Newsletter June ’16 (Highbury)


Sports Day

The green room children recently participated in sports day. The two year olds had their sports day in the morning and the three year olds in the afternoon. The races the children took part in were an obstacle course, bean bag relay, egg and spoon race, and a sack race. The three year olds also took part in the bird race which consisted of the children collecting feathers for mummy bird who was then able to fly.

We would to say a big thank you to the many mums and dads who participated in our sack race. Well done!

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Trip to the park – Releasing Butterflies

We have recently been exploring lifecycles and the growth of animals. We had some caterpillars which the children have been observing. The caterpillars turned into chrysalis and as the children continued to observe the chrysalis over a few weeks, we then saw the butterflies emerge. We planned a small trip to Clissold park so that the children could release the butterflies. Whilst the children were at the park, they were also lucky enough to see some ducklings which the children fed.

Mini Marathon

We would like to thank all Children and Parents that took part in our ‘Mini Marathon’.

All of your amazing donations went to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Cal (our Director) completed The London Marathon back in April in an impressive 4.01 hrs, which we are immensely proud of. Cal managed to raise £4,578.66 altogether, of which Staff, Parents and Children of both of our nurseries contributed a fantastic £1,300. We are sure that Great Ormond Street Hospital will already be putting these funds to use.

Thank you again for all of your hard work!

Monthly Topic

This month we are learning about Animals and mini beasts throughout the nursery.

We are making collages focusing on feathers, scales and skins and have been working on our animal and bird movements during our write dance sessions with Amanda in the Green Room.

As well successfully hatching butterflies, the children have also created a snail hotel and a wormery.

If you would like to find out more about these activities, we have a monthly plan located in reception.

Gardening

With the lovely upcoming weather our Garden is starting to blossom, we are asking if any Parents or Grandparents of our Green Room children would like to come and join us to help with some gardening.

The children regularly enjoy potting flowers in our garden. We’re sure they would enjoy showing you their new found gardening skills.

Sun Cream – Blue Room

Please could you provide sun cream and possibly a sun hat for your little one, as the weather is starting to heat up and we like to keep them protected.

Either hand it in to the office and we can write their name on and pop it in to their pigeon hole or you may do the same.

Thank you!

Staffing News

Summer staff

You may notice some new faces around the nursery.

As we are open throughout the summer and our regular nursery staff are going on annual leave, we have some extra summer staff that come to help out during the holiday season. We stagger holidays throughout the summer so do not worry; one of your child’s keyworkers will always be available to have a catch up about their day.

We pride ourselves on not using agency staff that are unfamiliar with the children and the building, so we have built up a team of staff that come most summers whilst they are on holidays from college or university, so please do introduce yourself.

All new staff and summer staff will be wearing a name badge so that you can familiarise yourselves with them and we have a summer staff board located opposite the office.

Green room

We have a new member of staff in our Green Room, Jennifer Klein.

Jennifer has a BA Degree in Psychology has past experience working in a reception class as a teaching assistant, working alongside Year 1, and running after school clubs. Jennifer has been working alongside Michelle over the past couple of weeks and has settled in very well with the Little Angels Team.

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Dates for your Diary

Inset day 2016

Monday 25th January

Tuesday 8th March

Wednesday 15th June

Thursday 22nd September

Friday 18th November

Nursery Closed

Bank Holiday’s 2016

Monday 29th August

Christmas Holidays 2016

Monday 19th December ‘16 – Tuesday 3rd January ’17 (Nursery re-open Tues 3rd)

Upcoming Festivals

Father’s Day

19/06/2016

Ramadan

07/06 – 06/07/2016

Eid ul Fitr

07/06/2016

Harvest Festival

09/2016

Rosh Hashanah

03/10/2016

Black History Month

10/2016

Bon Fire Night

05/11/2016

Remembrance Sunday

13/11/2016

Diwali

30/10/2016

Yom Kippur

11/10/2016

Guru Nanak Jayanti

14/11/2016

St Andrews Day

30/11/2016

Hanukkah

24/12/16 – 01/01/17

Christmas

25/12/2016