Newsletter January 2018
Lynn, Day Care Manager
Welcome back to Nursery, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to some projects planned including our new inspiration room and garden makeover. We will also be introducing new forest school and beach school sessions for all our rooms- how exciting!
If your child is due to start school in September the closing date for your application is the 15th of January so if you have not done so please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/admissions to apply. We would like to welcome Kealie to the team, she will be working in our Preschool room.
Please keep adding any exciting events or milestones onto your child’s tapestry, as we always enjoy seeing them.
Please remember to pop into the office to see me if you have any queries or need help with your school application.
Andrea, Under Twos Manager
This month we will be focusing on Winter, we will make Winter animal crafts, including: polar bears, penguins and seals. This covers exploring media and materials and understanding of the world in the EYFS.
We will be getting messy with shaving foam and gloop and touching ice cubes, to see how they feel, this is exploring media and materials in the EYFS.
Please remember to bring in Wellies and coats for your children, as we still like to play outside in the winter months (please can you put names on them).
Claire, Littles Manager and Deputy Manager
Happy New Year from all the staff in the Little’s room. Our theme for January is Winter, we will be exploring ice and watching how it melts and talking about how it feels; this links to understanding the world. The children will use playdough to make their own snowmen and will be creative with sugar, puffy paint and lots of different media.
We are going to build structures using sugar cubes, which helps to develop your child’s imagination and also their mathematical skills.
We will also learn about different animals that live in snowy places around the world as well as learning about Winter all over the world.
Sasha, Early Years Teacher – Pre-School
Happy New Year and welcome back we hope you have had a lovely Christmas.
The first part of the spring term will be focused on looking at a range of nursery rhymes, to develop the children’s awareness of rhythm and rhyme in traditional nursery rhymes. This may take us on a journey down a range of different pathways, based on the children’s interests and misconceptions. For example, looking at Incey Wincey spider may lead us to investigate the natural world and how to look after insects and keep them safe, we may go on a bug hunt in the woods, which could lead to designing and making a shelter for Incey Wincey or exploring various weather types, why it rains and what we have to do to stay dry. The children will have the opportunity to do lots of mark making and recording, such as noting down all the insects they find, or comparing the sizes of the bugs they see. We will be doing lots of investigations and exploration to find spider webs and then have a go at drawing these or creating our own spider webs out of wool and paper plates!
Looking at Incey Wincey Spider may then lead on to additional nursery rhymes with animals in, such as Baa Baa Black Sheep or Old McDonald, which will enable us to explore farm animals and what their basic needs. This could link to counting animals, looking at different patterns and textures and creating animal puppets. Focusing on how to look after our natural world and animals, will also lead us to look at what we need to keep healthy and well too, linking into ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’ and ‘10 little monkey’s’ and what doctors do to help us for example.
We have lots of lovely thing to cover and learn about, although as always this may change depending on the children’s interests and needs each week! Please feel free to add anything you like to Tapestry or pop in and see what we have been up to throughout the term J
Just to let you know our lovely Henrieke has taken some time off to care for her poorly relative, so you won’t see her for a while. Her key children will be looked after by other members of the team during this time.
Amy, Out of School & Holiday Club Manager
Happy New Year! I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas. To kick off 2018 we are carrying on with holiday club and making our own ‘make a memory jars’. The children will be writing memories that they wish to create in 2018 and then adding memories throughout the year.
Holiday club will be taking a trip to Paradise Park before they go back to school.
As the children go back to School, we will be looking and learning about winter and different winter animals, in our after school club. They will also make a memory jar for 2018 memories. If you have any empty glass jars please can you bring them in. Can you ensure that your child has plenty of warm clothing as they do enjoy outdoor play during the winter.