Week 1 – welcome back!
It was great to see so many happy faces returning to nursery after the Easter holidays. We hope you had lots of fun; we heard all about Easter egg hunts, visits to the cinema and trips to the seaside and farms. Unfortunately, as Mrs Long wasn’t very well before the holidays, some Parent Consultation Meetings had to be cancelled. Please sign up for a new one this week, if you haven’t already. Appointments before and after nursery are available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Please speak to Mrs Long if you’re unable to find a suitable time. It’s a good opportunity for us to discuss with you how your child is progressing in nursery and for you to look through their Learning Journey. For those children moving to Foundation Two in September, we’ll share with you some of the targets that well work towards for the rest of the year.
Here are a few photographs of our Easter fun in nursery before the holidays. Children enjoyed tasting hot cross buns, making Easter nests and cards, going on an Easter egg hunt in our garden. The highlight of the term was definitely seeing the chicks hatching and holding them!
This week, we’ve enjoyed talking to children about the holidays and finding out what their new fascinations are. Thank you for all of your emails with photographs and details of your holidays. Remember, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t had chance to send us any yet. We also like to hear about your child’s Wow! moments, too; these could be small or large achievements at home such as fastening a zip by themselves, learning to ride a bike or recognising a letter/number in the environment. Basically, anything that you may suddenly think…Wow! I didn’t know they could do that!
We loved seeing the sunshine this week! Outside was a hive of activity; children were busy making campfires to toast marshmallows (after a few children had a trip to This Green Moon’s Easter event) and using puppets to re-create the Mimika ‘Landscapes’ theatre show that some children were lucky enough to watch this week. There was also a lot of excitement around a certain film involving a rather mischievous bunny…
Week 2 – What are we learning this week?
As part of our continuing theme of ‘Spring’, we’ll learn about Peter Rabbit and his friends. Children are already busy learning how to look after animals in our new vet role play area and we’re finding out how plants grow so that we can have a vegetable patch just like Mr McGregor. We’ll read some of the traditional stories written by the famous author, Beatrix Potter and we may even have a visit from a furry, four-legged friend. Please let us know if you do not wish your child to take part in handling/stroking the rabbit.