August 2019 Newsletter

    Dear Parents and Carers of our Kingston and Worcester Park Nurseries, We hope you have all enjoyed the month of July, and have enjoyed the beautiful weather we have experienced. During July we looked at the season of summer and how the weather changes, celebrated Wimbledon and practised our bike riding in our own version of the Tour de France - ‘Tour de Stars’. The children particularly enjoyed the sensory ice and water play during our cold climate holidays topic and have shared pictures of their friends and families. Unfortunately we said a very sad farewell to some of our Pre – School children at graduation and we would like to wish them all the very best of luck in their journey to starting school.

    Please take a look at our gallery of photographs of what the children have been learning and exploring from the month of July at our nurseries……………………………………….

    Nursery Gallery of July, 2019

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    Our Topics in August 2019

    As we enter into August, please take a look at the different topics we will be learning about each week…

    Week 1 – ‘At the Farm’ - Week Commencing 05/08/2019

    We will be exploring the animals that we find on the farm, looking at their sounds, habitats and distinctive features. The children will be making their own farm animals, practising Makaton animal signs and learning about how farmers look after their animals.

    Week 2 – ‘Under the Sea’ - Week Commencing 12/08/2019

    The children will explore all of the wonderful creatures that live in our oceans, they will be using junk modelling materials to create a sea of jelly fish, and learn about the different creatures that live in the different zones of the oceans.

    Week 3 – ‘The Great Stars Bake Off - Week Commencing 19/08/2019

    We will be baking up a storm at the nursery, the children will be making their own cupcakes, oat bars, biscuits and bread during this exciting week of taster sessions. The children will have an opportunity to weigh out their ingredients and mix them all together. We would love to see the baking masterpieces that you make together at home.

    Week 4 – ‘Messy Play Week’ – Week Commencing 26/08/2019

    It’s time to get messy this week, the children will be using dough, puffy paint, sand, water and junk modelling materials to develop their sensory perceptions. We look forward to seeing their creations.

    Parent Partnership – Reminders and Notable Dates

    Notable Dates

    11th – 15th August – Eid
    26th August – Summer Bank Holiday

    Sun Protection

    Please could all Parents/Carers provide their child with a labelled sun cream and a sun hat to keep at the nursery. Sun cream must be in date within 1 year and the label must contain information of when the sun cream was first opened. This must also be a factor 50. For babies/children aged under 2 please can we ask that their sun hats have a tie under the chin.

    Social Media

    Our social media pages are a great way to stay connected with what’s going on in our Nurseries. Please take a look at some of our posts and photos of the children enjoying our topics as these are updated daily. Please add us/follow us on our social media pages.

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    Holidays and Absences

    Please can we remind all Parents/Carers to email the nursery in advance with any holiday dates or absences. If your child is unwell and cannot attend their session, we also require this in an email. This is required under our Prevent Duty safeguarding requirements.

    Security of Nursery Front Door

    Please can we emphasise the importance of ensuring the front door is closed properly when entering and leaving the building. Can we also please remind all Parents and Carers to clearly state their names and who they are collecting when requesting entry to our Nurseries. This is for the safety of all the children.

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