Mar 24, 2021

Oxford March News: Creativity, Reading and Emotions

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Firstly, I would like to welcome all of our new families to The Old Station Nursery who joined us at the end of February and throughout March.

I would also like to start this newsletter with a huge congratulations to Sophie! Sophie and her partner Aaron welcomed a healthy baby boy, Arthur George, to the world on Mother’s Day, weighing 6lb 12oz. Both Mum and Arthur are doing well and we wish Sophie a relaxing maternity leave,  

March news

This month, the Babies have enjoyed celebrating lots of different events in a number of different ways. The children had lots of fun getting creative for Mother’s Day, making some beautiful creations for someone special. They also enjoyed exploring a sensory tray that was themed for St Patrick’s Day, exploring all things Irish and green. Now that the weather has become a bit warmer and sunnier, the Babies have spent lots of time outdoors, with a particular interest in the diggers and cars. 

In March, the Toddlers have been focusing on ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’. The children have created their own tiger prints in paints using their hands and feet. We also set up a kitchen for the tiger in the home corner for the children to explore through role play. The children also enjoyed their very own tea party as one of their friends leaving and moving to a new home; as well as celebrating some friends starting their new journey in Pre-school.  

The Toddlers also celebrated Mother’s Day this month and we hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day candle holder as much as the children enjoyed making them. We also celebrated St Patrick’s Day, with the children designing their own shamrocks.  

This month, the children in Pre-school have been focusing on how to recognise and mange their emotions. They have really enjoyed the stories ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘Have you filled your bucket today?’. These stories give great metaphorical meaning to describe emotions. We also loved seeing all of the children dressed up for World Book Day! There were some fantastic outfits on show. 

What’s coming up in April

Over the coming weeks, the children across the nursery will be celebrating the festival of colour, Holi. They will also be getting wet and wild for World Water Day. For Easter, please don’t forget our Easter Bonnet competition. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 31st March (before the end of term).

In April, the children will also be celebrating St George’s Day and International Dancing Day!

Within the Baby Room, we are looking at pets for National Pet Month. The children will be looking after Flopsy, the nursery rabbit, to help extend the children’s understanding about pets. If you haven’t already, please do send in a photo of your pets, if you have one, to either the nursery email or uploaded to Eylog.  

The Toddlers will be focusing on the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ in April. The children will explore the story through a range of different activities inside and outside the nursery.

Other important information

We understand there are queues at the very end of the day but please ensure you are in the queue by 6pm. If you are not, or are in your cars, we will assume you are not here and a late charge will be incurred.  

A reminder that term resumes from the Easter break on Monday 19th April. For those who are term time only, we hope that you have a wonderful Easter break!

Thank you all for your continued support.

Charlotte Dagg, Nursery Manager

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