This month, the babies have been enjoying listening to nursery rhymes, their favourite is 5 little space men. Following on from this, we decided to make a nursery rhyme display board for everyone to enjoy. Our babies have also enjoyed being creative this month. They have enjoyed using their hands and a paint brush to make marks with the paint.
For the children in Mr Mischiefs, October has been all about Autumn. The children have had lots of fun collecting leaves in the outdoor area. They then used these leaves to stick onto card to make their own Autumn wreaths. Whilst sticking the leaves on to the paper, we talked together about the sounds the leaves were making: scrunch, crisp, crackle. The children also had lots of fun making pumpkin pictures. The children used an apple, cut it in half, painted it and then printed it onto paper to make a great pumpkin shape pattern.
The children also had a huge cardboard box that they had lots of fun with. It was climbed in, crawled in, jumped on and transformed into a train, bus and a car. You can have so much fun with a cardboard box apparently! The children certainly have very active and fantastic imaginations!
The children in Mr Bumps focused on space this month in honour of World Space Week! The children looked at various types of media, including books and videos, of the different planets and watched space rockets going up into space. The children made their own space rockets out of junk modelling. As well as space, the children also enjoyed playing with water this month. The children enjoyed watching the water pour through funnels, containers and watermills.
Mr Messys had lots of Autumn fun collecting leaves to learn all about Autumn animals. The children also enjoyed their Halloween den with their sensory tuff tray inside. The children enjoyed using their senses to explore the materials and have taken an interest in scooping the Halloween pasta up with the scoops and filling containers. The story corner was also looking very spooky with Halloween books for the children to share at story time.
In Mr Clevers this month, the children have been learning all about why the leaves fall of the trees and what colours they can see. Looking out of the windows, the children could see all of the trees around the village green and watched the leaves falling.
From this, the children made an Autumn scene. Using their finger prints, they put the leaves on the trees and talked about all of the different colours. Whilst talking about Autumn, we talked about Autumn animals and decided to make some salt dough hedgehogs. Using wooden sticks, the children counted out how many spikes they would like to put on their hedgehogs, helping to develop their mathematical skills.
The children have all enjoyed wrapping up warm and exploring outside throughout October. The farm animals have been taken outside and the children have enjoyed placing them in the large tyres, making them new homes. We have new flooring in our outdoor area – lovely soft artificial grass! Watch this space for further developments in the outdoor area.
Lynda, our fantastic Nursery Cook, continues to cook up some delicious meals with mac and cheese continuing to be one of the favourites! We are looking forward to rolling out our Autumn/Winter menu with a couple of yummy roast dinners to enjoy.
Our amazing nursery team have taken part in Paediatric First Aid training this month, updating their existing first aid training.
What’s coming up in November
On Thursday 5th November we will be celebrating Bonfire night by talking all about fire safety, creating colourful firework pictures and we will have yummy hotdogs for tea!
We will also be commemorating Remembrance Day. Leading up to this event, we will be creating poppy pictures and wreaths.
On Friday 13th November, we will be participating in Children in Need. Let’s raise some money for this amazing charity and wear our PJ’S to nursery on this day!
The week commending the 16th November is World Nursery Rhyme Week. We are very excited to celebrate this and learn some new rhymes but also enjoy some of our favourites too.
We will also be celebrating Diwalli, learning all about the festival of light.
Towards the end of November, the Christmas fairies will be staying behind to turn the nursery into a beautiful Winter Wonderland for Christmas. We love seeing the children’s faces light up when they arrive at nursery to see all of the Christmas decorations up.
Another busy month awaits!!
Other important information
Please be reminded that all parents must ring the doorbell at the front door. The staff from your child’s bubble will continue to collect your child from the front door and again bring them downstairs at collection. Please bare with us, especially with the younger children, as the staff need to get the children ready with their coat on and bring them down the stairs. We really do appreciate your patience at drop off and collection time.
I really enjoyed researching information for the blog in this month’s newsletter on potty training. I found it really helpful and interesting. I hope it helps some of you and gives you some tips and support on how to potty train your little one.
An email has been sent out regarding the Christmas closure. Please email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
An email has also been sent out to all parents regarding the Autumn/Winter menu which started this week, from Monday 26th October.
Back in summer, we held a vote on our social media accounts for your favourite Old Station Nursery recipes. We counted up the votes and sent in our parents’ favourite main, dessert and snack for the cookery book which Nursery Management Today were putting together. 50% of the profits made from the sales of this cookery cook will go to NHS Charities Together to support our amazing health care workers. We are extremely pleased that the some of the recipes we submitted have been chosen to be in this cookbook. We have pre-ordered our cookbook which should arrive to nursery in December. If you wish to order a book or learn more, visit NMT’s website here.
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Amy Etchells, Nursery Manager