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Bridge Farm April Newsletter

Room News

 

Ducklings

We are focusing on farms within the room and will be enjoying activities focused around this theme. Our role play will be turning into a vegetable shop, and our cosy area into a farmyard. We will be enjoying sensory play with farm animals in Weetabix, cornflakes, spaghetti, printing with vegetables, hay and ducks and creating a farm yard in the garden with hay bales and maybe a tractor made from boxes. We will also be planting some delicious veg in our vegetable patch and will help them grow by watering them.

 

Lambs Room

We have really enjoyed exploring our new bakery and have been learning about hot and cold things that we might find in the kitchen, the children have loved pretending to bake and make food and have become very imaginative in their play. Whilst in the bakery we have also been playing with flour, rice and pasta. During the next few weeks we are going to begin looking at the life cycles of frogs/caterpillars and get our garden ready so we can do some planting to grow our own fruit and vegetables.

 

Owls Room

Our pirate ship has sailed into the sunset and we are now having lots of fun starting our life cycle theme, we already have lots of tadpoles in our room, which we are watching closely. Next we will be looking at butterflies and eagerly awaiting the arrival of caterpillars, which we will look after and observe until eventually releasing them into our garden. Our theme will continue throughout the room having interest tables, counting, ordering and colour sorting insects on our maths table, messy play with jelly and insects and creating lots of art work around growing, spring and mini-beast stories for our displays.

 

Pre-School

We hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter break. We are looking forward to welcoming all the children into the new term and hearing about all the fun half term activities they have been doing. We have recently enjoyed talking about spring and various life cycles. To support this children have had lots of fun exploring our ‘bug house’ role play area and have been on lots of adventures searching for all kinds of creepy crawlies.

Over the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to get sent some frogspawn and have been watching these closely every day to look for any changes, we were all excited to see them change into tadpoles and can’t wait to see what happens next. With school places shortly being confirmed, we will slowly start talking about ‘big school’ and all the fun things we will do when we start there in September. Please let us know what school your child will be attending so we can invite their new teacher into the nursery.

 

ALL ROOMS

 

Parents evening – This will be held on Wednesday 4th May starting at 6.15pm for Ducklings, Lambs and Owls and Pre-school starting at 6pm. Time slots are available in the office with your child’s key person and are 10 minutes long. This is a great chance to discuss your child’s development and speak to your child’s key person and have a look through their learning journey. Please book a slot with Jo or Pam.

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday. The Queen’s actual birthday is on Thursday 21st April however celebrations are being held throughout May and June. If I have it correct then the main celebrations will be taking part on 12th-15th May. We hope to celebrate this by having an afternoon tea party in the garden and with everyone coming dressed in red, white or blue for the day. Once we have an exact date and any further ideas we will let you know.

 

Spring looks like it’s finally here….Please could we ask that parents provide suitable clothing such as a named hat, jacket and wellies for nursery. Children will have access to the outside area for the majority of the day and will be going out in all weathers. Waterproof jackets would be ideal however we can provide waterproofs if needed in all rooms

Sun creams – We do provide our own sun cream which is Garnier Amber Solaire factor 30+ or 50+. If your child has sensitive skin and you wish to provide their own then please bring some in, with your child’s name on.

 

Sainsbury’s active vouchers

We are still collecting for active kids 2016. By collecting these vouchers we will be able to get sports and cooking equipment for across the nursery and we’ll be able to collect vouchers up until 3rd May. Please ask as many friends and relatives to help too so we can collect as much as possible, instore you will get one voucher for every £5 you spend.

 

Learning Journeys – Please ask your child’s key person if you would like to look at your child’s learning journey. These will also be sent home with your child’s 4month report enabling you to look through your child’s development; they will need to be signed out and can be borrowed for a short period.

 

Dates for your Diary

Nursery closed – Monday 2nd May and Monday 30th May, Bank holidays

May half term - Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June.

Parents Evening – 4th May

 

Many thanks,

Jo and the team.