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Autumn and xmas Updates 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to a new term, hope everybody had a safe and enjoyable half term .Some dates for this term:

  • Friday 17th November – children in Need. Spotacular (wear anything spotty) or Pyjamas £1.00 donation all to go to kids who need that little bit of extra help
  • Friday 8th December 2017- Christingle in church for pre-school children at 1.30 pm
  • Friday 8th December 2017- Pre-school (children who attend Friday’s) trip to Boon wood Garden Centre to look at the Christmas decorations
  • Monday 11th December 2017- Christmas jumper week
  • Tuesday 12th December 2017- Beckermet nursery Christmas concert with mince pies and mulled wine - please ensure your child is here for 5pm. Concert to start approx. 5.20 pm – tickets will be on sale week of 20th November £3.00 per adult 3 per family.  Proceeds towards cost of the new gate and pathway between nursery and school.
  • Friday 15th December 2017- Christmas party- please see senior staff if you wish to attend as places are limited. Please note there are no baby places available
  • Friday 15th December- Nursery closes at 5pm. Please note School finishes at 1pm,
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2018- Nursery reopens at 7.30 pm

Our topic throughout the nursery for the remainder of the term will be “Christmas’.   The children will be learning new Christmas songs as well as singing their personal favourites.

Babies 0-18 Months

Mark making- give your child lots of opportunities to make marks, they can do this indoors or outdoors. You just need to provide resources to make marks with. Examples include: crayons, chalks, paints and brushes of different sizes. Do not worry about forming letters as it is more important that your child enjoys making marks.

Tiddlers (18-36 months)

There are lots of times during the day that you can count with your child. Counting in everyday situations means that your child will understand what the numbers they are saying mean. Some things you can count through the day would be: going up and down the steps, counting at meal or snack times whilst you share food, count cars that go past and finally count steps as you walk along

Main area (36-60 months)

Playing with your child helps the child’s brain to develop as playing is how your child learns about their world. You can make mealtimes, washing and bedtimes more fun by sharing them with your child. Playing stops your child getting bored and this will mean they are happier. The best games can be the simplest ones which can be played anywhere, if you enjoy the game, your child will enjoy it to. Follow what your child wants to do; you can introduce a game but then follow where your child takes it; try to go at their speed – this will need patience. Play lots of imaginative games where you can pretend to be something else

We wish everybody a safe and happy Christmas and new year.

Kind regards

Tricia and staff

  November 16, 2017, 7:58 am


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