Aug 26, 2020

Wombourne August News: Painting, Obstacle Courses and Roald Dahl Day

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August news

Our babies in Mr Small’s have been using their sensory skills this month to explore paint, using their hands and feet to make marks on paper. They have also enjoyed fruit printing with various items of fruit and looking at the different patterns they made. 

Mr Mischief’s have shown a keen interest in the sensory mood light, in particular when its dark and the different colours on the light are bright. Lots of fun has been had in the role play area especially with the ice cream cart; engaging in role play activities and beginning to make believe by pretending. 

Many of our Mr Bump’s children have started potty training so we have focused on the book called ‘Have you seen my potty?’. Well done to those children who have started potty training, everyone is doing really well. Mr Bump’s children have shown an interest in shapes this month and have been asking to look at the shape flash cards at circle time. We have then extended this and looked for different shapes in the environment. 

Whilst outside, Mr Messy’s children helped Lauren to make an obstacle course as the children were enjoying jumping in and out of the tyres. The children had lots of fun using their gross motor skills to move around the course. After watching the work men put the new signs up at nursery last month, the children have been interested in construction and fixing things. The tuff tray became our construction tray, with lots of tools including hammers, screwdrivers and construction resources for the children to explore. 

Wow – what a stormy night we had the one evening this month! Mr Clever’s children were excited to tell us all about the thunder they heard whilst they were sleeping in their beds. Whilst sat at the writing table, many of the children decided to draw a picture of the storm we had. With the staff, the children then talked about which words they could use to describe the sound of the thunder; bang, roar and crash were just a few what came to mind.  

All of the children in the nursery have been learning about Summer foods – what food do we like to eat in the Summer? Lots of ice cream, ice lollies and fruit were mentioned! We have made fruit smoothies and tried different summer fruits, including strawberries, blackberries, melon and oranges. The children also made fruit kebabs at snack time. 

We said goodbye and good luck to all of our Mr Clever’s children who will be starting school in September! You will all be missed lots. 

What’s coming up in September

National Read a Book Day is on Sunday 6th September. Please send us observations and photographs of your children reading their favourite stories. Where do you like to read stories? Outside in the fresh air? At bedtime? As always, we will be sharing stories at nursery and enjoying story time outside if we have some sunshine. 

Roald Dahl Day is on Sunday 13th September so on Friday 11th September, if your child would like to come dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character for the day, please do! 

The week commencing the 21st September is Recycle Week. We will be sorting our recycled items into paper, glass and plastics. Lots of junk modelling and creative activities will be planned. 

On Friday 18th September, we will be wearing denim for Jeans for Genes Day. We welcome all children to participate in wearing denim with a suggested donation of a £1 .

It looks like our tomato plants now have tomatoes growing on them so we are looking forward to picking these and trying them at snack time. Lyn, our Nursery Cook, has already used some of the mint that we are growing for one of her recipes. 

Other important information

Lydia, who is currently working in Mr Bump’s room, will be transferring to our Heath Mill nursery from September. Kiera, who currently works in Mr Bump’s room, will be moving into Mr Mischief’s room from September. 

Please be reminded that your child’s nursery bag must remain at nursery.

If you have time, we would be very grateful if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries. You can do this online by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support.

In order to bring the nursery group together, we will be merging our social media pages with The Old Station Nursery Group’s pages. Our individual and group social media pages will move over on Monday 21st September, so please ensure that you are following The Old Station Nursery Group pages by then to keep up to date with all of our latest news. We will still be posting each week and will take part in ‘social media take over days’ so please do make sure you keep following us to continue to receive regular insight into nursery life!

To follow The Old Station Nursery Group Facebook page, please click HERE. To follow the group Instagram page, please click HERE. To follow the group Twitter page, please click HERE and the LinkedIn page, HERE.

Amy Etchells, Nursery Manager 

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