Tasha H and Johanna’s bit…….
have all loved being outside in the sunshine. We have really enjoyed playing
and exploring in the mud. We are watching the berries grow and ripen in the
weeded the strawberries the other day and found a couple of stray onions
growing that we picked and children took home to put in their tea. We are
really looking forward to the berries ripening and they’re finally ready to
2 yr olds are enjoying their book of the month: Dino-Baby. This is teaching us
all about sharing, being kind to each other and being a good friend.
We are busy at the moment practising our games for the party next week,
we’re getting very excited about it!!
The 3 and 4 yr olds are loving their book of the month: The
enormous turnip. We have been using scissors to cut out turnips of different
sizes and then putting them in size order.
We are also enjoying hunting for mini beasts and playing with
mud in the mud kitchen.
Don’t forget the leavers party for all 2-4 year olds on Thursday 21st June from
10.00am until 1.00pm. We will be having a picnic lunch so please put your name
down on the list to bring something. The list is behind the register.
On Friday June 22nd
the children leaving to go to school this year will be having a trip out to
Williamson Park. We will be leaving nursery at 10.00am and will be returning at
2.00pm. Please be at nursery between 9.00am and 9.30am, (at the very latest),
if you are not normally in on a Friday.
Message from Carole
We have all been enjoying the
fantastic weather. The children have loved exploring the outside environment
and we have been able to stay cool in the orchard under the shade of the trees.
We have all been excellent at keeping safe in the sun by wearing hats, sun
cream and drinking water regularly…..Well Done!!
The book of the month for the 3 and 4 year
olds is: The Enormous Turnip. We have provided activities through the provision
to enhance elements of learning within the story. We have vegetable flash cards
which introduce a variety of veg and enable us to start conversations about
where and how they grow. We talk about where we get vegetables from and whether
we grow them and / or buy them. We will look at how plants grow and have been
weeding the strawberries in nursery.
Looking at the fruit growing in
the orchard is allowing us lots of conversational opportunities about size.
We will also talk about pushing
vegetable seeds into the ground or pots to plant them and then pulling them out
of the ground when they are fully grown vegetables.
We will make a vegetable soup, the
children will be able to cut up the vegetables and then try the finished soup
and can express their like or dislike of what they have produced.
Don’t forget that keyworkers are
always available for meetings. This is a perfect opportunity for you to look at
your child’s learning journey and to discuss their development and progress and
to address any areas of concern.We are delighted to come 3rd in the Lancaster
Guardians Nursery of the Year competition. We were over the moon that so many
people voted and we are hugely grateful for your support, it is very much
appreciated. Thank You!!!!
We were really pleased with
Tempest Photography and how the photos went. We hope that you are all really
happy with results. Please let us know what you think. We have booked them
again for November with a guarantee of the photos being delivered before
Orders should be returned to
nursery by Wednesday 20th June if you want them sending back to
nursery otherwise your photos should be available to order on line from next
Our research student, Ditte, passed on her massive thanks to all the
staff, children and parents for their support with her research. As a thank you
she bought the staff a box of chocolates and bought the nursery a £55.00 Book
Token. If you have any books that you feel we would benefit from in nursery let
us know and we can put our book token to good use. GDPR
the introduction on May 25th of GDPR, (General Data Protection
Regulation), which covers the management and control of personal information
you can find the Nursery’s privacy notice on our website and on the notice
board in Nursery. If you would like a copy please just ask a member of staff
and we will print a copy off for you.
also updated our confidentiality policy which is now the Data Protection and
Confidentiality Policy. If you would like a copy please ask, It is also
available on the website. Tasha B and Shannon’s bit
June has been a busy month so far.
The babies have enjoyed the lovely weather and playing outside developing their
physical and sensory skills. We have been exploring the orchard looking for
insects for the Gruffalo to eat. We have loved exploring the bark on the trees,
feeling the texture of it and have loved getting muddy!
Inside we have been loving water
play: splashing and filling containers. We have also been exploring very cold
ice, we’ve enjoyed trying to pick the slippery, cold pieces up.
We have made a Gruffalo display
using a variety of materials to create the Gruffalo, mouse, fox, snake and owl.
We are all really enjoying the Gruffalo story and we point at the characters on
the display as they appear in the story. We made our own gruffalo’s using paint
and textured materials. We have been going on Gruffalo hunts in the garden.The song
of the month for June is: 5 cheeky monkeys, we are loving the song and have
been learning some of the numbers in it and have been experimenting with LOUD andquietsinging.
We have been singing the song every day and because of that we are seeing the
progression and development as the babies begin to join in with singing and
actions, building up their repertoire as they become more familiar with the
song. We have enjoyed acting like the cheeky monkeys in the song and making the
noises that monkeys make!
We have also been learning about BIG andsmallin a
simple context. We are developing our knowledge and understanding, through using
a big ball and a small ball, big car and small car etc… July
Book of the Month:Dear Zoo
Song of the Month:5 little ducks
We are planning a Teddy Bears Picnic for all
the babies and their families in July. Watch out for the invitations. We look
forward to seeing you all there.The newsletter will be taking a
break for a couple of months so the next one you receive will be in September
with your October invoice.