Feb 23, 2021

Peckham February News: Painting, Role Play and Chinese New Year

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February news

This month has been busy! All of the children across the nursery thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. The children learned about the Chinese culture and the manifestations of celebration, such as the name of the year. This year marked the year of the Ox. The children also investigated Chinese numbers and learnt how to use chop sticks. They enjoyed participating in a dragon dance using the dragon that they had made.

This month, the 0-2s have focused on painting with different tools. They particularly enjoyed painting with their hands and feet and hands. The children have also enjoyed playing with shredded paper, which has many benefits for the children; most importantly it helps develop fine motor skills which are essential for literacy and writing.

The 2-3s children have been introduced to role play this month. The children played with the dinner and tea sets and pushed babies around the nursery in buggies. They have also learned about colours; made and played with playdough; as well as learning how to handle books, ensuring that they are turning the pages properly.

Throughout February, the 3-4s have been engaged with messy play. Strict measures were taken into consideration to ensure that the children could enjoy messy play in a Covid safe environment. The children have also enjoyed role play as the children learned numbers and counting while pretending to work in a shop. Here, the children also practiced their writing and extended their imagination by writing their shopping lists! The children have also learned about Zoo animals in February, played with the snow, enjoyed balloon painting, engaged in a magical milk experiment and learned about the water cycle.

What’s coming up in March

We have an equally busy month coming up in March! We will be celebrating World Book Day, Mother’s Day and St Patrick’s Day across the nursery. The children will be engaging in a number of activities throughout these days to further their understanding of these events in a fun and engaging way.

We invite all children to come into nursery dressed as their favourite book characters in order to celebrate World Book Day. We can’t wait to see all of your costumes!

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Thank you for your continued support.

Abeer Abdelrahman, Nursery Manager


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