June

Newsletter June 2021

Rachel Jones and Lynn Grahame

Welcome to our June Newsletter!

Rachel, Founder and CEO | Lynn, Day Care Manager

Also, we would like to welcome some new members to our team! Hallie, Hayley, Tash, Courtney, Fiona and Marie. Hallie, Hayley, Tash and Marie are all Level 3 Practitioners, Fiona is a Teacher but now looking specialise in early years and Courtney is our Apprentice! Most have been with us now for a few months, with Fiona joining us this month and Marie returning having worked for us previously for 15 years!

Dates for your diary:

End of term for Pre-school is 23rd July 2021 (term time children). 

Stretched funded children ends 31st August 2021.

Lynn, Rachel and team!

Belinda and Abi

Under Two’s

Belinda, Room Leader | Abi, Senior Nursery Practitioner

We’ve had a lovely month in the Under Two’s!  The new starters are settling in so well and we have loved watching the new bonds being made with the staff and little friendships starting with the other children.

Based on some of the children’s fascinations we had an ‘Under the Sea’ topic at first. We taped big rolled out paper on the tables and our little artists all contribted to one big ocean painting and then let our fishy toys swim! We explored our sea creature small world toys and underwater scenes. The children really enjoyed playing with all the sea creatures with some babies even naming some of them and making sounds. We sang seaside songs and played with water outside. We put nets out to collect laminated fish hidden in the garden and the playroom.

We then went onto a ‘Wild Animal’ topic and had fun playing with all the safari animals, singing ‘Down in the Jungle’, looking at all the different animal prints and for the most fun of all we made loud animal noises! We decorated masks so that we could pretend to be animals and read animal books.

The children have loved being outside in the warm weather. Thank you for sending in named sun cream and hats!

Many thanks,

Belinda, Abi and the team!

Kelly

Littles

Kelly, Room Leader

For the first week of May we focused on different types of transport.  A lot of our new children have shown a very strong interest in cars and trains so to help settle these new children into our room we have explored cars in paint to mark make with, we have decorated car templates, we have roleplayed different types of transport such as bus and train rides.  The children enjoyed choosing where to go on our trips and then used their imaginations to do activities at these places, we really encouraged the children to share their ideas.  During this week we talked briefly about emergency vehicles so this theme led onto “people who help us”. We made a roleplay hospital for the dolls and bandaged up their sore bits which then led to bandaging the children’s sore bits up too, they thought that was great fun! We made our own skeleton pictures using bones of different sizes and read the story “Funny Bones” which one of our children kindly let us borrow. We also made a Vetinary Surgery where we administered medicine, checked heartbeats and measured temperatures of toy cats and dogs. We had a firefighting day where we pretended to be firefighters and put out fires in the garden with our hoses and saved cats in the tree by pretending to climb ladders. The children also learnt about construction workers and vehicles and used them in shredded paper to explore.

The children were putting cylinders on their arms and pretending to be robots and making rockets using bricks so we explored this further by having a ‘space themed week’.  The children explored the shiny sensory tray with lots of shiny items of different shapes and sizes, we also did some lovely shiny sticking on black paper. We made our own rockets to fly though space and read our rocket stories and sang ”Zoom zoom zoom” and “5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer”.

A lot of children have a keen interest in dinosaurs so we decided to explore dinosaurs in more depth by talking about dinosaurs of different shapes and sizes, looking at similarities and differences. We provided sticking activities where the children made dinosaur bone pictures and decorated dinosaurs using paint and bubble wrap. We provided paint to do dinosaur foot printing and organised dinosaurs from the biggest to the smallest. In the garden we also went on a dinosaur bone hunt where the bones were hidden around the garden while the children counted to 10, the children really enjoyed this activity.

As you can see we have had a busy month, also its really lovely to see what your children have been up to in your weekends from the lovely posts you are adding on Famly, we really appreciate the time you take to add observations so thankyou!

Can we ask you bring in a named hat and suncream every time your child is in.

If you have questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask.

Many thanks

Kelly and team!

Sasha

Pre-School and Explorers

Sasha, Deputy Manager | Charlene, Early Years Practitioner

For the first week of May we focused on different types of transport.  A lot of our new children have shown a very strong interest in cars and trains so to help settle these new children into our room we have explored cars in paint to mark make with, we have decorated car templates, we have roleplayed different types of transport such as bus and train rides.  The children enjoyed choosing where to go on our trips and then used their imaginations to do activities at these places, we really encouraged the children to share their ideas.  During this week we talked briefly about emergency vehicles so this theme led onto “people who help us”. We made a roleplay hospital for the dolls and bandaged up their sore bits which then led to bandaging the children’s sore bits up too, they thought that was great fun! We made our own skeleton pictures using bones of different sizes and read the story “Funny Bones” which one of our children kindly let us borrow. We also made a Vetinary Surgery where we administered medicine, checked heartbeats and measured temperatures of toy cats and dogs. We had a firefighting day where we pretended to be firefighters and put out fires in the garden with our hoses and saved cats in the tree by pretending to climb ladders. The children also learnt about construction workers and vehicles and used them in shredded paper to explore.

The children were putting cylinders on their arms and pretending to be robots and making rockets using bricks so we explored this further by having a ‘space themed week’.  The children explored the shiny sensory tray with lots of shiny items of different shapes and sizes, we also did some lovely shiny sticking on black paper. We made our own rockets to fly though space and read our rocket stories and sang ”Zoom zoom zoom” and “5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer”.

A lot of children have a keen interest in dinosaurs so we decided to explore dinosaurs in more depth by talking about dinosaurs of different shapes and sizes, looking at similarities and differences. We provided sticking activities where the children made dinosaur bone pictures and decorated dinosaurs using paint and bubble wrap. We provided paint to do dinosaur foot printing and organised dinosaurs from the biggest to the smallest. In the garden we also went on a dinosaur bone hunt where the bones were hidden around the garden while the children counted to 10, the children really enjoyed this activity.

As you can see we have had a busy month, also its really lovely to see what your children have been up to in your weekends from the lovely posts you are adding on Famly, we really appreciate the time you take to add observations so thankyou!

Can we ask you bring in a named hat and suncream every time your child is in.

If you have questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask.

The Pre-School and Explorers Team!

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