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What is happening this term?

Autumn 2 2020


Having carried out a thorough risk assessment, extensive staff training and made the necessary adjustments to the setting and provision, we are able to open to all children and look forward to welcoming families new and existing for our new term. Although some things will be different, the staff are still the same, and continue to offer exciting opportunities in a nurturing and safe environment.


We will continue to spend as much of our time as possible outside, so ask that you please ensure that your child is equipped for the weather. We ask that, wherever possible, spare clothes and wellies are left at nursery to minimise the number of items moving between home and the setting. 


Children have enjoyed the Gingerbread Man Story this term and the associated activities.  We have covered all areas of the EYFS with our activities during the term. From acting out the story in our PE sessions, to decorating our own gingerbread men and taking them home to eat. We created life sized gingerbread men, and used different shaped buttons on them. We decorated them on the sticking table, we matched the numbers on the baking tray, and followed directions to position the gingerbread man on the fox.  We even experimented with floating a gingerbread man, to see whether he could have swam across without the fox.


The last weeks of term were occupied with all things Christmas - lots of singing, dancing and party games.  Glitter and painting and sticking.  And a message from Father Christmas who visited and left presents whilst we were closed. We made snow, and played in lots of puddles in the garden.  We held a nursery's got talent event, and lots of children showed off their singing and dancing skills to their peers.  


We will keep in touch with you via class DOJO, which is a safe and secure way for us to share information with you about your child, and what they have been up to at nursery, and for you to ask any questions and tell us any news.      


If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.