Knowle February 2014 Abbeywood tots newsletter

/Knowle February 2014 Abbeywood tots newsletter

Tadpoles (2-3’s)

We celebrated Chinese New Year by tasting a variety of Chinese food; noodles, rice, curry and prawn crackers. We also made horse masks!We have been reading our favourite story at the moment – Jack and the Beanstalk. We have drawn around our bodies and around big Ella’s body. We compared our heights and talked about big and small. We also made some yummy big and small biscutes.We got messy playing in different types of beans too!


Nursery closes at 6pm. Please ensure you are here to collect your child before this time to ensure we can give you a good handover about your childs day. Late pick ups will now also be issued a late collection fee.

Frogs (3-5’s)

In Pre-school we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We acted out the story of the Zodiac animals using props and talked about how Chinese people celebrate the New Year. We have been using chopsticks in our Chinese Takeaway in the role play area and enjoyed some real food – noodles, rice, sweet and sour sauce, prawn crackers among other things. For National Story Telling week we have been using our imagination and sharing stories with each other. We’ve used props and picture cards to make our stories more fun. We are planning to have a few trips to the library to choose some books to read together at nursery.

Chinese New Year

We loved food tasting for Chinese New Year activities!!

Nursery Fees

Fees are to be paid by the 1st of every month. If you would like a direct debit form please speak to a member staff. Any other issues regarding fees please speak to Vicki who is based in our office and works Mon-Fri 9-1.

For Safety Reasons!

Please ensure you supervise children and do not let them run around the entrance/waiting area when waiting to be called down for your session. This is for obvious safety reasons.

Dates for the Diary!!

Diddy dance sessions will be running on a Thursday 1.30pm for preschool and 2.00pm for 2-3’s and


Grandparents Stay ‘n’ Play Day – all Grandparents are invited to join us in the nature garden for some fun activities! Friday 14th March ECO Warriors! We invite parents to come and join us on the first Wednesday of every month for a session where we will be sharing ideas and activities to do with being ECO friendly! The next session is Wednesday 5th March.

Parent’s week – this is a chance for you to make an appointment with your child’s key worker to look at their progress. Week commencing 24th February. Check your child’s room door for time slots

Stay ‘n’ Play – we invite parents to join us for an hour session to see what goes on in nursery. Week commencing 10th March

Information Evening – will be on Thursday 13th March and we will be covering Healthy Eating

Pre-School Graduation Day – is on Thursday 17th July.

Bank Holidays we are closed on Friday 18th April and Monday 21st April

Half Term for grant only children – we break up on Friday 14th February and are back on Monday 24th February.

For more information on any of the forthcoming events please speak to Kate or a member of the team.

Butterflies (0-2’s)

In the baby room we have also been trying different Chinese food and tried out chopsticks! We looked at Chinese writing and tried to replicate it ourselves with black paint. This year is the year of the horse so we have been making

horse masks.We have been in the nature garden alot the last few weeks – we have enjoyed reading the duck in the truck and thought it would be great fun to recreate the story and take some of the trucks out to play with in some muddy puddles! It was great fun!

Can parents please bring in family pictures so we can update our family display! Thanks!

Eco Warriors!!

We would like all your empty water bottles!! As part of our eco group we have started a new project – we would like to make our very own recycled water bottle greenhouse!! Get involved!