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Bridge Farm August Newsletter


Staff news

We would like to welcome Ami Brown to Bridge Farm. Ami has come over from Rendlesham Day Nursery due to relocating in Ipswich. Ami is qualified level 3 and will be taking on some key person responsibility in the pre-school room. Ami will also support the staff at after school club at St Marys as she has had previous experience working with the older age range.

Room News


This month we are going to go camping. We will be turning our role-play area into a campsite, making camp fires and setting up our tent and camping stove. Outside we want to turn our playhouse into summer themes such as a beach hut, ice cream parlour and a fish and chip shop, all the lovely things we see down the beach.

As the Olympics will be starting we will be doing some craft to support team GB making flags, sport activities such as straw javelin, throwing rings over bottles and running races.


Lambs Room

This month we will continue to focus on summer incorporating lots of craft activities, cooking activities to correspond with this, such as ice cream making, cupcakes and flapjacks. We will also incorporate this into our outdoor play, talking about the sounds we hear, mini beasts we find and making lots of mud pies. We have a lot of children taking an interest in potty training at the moment so will support this by lots of stories and talking to build their understanding.

We continue to have children trialling and moving into the room. To help them settle and build relationships with staff and peers we will be doing lots of activities around their interests and small group activities.


Owls Room

As we close our doors for the last time at our garden centre role play, we look back at how much fun we had digging, planting, watering and investigating seeds. We enjoyed talking about different ways to pay and found out it was normally mummy and daddy.

Moving on we will be focusing on the Rio 2016 Olympics, looking at different sports and flags investigating their colours and shapes. We will be attempting to learn to count in 5 in Portuguese (the language in Brazil) and learning some basic words. Outside we will hold our own mini Olympics. Are you lucky enough to know anyone competing in the Olympics? We will also be turning our role play into a beach and looking at holidays and different countries around the world. Where are you going on your hols or where are you been? If you have any holiday photos we would love to put them on our display – please email any into the office. Let’s hope the sun stays out throughout August.



It’s that time of year again when we have been busy saying goodbye to the school leavers. We have loved watching them grow and helping them prepare for their next exciting journey. We look forward to celebrating with all the school leavers this Saturday 6th August at graduation.

During the first week of the summer holidays we have been busy talking about our holiday plans and different ways to travel. Alongside this we are looking at different countries and cultures, starting with England. We enjoyed a pretend beach day, had fish and chips with mushy peas in cones for lunch followed by a yummy afternoon tea. We are moving onto France followed by Greece, China, Mexico and Italy. If you have any photos or postcards we could use to support our topic it would be really appreciated.



We hope all the pre-school children leaving for big school have a fantastic first day at their new school and would like to wish them all the happiness and success for the future. It would be great to see photos of the children in their uniforms on their first day, so if you have a minute to email them over they would be lovely to see.

Warmer weather

Please could we ask that parents provide suitable clothing such as named sun hat, shoes and clothing. Children will have access to the outside area for the majority of the day and will be going out in all weathers. 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.

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

Bank holiday Monday 29th August – we are closed

Summer hols: Friday 22nd July – Friday 2nd September

Autumn term begins: Monday 5th September


Many thanks

Jo and the team