Sep 24, 2020

Iver September News: Sensory Classes, Outdoor Learning and Charity

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

September news

Welcome to our September newsletter! It has been a fantastic month of learning and achievements for all and we are proud of all our new little ones for settling in so well.  

All of the children loved dressing up for Read a Book Day. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with their friends and drawing pictures of their favourite characters. 

We are also so grateful to all of our parents for their contribution to our food bank initiative. It has been an amazing opportunity to explore the meaning of charity. We were delighted to hear from the children that their parents and grandparents have been shopping especially for the food bank and giving them opportunities to select food items themselves. Once again, thank you so much for your contributions and we will be continuing this initiative to support the local community. 

This month, the younger children have been exploring their senses in our new baby sensory classes which Amy has been organising each day. The babies have taken trips under the sea and into the rainforest, exploring lights, textures and sounds. They have also been looking at their reflections in our shiny sensory tray containing shiny pebbles, mirrors and metal pots and pans. 

The children have loved reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ this month and enjoyed using props to make the story come to life. The children explored the meaning of big, middle sized and small, practiced counting to three and perfected their big daddy bear roars. 

Throughout September, the older children have been enjoying lots of number and letter activities. They have been finding numbers in their environment, such as in clocks, comparing them and matching numbers. The children loved playing silly soup to explore the different sounds in words as well as matching the initial sounds of words to objects which they could find in the environment.

The children have also continued to enjoy lots of time outdoors where they have particularly enjoyed creating their very own balancing activities which gave them a great opportunity to explore safety. The children loved exploring the garden for different natural materials to create potions in honour of Roald Dahl Day which the children then used to water the plants in the garden and help them grow. 

What’s coming up in October

Much like throughout September, we have a lot to look forward to in October. Throughout the month, we will be observing Art Week, National Poetry Day and World Space Week More information on these events will be shared closer to the time.

Other important information 

The staff are being trained on iConnect as a way of carrying out online observations. We are hoping very soon to be able to allow parents to access this software to receive feedback about your child’s day and to add observations that contribute towards your child’s development records.  

With cooler weather just around the corner, we would like to remind all parents to ensure their children have weather appropriate clothes so that they can continue their learning outdoors.  

We would also like to politely remind parents to arrive at the nursery in good time to receive feedback about your child’s day before the end of sessions. If you would like a longer feedback, you are more than welcome to call the nursery and we can offer longer feedback over the phone. 

Thank you to all parents for observing Coronavirus restrictions and cooperating with us at all times.  

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.

Yamuna Jayasinghe, Nursery Manager 

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