Welcome to this month’s newsletter! Just like that November has nearly gone and Christmas will be upon us in no time at all. November has been a very busy month indeed.
We had Diwali at the beginning of November where the children learned about the festival of lights, using various lighting equipment to look at colours, light, dark and shadows. Bonfire Night was also at the beginning of month, there were lots of imaginative firework activities from chalking in tuff trays, rolling balls in paint and coloured rice in the baby and toddler rooms to the preschool room using cut kitchen roll tubes stamped into coloured paint to create a firework effect.
Sharon from Boogie Beats visited us again this month, this time the story theme was the Giant Turnip. From January Sharon will be visiting every other week to deliver storytelling, music and dance to the toddler and preschool rooms.
Linda has created a ‘Topic Tree’ in the foyer, we’ve had Autumn, Remembrance Day and Pudsey themes, we are now moving onto Winter. We had a giant owl and bumblebee visit us from the local primary school who very generously gave each preschool child a book to take home.
Along with some lovely Pudsey inspired activities, we all dressed in our Pyjamas for Children in Need and thanks to your generosity we raised £31.00. We held a Pudsey/Open morning on Saturday 21st November between 10am and 12pm, which was a great success and we raised a further £54.00. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.
What’s coming up next month
The month of December has a few festivals to look forward to this month including Hanukkah, Christmas Jumper Day, and of course Christmas Day.
Other important information
Christmas Lunch is Tuesday 21st December, please return your slip by Monday 13th December if your child does not attend nursery on a Tuesday morning if you would like your child to have Christmas dinner.
Wherever possible could you wear a mask when dropping off or collecting your child from nursery. Please can you dress your child appropriately for the weather including shoes as we go outside in all weathers. Can you bring a named bag with named spare clothes in as they often get wet through activities, going outside or toileting accidents. When dropping off or collecting your child, can you ensure that the car park entrances are not blocked, it needs to be clear in case an emergency service needs to get to the nursery or staff need to enter or leave the carpark at the beginning or end of their shift.
An early reminder that we will close at 1pm Friday 24th December and we will re-open 7.45am Tuesday 4th January 2022.
This month, we have received a lot of new reviews on Daynurseries, Google and Facebook. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely reviews. They are hugely appreciated by our team! If you haven’t had the chance to write a review yet, you can write one on Daynurseries by clicking here, on Google or on Facebook. Thank you for your continued support!
Here’s to a fantastic and very festive month ahead!
If you are looking for something to do at home this weekend or over the coming months, why not give our activity at home a go! Be aware that some activities or ideas may need to be adapted to suit your child’s age and development.
Create your own stained glass window
Please follow the activity idea below:
- Use card to make a window, draw and cut out panes for the window.
- Use tissue paper or sweet wrappers to create your stained glass effect, stick with glue or sellotape.
- Alternatively you could do this with newspaper and old magazines.
- Display for all to see.
What will your child be learning?
- Independence, creativity and choice.
- Mark making.
- Shapes and size.
- Developing fine motor skills.
- New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, cut, square, circle, window, red, blue, green, etc.
- Sense of pride, achievement and self esteem.
- Use of tools for a purpose.
- Give meaning to marks they make.
Please share photos of your child’s activity on the parent app. We look forward to seeing your child’s updates.
Please continue to share what your child has been doing within their home life on the parent app, their interests and their development, so their key person can see this and use towards helping them monitor their development and learning.
Jackie Berrie, Nursery Manager