Spring Newletter 2011

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March 2011 Spring Newsletter

OWLS CLUB:

As you may be aware during the summer term we run a club for the children moving on to school in September – the owls club, from 1.30 – 3pm.  Due to the higher numbers this year we are hoping to run this on 3 afternoons a week – days to be confirmed.  To ensure all children interested have the opportunity to join the club, we will ask that you select a maximum of 2 afternoons for your child too join, would you please let Tina know if you would like to put your child down and how many afternoons for.  Thank you.

PARKING:

We appreciate that parking is difficult on church lane, particularly with the temporary loss of our driveway, however there have been complaints from nearby residents who unfortunately have been unable to access their own properties so please take care when parking and park around the green when possible, thank you.

SPRING TERM ENDS  –  Fri 8th April

SUMMER TERM BEGINS – Weds 27th April.

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What we are doing this week – Feb 28

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WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK?
28.02.11

THEME  – WORLD BOOK DAY


MAIN AREA OF LEARNING   –  PHYSICAL

  • Movement and space
  • Health and Bodily Awareness
  • Using Equipment and Materials

PLEASE HELP –

  • We would like to invite somebody who sells books to come in on world book day – Thurs 3rd, to sell books to the children and families at 12.30 and 1.30 pm.
  • We would like resources for example car manuals for our garage role play area in the garden.
  • We would also like to increase our selection of natural and sensory materials please, shells, bark, pebbles, sandpaper, soft and squashy materials and objects.

ADULT LED + FOCUSED ACTIVITIES:

  • Completing – My First Poem with key person
  • Turn taking game – the Hungry Caterpillar
  • Letter and number magnets and magnet boards
  • Puzzles including story related – the gruffalo, the hungry caterpillar, bob the builder and nursery rhyme
  • Cutting and collage using old magazines and cards

FREE PLAY ACTIVITIES:

Home corner – Library, borrowing and lending books, making and laminating our own library cards, stamping
Tactile play –    water and plastic bottles, laminated pictures of story characters to decorate with play dough
Physical play – balancing beams, bikes and trikes, free outdoor play
Creative play –free access to easel, creating our own story books, decorating a large gruffalo for the display
Small world –   castle and fairy tale house, wooden storycharacters, Disney characters and princesses

OUTDOOR PLAY:

Free access to large choice bag containing creative, imaginary and physical resources and equipment
Choice trolley – containing play cleaning equipment, cars and road mat, and chalk boards with chalks
Garage to repair cars – tools, car parts, tyres, clipboards and mark-making tools, car manuels and leaflets
Bikes and trikes

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES – WE WILL BE TRYING TO HOLD A BOOK SALE ON THURSDAY AT 12.30 AND 1.30PM IN AID OF WORLD BOOK DAY.

OUR RECYCLING STATION THIS WEEK WILL BE SOLELY TO RECYCLE GOOD QUALITY BOOKS – SELECTING ANOTHER IN EXCHANGE.