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February Newsletter Martlesham


Staff news

We would like to welcome back Elise who will be returning on Monday 6th February from maternity leave. Elise will be working 2 days a week within Lambs and Owls room and will be taking on the role of Senco.

We would also like to introduce Clare and Rebe who will be joining our team over the next few weeks. They will be working towards their Level two apprenticeships within the company and both girls are looking forward to starting their careers at Bridge Farm and gaining valuable experience working within all the rooms.

Danielle has also joined our team working at St Mary’s after school club and with us 9am-3pm on Tuesday and Friday. Danielle is level 3 qualified and also currently nannies.

We would also like to congratulate Lia who is expecting a baby girl in June.


Room News


Continuing our ‘All about me’ we have decided to change our role-play into a shoe shop as the children love trying on different shoes. This has involved measuring our feet, discussing small and little and making prints with different shoes. We will be looking at animal feet and focusing on a book called ‘Dancing feet.’ Also look out for our bumble bees we have made buzzing around the room. We have made a display based around ‘Our nursery family tree’ with lots of pictures of the children and talked about our friends and family. We will be focusing on different parts of our body and looking at books like ‘Brown bear brown bear what do you see/hear?

Children’s own shoes are now kept in the room above the pegs.

As the room is still a no shoe policy please could we ask

parents to remove their child’s shoes as well as their

own before going into the room. Many thanks.



Thank you for all the parents who sent in pictures, we’ve made a lovely display of them all and the children love to look at them. Our role-play area is a great success and children have loved exploring and acting out experiences in their play learning from adults and their peers. Over the next two weeks we will be racing with paper pancakes and choosing our favourite toppings. We will use playdough in our imaginative play based around Shrove Tuesday, I’m sure we might even have pancakes for our pudding. We will also be planting some cress and observing it grow ready for our next topic – spring.


The children have started to really immersive themselves into our jungle theme room with all the decorative leaves, vines, and jungle animals. They have loved helping to create our learning environment from making jungle prints to pictures of animals and curly snakes. They are all becoming vets caring for the animals in the jungle and transporting them to the animal hospital to be looked after. Incorporating colours into our theme has been very beneficial as we are already noticing a change in children’s understanding of this topic and being able to recognise colours more confidently.

There is now some home activities based around our theme if you would like to borrow any, these can be found on the notice board above the coat pegs.



Colour weeks:

Monday 20th-24th Feb = Yellow

Monday 27th – 3rd March = Blue



Don’t forget our meet and greet evening is on Thursday 23rd February, please book a time slot in the main office If you child will be moving up by October you should of all received a welcome pack.

The children are all making really good attempts at writing their names over the past month. We have enjoyed making self-portraits and talking about how we are special and different to each other. This month we have been concentrating on simple numbers and shapes. We have been exploring shapes around our environment and using shapes to create different patterns and pictures. Our next theme is numbers and we will be changing our role play area into a Bureau de Change and travel agents. With spring not too far away we will be planting some flowers in the garden. We are on the lookout for some old wellies as planters, if you have any we could have that we would be great




Signing in and out of children

Please can we ask that parents sign their child/children in and out of the nursery as this is a safeguarding requirement and part of our policies. We will make sure we leave registers in easy access and then a signature and arrival/departure time will be required. Many thanks for your co-operation.



We now have a new online safety policy which will shortly be uploaded on our website for you to few.


Free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

We will be receiving more information about this which will be in our next newsletter. However in the meantime there is some information on the Suffolk county council website if you search for childcare for working parents. If you would like to register your interest in increasing you child’s funded hours from September 2017 please speak a member of management, in the office.


Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers – Please continue to bring in as many vouchers as you can as we hope to collect as much as possible to fund some exciting new equipment so please pop any that you have into the box outside the office. Don’t forget to ask family and friends for any to!!


Term dates

Easter half term: Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April

Bank holidays: Good Friday 14th April and Easter Monday 17th April

Pre-school meet and greet evening: Thursday 23rd February, Please book a time slot in the main office.


Many thanks,

Jo and the team