Apr 28, 2021

Royston April News: Physical Development, Messy Play and Growing Plants

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Dear parents, welcome to this month’s newsletter. We have had a very busy month welcoming quite a few new children to the nursery. Now the weather is showing signs of improvement, we have been able to spend a lot more time outside in our gardens!

April news

This month, the children in Twinkle Stars have really been focused on their physical development. They have been enjoying the swing and slide in the garden as well as rolling the balls to each other. Also this month, the children have had lots of fun using the musical instruments out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and the different noises they were able to make. They have also enjoyed singing rhymes, learning the actions and clapping their hands along to the beat. 

Throughout April in Shooting Stars, the children have experienced many different types of messy play and learnt lots of new words to describe how it feels and smells. The children have also been developing their fine motor skills by transferring sensory media from various containers. 

The children in Sunshines spent lots of time in the garden this month, clearing out the weeds and preparing to plant some new seeds. Once these were planted, the children have been learning about how to look after them to ensure that they grow. Also during April, the children have enjoyed using the role play area, cooking each other dinners and having picnics. The children have also been practising their colours using the wooden blocks. 

This month, the children in Pre School 1 have enjoyed water play in the garden, washing the babies and using the water as an ingredient for ‘baking’ in the mud kitchen. The children have also enjoyed using their new metallic paint dabbers to create new artwork and have been using the whiteboards to begin recognising the letters in their names. 

In Pre School 2, the children have been very excited to see their caterpillars turn into cocoons and then this week, they hatched into butterflies! The children have also been busy exploring the different patterns that different objects can make in the sand. This month, the children have also looked at some new books explaining about online safety. They have spent some time discussing this together as a group. 

What’s coming up next month

Next month, we hope that the weather continues to be sunny and we are looking forward to spending more time outside in the garden. If the weather is nice enough, we hope to even enjoy snack and tea in the garden. Please bring in suncream and a sunhat for your child if you haven’t already done so, so that we can do this activity regularly and safely.  

Other important information 

We will be starting to post social media content on The Old Station Nursery Group’s social media channels at the start of May. We encourage you to also follow their social media channels to keep up to date with all of our latest news and insights into nursery life. Follow the group pages by clicking here for Facebook, here for Instagram, here for Twitter and here for LinkedIn.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Jan Homewood, Nursery Manager 

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