We are all really enjoying
our books and songs of the month. We are now handling books much more and
becoming interested in and listening to stories. We are also starting to
indicate which rhyme we want to sing by doing actions.
The babies concentration has
developed massivley through doing daily circle times and we’re very proud to
see how well the children have progressed because of it.
We are spending much more
time outdoors now that the weather is improving a little. The babies are
becoming much more familiar with the outdoor environment and love all the
physical opportunities outside such as: climbing up and down the bridge,
throwing, kicking and chasing balls, playing on the see-saws and slides and
‘mowing’ the grass with the little
lawn mowers. We have
really noticed the benefits from the babies playing outside more. They are
playing much better, eating really well, (better than normal), and they are
sleeping really well after being outside. This all just goes to show how
beneficial the outdoor environment is for the babies holistic development.
This month our song is: Sleeping
bunnies. We have really enjoyed learning the actions for this song by laying on
the floor and pretending to sleep then jumping up and hopping. To tie in with
our song of the month the babies have made their own rabbits using a variety of
materials and have enjoyed looking at pictures of rabbits.
The book of the month is: That’s
not my Bunny. We have enjoyed feeling the variety of textures in the book. We
have made a really big bunny which is on our display board. We have had fun
looking for rabbits in the garden and we love hopping, pretending to be rabbits.
Our focus for the month is: Numbers. We have been counting lots of objects such as cars, pasta pieces in the malleable and playing our duck feeding number game. As a result the babies are becoming more aware of numbers and they are starting to say numbers randomly.
As the sun is starting to shine please could you bring in a sun hat and sun cream for your child which must be at least Factor 50. Cream can be sent in every session in your child’s bags or can be left at nursery.
Please make sure you have a look at our new keyworker board at the top of the stairs and see who your child’s keyworker and buddy are. Key children are on the balloons and buddys are on the ribbons.
Next months book will be:Hide and seek pets
Next months Song will be:Tiny Tim
Next months focus:Pets Healthy Eating
eating is so important for all of us but it’s especially important to form good
habits during the early years. Through activities and group times we promote
healthy choices and talk about the different foods that the children bring to
nursery from home and the food that we provide for snack.
meal times we support the children with the choices that they make when
selecting food from their lunch boxes. We encourage children to have their
‘main’ food first, either hot food or sandwiches for example then we offer them
some fruit from their packed lunch before they have any additional snacks. We
talk about how some foods are good for you and give you lots of energy for
you can help
ask please that you don’t send any bars/packets of chocolate, easter eggs,
kinder eggs or sweets such as haribo in your child’s lunch box as we want to
promote these as treats to be had every now and again BUT are not appropriate
in nursery. If anything is sent in we’re happy to take it out of the child’s
lunch bags and send it home with you at the end of the day.Please remember to bring in some
fresh suncream for your child, we advise that it should be Factor 50 at least.
Suncream can be bought in, labelled
with your child’s name and the date and will be applied to your child when the
sun shines, or you can send it in daily in their bag. We insist that sun hats
be worn. We do have a supply of nursery hats but if you choose to send one in
then please make sure that your child’s name or initials are written in it
somewhere. If children do not have sun cream or agree to wear a hat then they
will not be able to play out on hot sunny days.Please can you make sure that the contact
details that we hold for you are up to date. We know how easy it is to forget
to update us with new address’s and phone numbers. It’s really important for
many reasons but we need to be sure that a phone number is going to work if we
need to contact you about your child.
booked Tempest Photography to come and take photos on Wednesday June 13th, (time still to be arranged).
This is open to all children in Nursery and we’ll send out a permission letter nearer
the time. Message
I hope everyone had a lovely
Easter and received lots of treats from the Easter bunny. I’m sure you’re all
benefitting from that extra hour of daylight we gained when the clocks went
The book of the month downstairs
at the moment is ‘Rosies Walk’. We have used the story to talk about positional
language: for example, ‘the sneaky fox is behind Rosie’, ‘Rosie walks around
the pond, over the haystack, under the beehives’. As a small group time activity we identified the animals
represented in the story and found small world animal toys to use to re-tell
the story. We also used the animals for a variety of counting, addition and
When reading the story we encourage
the children to listen carefully and then to talk about what they predict might
happen to the fox each time he tries to pounce on Rosie, this promotes the
development of communication and language skills. We read the story the other
day and the listened to it on the interactive white board. This particular
version used a variety of percussion instruments to make sounds representing
what was happening in the story.I have been spending more time in
the 0-2 environment recently which has been really enjoyable. It is lovely to
see the babies making so much progress and developing and thriving in the
nurturing environment that is promoted in the baby room. It has been especially
nice to see them being able to spend a lot more time in the outdoor environment
as the weather improves, exploring a range of textures and learning new skills
as well as building up their physical skills through self chosen and adult led challenges.
If anyone has any thing as old
fashioned as DVD’S or CD’s kicking around that they no longer want or need we
would really appreciate them as we will be hanging them up in the orchard. Don’t forget that Nursery will be closed for the May Bank Holidays on: Monday 7th May and