Filton February 2014 Abbeywood tots newsletter


The frogs have been investigating weather; they have looked at the difference between a typhoon, hurricane and tornado. They have also created a vortex in water. We used material to make the wind visible as it floated and flapped around. We have also explored space and made flying saucers and telescopes. We also had a visit from two policemen.

We made flying saucers and telescopes

We blew water to see the effects wind have on water

We made wind socks which we took outside to show the wind blowing

We made a giant vortex and used glitter to make this visible, we also made small one

Chinese new year

The whole nursery have been celebrating Chinese new year we have looked at Chinese foods, danced to Chinese music and made a giant dragon which paraded around the nursery.

Winter/Spring menus

We now have a new set of menu’s which is very exciting E.g Cheesy leek and potato bake, Chocolate & Orange sponge, Cheese & Chive scones with salad and fresh fruit

Tai Chi

We will be having a special visit from Martin (Kate’s husband) who is a professional Tai Chi instructor. The visit will be on Wednesday 3rd February


The babies have been learning about food exploring different textures and flavours. We made sandwiches and buttered our own bread.

We all made our own vegetable printing Pictures. This is followed up by our trip to the allotment. We will be looking at the outdoors this month, collecting leaves and bug hunting. We will be collecting materials from the outdoors to make our display too.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 18th February – Holiday Playscheme Wildplace trip

Thursday 20th February – Holiday Playscheme Pottery trip

Monday 24th – 28th February – Parents week

Monday 3rd March – Information evening

Monday 10th – 14th March – Stay and Play week

Diddy dance end of term performance Monday 31st March 10am

Friday 11th April – Easter egg hunt Blaise castle

Cook a book

Every Thursday starting 23rd January

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The tadpoles have also been focusing on weather doing similar activities to the frogs. They have made their own rainbows and learnt how a rainbow happens. We have also used mirrors and torches and different materials to make different reflections.

Welcome! Welcome!

We would like to give a big, warm welcome to Rachael (Baby floor) she is getting on really well and we are happy to welcome her to our team!