What a busy week we have had at nursery. There have been lots of new interests such as dentists, car ramps, puppet shows, letters and of course Christmas. Practitioners always work to extend the children’s interests and knowledge in the moment and so you can see here the children learning the importance of brushing teeth, the correct motion when brushing, colour mixing via car tracks, identifying letters of names and playing sound lotto! We also extended the children’s interest in Christmas by doing a show and tell of our own Christmas trees and even getting nursery Christmas ready with the decorations!
We participated in activities related to Children in Need
This week we have been celebrating both Diwali and Children in need. The children learnt that Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and we celebrated with different activities such as making Diva lamps, Rangoli patterns, Mehndi patterns and trying curry and naan bread. We celebrated Children in need by coming to nursery dressed in spots or Pudsey clothes. Again we had different activities such as playing corners, yellow play dough, shaving foam and even a children in need story to learn what children is all about! Children brought money and donated to charity!
Rangoli pictures to celebrate Diwali
Music making in forest school
Building a house of bricks for the three little pigs
We have been very busy in Red Group since the half term holidays! We practiced our cutting skills by making a black and orange collage will papers of different textures. It was tricky, but the children persevered and produced some good work. Forest School was exciting, as a witch had hidden lots of spooky objects in the Forest and the children had a page of pictures to tick off as they found them. It was not easy because some of the objects were camouflaged in their surroundings. The children were really engrossed in this activity and some even found an extra piece of treasure- a scary pumpkin face!
We had our Halloween Party on Wednesday which was a lot of fun! The children’s costumes were fab and we had a spooky parade at the start of the party. We played games, had a dance and ate our party food. Anthony’s Mam brought her animals in (Snails and Tails) and the children enjoyed stroking and just watching the snakes, rabbits and dragons.
Apart from having fun at Halloween we have been talking about our fears and feelings around this time, and what is real and pretend. The children know that ghosts and witches are not real, but were surprised to discover that skeletons are real and we all have one!
Upon returning to nursery after the half term, we have had a spooktacular week celebrating both Halloween and Bonfire night. The children enjoyed a range of activities such as making spooky potions, halloween dress up, glittery mark making and fork printing! At our Halloween party, we were also lucky enough to have a visit from ‘tails n snails’ which included a range of animals such as hedgehogs, rabbits, snakes, dragons and tortoises! The children listened well to facts about the animals and how to carefully stroke and handle them!
Dates & Locations of Clinics: Each session will run from 3:30pm – 5:30pm,
- Hebburn Family Hub – 9th October & 6th November
- Marine Park Family Hub – 10th October & 9th November
- Horsley Hill Family Hub – 16th October & 13th November
- Riverside Family Hub – 23rd October & 14th November
- Bede Family Hub – 24th October & 20th November
- Boldon Family Hub – 27th October & 21st November
Following our recent inspection, we have continued to be Outstanding. We are so proud and thank everyone involved for your support, hard work, care and concern.
Good morning everyone,
We have Ofsted visiting us tomorrow. Please see attached letter. I would really appreciate if you could go onto the Parent view Ofsted website and put in your views.