Welcome to our July newsletter! The month of July was very busy and exciting for us here at Peckham Sunhill. Although it is a bittersweet feeling, we had such a lovely graduation and farewell party for ten of our clever children who will attend reception in September.
We’ve really made the most of the wonderful weather, playing lots of sport, as well as celebrating our butterfly theme throughout July. Across the whole month, children were able to see every stage along their life cycle, from caterpillars through to the release of them into their natural habitats.
This month, the Under 2s have been engaging in plenty of messy play, making tracks in paint using tractors and diggers, as well as making dinosaur footprints in sand and foam. The children have been developing their gross motor and communication skills by learning colour names. They have also been drawing shapes on our outings using chalk, encouraging the older children to identify shapes and replicate lines drawn by adults.
The children have also celebrated International Friendship Day, where they enjoyed an indoor picnic! The children were encouraged to share and identify the preferences of their friends and some children were talking about the things they eat at home.
In the Sunshine Room, the children enjoyed celebrating Children’s Art Week. We participated in many activities including making our own paintbrushes using feathers, pegs, cotton wool and other materials. The children then used them to create mini masterpieces! The children were able to further develop their fine motor skills as well as stimulate their creativity and imagination.
We also celebrated a few birthdays which encouraged the children to initiate their own conversations about celebrations. During group time, the celebrants shared details about their cakes, what they did and the gifts they received. The children’s learning was further extended by incorporating these ideas into role play.
We have been very busy in Preschool room this month! The children received their caterpillars and excitedly watched them grow until they were ready to wrap themselves up in their cocoons. Once they were beautiful strong butterflies we took them to the local garden to release them. The children develop their observational skill as we spoke about what we could see happening in the butterfly environment.
The Euros took us by force, and the children enjoyed making their own goal posts using straws and lolly pop sticks. All chose blocks to create miniature football shirts, and used chalk to make a face and write their favourite number on the back; some used their own ages, with others picking their house number.
For National Mud Day, after sharing the story “Room on a Broom”, the children decided to make their own mud creations! All children took an object, threw it in the ‘cauldron’, and muttered the spell “Iggity, Ziggity, Zaggity Zoom”!
What’s coming up next month
The Under 2s will be celebrating World Lion Day on August 10th. They will be reading books about lions, painting them and making lion manes as dressing up.
Sunshine Room will be celebrating the Summer Paralympics throughout the next month, learning about the things that differentiate us all. We’ll be engaging in various sporting activities and learning about teamwork. We will also be learning more about our bodies and how they work – how exercise and food affect them. We’ll do some healthy eating activities and continue with our daily stretches. The children love to be active!
Other important information
We just wanted to remind you of our Refer a Friend scheme. When you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 discount off your next invoice. We know that you are always recommending us, so we just wanted to say a big thank you for your referrals. There is no limit on referring your friends, so please do refer as many people as you like! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family. For more information and terms and conditions, speak to the Nursery Manager.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Abeer Abdelrahman, Nursery Manager