We are all different but the same.

In the nursery we have children from many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, we love to learn and celebrate the wonderful rich diversity. Over the last two weeks we have been learning about and celebrating diversity through activities based on the stories ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and ‘The story of Diwali’. We used beautiful African fabrics to create our own Handa’s, explored Kenti fabrics and made some patterns based on these and tasted some yummy sugar cane too. After tasting Jamaican bun we made some spicy smelling dough to make and count our own currant buns. We very much enjoyed the Diwali story about Rama and Sita;  we used salt dough to make and decorate our own diva lamps which was great fun and we can take them home to share.

You may have noticed that building work has begun on our extension. the children have been so excited by this and it has inspired lots of “Bob the builder” play. We will keep you updated on the progress as the project moves forward.

We would like to remind you that today is the last day of term for those children who are term time only.

Nursery will resume on Monday the  30th  October at the usual time.

Dates for the diary – Our outreach team lead by Yve Humphrys wil be holding a series of sessions to support any parents who need support or advice concerning applications for children transferring to reception in the summer. The sessions are at the centre on Wednesday mornings between 10 – 11:30 on the dates below:

1st/8th/22nd November 2017  Remember this is just for children going to reception in summer 2018. The deadline for applications is January 15th 2018

We hope you all have a lovely half term!

 

 

 

 

 

Hello from all at the nursery

 

Welcome to our first blog of the term. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing this week.

We picked the last of our crops. Collecting some apples from the trees and tomatoes of various sizes and shapes. The vegetable patch needed lots of weeding and digging over, but we had lots of eager volunteers.

Our elephant ears were to use on listening walks in the garden to develop our listening and attention skills. This will help when we begin to attempt to hear initial sounds in words.

Dates for the diary:

The nursery will be holding support sessions for parents of children transferring to reception in 2018. The sessions will give practical help with school applications who need it. They will be at the centre on between 10am – 12pm on:

Wednesday 1st Nov 2017

Wednesday 8th Nov 2017

Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017

And Yve Humphrys our outreach lead will be available to give guidance for 15 min slots

On Friday 20th October 2017 between 3:30-6:00 we will be holding an open evening for parents to have a look at their children’s learning journey, have an informal chat with their key worker and approve the targets that have been set for their children. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.