This week we have….

June 24, 2016

We hope you’ve had a lovely week, here’s a little about what we have been up to…

We had fun learning all about Turkey, the children decorated the Turkish flag, tried some Turkish delight, played traditional Turkish games and even learnt a little of the Turkish language. A great day was had by all and next Friday we are looking forward to our “Germany” day.

In language group this week we have been looking at sounding out words and recognising lower and upper case letters. We have done a variety of activities, including using the letter magnets and writing on white boards, hunting for letters in shaving foam and playing letter lotto.

There have also been lots of number and maths activities going on: card games, counting with compare bears, sorting objects by colour, size and shape and lots more.

The children have enjoyed taking it in turns to help to care for our rabbits, feeding them every morning and making sure they have fresh water. Having the rabbits has highlighted some very caring sides to the children and their eagerness to follow the rules and look after the rabbits well is lovely to see.

In the garden there have been lots of games of tennis and cricket going on, the children have set up various courts and nets and enjoy explaining the rules to us and each other. Basketball seems to be a favourite at the moment as well and the children have enjoyed practising their dribbling skills and trying to get the ball off of me!

yesterday the children put on their wellies and had fun splashing in the puddles, which there were a lot of! Today we are hoping the sunshine stays so we can have lots more fun in the garden.

Sandra brought in some bandages so we have had lots of doctors and nurses and many dolls with injuries that have been bandaged up. One poor doll had her leg, arm and head in bandages!

The younger children have enjoyed having a tea party, practising their pouring skills and getting quite wet in the process! They have also had fun in the dark den with the light up toys.

Today, we say goodbye to Demi, she has been overwhelmed by all the cards and gifts and is making the most of her last day by doing lots of playing and having plenty of fun. Demi will be missed a lot and we all wish her well in her change of career.

Sandra has been working with us a lot recently and as of next week you will be seeing a little less of her, although she will be on hand for cover work, adventures out of nursery and special events. The children have really enjoyed this extra time with Sandra :)

Next week marks the start of change and new adventures: Laura will be joining us on Monday, she will be  working Monday – Friday all day, all year round. I will introduce you all to Laura as and when you meet her. Sarah, who most of you know will also be starting work with us. She will be working afternoons on Monday- Wednesday and full days on Thursday and Friday, again all year round. Lulu will also be changing her hours slightly, she will now be working Monday- Wednesday 8-5.30, all year round. Then there’s me, i’ll still be here 5 days a week, all year round but will now be finishing at 5pm.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be looking at key family groups, there will some some changes. I will be looking at who children have good attachments to and going from there. In the meantime Lulu and I will be covering Demi’s key group and if your child was in Demi’s group and is leaving us for school in July/August then Lulu or I will take over as their key person. At present my thoughts are that I will add in another “Key family group”. If you have any questions about any of this then please speak to me :)