A colourful month…
Welcome back to our April newsletter. We’ve been super busy across the nursery this month, celebrating various festivals such as Holi and Easter. We even had a visit from some extra special guests!
Let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to…
Toddlers celebrated the traditional Hindu festival of Holi at the end of March, all gathering together in the garden to have a paint party! The children came wearing their old clothes from home and weren’t afraid to get messy, throwing powder paint with their friends and grown ups!
All across the nursery the excitement of Easter has been in the air. The children have been getting involved with various egg themed activities. Pre-School has a go at designing their own eggs, painting patterns and learning all about the different shapes and sizes. Toddlers used their skills to sort different coloured eggs into the correct coloured bowls and Younger Toddlers and Babies tried their hand at papier mache, gluing different coloured strips to a balloon to create their own Easter egg shapes!
We were lucky enough to be visited by ZooLab who brought along some interesting animals and creepy crawlies for us to meet and learn about. Together we took a trip through the rainforest learning about where the animals live and what they eat, then we got to hold and meet the different animals, this included a slithery Snake, 2 fluffy Rats, a Cockroach, Gail the Snail and even a Tarantula!
See our April Snapshots!
If you cannot see your child in any of the videos or photos please let us know and we can make sure they feature in next months Newsletter!
Dates for the Diary!
Pre-School, School leavers: Warleigh Lodge Farm Trip
The time has come for our annual Pre-School Leavers Farm Trip! We will be heading to the farm on Wednesday 22nd May. Some of you may have already received letters about this and we will aim to get the rest of the letters out to you ASAP. If you have any questions regarding the farm trip please to not hesitate to talk to Alice or Ella in the office.
As some of our Pre-School children prepare to leave us to start school in September we are beginning to organise our Pre-School Graduation as a lovely send off for the Snapdragons children and families. We will be hosting this on Saturday 13th July and invites will be sent out shortly.
Over the next few months we will be holding Parents Evenings, giving you a chance to meet with your child’s key worker to discuss their progress and time at nursery. Parents Evening dates are as follows;
Pre-School: Tuesday 11th June & Wednesday 12th June
Toddlers: Wednesday 3rd July
Babies: Tuesday 25th June
Concept Photography will be coming into nursery again on Wednesday 15th May. If you would like to book a slot for your child/children to be photographed please ask in the office.
Hello & Goodbye
Firstly we would like to wish a warm welcome to Alice who will be starting with us in Pre-School on Tuesday 7th May! Alice will be based in the Grasshopper room.
We would also like to say Hello to Catherine who joined us a few weeks ago as a Lunch Cover assistant. Catherine will be mainly based in Toddlers.
Last but not least we would love to say a huge Hello to Felicity who joined us at the end of April as our new Admin Assistant!
Theme of the Month: Literacy - Storytelling.
Story of the Month: The Three Billy Goats Gruff