Sep 24, 2020

Mottershead Drive September News: Literacy, Recycling and Vegetables

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September news

This month, Mottershead Drive has been busy celebrating various events and occasions. 

Literacy Week was the perfect opportunity for the team to further express the value of reading in the Early Years and a chance for the children to learn about different stories. Everyone loved reading ‘The Whale and the Snail’ and had fun recreating the story in the tuft trays. The children participated in a bug hunt trying to find snails and were thrilled to find slugs, spiders and ear wigs to add to their collection.

Recycle Week was this past week and recycling was promoted through various activities, such as junk modelling, where the children were encouraged to reuse recyclable materials to create new and exciting resources.

We also celebrated Hayley working for The Old Station Nursery for 10 years. She was congratulated with a beautiful bouquet!

It’s been a messy month in the 0 – 2 group! The 0-2 team were very excited by the news of being able to provide messy play again. The children used their fine motor skills and sensory exploration to get stuck into gloop, play dough, flour, ice and jelly play.  

The 2-3 group have focused on mathematics this month. The children were encouraged to count during music time and used instruments to keep the beat. Outside, the children have been problem solving by matching the correct car to the corresponding parking space.

Continuing from last month’s interest in planting vegetables, the 3-4 group made vegetable soup this month. This activity prompted various conversations and allowed the children to develop their independence and cookery skills. 

The group also conducted a new experiment. This involved the children using water, paint and vitamins to cause a reaction. The group concluded that bigger containers created smaller explosions. 

What’s coming up in October

Another busy month is on its way!

During October, the children will be taking part in lots of events. Space Week will be explored during the 4th-10th October; an Italian themed tea will be cooked and tasted by the children on the 14th; Hayley, our Healthy Eating Ambassador, will be preparing and cooking food with all the children during the 19th-23rd; and, of course, Halloween fun will be hosted at the end of the month. Further information about these events will follow closer to the time!

Other important information

As we’re approaching the winter months and the weather is changing, please be aware of the clothes your child attends nursery in. Although we have wet suits and wellington boots, these are limited, and we encourage parents to provide children with their own. As you know, Mottershead Drive promotes the importance of outdoor play in all weathers but to do this safely, all children need the appropriate clothing. Parents are very welcome to keep additional attire at the nursery.

Thank you for your continued support during this pandemic. Slowly but surely, we are progressing to some sort of ‘normality’. If you have any queries regarding the ever-changing Coronavirus guidelines or our setting’s policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to ask myself of Kelly.

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.

Chloe Rosser, Deputy Nursery Manager


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