Exploring the taste and texture of foods!
This week we will be trying some new foods during snack.
We will be offering the children:
Please let one of the Nursery staff know if you are not happy with your child trying these foods.
Spring 2 - What do our senses like?
This have term we will be exploring our senses!
We will be focusing on 1 sense each week.
Week 1 - Smell
Week 2 - Touch
Week 3 - Sound
Week 4 - Taste
Week 5 - Sight.
We will be encouraging the children to try new things, talk about textures, smells, how things feel, what things look like and how something tastes. We will be introducing new words to the children to help them describe things and develop their language.
Spring Term 1 2022
This half term we will be thinking about the question 'How do I feel?'
We will be focusing on naming different emotions and what effects our emotions.
We will also be exploring other peoples feelings and how we can show kindness.
We will be looking at The Colour Monster to help us figure out what makes us feel different emotions.
Please make sure that pack a change of clothes in your child's school bag. We will provide waterproofs and wellies for outdoor activities.
Please DO NOT pack any food in your child's bag as we have lots of children with allergies in the Nursery and cannot risk another child getting hold of someone else's snacks! Thank you for your understanding.
Please make sure that you are up to date on your parent pay for snack payments.
While you are at home, play is the best learning opportunity you can provide your child. Children learn so much from play. It helps to improve language, social skills, physical development, creativity and problem solving abilities.
Play does not need expensive toys and lots of space. A few old boxes and blankets can provide lots of great play opportunities. For example;
Lego/construction- develops fine motor skills, problem solving and reasoning, pattern, shape, imagination and language.
Making a den- develops gross motor skills, imagination, language, size and capacity, critical thinking.
Acting out favourite stories- develops imagination, listening and communication skills, social cues, reading, writing and confidence.
Children love to watch and learn from their significant adult so letting them join in with some daily activities like cleaning and cooking can be hugely beneficial to their development.
Please find a link here from the NHS explaining the importance of play for young children: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/why-play-is-important/
A big 'Hello' to all of our new Nursey family and a 'Welcome back' to our old familiar faces.
I hope you have all had a lovely summer break! I am so excited to meet you all and have lots of fun with you this year.
Our new Topic is 'You Are Welcome Here'. We will be learning about all the wonderful communities, families, friendship groups, cultures and faith groups that we belong to and feel welcome in.
Nursery starts Tuesday 7th September.
Our morning session is 8.55am - 11.25am.
Our afternoon session is 12.30pm - 3.00pm.
Parents/Guardians, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the school or email me at RaffertyA3@Hwbcymru.net.
See you all soon!
Miss Rafferty, Mrs Williams, Mrs bananas and Miss Scott