Nursery News February 2019

What we have been up to

The children have been busy learning about Scotland this month including some Scottish Highland dances out in the garden for our exercise time. It was fantastic to see the children’s reactions to hearing the bagpipes and see them choosing a partner and all dancing together! We have also been looking at the symmetry of the Scottish flag, as well as looking for symmetry using mirrors and creating our own symmetrical pictures by folding over paper or using 3D shapes. The children have also been enjoying listening to Scottish stories and learning some new Scottish words which they had a go at writing.

The Middle Floor children have been looking at colours and numbers and sensory painting and have been so enjoying their time in the garden with the lovely weather, using the balls to practice their hand-eye coordination, as well as the small balancing beams to aid their balance. The Hedgehogs have also enjoyed exploring the different sponges and paint rollers that have been provided for messy play.

Extra curricular experiences

The Rabbits have continued to enjoy their Enjoy-A-Ball sessions at the Meadows. This class is great fun and helps the children to develop their gross motor skills as well as their hand-eye-coordination.

The Rabbits and Foxes have all been enjoying their weekly yoga adventures with Tatty Bumpkin, going all around the world with Tatty!

The older Rabbits have started their Forest Schools sessions on a Thursday. We hopped on the number 41 bus and off we went to Blackford Pond for some exploration, building and a good bit of fresh air! We are so excited to keep developing our outdoor skills over the next 5 weeks.

Staffing

We are very sorry to have to say goodbye to Katy D. Katy contributed a lot to the nursery over the last 2 years and it is sad to see her go but we wish her the best of luck on her new adventure in America!

We will be welcoming Catriona & Edyta, our new staff members, in the next month so please keep an eye out for their bios on the vestibule door.

Parents

On 21 March we will be having our first Parents Evening of the year. This is a great time to be able to have a catch up with a staff member to discuss your child’s development or any other topics you would like to discuss. We will also have drinks and nibbles so parents will have the chance to get together with other parents for a chat.