Knowle January 2014 Abbeywood tots newsletter

Tadpoles (2-3’s)

We have been very caring by looking after ‘Stark’ the dog. We dressed up as vets and doctors and gave Stark the dog medicine and bandaged him up. We have talked about being kind and gentle. We are going to be reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk and carrying out some fun activities too! Ella would like to remind you all to please label all your childrens spare clothes.

Frogs (3-5’s)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!!!! In the preschool we have been focusing on ourselves. We used mirrors to do self portraits of ourselves; talking about the shapes and colours we need to use and talking about how we look similar/different to our friends. We traced around our bodies and matched body part labels to it. We have also been talking about the importance of exercise. We have been talking about babies – as some of us have got new brothers and sisters! We are going to be looking more at healthy eating – if you would like to bring in your own favourite healthy food to share with others feel free!!

Happy New Year!!

Welcome to all our new friends that have joined us over the last couple of weeks! We have been very busy with lots of new children joining us – who have all settled in brilliantly well I’m happy to say! A big well done to all staff – and children for being so caring to their new friends! We now have got all the dates for the fun things we have got going on in 2014 so be sure to have a look on the back of the newsletter to put important dates in your diary!

If anyone has any questions about up coming events please feel free to come and have a chat with me! Thanks Kate

Please Remember! Don’t Forget!

Please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor clothing for your child; i.e. – waterproof coats, wellington boots, hats, scarves and gloves. We actively encourage playing outdoors in all

weather conditions. If your child is not suitably equipped for outdoor play they will miss out!

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 Babies.

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 February.

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.

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)

Here are some of the babies enjoying a tea party ………………The babies have been doing lots of role playing recently. They have been practising their manners and doing lots of please and thank you’s. Babies have especially enjoyed using the tea pots and pretending to pour their friend cups of tea!! We also made a cosy area for the dolls to role play bedtime! The children have also been reading stories to the dolls!!

Tadpole Room Reminders!

Please remember to make sure you bring appropriate clothing for outdoor play –warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves (Labelled!). Also ensure you bring 2 sets of spare clothes!Can parents please also remember to follow the one in one out rule! This is for child protection reasons and also to ensure you receive a good handover – Thank you for your support in this matter!