Apr 27, 2021

Wolverhampton April News: Sensory Play, Mini Beasts and Mark Making

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

Welcome to Wolverhampton’s April Newsletter and a very warm welcome to all our new families that have recently joined us. 

April news

 The babies in Little Miss Tiny’s have been very busy this month. The children have enjoyed lots of sensory play, using their senses to explore the world round them. They have tested out their taste buds when exploring in fruity water play with lemons and oranges. The children have also been practising their walking skills.  

In Mr Small’s, the children have also taken part in lots of sensory play, exploring the zip bags filled with a variety of textures to discover. The team have been talking to the children about colour and introducing colour words to the children. They have also enjoyed mark making and playing with the jungle animals. 

This month, in Mr Mischief’s, the children have enjoyed mark making with a variety of resources, especially mark making with the chalks outside. The team have been singing baby shark with the children and they have enjoyed playing with the musical instruments. 

Throughout April, the Toddlers in Little Miss Sunshine’s have enjoyed doing lots of Easter activities. The children have been exploring lots of messy play activities. They have also thoroughly enjoyed planting their own seeds and are looking forward to seeing them grow. 

In Mr Bump’s, the children have enjoyed being outside and have shown an interest in mini-beasts.  As the weather has improved, the children have had the opportunity to explore a lot more water and sand play, and have enjoyed playing with the sea creatures. The children celebrated Easter, National Wildlife Week, The Queen’s Birthday, Earth Day and St George’s Day this month.

This month in Preschool, the children in Little Miss Giggle’s have continued with their interest of exploring the natural world by finding their own creepy crawlies and making them homes. They have learnt about animals and their habits, researching what animals and humans need to grow and gaining knowledge of how food and exercise support the bodily function. The children have taken an interest in nature and have been using their senses to explore the natural world around them. They went on a little adventure to pick flowers and created their very own nature collages. 

The children in Mr Messy’s have enjoyed making binoculars this month so that they could go bird watching. They have also been learning about oral hygiene by brushing giant teeth. In the middle of April, the children made bracelets to celebrate Vaisakhi. The children have also enjoyed comparing eye colour with each other. 

What’s coming up next month

In May, the babies in Little Miss Tiny’s will be celebrating International Children’s Day and they will be looking at the different cultures and backgrounds of other children. The children will also be also exploring the wonders of space and the planets by going on a sensory moon walk and playing with the stars.   

The children in Mr Small’s will continue with developing their communication skills and numbers knowledge through a variety of activities. In Mr Mischief’s, the team will be introducing learning signs for everyday words. The children will also be learning how to sing nursery rhymes using sign language. This will all be to raise awareness of Deaf Awareness Week at the start of May. The children will also be going on walks around nursery as part of National Walking Month to look at the environment and to help water our plants in the train outside Nursery.   

Next month, the Toddlers in Little Miss Sunshine’s are looking forward to spending more time being outdoors, watching their flowers grow and doing sensory activities In Mr Bump’s, they are looking forward to continuing spending time outside to develop their understanding of how the world changes. The children will also be celebrating Space Day, Eid and many more events throughout the month.  

In Preschool, the children in Little Miss Giggle’s will be continuing their interest in healthy eating and exercise, exploring how it helps them to grow. The children will also be making their own space creations with creative modelling as well as learning about space for International Space Day.   

The children in Mr Messy’s will also be learning all about space for International Space Day. The children will take part in a number of activities to explore the planets, stars, rockets and more. The team in Mr Messys are looking forward to finding out which schools the children will be going to, so that they can look at pictures with the children and talk about their next adventure at ‘big school’. 

Other important information

A reminder that as the lovely weather and the sun are coming out much more, we will be making the most of our outdoor classroom and spending more time outside. Please ensure that your child has sun cream and a sun hat so that they can join in with all the fun safely. A change of clothes would also be helpful to have at nursery as the children are enjoying a lot of water play! 

Our Employee of the Month for April is Emma Woodfull.  Emma recently started with us and has fitted in very well into our team. She has already shown great enthusiasm and initiative. Well done Emma!  

We have two apprentices joining our team. We would like to wish a very warm welcome to Chelsea and Sophie.   

Just a reminder that the nursery will be closed on the two May bank holidays: Monday 3rd May and Monday 31st May. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Debbie Rides, Nursery Manager

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