This term our learning within nursery is based around settling in to the new environment and making new friends. With that goal in mind all of the children have settled in well and the baseline assessments have been completed.
Our Rhyme times will be starting on Monday September 18th:
We will run two sessions at 9:10 and at 2:40 every Monday. If available do stay/return early to join your children at our rhyme times. They rhyme are a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a fun activity within the nursery. The children love rhyme time and it is an effective way of developing their language, listening, musicality, concentration and physical development.
Healthy Cooking with Helen will begin on Tuesday September 26th:
Every week Helen will work with small groups of children on a healthy cooking activity that the children will either enjoy at snack time or bring home at the end of the session. Small group work is good for children's communication skills, concentration and team working. The physical challenges within the cooking activities will develop children's fine motor skills and trying new healthy food will help to develop their appetite for a broader range of tastes and textures.
Out and about learning experiences will run every Wednesday from Wednesday 4th October until 29th Nov.
Run by Kate these sessions will either be a walk-about around the local community or a trip further a field in the school mini bus. These sessions are an exciting part of our nursery curriculum and will develop children's confidence, communication and knowledge of the outside world. The walk about will always have a strong learning focus, such as, listening to the sounds around us or hunting for shapes in the environment. The learning from the mini bus trips will be guided by the place visited. On the 11th & the 18th October we will be going to Abington library so the focus will be literacy based and then onto Abington Park where we will be looking for signs that Autumn is here.
To ensure these sessions are viable we need some parent helpers. Please do let us know ASAP so if you are able to join us.
In nursery we go outside everyday in all weathers. Children must be dressed in practical clothing and have a change of clothes at nursery every day. To encourage independence they need to wear clothes and shoes that they are able to put on and take off.
DO NOT FORGET WE HAVE A SNACK/EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND THAT IS £2 PER WEEK OR £10 FOR THE TERM. THIS MONEY IS USED TO PAY FOR ALL OUR TRIPS THORUGHOUT THE YEAR SO PLEASE KEEP UP THE PAYMENTS.
If you have any questions about what's happening in nursery this term then do please ask a member of staff.
Thanks Kate, Jodie and Helen