Nov 19, 2021

Wombourne November News: Poppies, Sand and Skittles

Nursery children at the library

The month of November has been full of wonderful celebrations including, Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Children in Need. Our foyer looked beautiful with the children’s creativity being showcased with the beautiful poppies they had created for Remembrance Day.

November news

Our younger babies in Mr Smalls have enjoyed exploring the new sand and water tray, enjoying all the different textures of wet and dry sand. There was lots of splashing happening in the water side of the tray and the children were joined by lots of sea creatures! The children have been getting ready for Christmas with lots of Christmas crafts this has been developing their mark making skills with the chunky crayons and paints.

Our older babies in Mr Mischiefs have been decorating their lanterns for Diwali in lots of bright colours. They have also made some firework pictures with a kitchen roll tube, this creating a lovely firework! The children have contributed to the wonderful poppy display in the foyer by gluing and sticking to make their own interpretation of a poppy. The children have been engaging in lots of gross motor activities in the garden, they especially liked the knocking the skittles down.

Our younger toddlers in Mr Bumps thoroughly enjoyed making their own Diva lamps using an old CD, lots of pretty gems and a false flame candle. The staff turned the lights off so the children could watch all the pretty colours glow, this encouraged language to describe the colours. The children also remembered our fallen hero’s by making poppy pictures and exploring a tuff tray with coloured rice in the shape of a poppy, this helped develop motor skills by pouring and scooping. They have also enjoyed having a walk over to the library to look at all the lovely books.

Our older toddlers in Mr Messys have been making lots of different coloured playdoh to work their hand muscles. They incorporated the loose parts to make different things, there has been faces, hedgehogs and dinosaurs! The children have also added to the poppy display using lots of different resources. This week has been all about Pudsey and children in need, the children made teddy shaped biscuits and lots of Pudsey related crafts.

Our preschool children in Mr Clevers have shown an interest in space and rockets, to further this interest the children went to the local shops and collected ingredients to make a rocket kebab! They used lots of different fruits, they were wonderful! The children enjoyed them for snack.

The children have also enjoyed a particular story about a teddy bears picnic, the staff decided to hold their very own picnic, the children all bought their own bear from home and had a picnic in the story corner.

What’s coming up next month

The month of December is a fun packed month to celebrate Christmas!

All parents should have now received our Christmas Events calendar, if you haven’t received one, please do let us know.

Other important information

It’s been lovely to have parents/carers back into nursery to collect your children, just a polite reminder that we do have a no mobile phone policy inside our nursery. We would be very grateful if you can refrain from using your mobiles whilst you are in the building, thank you.

As the weather is getting colder, please ensure your child has appropriate clothing- coats, hats and gloves thank you as always for your continued support.

Our funded-term time children break up for the Christmas break on the 17th of December, they will return week commencing 10th January.

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!

Home activity

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.
  • Colours.
  • 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.

Amy Etchells, Nursery Manager


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