I would like to welcome all of the new families that have joined Wellingborough in the last month and hope you enjoy Wellingborough’s April newsletter. As usual, the children across the nursery have had a very busy and enjoyable month.
This month, the children across the nursery thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Earth Day. The babies created the Earth with paper plates; the toddlers looked at where our food comes from and what the animals eat; and in the preschool room, the children celebrated the whole week with different activities each day looking at recycling, the pollution in our seas, what the earth looks like inside and the effect that we have on the world.
Throughout April, the babies have had so much fun playing with bubbles! We purchased a bubble machine and the children have enjoyed chasing them around the room and outside in the garden. The children have also been looking at animals this month and the various patterns and colours on their bodies; this tied in perfectly with Earth Day as well.
The toddlers have been honing their fine motor movements this month. They have been using tweezers to pick up small objects, practicing their scissor skills by cutting up different materials and building bricks one on top of the other.
This month in the Preschool room, we have had some new resources delivered! The children have been particularly taken with the light up boards that change to a colour of your choosing with the push of a button. This has also encouraged the children’s writing skills. The magnetic polydrons have encouraged the children to use their problem solving skills to turn them into 3D shapes.
What’s coming up next month
There is plenty to look forward to in May; the children will continue their fascination with mini beasts as we eagerly await the arrival of our caterpillars. The children will see first hand the lifecycle of a butterfly.
We will also be celebrating International Space Day, National Sun Awareness Week, National Vegetarian Week, International Astronomy Day, Eid al-Fitr, International Day of Families and Vesak Festival next month. The children will be taking part in a range of activities to celebrate and learn about these events and celebrations.
Other important information
With Covid restrictions starting to lift, several staff were able to attend First Aid training this month, all passing with flying colours.
A reminder that nursery will be closed Monday 3rd May as it is a bank holiday. We will reopen 7.45am on Tuesday 4th May and look forward to hearing about what the children have done over the long weekend!
Thank you all for your continued support.
Jackie Berrie, Nursery Manager