Newsletter April 2019
Lynn, Day Care Manager
Millie’s Mark celebration!
We are marking this fantastic achievement with a cream tea afternoon which the children will be helping to prepare. (Juice provided with tea and coffee available in the office!) Millie the Giraffe will be attending.
Date and time: Thursday 18th April from 2pm to 3pm. All welcome.
With the lovely weather upon us we would be grateful if you could send your children into nursery with a sun hat and sun cream. If children could come in wearing sun cream we will be able to re-apply it throughout the day.
Preschool and Explorers parent/keyperson meeting: This will take place on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May. Please place your name on the list of your child’s classroom if you would like to discuss your child’s development.
Raffle Tickets – we are selling raffle tickets in the office supporting Rachel’s husband to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West by running the marathon; we have some brilliant prizes, so please pop in and support this worthwhile charity. Tickets still available for anyone wishing to join us on Friday 12th April at Greenbank Hotel – it looks to be an amazing night!
Our Preschool Information Evening will take place on Monday 13th May. This will give parents the opportunity to come and meet with our teachers to discuss what we can do together to prepare the children for school in September. This will take place at 6pm.
Dates for your diary:
The nursery will be closed Good Friday 19th of April and Bank holiday Monday 22nd April. Term time only children will return back on Tuesday 23rd April. We hope you all have a lovely Easter break.
Preschool and Explorers Sports Day: Venue: Falmouth Rugby Club
Date and time: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 10am
It has been brought to our attention that Giant Hogweed is growing in Tregoniggie Woods and on the pathways to Swanpool (see photo).
This plant is very toxic and causes huge and painful blisters if the sap gets onto the skin. It looks like cowslip but is much taller. Please avoid touching or picking this plant. We have reported this to the Environment Agency.
Sennen and Abi, Under Twos Managers
In Inspiration room we will be looking at fruit and vegetables and tasting them, we will be doing vegetable printing and also lots of baking, including banana bread and blueberry muffins.
The children have shown lots of interest in vehicles and the vehicle book, so we are going to look at differed modes of transport, mark making with the wheels and making our own vehicles. This covers understanding the world in the EYFS.
As Easter is coming up we will be exploring lots of Easter things in our sensory baskets and enjoying lots of Easter arts and crafts.
Under 2’s are listening to the hungry caterpillar story and will be exploring lots of fruit and vegetables, smelling them and tasting them. We will also do lots of fun baking with them. We will take them for a walk in the woods to look at the animals and bugs we can see, this covers understanding the World in the EYFS. We will create a display to show off all their new creative items.
We will be exploring lots of Easter things, along with the Inspiration room and enjoying the sensory baskets and enjoying different arts and crafts activities. This covers expressive arts and design under the EYFS.
Claire, Littles Manager and Deputy Manager
This month in the littles room is all about outside. We will be spending as much time as possible outside looking at how spring has begun in the garden and also our surrounding areas (Understanding the world) The children will also be planting seeds and we will be looking after them and fingers crossed they will become beautiful flowers to bring home. The children are very interested in the different bugs that they have been finding in the garden so we are also going to go on a bug hunt and make our own bugs using a range of media (Exploring media and materials) We will also read the books “what the ladybird heard” and “Superworm” (Communication and Language and Literacy)
To celebrate Easter we will be decorating eggs, chicks and bunny rabbits as well as having an Easter egg hunt in the garden, the children will be making Easter baskets to collect eggs and other little treats.
Please can I remind parents to bring in coats and wellies for their children because at the moment we can’t guarantee what the weather will be like during the day.
The weather is also getting warmer (we hope) so please also send in hats and sun cream for your children these can be kept in their bags or left at nursery. Please name all items.
We love seeing all the observations that you put on tapestry and hope that you enjoy seeing what your children do when at Fit n Fun. If you need any advice or help with logging into tapestry please ask a member of staff.
Sasha, Early Years Teacher – Pre-School
Over the Easter holidays, we are going to go on lots of spring time adventures down to the woods, searching for lots of insects and spring flowers to explore. We also plan to do lots of Easter crafts – making Easter cards and biscuits, animal masks, woolly sheep, painting lots of Easter chicks and rabbits and decorating eggs.
In the lead up to our beach school sessions starting in May, we will begin the summer term focusing on the topic ‘At the Seaside’ for the first half of the summer term. This will cover areas such as, beach, sea and sun safety, in order to ensure the children are aware of how to keep themselves safe at the beach, essential skills needed for living in Cornwall! We will begin the term looking at ‘under the sea’, focusing on the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’, this will build upon the children’s Personal Social and Emotional skills, in particular the ability to share and take turns and how to compromise and deal with conflict around sharing between themselves, encouraging them to manage their own feelings and behaviour in an appropriate way.
The Rainbow Fish also lends itself towards experimenting with a range of different colours and textures, linking to the importance of Expressive Arts and Design, whilst also enabling the children to develop more knowledge about the world around them through exploring a wide variety of sea animals and plants that can be found under the sea. As always, we follow the children’s interests so we may go on to look at water transport, different countries to travel to by boat, things you may find on a beach, where else you may find water – such as pond life, rivers etc.
Please keep adding your lovely adventures and activities your children have been on and done at home on to Tapestry, it’s great to see! As the weather brightens up please apply sun cream to your children before bringing them to Nursery and bring in some sun cream so we can top them up and a sun hat for all of our outdoor adventures. Thank you!