, 2021

Iver March News: Reading, Crafts and Sensory Play


A warm welcome to our March newsletter!

A big welcome to our new families who joined us this month. It has been lovely to see all of the new children settling in so well.

We are continuing to diligently carry out Covid procedures and would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

March news

As usual, the children have had so many fun and engaging learning opportunities take place this month. 

The Babies had the opportunity to engage in lots of sensorial activities this month. This included making Mother’s Day cards; the children made beautiful cards using hand or footprints, glue, feathers and lolly sticks. We spoke with the children spoke about how the glue was sticky, the feathers were soft and how the paint feels cold and wet. The children also made a ‘My first animal book’ using hand prints. We spoke with the children about animals and the noises they make.

The Babies also celebrated St Patrick’s Day this month and enjoyed a tray full of green themed toys, textures and fabrics. The children extended their growing vocabulary with the word ‘green’ and then went on a colour hunt in the garden to find more things that are green. 

This March, the Toddlers have enjoyed so many opportunities for learning. This has included lots of creative activities and sensorial play where they have been exercising their critical thinking skills while painting, drawing and using playdough.

The children’s love of playdough allowed the children to make some lovely salt dough ornaments for Mother’s Day which they carefully painted and wrapped for the special day. The Toddlers have also been exploring numbers; they have been singing many number rhymes, using their fingers to show “how many” and are beginning to recognise numbers that they see in their environment.

Reading storybooks remains a favourite activity with the little ones, with the children enjoying many activities on World Book Day; including making giraffe masks after reading ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and making playdough ‘Tiger Food’ after reading ‘The Tiger Who Came For Tea’.  

Throughout March, the Pre-schoolers loved making picture frames and bracelets for Mother’s Day. It was lovely to see the children putting so much of effort and care into making these lovely surprises.

The favourite activity this month for the Pre-schoolers has to be learning the ‘mountain song’. The children have enjoyed a lot of outdoor play this month too, learning about the weather changes as we move into Spring. The children have been creating beautiful art work based on the changes they have been seeing.

They have enjoyed exploring new phonic and mathematical games to extend their understanding of literacy, numbers and shapes. The children also had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities designed to develop their creative thinking, especially when celebrating St Patrick’s Day; the children made sour dough bread, shamrocks and explored different green coloured items with different textures.    

What’s coming up in April

In April, we are looking forward to another month of learning events and celebrations. There is, of course, Easter to look forward to which will theme a lot of the children’s activities. The children will be involved in a number of Easter crafts, egg hunts and hopefully some Easter baking too! Please keep an eye out for notices at the front of the nursery so that you can join in with these celebrations. 

Other important information

We are posting lots of content on the group social media channels. If you have Facebook and Instagram, please do follow us so that you can keep up to date with all the fun things we get up to during the week. Follow us by clicking here for Facebook or here for Instagram.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yamuna Jayasinghe, Nursery Manager

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