January Newsletter

Happy New Year and Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017.

1Everyone has settled back into the routines of nursery life again brilliantly. Thank you to every one for your lovely cards and generous gifts at Christmas. This month the children enjoyed a week of celebrating Chinese New Year. Lots of role play took place in our very own Monkey Puzzle Chinese Restaurant- frying noodles, serving customers, setting the table, reading newspapers and brochures. The children were developing their fine motor skills by creating vegetable sushi rolls using rice, peppers and nori. They explored textures by placing dry noodles in water and observing the changes. A sweet and sour chicken lunch was also enjoyed in the restaurant. The children also took part in Chinese food tasting using chopsticks. They tried sweet and sour chicken wontons, vegetable spring rolls, and prawn toasts.

Toddler and Preschool News

This month our over 2’s topic was ‘People Who Help Us’. They have had various activities planned to enable them to learn all about how people help our community. A police station, prison and fire engine were created for role play. The children have been making fire engines, creating fire flame paintings and collages, engaging in fire engine and police role play, extinguishing fire shaving foam with water, printing, completing puzzles, making ambulance collages using shapes and lots more…. to read our full newsletter, please click below: